Desktops Still Rule the American Workplace

December 10, 2014

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    Notes: While desktop usage in the workplace has fallen over the past 3 years, 71% of American workers surveyed indicate that they use them to get work done in the office, compared to just 26% who use laptops, 15% smartphones and 7% tablets. In fact, 48% of respondents reported exclusively using desktops for work, compared to 9% relying solely on laptops and none on mobile devices. Compared to the global average of respondents surveyed across 12 countries, Americans appear more reliant on desktops as fewer (33%) globally exclusively use desktops. Interestingly, while only 14% globally use tablets for work in the office (and none exclusively), almost 9 in 10 expect tablets to completely replace laptop computers.

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        About the Data: The quantitative phase of the research, conducted by TNS, comprised a 20-minute online interview with full-time professionals working a minimum of 35 hours per week aged 18 or older across 12 countries. A total of 4,764 interviews were conducted between July and September, 2014. The survey was fielded among full-time employees of small, medium and large-sized organizations””distributed across 12 countries (US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Brazil, China, India, Russia, Turkey, UAE, and South Africa) and six private industries (financial services, manufacturing, retail, media & entertainment, healthcare, and education) and three public industries (government, healthcare and education). The quantitative survey was conducted between July 11, 2014 and September 5, 2014. There were 502 respondents in the US.

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