The time spent watching streaming video and engaging in online betting during the first week of the NCAA basketball tournament this year could cost employers $1.8 billion in lost productivity, according to a report. The amount of online video watched during that period can also put a strain on a company's IT system, experts note. "The amount of corporate bandwidth used to view these basketball games during work hours is shocking," said ScanSafe's Spencer Parker. IT managers must respond with clear policies on Internet use to keep broadband speeds and productivity up.
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