Spam Costs $20 Billion Each Year in Lost Productivity

New York consulting firm Basex blamed unsolicited e-mail for nearly $20 billion in lost time and expenses worldwide. Spam within the enterprise can cost between $600 and $1,000 per year for every user. Basex listed lost productivity, clogged e-mail systems, bandwidth, storage costs, user support and anti-spam software among the costs of spam for corporations.

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