Workers Pay for Job-Related Technology

Workers Pay for Job-Related Technology

Workers Pay for Job-Related Technology

95 percent of iWorkers say they use at least one self-purchased device for work.
Employees who depend on multiple communications devices, including hard-core iWorkers, often pay their own money to get the right tools for their jobs, according to a new online poll from Unisys. Workers want control over what they use, but IT decision-makers often fail to adapt purchasing models to modern times. "Employers are clinging to old ways,” says Sam Gross, vice president of global IT outsourcing solutions for Unisys. “They could miss an opportunity to mobilize and unleash the innovation of tech-savvy employees who want to use the technologies in their personal lives for work.” Faced with increasing employee demand, IT organizations need to consider buying and supporting new models to increase iWorkers' satisfaction and productivity, according to Unisys. More than 140 iWorkers took part in the new online poll, which complements research the company recently conducted with IDC. That prior Unisys-IDC research study surveyed 2,820 iWorkers and nearly 650 IT and business decision-makers. For more research on iWorkers, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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