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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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2 responses to “What We Really Do Online, and a Sad Tool to Help”

  1. Bill Bennett

    There was a recent incident I know of where a worker was disciplined for buying an air ticket on a company computer during working hours. Utter madness.

    Buying a ticket online takes 5 minutes, if that. Leaving the office, hiking to the nearest Flight Centre, queuing and buying a ticket would take a minimum of 45 minutes, more like an hour.

    Which activity would a sane employer prefer?

  2. bunreasonable

    Ben,

    I’ve had quite a bit to do with Mako and in my opinion you’ve got the wrong end of the stick.
    1) Employers are obligated to control the content their users view, if someone else lodges a complaint because someone is viewing porn you are liable.
    2) Aside from the legal obligations, its up to the company. Cyberslacking is a very real cost (and you as a small business owner should be right onto this). Our managed security business once tracked a person who was active on trademe of 10 hours in a working day.
    Fair use policies exist, but where you come down on it is up to the company and their employee mix.