Are your staff doing less work and more play?

SNUI 25 August – how does recreational use of the internet affect your productivity.

SNUI is data traffic from all networks being monitored by Sinefa in the previous seven days. This graph shows the percentage of data consumed by video and music apps on a weekly basis since the week ending 4 June 2016.

SNUI is data traffic from all networks being monitored by Sinefa in the previous seven days. This graph shows the percentage of data consumed by video and music apps on a weekly basis since the week ending 4 June 2016.

This week’s Sinefa Network Utilization Index (SNUI) shows a continued inverse correlation between Web Browsing and File Transfers. It is also noticeable that Interactive traffic has dropped this week.

Interactive traffic consists of such things as Citrix, RDP, Oracle, MySQL and Telnet. All of which are work related applications. File transfers consist of Network File Transfer, File Transfer Protocol, Distributed File System and other similar data. Web Browsing, as expected, is very wide ranging traffic from retail and news sites to matchmaking, auction sites, chat and many more – primarily recreational.

Clearly, there is an inverse relationship between the amount of work being done by network users and the amount of browsing they are doing. In part, this is a network issue, with bandwidth being consumed by recreational data. However, the productivity issue is of far greater importance. It brings into question the culture of an organisation and the profitability.

It is amazingly easy and affordable now for you to get this level of insight into your network traffic, to understand what your staff are doing, and to get a better handle on the true productivity of your staff.

It's about time network visibility and control was made this simple.