New – Tech Update: Two-thirds of remote workers are using faulty tech

Did you know two-thirds of remote workers don’t report accidental damage to their work laptop, because they’re scared of getting into trouble?

 Many swaps to their personal laptop instead. Our latest tech update video explains why this is big data security “no-no” – and what you can do to help your staff not feel so bad when the cat knocks a drink over their keyboard.

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When was the last time you checked with your remote staff about the state of their home tech? A new report says two-thirds of remote workers have faulty devices they haven’t reported to their boss.

 Laptops are the most likely to break followed by keyboards, monitors and PCs. Most damage is done by food and drink spillages. It’s playing havoc with their productivity. So why don’t they report it?

 Because they’re scared of getting into trouble. Four out of five people continue to use their device if only a few features are affected. A third will swap to their personal device instead.

 This is a problem, as it opens up your business data to new security risks. Personal tech might not have all the security measures a work device would.


We suggest you make it a golden rule that all work must be done on company-issued devices. And create a culture where it’s OK if a device gets damaged, so long as it’s reported quickly.

 If you need any help choosing the right technology for your team, or creating a new policy, give us a call on 01423 423068 or complete our form.


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