Unlocked Internet : A New perk for employees?

I can’t imagine working on a computer which does’nt have internet connection/Restricted access to Internet 🙂 Do you?.

It’s funny but very much true in many of the other’s case too. People are too much connected via internet these days and they literally work collaboratively.

Business Analysts, Programmers and Architects are live and breathe on Internet. I have one of my friends who does’nt even think of a job which does’nt offer her internet at workplace. It’s not a funny demand at all. infact it is very much required for any developer/analyst who work in a competitive IT world, where trends are very much dynamic, solutions are inumorous, and colloboration is good food.

In a keynote speech at Tech Ed 2006, a senior executive from Microsoft Corporation, stated as follows…

“These kids are saying: forget it! I don’t want to work with you. I don’t want to work at a place where I can’t be freely online during the day,”

“Companies all over the world are saying, oh, you can’t be on the internet while you’re at work. You can’t be on instant messaging at work…” she said. “These are digital immigrant ideas.”

This is a fair demand infact. I know many of the Indian IT companies restrict internet for no reason or some stupid reasons inherited from clients. Some clients are too much worried about thier internal data and proprietery knowledge and they shutdown all the doors including internet and keep a camera right behind your desk.

Why we are not ready for next generation where computers are really gonna talk to each other rather than people talking over phones and emails? Why most of the IT companies are still digital immigrant ? according to that senior executive, “digital immigrants” are people who were not born into the digital lifestyle and view it as a distraction rather than an integral part of life. She also warns companies that, there is a risk of loosing employees if you restrict them to access things like Internet.

Read the full story here.

2 Responses to Unlocked Internet : A New perk for employees?

  1. Anjana says:

    I am one of them who would not join a company if they do not provide me with an Internet:)

    I completely agree with ur opinions.

  2. cbrao says:

    While this feature is an incentive to employees, this has also to be looked seriously for 2 reasons from employers point of view. 1) Security threat – Data may be sent to competetive companies 2)Wastage of precious office time – You can observe staff reading and forwarding
    jokes and other material to friends, during office hours. As an alternative, some companies
    are offering internet to employees during lunch break.

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