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Michael Endler
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8/13/2013 | 9:25:54 PM
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I'm sure Angry Birds kills a lot of office productivity. But if I wonder if its creators feel sort proud when it appears on these sorts of lists. No other game tempts you to waste more time at work-- it's almost a marketing slogan.
Shane M. O'Neill
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8/13/2013 | 8:31:13 PM
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I like the idea of turning on app-blocking when in proximity to the office. But many work remotely so maybe that same restriction can be set to block certain apps when an employee is connected to the VPN. Quick sidenote: Why would you blacklist Google+?? It's not as if it's fun or distracting a la Facebook. Having a thriving Google+ company page makes business and marketing sense. It has proven to help customer engagement and search engine ranking.
Thomas Claburn
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8/13/2013 | 7:03:18 PM
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If IT is going to ban, it also needs to provide rapid, adequate support for alternatives. Telling people they can't do something without offering a compelling alternative is not conducive to employee compliance, satisfaction or, ultimately, retention.
RobPreston
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8/13/2013 | 6:30:20 PM
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IT Enemy No. 1 is Dropbox, but most employees use that for work purposes, not to futz around. There are few if any viable work uses for the likes of Angry Birds and Google Play Music, but Dropbox and Sugarsync are two different animals, even though there are legit security and compliance concerns about those apps.


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