News: Attn IT Managers; Malware isn't your biggest threat

sdy284 - September 1, 2006 06:29AM in
TechNewsWorld - "Employees often consider their corporate desktops and laptops to be their own personal computers, and frequently treat them as such by downloading all kinds of unauthorized applications, such as MP3 players, games, VoIP Quintum VoIP solutions. The perfect fit for your Enterprise. products and unsupported instant messaging platforms. In the past this behavior was largely brushed off as a fact of IT life with benefits that were worth its inconveniences. These types of applications allow employees to enjoy access to leading-edge resources and tools, as well as gain enhanced communication, improved productivity, and greater creativity. However, these same applications often put companies at risk of infection by malware, legal exposure due to insecurity of data, over-consumption of resources by individuals using significant storage or bandwidth, or loss of productivity due to distraction."