Determining Internet Usage

Are you concerned about inappropriate levels of internet activity?

Introspectus can provide the answers

Existing Tools

Existing internet reporting tools provide statistics of internet usage based on downloads or the number of times a user visits a website. These tools assess a user’s interaction with the internet by broadly looking at all browser activity, whether active or dormant and incorrectly assumes that web traffic is being generated even if the browser is not being used.

Why is This a Problem?

Organisations can incorrectly assume that a staff member was on social media all day when in reality the staff member looked at social media at the start of the day and minimised the web browser instead of closing the browser. Due to the design of social media websites and current reporting tools the web browser in its minimised state keeps updating existing tools, generating large amounts of traffic therefore incorrectly reporting that the staff member was using social media all day.

How Is Introspectus Different?

Introspectus records active browser windows and actual usage and removes the assumptions made by other tools. Introspectus records browser activity of a user ‘active’ window.

How Internet Activity is Measured

Introspectus records the top level web address (URL) being used of each ‘in focus’ browser window and records the start time the window becomes ‘active’ and the time when the window is no longer ‘active’. This information is used to generate reports to inform you on how users interact with the internet.

Reporting

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URL
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User behaviour
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Detailed Individual
Internet Usage By Category Graph
Internet Usage by Category (Graph)

Corporate Usage – Internet by Category

This report is designed to give you an overview of the web categories your staff are spending their time on as an accumulated value over a specified time period. This information is displayed in hours.

The report by default shows the top 20 categories listed in order of most used to least used. The report also displays the average for a longer period of time to compare how this behavior is changing.

These reports also give you the ability view the underlying data which is used to generate the summary report.

Internet Usage By Category By Url
Internet Usage by Category by URL (Table)

How does this affect my decisions?

As a decision maker within your organisation you can:

  • See in almost real-time the effect of allowing or disallowing access to certain classification of web addresses. For example what is the effect to staff productivity of allowing access to social media or what would be the effect of blocking social media.
  • See how much time your organisation is spending on non-work related web categories across your organisation by a single web category or all web categories.

Corporate Usage – Internet by URL

This report is designed to give you an overview of which web sites your staff are spending their time on as an accumulated value over a specific time period. This information is displayed in hours.

The report by default shows the top 20 Web addresses listed in order of most used to least used. The report also displays the average for a longer period of time to compare how this behavior is changing.

These reports also give you the ability to view the underlying data which is used to generate the summary report.

Internet Usage By Url Graph
Internet Usage by URL (Graph)
Internet Usage By Url Data
Internet Usage by URL (Table)

How does this affect my decisions?

  • See in almost real-time the effect of allowing or disallowing access to certain web addresses. For example what the effect to staff productivity is of allowing access to www.news.com.au or what would the effect be of blocking this site.
  • See how much time your organisation is spending on non- work related sites across your organisation by a single web address or all web addresses.
Internet Usage By User Graph
Internet Usage by User (Graph)

User Behavior – Internet

This report is designed to give you an overview of staff member’s internet usage behavior by time. This report displays total time spent on the internet for non- corporate based web addresses. This report displays time in hours your staff are spending on the internet over a specified time period. This information is displayed in hours.

The report by default shows the top 20 staff member’s time on the internet listed in order of most used to least used. The report also displays the average for a longer period of time to compare how this behavior is changing.

These reports also give you the ability view the underlying data which is used to generate the summary report.

Internet Usage By User Table
Internet Usage by User (Table)

How does this affect my decisions?

  • Identify which staff members spend the highest proportion of their time on the internet and also identifies where they spend their time.
  • Accurately apply web filtering to reduce unnecessary time wastage across your organisation by targeting certain undesirable behavior e.g. trading stocks during business hours.
  • Confirm or dispel a manger’s perceptions of an employee’s internet behavior.
  • See how much time a staff member is spending on non-work related sites.

User Behavior – Individual report

This report is designed to provide a high level overview of a staff member’s day, displayed as ‘work related’ and ‘non-work related’ activity.

The report displays a staff member’s day divided into 15 minute slices of corporate (Green) and non-corporate (Red) activities. This report also shows the first computer activity of the day and the last computer activity of the day. It shows computer activity at any time of the day, from any work related workstation and any location.

Individual User Report Data
Detailed User Activity by Machine

How does this affect my decisions?

As a decision maker within your organisation you can identify staff member’s:

  • Utilisation of their computers
  • Approximate start and end times (dependent on computer usage)
  • Confirm that staff are working when they are remote to the office.