How IT Pros Use Technology
Did you ever wonder how IT employees actually use technology? If so, the following entertaining facts from a couple of Experts Exchange surveys may prove interesting. IT workers, for example, spend well beyond what's considered a normal eight-hour work day on desktops or laptops. Most have bought a computer within the last year—a significantly higher buying pattern than two years ago. And, despite the massive appeal of ever-hip Apple products, PCs still rule in the office cubicles rather than Macs. Whichever products they prefer, the survey respondents are generally good about protecting them, as most said they run virus scans no less than once a week. The findings also shed light on the shrinking number of tech employees who have pursued a formal education in the field of IT and computer science. But this doesn't seem to hurt them because very few of the IT managers surveyed consider a computer science degree a hiring "must have" when they look to fill tech department jobs. An estimated 1,000 U.S. IT workers and 200 IT managers took part in the research.