High-speed internet access has become an integral part of office work. Sending and receiving e-mails, ICQ negotiations, Skype calls, Internet advertising and online marketing require spending a lot of time in the World Wide Web. But the easy access to online resources has caused outrageous abuse of computers in the workplace, which is now a serious problem for managers.
Employees spend working hours on online shopping, writing non-work related messages or surfing social networks, and a considerable number of workers even do on-the-job job hunt! There have been cases, when certain employees spent eight hours a day downloading pornographic videos and pictures in the workplace. It prevented other stuff from reading business e-mails and almost paralyzed the corporate network.
Such activities are now known as cyberslacking or cyberloafing, and lots of managers take measures to minimize it. Website filtering and blocking lists were rejected as ineffective and time-consuming, and the most efficient way to control corporate internet usage today is to use Internet monitoring programs. It is not a question of individual privacy, but of the abuse of company assets according to surveys, the average employee spends about two hours each day using the Internet for personal reasons,
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