Archive for July 27th, 2007

Email, blogging and sacking

July 27, 2007

After a leisurely Friday lunch, possibly involving the local hostelry, there’s many an employee who might spend part of the afternoon emailing a few old friends, doing a bit of IM and perhaps spending some time in their favourite social networking site.


Wired magazine reports that nearly ten percent of companies (of those surveyed at least) have fired an employee for violating corporate email, messaging and blogging policies. Almost a third of companies actually employ people to analyze the outgoing email. The survey was carried out by Forrester (on behalf of Proofpoint, an email security company) amongst large American corporates but, still, makes you think doesn’t it?