Magazine article Work & Family Life

UK Survey Finds Growing Use of Laptops in Bed

Magazine article Work & Family Life

UK Survey Finds Growing Use of Laptops in Bed

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More than a quarter of UK employees reported using a mobile device such as a laptop in bed before they lgo to sleep, according to a 2009 survey conducted by Credant Technologies, the data-protection company. Among those who work in bed, more than half (57%) said they do so for between two and six hours a week.

The survey into "laptop use in bed and the security implications" was conducted among 300 city workers in London. Almost half of the respondents (44%) also said they hold important work documents on their mobile devices.

This may be a concern for in-house IT departments responsible for securing an everincreasing mobile workforce who use data on the move.

"There's a growing population no longer restricted by working hours or confined to the office building itself," said Credant VP Michael Callahan. "People are mobile and will work anywhere - even in bed."

Security concerns notwithstanding, it should come as no surprise that bedtime laptop use was also found to be "a very annoying habit" by a majority of those who share a bed with the key- tappers. And a surprising 8% of those surveyed admitted to spending more time on their mobile devices during the evening than in talking to their partners. …

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