Here is the report regarding internet policies requested September XX, 2005 concerning the presentation of basic facts of internet policies for the special case of Green Screen Software. For this report, a large number of secondary data is used, mostly found through academic databases and public search engines.
Recent evidence gathered indicates that our employees are using the internet for personal purposes during the working hours. These behaviours will result a loss of productivity, damage to our computer system and probable legal liabilities. In order to solve this problem, a internet policy at work place is recommended to be established. Resistance can be reduced by encouraging the participation from our employees. Also, Executive management should act as a good example to show their commitment of setting up such policy.
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ANALYSIS OF THE INTERNET POLICY FOR
GREEN SCREEN SOFTWARE
The first predecessors of today's internet were invented during the 1950s. A research group called “Advanced Research Projects Agency”, working for the American Department of Defense, was researching on the communication between computers and within networks, the developed ARPANET is the basis for the internet we know today. Since then, a endless number of inventions took place.
The Computer Industry Almanach Inc. estimated that the number of worldwide internet users will top one billion people in 2005. Lead by the United States, several developed countries are mentioned as countries with high internet usage, Canada had about 20 million users at the end of the year 2004. As shown by Statistics Canada, the Canadian private sector uses information and communications technologies in an increasing way since 2000. In 2004, 81.62% of private enterprises were using the internet compared to only 63.40% in 2000. Regarding the industry of “Professional, scientific and technical services”, even 93.64% of the enterprises were using the internet. The use of electronic mail also grows from year to year, reaching a distribution of 76.60% within the Canadian private sector in 2004. Again, enterprises related to “Professional, scientific and technical services” use email more than the average, 92.73% in 2004. [For the complete statistics regarding internet use in Canadian enterprises, see Appendix A and B (page x and y)]
O'Connor mentions a 2003 poll, which says that Canadians spend 4.5 hours a week on average online at work for personal reasons. Using the workplace computer for private reasons like online shopping, stock trading or gambling has urged companies to increase their computer surveillance. In 2000, only 33% of Canadian companies had an internet policy, compared with 57% in 2003. These rules should deal with potential problems; for instance they try to avert a damage from the company's reputation or they try to avoid downloading private audio ...