Feeds

Net access at work is a perk, say employees

Or not, as the case may be

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

Employees don't give a stuff about using their computers at work to access the Net.

According to a survey by Which? Online workers don't give two hoots that they're wasting their employer's time and money emailing friends and family, and following the latest antics of the Big Brother household.

It seems only 14 per cent of those quizzed said they felt guilty using the Internet at work for personal reasons.

Around one in four people reckon Net access at work is a perk of the job - a similar number reckon it's not a perk. Read into that what you will.

What else. Oh yes, half of those who surf the Internet at work for personal reasons say they have no worries concerning matters of confidentiality; a third of them do.

Anyhow, this has led Paul Kitchen, Head of Which? Online to conclude: "Our survey shows that many employees expect some leeway, and most employers are pragmatic enough to recognise that."

But he reckons if you're hogging bandwidth by downloading the latest movies, or responsible getting a virus on your company's network, then watch out - your boss might just come after you.

Whatever. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales
Investors really hate it: Share price plunge as growth SLOWS in key AWS division
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off
Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered
Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch
Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.