Slideshows Slideshow: More CIOs Block Social Networks

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 10-23-2009

More CIOs Block Social Networks

Approximately 54% of CIOs report that their company policy completely prohibits employees from using social media sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter while at work.

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19% of CIOs say policy allows employees to use social networking sites at work, but only for business purposes.

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Approximately 16% of CIOs say their companies generally take it on a case-by-case basis, allowing access to social media sites for limited personal use.

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An additional 10% of CIOs are fairly liberal-minded about Facebook and the like. These technology leaders allow social networking while on the job for any type of personal use.

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The final 1% of CIOs lack any type of visibility into the issue, reporting they didn't know what the company policy is on the matter.

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Close to half of employees queried said they use Facebook at work and 77% of those who have a Facebook account use it at work.

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Of those who do use Facebook at work, 87% said they could not define a clear business reason for accessing the site and some reported using it as much as two hours per day.

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One in 33 employees say they use Facebook exclusively while at work.

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Nucleus Research analysts estimate that employers could stand to gain 1.5% more productivity by banning Facebook in the workplace.

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