It’s a universal problem, yet companies are still letting Spam into their employee’s inboxes.  “So what’s the big deal?”, you ask?  Plenty!

Spam Is Frustrating and Takes Time Away From Work

Spam is one of the most irritating and time-wasting aspects of our everyday work life.  It affects everything from the attitude and attention span of your employees to the quantity and quality of the work they produce.

Think about it.  We are conditioned to check our email when a new message arrives, so we stop what we are doing and open our inbox — only to find it’s another blasted Spam email.  And sometimes it’s not obvious that it is Spam, so we have to open it up and check out the content.  Once we realize it is Spam, we delete the message, then we have to re-adjust and re-focus on what we were doing in the first place so we can continue our ‘real’ work.

All of these actions take time — time that would be better spent maintaining our concentration and workflow instead of dealing with the irritating disruptions.  That, my friends, is called “Lost Productivity” and “Wasted Labor Cost”, which directly affects your bottom line.  And we haven’t even factored in time lost due to a dangerous virus or malware sneaking in to your network.

So how much time, and how much money are we talking about?  A lot more than you think.

Calculating the Cost of Spam

Obviously, savings are going to vary on a per-user basis, so the trick is to find the right averages that fit your company. There are, however, published averages that can be used for calculating approximate savings. For instance:

  • Research on business email tells us that the number of Spam messages per day range anywhere from 30% to 70% of all emails;
  • The average business user gets between 20 and 40 Spam emails per day; and
  • It takes an average of 15 to 20 seconds to deal with each Spam email — assuming there are no viruses or malware attached.

While having this information is nice, it’s a lot of work and you are probably saying, “surely there is an easier way to figure out my cost impact.” And you would be right.

Online Cost of Spam Calculator has provided a convenient, online “Cost of Spam Calculator” which allows you to customize a variety of factors to determine your company’s Lost Productivity and Wasted Labor Costs.  I invite you to give it try … I guarantee your results will be extremely eye-opening.

Looking Ahead

A variety of forecasts tell us that Spam, Viruses and Malware will only increase year after year.  So isn’t it high time you protected your business and did something about it?

That’s why I recommend getting a service like Spam Commander as soon as possible. Not only will your employees thank you, but your productivity numbers will start to improve from the very first day.

And that can only mean good things for your bottom line.