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US companies losing billions of dollars on lost laptops

By Matthew
Dec 3, 2010
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  1. Based on an Intel-funded study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, US businesses are losing billions of dollars a year on missing laptops. The survey discovered that in a one-year period, the 329 companies polled lost 86,455 notebooks, which averages out to 263 per organization.

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  2. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    Worker: yeah... i lost the laptop whit this semesters sells records...
    Boss: do you at least have some back up on your USB's or desktop? O.O
    Worker: no, i really needed space for my por.....
    *Akward Silence*
    Boss: Step into my office.
    Worker: why?
    Boss: because you are ****ing fired.

    **** tons of porn.............................. Free
    A 500GB external HDD ................... 99 dlls
    Keeping your job and your porn...... Priceless
     
  3. yRaz

    yRaz TS Booster Posts: 919   +96

    I keep all my porn in the cloud
     
  4. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TS Enthusiast Posts: 128   +7

    I wonder how people lose laptops that a company bought for internall use only? The country were i'm from usually uses this simple method: if you lose it, you pay the damage (every penny)
     
  5. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Why not just use desktops for work done inside company premises ? It would be that much harder to lose a full-size desktop compared to a laptop. Whoever loses his or her issued PC should pay for it. It's part of each worker's responsibility.
     
  6. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 199   +9

    ditto
     
  7. jetkami

    jetkami TS Rookie Posts: 99

    Maybe if companies treasured their workers more and treated them with respect, the workers would be much more Conscious about their companies hardware. I know I never thought about stealing hard drives or laptops when I worked for a company that showed me it appreciated my work and sacrifice. As for the other companies..well I never stole anything; but I only half-heartedly investigated when laptops, cpus, hard drives, mice, monitors and etc went missing.
     
  8. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,076   +76

    Goodbye Xiaojiehho... Your spam won't be missed
     
  9. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    "60% simply vanished", this stat is quite amazing if you ask me.
     
  10. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 877   +130

    I don't understand how so many laptops are lost or just disappear. I understand if a laptop is stolen... but how do you just lose a laptop?
     
  11. The obvious implication is that a significant number of laptops are simply kept by employees who conveniently say that it was stolen or lost.
     
     
  12. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    .... and couldnt get rid of all the viruses that came from looking up all that porn
     


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