Social networking is the new Web phenomenon and it's here to stay.
Millions upon millions of people use social network sites to connect with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
Facebook is not alone; MySpace said more than 10m UK users look at its website each month, with Bebo recently announcing 6 million users ...that's a staggering 1 in 6 of us!
Users of social networking sites can spend hours accessing their profile, checking in with friends, responding to new comments and answering emails.
It can be a very addictive routine.
It's because of the time spent and potential security breaches that some organizations have banned access to social networking sites completely, to the dismay of unions and staff alike.
But time's money, and if the net effect of this activity is a loss in productivity, who's going to pay for it?
Are you going to pay your staff to socialize?
Now you don't have to - Enter Chronos ...the dilemma is over!
Chronos is the fairest way to handle the new Social Networking phase and indeed any other next big thing when it arrives!
Chronos is a network application that very quickly lets you set a range of time restrictions to the internet or specific sites and apply them to either a PC or user account via templates.
Templates are easily created that let you associate start and end times for specific web sites like Facebook, Myspace, Bebo etc or deny access to everything and only allow access to specific sites.
Different templates for different users, PCs, or departments allow you to be flexible and accommodate any individual internet browsing problems.
It's the perfect solution in any educational or business environment providing flexible, fair and controlled access.
And don't forget, when the next big thing does come along, simply add it to your existing templates.
It truly is the friendliest alternative available.
Here's how it works.
It takes just a few seconds to install the Chronos central console.Using various methods you compile a complete list of the PCs on your network.
Choosing ready defined templates or create your own, you simply decide which template to apply to which user or PC.Simple.
The template declares the rules for internet access providing a list of time controlled sites.
As an alternative you can reverse access, thereby only allowing access to the sites listed in the template.
Only: 470 $ *
For example you may decide to allow access to Facebook say after 12.00pm but not after 2.00pm.
If a user logs on before the time access is allowed or if they don't log off before 2.00pm they are automatically logged off.
Or you could deny access to all sites except say the bank, the company domain or any other work related site.
Once your templates are deployed that's it.Users can only have access in conjunction with your predefined policy.
You can easily alter, add or delete templates on the fly which are instantly updated to your internet policy.
How much will you save?
Even working on an average salary of £12 per hour, if just 1 employee wastes 1 hour a day, it's a staggering £3,120 in lost wages alone, not accounting for lost productivity.
And when you think that's just 1 on an average salary, the gross result could run to hundreds of thousands even in a small firm.
Chronos is a must for every network and with affordable licensing available you can have a solution installed in minutes.
* Limited time offer!