Employees use the Internet for a variety of personal reasons while at work. Many studies suggest that as much as 25% of employee time is lost to web surfing.
Considering an organization with just 25 employees, this lost time can equate to a staggering 13,000 hours per year.
Taking a low average annual salary of $30,000 per year per employee, the productivity loss in this 25 employee organization equates
to $200,000 annually. Even if only 10% of employee time is spent surfing the Internet, that same organization will lose 5200 hours of
employee productivity per year, equating to a loss of $80,000 to the organization.
In addition to lost productivity and of course the very real dollars associated with it, employee Internet abuse also carries with it
many additional risks to your organization. Risks such as network infection from sites containing malware, bandwidth loss from sites providing broadcast radio and / or streaming video and the legal liabilities associated with employees accessing or downloading inappropriate, immoral or illegal content using connections and computers owned by your organization.
The solution to these problems is to deploy a Web filtering system. Web filtering can control Internet access, prevent inappropriate content from entering your network and limit bandwidth intensive sites and applications. Web filtering systems are able to limit Internet access based on site type, time of day, employee and even physical location.
A Web Filtering System Will:
Improve productivity - Control access to non work-related Web sites and applications during work hours
Reduce legal liability - Help guard against inappropriate content from entering the network
Optimize IT resources - Preserve bandwidth by protecting against intensive Web sites and applications such as streaming media
Sullivan Data has deployed and currently maintains many Web Filtering Systems throughout our diversified client base. These systems have been instrumental and extremely successful in curbing employee Internet abuse while protecting client networks. Not a single client that has deployed a Web Filtering System has removed or discontinued its use.
Contact Sullivan Data today to find out how your organization can improve employee productivity and reduce system risks by deploying a web filtering system.
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Sullivan Data provides IT services & outsource management solutions to small and medium businesses, local government agencies and not for profit organizations in Westchester County as well as Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland Counties.