In March, we discussed IT departments blocking the NCAA basketball tournament in order to keep workers from watching video streams at their desks and losing productivity. However, IT had to primarily worry about the first two days of the tournament because those were the only two days when games were on during working hours. With the Olympics, there's going to be video streaming all day every day for two weeks (see Will the Olympics melt the Internet?).
This has the potential to be a major productivity-killer. Are your organization and your IT department concerned?
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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.