Is Your Privacy Really Being Invaded?

A frequently used argument against email and internet monitoring at work is invasion of privacy. This argument is often uttered by employees who feel that their privacy is, in one way or another, being compromised by monitoring efforts. Is it a legitimate argument? In short: legally no, practically maybe. Let me explain…

Employee Caught Looking at Perceived Porn During Live TV Interview

Picture this: A male financial advisor, at a well-known bank, receives an email with near-nude photographs. He takes his time looking through the photos, every now and then minimizing them to prevent people passing by from catching a glimpse.

Top 10 Stupid Things you can do at work to get yourself fired!

Browse for awesome porn! Find awesome porn and then attach it to a group email, sent to everyone who works with you in accounting… Overrun your lunch hour by 4 hours because poker_champ03 is beating you at 5 card stud… Write an email to your lover describing in intimate details what you would like to …

Another Reason Organizations Should Avoid Excessive Internet Blocking

Google Alerts have become an invaluable tool to keep track of WebSpy’s online presence and mentions. I’m also alerted on keywords related to other players in the Internet Security Industry. The last couple of weeks I have noticed quite a steep increase in alerts on a well-known internet blocking and filtering vendor. Majority of these …

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Ho, Ho, How will it Affect your Workplace?

Tis should be the season to be jolly but it looks like employers have reasons to watch out, and maybe even cry, all because Santa Claus is coming to town. Gallup has reported that Christmas spending intentions are currently down, compared to last year. Americans are planning to spend an average of $740 on gifts …

Gartner Report: IT Spending Projected to Increase

Everything in its own time, if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain, it is always darkest before the dawn – and all other proverbs hinting encouragement and new beginnings. Gartner has just released its latest report, Gartner Perspective: IT Spending 2010, anticipating that our 2008 and 2009 economic recession is …

How should Employees use Social Media?

WebProNews is an online news site covering the latest developments in search engines, SEO, social media marketing and online advertising and I have been subscribing to them for many odd years. Recently they have been posting interviews, surveys and comments in relation to the use of social media. New research from Robert Half Technology indicates …

Internet Monitoring Best Practices – 10 Valuable Tips

The benefits of allowing employees monitored Internet access, instead of extensive blocking and filtering, have been explored in previous blogs. In essence, an effective monitoring solution will assist in maximizing employee productivity, identifying download issues, improving network management and minimizing litigation risks. Something of great importance is taking the users of the network you intend …

Invitation to Participate in Unique Web Usage Study

We are happy to announce that all existing WebSpy clients, and prospective clients, are presented with a unique opportunity to participate in a workplace internet leisure browsing (WILB) study carried out by Dr Brent Coker from the University of Melbourne.

Dr Brent Coker is seeking organizations who would be interested in participating in a study to examine how WILB affects their employees’ productivity. Initial evidence from suggests WILB in certain circumstances can result in improved productivity.