IT gurus...Opinions on IMs in companies?
So, once again IT on a random takeover of my PC, uninstalled my IM. You know, against antiquated corporate policy.
So, I ask, what's the opionion of DFWStangs IT admins. IMs good? IMs bad? Based on that, why?
Sure, we can have the ol' wasteful time thing. But then again, forums, cell phones, water coolers and phones in general can do that. From my understanding, IMs hardly take any bandwidth at all.
Maybe, just maybe, the only decent excuse is security. Sending/recieving files that bypass the corporate firewalls. Viruses, meh. A good anti-virus program will halt that.
So...what's the opinions?