Seven Strategies for Managing Workplace Internet Usage

As social media and personal email continue to be many individual’s primary forms of communications, it becomes harder to keep them focused at the workplace. An increase in usage of media-rich sites can place a considerable strain on limited bandwidth, which can hurt the performance of critical business tasks. The challenge is establishing a proper workplace balance that allows some personal internet usage without a related drag on business efficiency.

As a business owner or IT manager, you need tips and tactics on striking the right balance. We offer seven strategies:

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About the Author

Keith RossKeith Ross is product manager for Networking products at Black Box Corporation. His product line includes Ethernet switches, media converters, network security, and WAN optimization products. Keith has over 10 years experience in telecommunications and data networking. He worked at FORE Systems, Marconi, and Ericsson previously. Keith has a BSEE from Carnegie-Mellon and an MSEM from Stanford University. To learn more about Black Box, click here.

2 replies
  1. Lily92
    Lily92 says:

    For me, it’s much better if you have a tool that could help you monitor your internet usage, like a time tracking software. I am currently having a hard time managing my time and even though I have a time tracking tool, I still think it’s not enough. Although it helps a lot, some tools can be problematic. They have one thing in common, they rely on the user to estimate how much time they worked on a task. This is not really accurate because the activities aren’t tracked in real time.
    So, if you’re thinking of getting a time tracking tool, you have to make sure that it tracks time accurately.


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