July 10, 2001 |
Employers of more than a third of U.S. workers with access to the Internet are monitoring their e-mail messages and Web surfing regularly, says a study released Monday. Andrew Schulman, the study's chief researcher, attributed the prevalence of workplace surveillance to its ease and low cost--an average of $5.25 per monitored employee each year using commercial software packages.
February 21, 2003 |
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. agreed Thursday to pay a $6-million fine for taking oversized trading commissions from investors who bought shares of initial public stock offerings through its San Francisco-based investment bankers. Securities regulators alleged that the country's second-largest banking company improperly shared in the profits of its IPO customers by accepting commissions of as much as 20 times the prevailing rate. The investors were primarily institutions such as hedge funds.
March 15, 2006 |
Add March Madness to the woes of corporate technology managers, those oft-maligned computer experts appreciated only when e-mail goes kaput or a PC devours a day's work. When the NCAA basketball championship gets into full swing Thursday, some fear Internet broadcasts of the tournament could overwhelm company networks and slow down work for everybody -- not just hoops-loving shirkers.
December 18, 2000 |
For television networks, prime time commences after dinner. For e-tailers, it starts after workers come into the office and fire up their computers. This holiday season in particular, many commerce Web sites are reporting traffic spikes between noon and 5 p.m., prompting analysts to dub this window the "New Prime Time."
March 14, 2007 |
Brooke Pfautz knows that sales at his mortgage banking firm will probably plunge during the NCAA basketball tournament that begins Thursday. But for the second year in a row, he plans to show the March Madness games on the office big-screen TVs and give a prize to the employee who picks the winning team. "I want to have a good, fun, upbeat atmosphere," he said from his office in Hunt Valley, Md. "You spend more of your waking hours at work, so you might as well enjoy it."
February 13, 2005 |
In state and federal courtrooms last week, prosecutors told stories of fallen executives treating their companies like personal fiefdoms -- raiding the treasuries, decreeing phony financials and lying to conceal the rot from investors. The verdicts in the trials of the men who once ran WorldCom Inc., Tyco International Inc. and HealthSouth Corp. are probably weeks away. But corporate America is already serving the sentence for their alleged transgressions. There are paranoid auditors.