What is Productivity?

A lot of the sample reports that come with WebSpy Vantage have a section of the report for Productivity, so what does this mean and how can you customize it?

Latest Research and 5 Tips for Managing Web 2.0 in the Workplace

Clearswift (network security vendor and WebSpy technology partner) recently released their first report, in a series of three, on the use of social media and web 2.0 in the workplace. From not wanting to touch social media with a ten foot pole, employers are these days increasingly aware of the benefits of social media and …

Twitter Evolution Infographic and Amazing Usage Statistics

As it’s always been pretty difficult getting accurate figures on Twitter demographics and usage I was pretty chuffed to come across below statistics and facts. If you are, or considering, blocking Twitter at your workplace please have a look through these amazing numbers and think again. Seems like Twitter is here to stay doesn’t it? …

Movie Quote Conversation – Some Leisure Browsing to Increase Productivity

An evening not too long ago, one of our developers had nothing better to do than compiling movie quotes from Jack Nicholson and Arnold Schwarzenegger into a very amusing conversation. I wanted to share this clip with the rest of you to brighten up your day AND provide you with a short an unobtrusive break, …

Website Categorization – Assessing Productivity

Security and Threat Management solutions, such as Microsoft Forefront TMG, IronPort and Blue Coat, use predefined URL categorization to simplify blocking and filtering management. Different security vendors have different ways of categorizing websites but it generally involves referring to a gigantic, regularly updated database of millions of websites sorted into 50-100 relevant categories. Majority of …

Annual Cost Calculator for Unproductive Internet Usage

Ever so often new reports and findings on organizational cost of employees’ unproductive Internet usage are published. As a developer of Internet reporting software, that assists in reducing these costs, we naturally highlight the findings whenever we can. Simply to make companies aware that the cost of a WebSpy license is marginal in relation to …

8 Reasons NOT to Use Microsoft Forefront TMG’s Reporting

I’ve been having a look through the reporting functionality included in Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway to find that not much has changed from ISA Server 2006. There is some new information regarding the newly implemented URL categorization and threat management technology, but there is very little flexibility or customization for those with reporting requirements beyond general overviews cluttered with irrelevant information. Here is what I consider to be the 8 main limitations of Microsoft Forefront TMG’s reporting functionality.

No More Beaver Thanks to Blocking

Lo and behold, not only is excessive internet blocking bad for employee morale and productivity – It also forces iconic Canadian history magazine to change name…

ComGuard Showcasing WebSpy’s Monitoring Software at GITEX

Our Middle East Partner, ComGuard, represented WebSpy at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK the 18th to 22nd of October. On behalf of WebSpy and ComGuard, I would like to thank all GITEX visitors for showing such an overwhelming interest in our products. I’ve been in touch with ComGuard’s Product Manager, Amir Mohsen Abedinifar, who was present at …