Companies are often faced with a difficult decision: they must balance the security policies with the need of knowledge workers to use of the Internet. During the recession, many employers are trying to boost the employee productivity by allowing them to find and use latest information available on the web. However, the same channels are used by hackers and criminal organizations, so companies must be very careful with their security policies, and updating their firewalls, antivirus and antimalware software to protect sensitive data and organization’s network integrity. The majority of employees seem to understand the reasons for company security policies.
Allowing employees unlimited access to Internet can become a productivity burden. YouTube, FaceBook, online shopping will consume an average of 2 hours of the productive time for each employee, and can decrease productivity, eat the bandwidth and even worse, affect the entire company network.
iMonitorPC can be used as a proactive tool in monitoring employees’ Internet usage. Detailed reports are created so management can determine if employees are being productive or they just use the company time and resources in their personal interest.
Some companies are allowing the use of PCs for personal matters during lunch time or for a certain period of time. With iMonitorPC you can set up monitoring hours or alerts to notify the management when such rules are broken.
Also, you can give employees access to their own reports to self-monitor activity and become aware of their own behavior. This proves to be a very good solution for keeping both the moral and productivity at high levels.