Spam is starting to cost businesses a substantial amount of money. A study released last week by technology-research firm Radicati Group says an organization with 10,265 employees that doesn't use spam filtering loses $2,923.20 per user per year, or a total of $30 million annually, in terms of E-mail productivity. The survey of 15 businesses, representing 155,375 users, indicates that after adopting anti-spam technology, the average company reduced its annual loss to $4.8 million, a difference of $25.2 million. With a total cost of ownership for anti-spam systems coming to $521.32 per person a year over three years, the net savings comes to $19.9 million.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?