IT misuse

Working Remotely

One in ten guilty of IT misuse

More than one in ten staff in small firms who work remotely admitted to accessing websites with adult content on a work laptop or mobile, according to Vodafone. Their research also highlighted that 4% of small–business staff have accessed websites displaying adult content while working on site. The survey revealed that 9% of businesses with between 10 and 250 employees had no IT policy. ITC business consultancy’s director Charlie Bass said: “Businesses need to have an acceptable IT use policy to try to prevent this. It’s an important part of the contract for both employers and employees. “If employees do something you find unacceptable, if it’s not written in the policy there may be nothing the company can do about it. Firms also need to make staff aware... »