Does the RSS ticker slow down my computer?

Question:

I have heard some colleagues complain that the RSS ticker tape causes their computer to slow right down, however, I do not seem to encounter any problems.  Could you please explain how it works and whether or not it really does slow down our computers?

Answer:

The RSS Ticker  is a light-weight application and as such does not use up a lot of memory or CPU. If there is a delay on PC start up this can be a number of other processes such as anti-virus scans, Windows updates and asset management processes all starting at the same time – rather than the ticker itself.