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Firms suffer Net loss of 2.5m as the staff surf

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ISSUE 1415

Firms suffer Net loss of 2.5m as the staff surf By Robert Uhlig, Technology Correspondent

TIME wasted by employees surfing the Internet is costing big companies 2.5 million a year, a study has shown.

The average employee spent 30 minutes a day idly browsing the Internet. Half of those who used the Net in the office looked at pornographic websites during working hours. Many also used the Net to look for a new job.

Despite the availability of cheap or free filter systems and blocking software which prevent workers downloading offensive, racist or sexual material, two-thirds of organisations did not bother with it.

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