Internet Abuse Continues To Plague The Office

Manchester – UK - Oct. 28, 2009 – CurrentWare: A study conducted by leading internet solution providers, CurrentWare, has shown that internet abuse in the workplace is rife and a serious concern for employers.
By: Codework Limited
Oct. 28, 2009 - PRLog -- 500 employees who have internet access at work were surveyed on web and software application usage during work hours.

The study has shown that most popular non work-related websites accessed are;
• News (81%)
• Personal email (61%)
• Online banking (58%)
• Travel (56%)
• Shopping (52%)

Among those employees surveyed who access the internet at work, men are more likely than women to view online pornography at work. 23% of men surveyed who access the internet at work said they had visited a porn site on company time, while only 12% of their female counterparts had done so. Of those surveyed who admitted to viewing explicit sites at work, 17% of men and 11% of women admitted it was intentional. 66% of visits to pornography websites occur during working hours as do 60% of all online purchases.

Employees surveyed who admitted to personal surfing at work (50%) said they are spending 17 hours per week on average. It is estimated that approximately 85% of UK office workers have internet access at work.

According to government statistics, the average wage in the UK is £24,908. From these figures, employers are paying each employee £5,292.95 a year to browse the internet for personal reasons. Shockingly, this equates to a total loss of £70 BILLION a year to UK businesses.

About CurrentWare
CurrentWare is a global leader of Internet and Endpoint Security solutions. The company is committed to delivering products with the immediate benefits of increasing productivity, enhancing security and improving cost saving.

CurrentWare’s BrowseControl and BrowseReporter software can help manage the internet at work to ensure maximum benefit and productivity while minimizing wastage.

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Codework is an international software services company with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Codework provides a vital source of innovative tools to help I.T. managers and Network administrators automate, improve and manage their systems.
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