Forty-seven percent of IT professionals believe their company’s network will be at greater risk due to employees visiting websites related to activities associated with the NCAA tournaments, such as sports news sites, sources for tournament bracket software and gambling sites.
Fifty-six percent indicate they have a policy regarding Internet use for events unrelated to work, such as the NCAA tournaments
Sixty-eight percent report they have seen employees “work around” mandates that prevent the use of company laptops to stream video of NCAA games by using personal devices such as a smartphone or tablet, which can also expose and impact network bandwidth
Forty-nine percent say their IT team has tracked Internet and streaming use associated with a specific source, such as the NCAA tournaments or the World Cup
More than one-quarter (27 percent) of IT professionals indicate they have personally been asked to loan their IT expertise (e.g., set up central viewing capabilities, develop betting pool app) due to employee interest in the NCAA tournaments