Survey: Facebook, Twitter Banned By Most Employers


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ScanSafe, which makes it’s living by offering a Network-based ( SaaS ) service to manage, filter and track corporate internet traffic, reports these results.  It certainly should be of no surprise as to why corporate managers would want to limit such access.

Internet bandwidth utilization, employee productivity, DLP ( Data Loss Prevention ) issues can be cited as to management’s motivation to limit such access.

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4 responses to “Survey: Facebook, Twitter Banned By Most Employers

  1. @stompson

    I struggle to understand the mentality of outright bans on sites like these. Managers should be managing the outputs of their staff rather than their methods. To me this is like trying to ban people networking at the water cooler. If you see social networking as a waste of time then I would counter that if you remove this, time wasters will simply find something else. You’re focusing on the wrong thing. Social networking is an opportunity, not a threat. The least the wary should do is implement a reasonable use policy.

    • @Stompson – Thank for your comment. I do agree that if folks want to waste time, they will find other means. But aside from productivity, the internet traffic is an out of pocket drain for corp. IT. Social networking is a great set of tools, but if it gets in the way of productivity, or consumes a lot of corp. resources, then it is no different than employees chatting on their cell phones during the work day. A good policy (as you said), Employee Education, with some not too heavy handed enforcement, should be a good balance. B

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