Productivity Statistics

The Internet is what makes your business run. Communications, ordering, product development the Internet has made it all work better. We also know it's becoming harder and harder to ensure employee productivity amongst distractions like personal email, instant messaging, online games, message boards and more.

How The Office Software Can Help Your Company


How do you feel about paying a quarter of your salary costs for employees who take care of their personal issues on company time? The Office Software will help prevent "Cyberslacking," ensure the integrity of your intellectual property, and give your small business the security it needs. As a small business owner you can't monitor everything every employee does, but with The Office Software, now you can! Using theOS' powerful set of monitoring tools, you`ll know what your employees are spending their time on, how they are organizing their workday and everything else you need to know. The Office Software is more than just an employee monitoring tool - it's a fool-proof way of making your business more efficient and your employees more productive, all from the comfort of your office, your home, or even on the road!

Think of your most valuable list of customers. Now imagine that a former employee or a competitor could individually target every one of them with deals specifically designed to beat your company's offerings.

"25.5% of all workers said that work hours are the best time to conduct their personal activities online."

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The Office Software gives you a step up and provides you with the knowledge you need to stop a leak before it gets serious. With theOS you'll also have the proof you need if you are forced to take legal action to protect your company's assets.

Slacker Stats

  • A company with 1,000 Internet users could lose upwards of $35 million in productivity annually from just an hour of daily Web surfing by employees.
  • Non-work related Internet surfing results in up to a 40% loss in productivity each year at American businesses.
  • On average, office workers spend 21 hours per week online at the office, as oppose to only 9.5 hours at home.
  • Out of 800 workers surveyed, 21% - 31% admitted to sending company confidential information, like financial or product data, to recipients outside the company by email.
  • According to a survey by International Data Corp (IDC), 30 to 40% of internet access is spent on non-work related browsing, and a staggering 60% of all online purchases are made during working hours.

Staff Computer and Internet Abuse Statistics

  • 70% of all web traffic to Internet pornography sites occurs during the work hours of 9AM-5PM.
  • 58% of industrial espionage is perpetrated by current or former employees.
  • 48% of large companies blame their worst security breaches on employees.
  • 46% of the 1,000 largest companies globally will be utilizing IM as a daily communications tool.
  • 64% of employees say they use the Internet for personal interest during working hours.
  • 70% of all Internet porn traffic occurs during the 9-5 work day.
  • 37% of workers say they surf the Web constantly at work.
  • 77.7% of major U.S. companies keep tabs on employees by checking their e-mail, Internet, phone calls, computer files, or by videotaping them at work.
  • 63% of companies monitor workers' Internet connections and 47% store and review employee e-mail.
  • 27% of companies say that they've fired employees for misuse of office e-mail or Internet connections, and 65% report some disciplinary measure for those offenses.
  • 90% of employees feel the Internet can be addictive, and 41% admit to personal surfing at work for more than three hours per week.
  • 60% of security breaches occur within the company - behind the Firewall.
  • 25% of corporate Internet traffic is considered to be "unrelated to work."
  • 30-40% of lost productivity is accounted for by cyberslacking.
  • 32.6% of workers surf the net with no specific objective; men are twice as likely as women.
  • 27% of Fortune 500 organizations have defended themselves against claims of sexual harassment stemming from inappropriate email.
  • 90% of respondents (primarily large corporations and government agencies) detected computer security breaches within the previous 12 months; 80% acknowledged financial losses due to computer breaches; 44% were willing and/or able to quantify their losses, at more than $455 million.

The Bottom Line

  • Companies that do not conduct policy training or monitor internal messages can be putting themselves at risk. In 2003, oil company Chevron USA paid $2.2 million to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit over its email content.
  • Most studies show 70% of companies have had sex sites accessed using their network.
  • Some estimates reveal that computer crime may cost as much as $50 billion per year.
  • Around 80% of computer crime is committed by "insiders." They manage to steal $100 million by some estimates, $1 billion by others.
  • The average fraud inflicts a loss of about $110,000 per corporate/organization victim, and $15,000 to each individual victim.
  • Traditionally, employers have been responsible and liable for the actions of their employees in the workplace. However, if an organization can demonstrate a "duty of care" to reduce unacceptabl e employee activity, then it could minimize its potential for liability.