According to Fortune Magazine, we know that the average worker will spend Six Work Hours (yes, 6!) Watching March Madness
We all love to cheer on our favorite college basketball teams in March. Check out the facts below to see the stats on March Madness corporate data usage.
Fun Facts on Corporate Device Usage During March Madness: According to AppDeveloper Magazine:
- Compared to the month prior, that the number of employee devices connecting to the websites increased 211%, while the number of devices utilizing the apps increased 126% for the sports apps of NCAA March Madness Live, ESPN, CBS Sports and Yahoo Sports. Lost productivity? perhaps………
- IMPORTANT NOTE: All this increased activity was on corporate devices
- Teachable moment? Watch for potential overages and monitor high data usage, especially this month
Indeed, one of our Clients mentioned that every year their network was brought to its knees during March Madness due to all the employee streaming.
Here’s a few thoughts on how to manage the expense:
- Set up billing alerts for high data usage in your carrier portal. Check out our blog to provide you with some details here
- Let users know to connect to Wifi Networks whenever possible, especially if streaming
- Let users know you will be monitoring their bills and checking data usage. While this doesn’t mean you need to be accused of police brutality, it does mean users should be aware of their usage and what it could be costing the company.
- Send Text Alerts to users to alert users of high usage and what they can do instead of using their wireless data network. See additional information on that here
- Educate the users: let them know if they are streaming 2 hours of a game that is approximately 1 to 1.5 GBs of usage. If their single data plan is 2GB for the entire month, they will need to reduce usage for the rest of the month in order not to exceed their own allowance. Data usage guidelines can be found here
Also, if you have questions about saving your company money through the auditing, optimizing, or managing of wireless services, please click here to contact The Bill Police.
Still Protecting Your Wireless Rights…..especially for all those college athletes this week…….