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APAC employees 'most likely' to take work devices on vacation

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A survey of 3000 workers, including 1000 from the Asia-Pacific region, has found that 71% of Australians tend to take their work devices with them when going on vacation, the highest percentage recorded.

The survey, carried out by technology intelligence solution provider Snow Software and also covering 1000 workers each from Europe and the US, found that, overall, 34% of those surveyed said they always took devices used for work along with them when holidaying.

Another 27% said they took these devices along most of the time while 17% said they only took them along some of the time.

The survey indicated that workers in the APAC region had the hardest time disconnecting, with 71% always taking their laptops along on vacation and only 18% being inclined to leave them at home.

Europeans were found to be the most inclined to forget about work devices on holiday, with 29% taking them along. Thirty-five percent said they still took along work devices most of the time.

American workers were the category most inclined to leave work devices at home when setting out on a vacation, with 26% of those surveyed saying they would never take these devices with them on holiday.

The percentage of workers who carried office devices with them on vacation also varied with their position in an organisation.

Workers who held higher level positions were more likely to take their work device on vacation, with 50% of vice-presidents and C-level executives never leaving them behind. However, 44% of interns exhibited similar behaviour.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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