Someone else posted in a thread about this topic and I’ve discovered this is true on my laptop. Corporate IT has deployed utilization monitoring tools on all computers connecting to the corporate network at NetApp. They want to know where staff spends most of their time. This would be great insight for pending layoffs for sure.
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Ethically, if you have any, you need to find a new employer.
Ethically if you're drawing a salary you should work and not fear someone checking you're actually working. If you're fated to be laid off, you go with your work ethics so arguably if you're not working then you deserve to be laid off.
Where someone is being a fool is if you're actually a hard worker and assuming reward and retention. Assume every day you're about to be laid off and make sure you get paid for work and focus on your employability so if you're chopped you walk into a good next job. NetApp is a company who doesn't love you, doesn't reward good workers and is just a paycheck today.
For me, I'm comfortable with having monitoring software on my laptop. I have nothing to hide, if not in conf. call, I work and check financial feeds throughout the day. Btw, what's with the comments on SF and the Boulder office? I don't work in the Boulder office but it sounds like no work and all play there?
I don't see any monitoring software on my laptop. Could you be more specific? What is the name of the utilization tool?
Ethical? Only mo--nic employees who still believe NetApp is #1 would bring ethics into the discussion. NetApp. Winning. Not.
Hey pal, what you do in your laptop is your own business and now NetApp’s. You missed the point. They are monitoring to aggregate insight specifically around ones lack of utilization so they can lay you off. Days of doing nothing are coming to and end. It’s not about ethics. If you are a waste of resources, NetApp will soon know. Good riddance! And will the troll just go away already!
SF is dead. They are k--ling it. Just like every other acquisition. Those guys in Boulder get a guaranteed two years and then, they are done. Just like every other acquisition. Did someone say it’s Friday?!
If you want to apply monitoring tools install them in Boulder. Can't tell you the number of reports I get about how many people are watching You Tube, hanging out on the patio or snagging a beer at 3:30 in the afternoon. See what $873M gets you?
Um, it’s Friday. Find a new job guys. NetApp is dead.
Wow - Just Wow
The first reply hit the root cause for the action. NetApp isn’t ignorant and understands most people will use a secondary computer for personal work. The time spent on the personal computer translates into less working time on the NetApp asset. If your utilization is less than desired, you’ll be flagged for a possible resource action. Imagine this monitoring in real-time because insight gained from reporting translates into actionable next steps including laying someone off due to their poor utilization. If NetApp is just now deploying that software capability then, that tells me they are just an old dinosaur throughout the entire company including internal business operations and not just with the products it continues to resell under a different spin. When are you people going to wake up and smell the coffee?
I believe NetApp’s approach is to define the work efforts for all employees including those working remotely or not.
Not sure it's a fact, but yes I do my NetApp work on their laptop and non work stuff on personal device as I'm assuming they are tracking everything. It's also ethical as you're not meant to do personal stuff with company resources anyway.