Employees Stream Entertainment on Enterprise Systems During Pandemic

Employees aren't limiting use of their work computers to business purposes while working from home.

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

June 11, 2020

1 Min Read

The work-life balance problem has come to enterprise workstations as hundreds of thousands of those computers have migrated to employee homes during the coronavirus pandemic. While there, more than 74% have been used to stream video from consumer entertainment services, according to a new report.

The NetMotion report is based on data aggregated from the company's VPN users. It found that YouTube and Netflix are the most-often-watched services, with Hulu, Amazon, and Disney+ also finding viewers among corporate users. Nearly one-third (30%) of respondents admitted streaming video during "office" hours, implying that more than two-thirds are using the enterprise systems to stream entertainment video outside of normal work time.

Those hours of watching videos add up: Nearly two-thirds (65%) of employees are watching more than five hours of streaming video on their work computers each week, while one-fifth (20%) are bingeing on more than 10 hours of video on their business computers each week.

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