Computers and Internet

What’s using 25% of your company’s bandwidth?


Hint: It has nothing to do with business.
A quarter of the average company’s bandwidth is used up by various non-work-related applications, according to a recent report by security vendor Palo Alto Networks.
The findings are based on logs of customers’ networks conducted over a one-week period twice a year.
On average, nearly 25% of the companies’ bandwidth was being used for:
1.social networking
2.filesharing
3.personal e-mail, and
4.instant messaging (IM).
Experts recommend taking steps to block those uses of the corporate network, since they can cut down on the productivity of users who are trying to get work done.