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16 Mar 2008

Spyware impacts productivity

single spyware infection on a work computer can impact the productivity of the typical small business employee for two-and-a-half days, according to research commissioned by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

A survey of employees at businesses with 10 to 200 computer users found that more than one in four computer users reported having their productivity impacted by a spyware infection during the past six months. Of these, more than one-third reported multiple spyware inflections.

Definitions of spyware vary but the take-home message from this CompTIA study is simply that spyware is a widespread problem that impacts productivity.

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