Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Instant Messages are for anything BUT work says survey - but there may be a heavier cost

CNN TECH is reporting on a British instant message survey which reveals that the majority of IM users spend more time talking to friends via IM, rather than working.

Though lost productivity is an evitable byproduct of businesses embracing an emerging technology like IMs, the greater cost may be in liability from leaking company secrets, details about business practices, and other items which may leak out because businesses don't currently monitor instant messages.

However, most IMers tend to gossip and flirt, or ... hang on a sec, I gotta talk to Dave about the Cowboy game last night ...


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