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For all the furious typing your co-workers do each day, you’d think that they’re being really productive. As it turns out, they’re probably just emailing friends or ordering six pairs of shoes (five of which they’re going to return) from Zappos. A study by researchers at Kansas State University and Southern Illinois University found that 60 to 80 percent of a typical employee’s time is spent “cyberloafing,” which is using the Internet to do tasks not related to work. You know you're doing it, and so does your boss. Not surprisingly, younger generations... Read more...
Generation "Y" are about to deluge the IT world, and the IT world isn't ready for their informal attitude and reliance on technology intensive communication. Smart companies are figuring out that they better expect to serve the needs of their new employees, or the best will go work for their competitors: Richard Leyland, head of knowledge at Unwired, said that many firms had failed to realize that the next generation of job entrants will have very different requirements. "Kids now are so used to instant and informal communication... Read more...
Windows Vista is configured to reliably put your desktop to sleep during periods of inactivity. Now, besides quickly minimizing screens showing women that aren't dressed, or Fark when your boss walks by, you'll have to worry about the screen being blank while you're sleeping at your desk, too: With Windows Vista, Microsoft plans to put machines to sleep after an hour of inactivity. While businesses and consumers can change that setting, the software maker said they would be smart to let their computers nod off. Microsoft estimates that allowing a PC to go to sleep during off hours,... Read more...