Don't be a World Cup killjoy

Are you part of a killjoy IT department? How many football-supporting employees across the UK will have received emails in the past week from their IT team discouraging bandwidth-hungry online viewing of the World Cup?

At the Computer Weekly newsdesk, we also received one of those emails from our IT department. And even we, who like to consider ourselves a champion for IT, looked at each other and said, “Spoilsports” (or something to that effect…)

What a great opportunity this could be for IT department looking to boost relations with users. Imagine all the goodwill generated by an email instead saying, “Don’t worry. We’ll look after all the technical stuff. You just enjoy keeping an eye on the football.”

We hope our IT team is reading this too.