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Spam: Fear and loathing among FDs

Do you feel your performance at work has suffered as a result of increases in junk mail?

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Nearly a third of financial directors claim their productivity has suffered due to the huge increase in junk email, known as spam.

This week’s Accountancy Age/Reed Accountancy Big Question found that 32% of those asked thought their work performance had been degraded as a direct result of the nuisance mail. However, 62% felt the situation was under control.

Nick Watkins, financial director at Contisteel, said that he wasted a significant amount of time ‘having to sift through it and then delete it’.

John Feare, FD at Norwood Ravenswood, said he was ‘missing out on vital information’ due to being forced to plough through junk email.

And many FDs recognised the potential for trouble.

‘This is not a major problem due to an efficient firewall, but I realise that resources will be spent in future if it grows,’ said Roger Hewitt, financial director at Amylum UK.

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