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Thursday, August 27, 2009

How PC lockdowns and web site bans kill productivity

IT policies lock down company PCs, and dictate which browsers can be used, and whether or not IM is allowed. Corporate or management policies often ban sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other time wasters. But what if employees were allowed to do whatever they wanted using whatever software they wanted? Would productivity go up or down? Here's the surprising answer.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be happy to implement an open PC policy, except that so many folks let their kids use their machines, which automatically means music sharing sites, bit-torrent, crap websites, etc.

Here's a potential approach. You can choose a locked down, well protected Windows PC, or if you need complete access, you get a Linux PC.

Friday, September 04, 2009 10:15:00 AM  

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