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Monitoring Employee Computers

With technology becoming a central component of every business, it is a good idea to know how your company IT resources are being used. As an employer, you need to know that your staff is being efficient and that they are using your company assets appropriately. If you have employees that are accessing parts of the web that are know to be sites where you can pick up a virus, they are not only wasting time, those employees are putting the entire company network at risk.
Typically, there are two ways to deal with this problem. One way is to block access to entire segments of the web so that employees can not access social media for example. This method does not guarantee that your company computers are being used efficiently however. The second approach, which we cover in this video, is to monitor activity on each work station. For this, we recommend ActivTrak, a light weight program that you can download on each of your company computers that will allow you to see incremental screenshots of the workstation throughout the day.
To some this practice will seem intrusive, but the reality is that the cost of recovering from a serious infections such as cryptolocker is far too expensive and this is an effective way to guard your company from that risk. Putting a clear company policy in place that lets employees know that a record is being created of their activity while they are using company resources will help keep everyone focused and honest. If you have concerns about your employees and how efficiently they are using company computers, contact eTop and we will help you put a plan in place to maximize efficiency.