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Internet Abuse Is on the Increase

Magazine article Management Services

Internet Abuse Is on the Increase

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"I've booked my holiday, placed my weekly grocery order and checked my shares now I'll do some work!" This is typical of many employees today. The Internet is so easily available with very few companies adopting stringent Internet policies.

CommSoft, UK's leading web usage management specialists, has undertaken an extensive market research exercise looking at different reports and surveys both in the UK and in the US, demonstrating that unauthorised Internet Usage at Work is on the increase. From the Vault.com 2000 survey of Internet Usage at Work, 25% of employees spend more than an hour online at sites unrelated to their work, 22% spend 30 minutes to an hour and 25% spend 10 to 30 minutes. Nearly 10% said they never surf to sites that have nothing to do with their jobs. The study is based on responses from 451 employees and 670 employers.

The survey details the top uses of the web in the office: - first was Reading the News at 72%, second was Making Travel Arrangements at 45%, third was Making Online Purchases at 40% and fourth was searching for jobs at 37%. The remaining uses in descending order included visiting special interest and hobby sites, checking stocks, co-ordinating and planning social events, instant messaging, downloading music, playing games, online chats and visiting porn sites.

More surveys reveal that surfing is now considered a part of every day life. The Jupiter Media Metrix Report confirms that Internet Usage is soaring in Europe and believes that 245 million households worldwide will be online by 2005, with the interesting prediction that business opportunities will occur in non-US markets. …

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