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.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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