On Tue, 17 Sep 1996, Scott Cokely wrote:
> This isn't necessarily true. Many companies have dedicated direct lines
> to the Internet (56K, T1), and they pay by the month whether they use it
> or not.
> I supposed a case could be made that overuse of the Internet for personal
> reasons during business hours causes lost revenue due to lost productivity.
> Whether employees are more or less productive when they use the Internet
> for personal reasons is a subjective argument, IMHO.
> Again, you assume that Internet access is "pay by the bit". Not
> necessarily true for many (most?) businesses. So calculating the "cost"
> of using the Internet is impossible.
> Scott Cokely |* The Internet interprets censorship as damage, *
> Silicon Systems, Inc. |* and ROUTES AROUND IT. *
nothing is impossible... there are obvious costs and not so obvious
costs... the firewalls group appears to have very open minds. im sure that
a cost could be put on each packet based upon technical or the subjective
depending upon site security policy... slamming a circuit with "personal"
packets is a "potential" huge waste of everyones time and efforts. not to
mention what it can do to subvert security or general company policies.
Robert H. Hanson LAN/WAN Consultant - Internet Service Provider
Otis Orchards, Wa. Cutting Edge Communications www.cet.com
(509) 927-9541 finger: info @
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