Irish IT pros split on smart phone life impact


22 September 2015

While Irish IT professionals still overwhelmingly rely on laptop and desktop PCs are their primary personal device, more than half admit that their use of this device has declined due to smart phone usage.

Of those that use smart phones for work, the vast majority (80%) said they use one phone for both work and leisure.

These are some of the figures emerging from the latest TechBeat survey of Irish IT professionals on enterprise mobility, in association with Three Ireland.

With this inexorable rise in the use of smart connected devices for work, almost half admit they leave their smart phone turned on constantly to be available. More than a third (37%) say they leave it on but only monitor for important messages outside of office hours. Only 7% say that they switch off their smart phone outside of office hours.

When asked if they felt mobile working impacted or limited their social/private personal time, there was an even split, with just 4% admitting they did not know.

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