Tablets Enhancing Productivity as Market Share Grows: Survey
The No. 1 motivator for owning a tablet (at more than 90 percent) is the convenience of portability.While it's no surprise that employees admit to logging in after hours and on vacation, new data reveals they're increasingly using their personal tablets to maintain a work/life balance. According to survey results from Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, more than 60 percent of tablet owners even admit to powering on their tablet during vacations to check in with the office or do work. Tablets represent the latest device to bridge the worlds of both home and office, in part because of their convenience, ease of use and portability. About 80 percent of tablet owners say they enjoy an improved work/life balance because of the technology and cite the following business benefits: Increased productivity (almost 60 percent of survey respondents say they get more work done using a tablet), centralized communication (more than 40 percent said staying connected with colleagues and clients was the primary motivator for buying a tablet) and ease of use (about 75 percent of tablet users check email, and one-third review and edit documents on their devices.)
The No. 1 motivator for owning a tablet (at more than 90 percent) is the convenience of portability. Being able to tuck a tablet into a portfolio or small bag was more important than the ability to video conference, the device's operating system, or easy access to office email and VPNs. Convenience was so important to survey respondents that they also admitted using a tablet in bed (78 percent), in the bathroom (35 percent) and at a restaurant (30 percent).