Online Gaming Company Level Up! Uses Spector 360 Monitoring Software to Balance Employee Productivity with Fun

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Software Development Company Credits Spector 360 with Improving Employee Productivity, Data Security and Overall Business Profitability

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Spector 360 monitors everything ... it has allowed us to balance productivity with a level of motivation and fun. With Spector 360, the net effect is better margins. Spector 360 helps keep us profitable.

Today’s younger generation considers “work-life balance” to be important when choosing an employer. Companies are also building flexibility into the work environment by allowing for some personal Internet use and social networking during work hours, while prohibiting activity that could cause harm or risk to the business. This, according to Level Up!, an online gaming company in the Republic of the Philippines, was the driving factor for investing in Spector 360 (http://www.Spector360.com) PC and Internet monitoring software from SpectorSoft Corporation.

Spector 360 is the most advanced corporate monitoring, reporting and surveillance solution available in the market. Spector 360’s high-level reports can shed light on problems that impact business health and security, while providing an overall picture of computer utilization and employee efficiency. This gives senior management critical data about business productivity and security, and also how individuals or groups are driving greater ROI within the organization. Level Up!, recognized for introducing the Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) to countries like the Philippines, Brazil, and India, relies on hiring younger people to perform coding and testing. As the company grew, so did concerns about productivity and security.

According to Christopher A. Syling, the company’s chief operating officer: “Level Up harnesses its talents from a pool of young individuals that best understand gaming and the mindset of the gamer. As such, we let them immerse themselves in games alongside their daily tasks. But too much fun is a problem … if productivity is on the losing end. We wanted a tool to monitor this versus their output, and to be able to provide feedback on their performance, and therefore find a balance. When we got to Spector 360, we said ‘this is the one we need’.”

Establish an Acceptable Use Policy and Communicate it Clearly
The foundation for corporate-wide monitoring starts with a solid, well-communicated Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) that accounts for current-day activities such as social networking, instant messaging, the use of web-mail accounts to send corporate data, the use of peer-to-peer file sharing and proxy sites, and adherence to compliance regulations. SpectorSoft offers a free whitepaper “Bringing Your Internet Acceptable Use Policy Up to 2010 Standards” along with a sample AUP to help businesses get started: http://www.spector360.com/whitepapers/index.htm.

Syling confirmed that the “right to monitor” is part of the Level Up! employment agreement and critical for security, “especially as the company grew from one, two, three games to ten, we had to ensure our defined assets were safe.” Creating a strong sense of balance and fairness is also a priority: “I do not believe in stopping people from certain activities, from content access to sites like Facebook and Twitter. Spector 360 monitors everything … it has allowed us to balance productivity with a level of motivation and fun.”

Enforce Corporate Policies with Spector 360
A corporate policy is only effective if it’s enforced. Spector 360 allows IT and senior management to fully understand employees' PC and Internet usage, analyze trends and patterns, investigate and search for specific details, and report findings—all from the convenience of the desktop. If a problem is suspected, it takes minutes to generate detailed activity reports or simply “rewind and replay” any individual's computer and Internet activity, to detect threats and analyze their credibility.

“Spector 360 is more than an audit tool … it is more than security,” Syling continued. “It allows us to protect assets and manage productivity. If we did not have Spector 360, there would be no way to measure these things. We spend a lot of time and money to protect ourselves with filtering and firewalls, but this strategy would be incomplete without Spector 360.”

Minimal Investment per Employee = Maximum Return on Productivity and the Bottom Line
Spector 360 monitoring software offers numerous benefits—the most significant of which is the cost savings and ROI from increased productivity. “When it comes to savings,” Syling continued, “I am able to raise the top line with increased productivity … so I am better able to contribute to the bottom line. With Spector 360, the net effect is better margins. Spector 360 helps keep us profitable.”
To read the complete Level Up! success story, visit: http://www.spector360.com/Resources/casestudies/index.htm.

Spector 360 lets you record your employees' PC and Internet usage, analyze trends and patterns, search for specific details, investigate when something seems amiss, and report your findings all from the convenience of the IT desktop—for less than fifty cents a day per employee. To schedule a demo or purchase Spector 360 call +1-772-770-5670, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, or visit: http://www.spector360.com.

About SpectorSoft
SpectorSoft is the recognized leader and pioneer in the PC and Internet monitoring software market. More than 500,000 consumers and 50,000 businesses, government organizations, schools, and law enforcement agencies have purchased SpectorSoft products to help keep kids safe online, and to prevent Internet abuse, data loss, and compliance violations in the workplace. Products include Spector Pro, eBlaster, Spector Pro mac, and eBlaster mac for home and office use; and Spector 360, Spector CNE Investigator, and Spector Server Surveillance Edition for corporate-wide monitoring and reporting. SpectorSoft has earned numerous awards for product excellence and been named five times to Inc. Magazine’s List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. For more information call +1-772-770-5670 or visit http://www.spectorsoft.com. For more information about SpectorSoft’s award-winning products for corporate monitoring and surveillance, visit http://www.Spector360.com.

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