WorkTime: Monitoring User Activity on Computers
User activity monitoring can be used to collect information about many things that might be done with a computer. Via Internet websites may be accessed, including Facebook or other social networks, news, online shopping and games. Besides Internet, the computer makes use of software to access and work on many kinds of documents, perhaps MS Word and MS Excel being the most common. Also the computer’s operating system follows a pattern of events that may include logins and logouts, screen locks and unlocks and other Windows events. WorkTime is a computer monitoring software designed to monitor users’ activities on the company’s computers.
Monitoring Internet Usage
WorkTime lets the employer know when the employee was browsing the Internet. Hence, the employer will know by glancing at a report where the employee was researching instead of working.
Pros: Monitoring such user activity as Internet usage helps increasing employees’ productivity by revealing non business related Internet use. As a result this saves employer’s money.
Monitoring Website Usage
WorkTime reveals who accessed which websites, and how long the employee spent at that particular site. Was the website not work related or possibly even inappropriate? WorkTime reports can evaluate, if it was work related or not. News, online shopping and games are usually not work related.
Pros of monitoring such users’ activity as websites usage:
– Increases employee productivity
– Helps maintaining healthy environment in the workplace: if employees are aware of being monitored they start spending less time browsing different websites, so there is no need to completely restrict access to non-business related websites. For more information on how to properly apply user activity monitoring in the workplace refer to Basics of Implementing User Activity Monitoring Software
Monitoring Facebook Usage
WorkTime monitors such activity as the use of Facebook and other social networks. It shows which users access Facebook, when it was used and for how long. This information might indicate whether or not an employee is distracted from his assignments by a social network. Based on the feedbacks from WorkTime users we know that Facebook is the number one distraction as for today. And also restricting Facebook usage completely does not really help, as users switch to their personal electronic devices (like cell phones etc.) to access Facebook. If using WorkTime there is no need to restrict access to Facebook. WorkTime offers reports dedicated especially to Facebook user activity monitoring, so employers can see at a glance their top Facebook employees.
Monitoring Software Usage
WorkTime monitors such user activity as software usage. An employer may easily note which software is frequently used, and which software is more rarely used. If the software is expensive, but rarely used, money could be saved by discontinuing its use.
Monitoring Documents Usage
WorkTime reveals which documents were accessed, who accessed them, and how long they were worked on. If these documents contain sensitive data, it may be important to know if the person accessing were authorized to do so or not.
Monitoring Other User Activities
WorkTime monitors such users’ activities like logins and logouts, which helps with attendance monitoring. Active time and idle time are also indicated as well as the first use and last use of the day. The employer will know just how much the computer is being used.
How to Implement User Activity Monitoring
Request your WorkTime Corporate evaluation copy here: www.worktime.com/request-evaluation/
The whole installation process is just a few steps and takes not more than 10 minutes.
More about WorkTime user activity monitoring software read here: www.worktime.com