Wednesday, 8 February 2012

There are many reasons why you shouldn’t store your music, photos or watch videos on a company machine. First of all, you have no idea if your company has monitoring software which could end with you being caught in an unpleasant situation. Another reason is that your files may be deleted or stolen. Some of you may think by watching streaming video , that don’t necessarily take up any memory on the hard drive, that you aren’t causing much harm, but streaming is actually quite straining on corporate technology networks  especially in smaller companies that have limited band width. While you are watching the latest clips on YouTube, you are not only lowering your productivity but also those of every one in the company that have to deal with increasingly slow internet connection. These video files are on average much larger then emails (100 times) and music files (7 times). “According to a study released last month by Nielsen Online, an Internet tracking service owned by Nielsen Co., the heaviest consumption of Internet video is during weekday lunch hours between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., when most people are at work.” Using company bandwidth for personal use is definitely an express rout to the front door. For More info
In most office jobs, the Internet is used all throughout someone’s day. I don’t think any of us can even imagine a world without having any Internet access, whether it is for work purposes or just simply browsing during leisure time. During work however, most people get tempted to start using their work computers for personal use. Such as checking personal emails, having a look at social media websites or going on chat. For most people it is just a bad habit; those people cannot go eight hours without having to check what is going on in their friend circle. This can cause many damages in the workplace. Using the company’s computer for personal use can get you in a lot of trouble with the company. Many websites are filtered out and most of the time your Internet use is being tracked by the minute. Even emails you receive and send are scanned in some cases. I have posted an article below that states 5 other ways your computer use at work can get you fired. These tips will definitely help someone who wants to continue working for a certain company. Even if your company allows you to use the computers for company use, always keep it to a minimum.

The Attachment of Death

In the workplace, being a employee, you never want to ruin your reputation or your credit to move up within the company. You always want to stay on task, complete all work, and help other co workers when they need help. Your boss does not want to see you mess up or do anything stupid.
So, do not open all your emails that contain attachments from a internet newsgroup. states that someone can create a virus on a word document and then upload it into a internet newsgroup, which is circulating around small and large businesses, and anyone to open that file from the newsgroup will automatically have a virus on their computer affecting all work and may even affect others computers. Another affect of the virus is that it will automatically send the virus word document to the first 50 people on your contact list thus, affecting them aswell.
So be careful, instead of checking your personal email at work, check it at home to reduce the hazard of creating a virus. Because, the last thing you want is to be known as the person who ruined the company computers.

- Kabeer Panesar

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

·        We all use the internet for whatever reason it may be. Students use the internet for school work and workers use the internet for work purposes. But that's what you think. In reality there are workers out there who misuse the internet for viewing inappropriate things such as they download or watch pornography, or send sexually explicit jokes. THIS IS WRONG! This type of action WILL get you fired and as future business students we want to avoid getting fired over misuse of the internet. In the workplace, employees are supposed to use the internet for ONLY work related inquires and not for personal use especially not for inappropriate use such as pornography. I found an article about a man who was accused of having child pornography on his work computer. Also have a video about internet misuse and the consequences. The link is below. There are many individuals who use work computers for inappropriate use of the internet we as students should learn how to avoid this or getting fired in general.