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Laptops Beware –Tablets Are Taking Over The Workplace

More than half of UK workers believe that tablets will replace laptops in the workplace within the next decade, a new survey has found.

A study by EE found that almost a third (31 percent) of workers said that laptop usage in their workplace was declining as employees increasingly look for a more flexible working solution.

Overall, 24 percent of the 2,000 workers surveyed have already now transitioned to tablets, the survey found, as 36 percent think the total switch will happen in the next few years.


The survey also found that many workers are remaining loyal to their original tablets, with the majority professing to have owned their device for around three years, despite most contracts typically lasting only 24 months.

In order to react to this change in usage habits, EE is launching the UK’s first tablet plan to provide additional flexibility specifically for small business customers.

The carrier says that its 36-month plan can save subscribers approximately 25 percent each month in comparison to a 24-month plan, as well as providing businesses with flexible options to meet their business needs.

“Our research clearly shows that businesses are mobilising their workforces, and that tablets are rapidly becoming the primary device of choice,” said Mike Tomlinson, director of small business at EE.

Check out TechWeekEurope’s list of the top 10 tablets for businesses here!

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Mike Moore

Michael Moore joined TechWeek Europe in January 2014 as a trainee before graduating to Reporter later that year. He covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to mobile devices, wearable tech, the Internet of Things, and financial technology.

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