US workers go mobile

By James Lawson, ITWeb journalist
Johannesburg, 09 Jul 2010

US workers go mobile

A Unisys-IDC survey of 2 820 respondents reveals the US workforce is increasingly mobile, using laptops and smartphones to do their jobs, states Technology Live.

The survey says 86% of respondents e-mail while on vacation; 62% view and send e-mails from family gatherings; 40% aged 18 to 25 send business e-mails from bed, and 33% of respondents send e-mails from entertainment events.

"The research shows a profound disconnect between what workers are doing with consumer technologies and what IT leaders believe is happening in their organisations," says John Gantz, chief research officer and senior VP, IDC.

Seagate unveils 3TB external drive

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex external drive provides 3TB of storage, writes Hardware Zone.

The drive includes the ability to adapt the USB 2.0 to a USB 3.0 or FireWire connection to provide for faster file transfer speeds.

“Consumer capacity demands are quickly out-pacing the needs of business as people continue to collect high-definition videos, photos and music,” says Teh Ban Seng, VP and MD, Seagate.

Ikon migrates to Equivios tech

Ikon, a Ricoh company, has started using Equivio's data redundancy technology for near-duplicates and e-mail threads maintenance, says PR Newswire.

The application enhances in locating business data, reducing the risk of missing key information in documents.

"Using Equivio's proven technology to identify near-duplicates and e-mail threads extends the value of the electronic discovery services we provide to our clients," says Vic Rainsford, VP, Ricoh US Enterprise Services.