The Internet is evolving and text is the dinosaur of content.
Unprecedented growth is occuring and an automated method is necessary to keep
up with this explosion of content. As you can see below human beings are not capable
of maintaining indexes of this rapidly expanding resource.
- There are over 2 billion unique, indexable pages. (as of
the year 2000)
- In 1999 there were approximately 85, 000 new domain name
registration per month.
- The current online population is more than 3,000 times the
number of people who were online just seven years ago.
- In the summer of 2000, more than 300 million people worldwide
are using the net on a frequent basis.
- By 2005 it is expected that there will be 1 billion users
worldwide. (IDC Research)
- There is a significant growth in non-English web sites to
correspond with the increase of users in Asia and Europe.
- 8.3 million workers, or 57% of the total employed, used a
computer at their main job in 2000, compare with 33% in 1989. The vast majority,
6.4 million, or almost 80% worked at their computer everyday. (Statistics
- There were 569 million e-mail accounts worldwide in 2000.
It predicted that e-mail accounts will out number phones by 2002. (study by
Using high speed artificial intelligence data mining robots
to dig up and categorize web content, BAJAI categories are always current, accurate
and growing with the Internet.
Web Usage Patterns
The Internet has proven to be a valuable resource for optimizing
workplace tasks. The benefits that come with this new workplace tool also has
many downsides that can create havoc in your work environment.
- 70% of all Internet porn Traffic occurs during the 9to5 workday.
- Up to 800 million business hours will be wasted in Canada
this year by employees using the Internet for personal reason. (Ipso Reid)
- One in five men and one in eight women admitted using their
work computers as their primary lifeline to access sexual explicit material
- 92% of Charles Schwab & Co. customers do their online trading
from their office desk. (AMA)
- Users of online auctioneer eBay Inc. at work spent 157 minutes
at the site in January compared with 126 minutes while at home. A favourite
among at-work surfers, eBay ranked 7th among the most-visited sites for at-work
surfers. However, eBay ranks first in terms of average pages per person and
time spent per month, at almost 300 pages and two hours per person. (Nielsen//NetRatings)
- 28% of those who made gift purchases did so from their offices
or cubicles. (Pew Internet & American Life Project)
- Workers spend an average of 21 hours online at the office
verse an average of 9.5 hours at home. (Nielsen/Net Ratings)
- If employees are duplicating software illegally, a company
could face $150, 000 fine for each copyright titled infringed. One US gift
and novelty company paid $525, 000 to settle claims brought by the federal
government and software industry. (AMA
- One in five companies had disciplined employees due to improper
Internet usage. (PC Magazine)
- >Business and government agencies lose an estimate $52 billion
a year in productivity due to online games alone. (DVD Software)
By implementing an Online Activity Management tool into the
workplace, you can ensure that your web resources are used in a optimal manner
and inappropriate content is left outside the walls of your office.
Email Usage Patterns
Email has already proven to be a valuable communication tool.
When it is used appropriately, it provides organizations benefits that far outweigh
its costs. However, when email is used for purposes other than for which they
were intended, the costs from litigation, lost productivity and diminished worker
morale, your email system can become a liability.
- Nearly 55% of all workers are exchanging potentially offensive
messages at least once a month. (PC Weekly)
- 50% of employees report receiving racist, sexist, pornographic,
or otherwise inappropriate e-mail at work. (AMA)
- 47% of employees send up to 5 personal e-mails per day, and
32% send up to 10 personals e-mails daily, and 28% received up to 20 personal
e-mails per day. (Vault.com)
- 27% of Fortune 500 companies have defended themselves against
claims of sexual harassment stemming from inappropriate e-mail and/or Internet
- If a former employee subpoenas company e-mail in the course
of a wrongful termination lawsuit, a company could face an expensive back-up
search. One Fortune 500 company was ordered to search more than 20, 000 back-up
tapes at a cost of $1000 per tape. (AMA)
- A US survey revealed that 86% of workers used their company
e-mail to send and receive personal e-mail. 70% of employees said they had
received "adult oriented" e-mails at work. (AMA)
- One in ten employees said that they had received e-mails
containing confidential company information. (AMA)
- E-mail harassment is most prevalent at companies with 51
to 1000 employees. (AMA)
- 130 million US workers send 2.8 billion e-mails a day. (AMA)
By implementing an Online Email Activity Management tool into
the workplace, you can ensure that your email resources are used in an appropriate
manner and reduce legal liability, increase morale and save hours of lost productivity.