Feeds

UK workers prefer beach to office

Shock finding of BT teleworking survey

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Website security in corporate America

A BT survey has concluded what every office-bound computer slave already knows: that the majority of staff would prefer to choose where they did their work.

The most popular alternative to the office was - amazingly - the beach. Mountain tops and park benches polled 18 and 17 per cent, respectively, although a lamentable four per cent expressed a wish to do their chores from the comfort of their own bed.

BT's sudden interest in the subject is linked to Wireless Broadband Week. Since 57 per cent of those surveyed spent at least five hours a day slumped in front of a PC, there is much to be said for the idea of teleworking.

Not, however, if your staff are "hard at it" next to a women's beach volleyball tournament on Rio's Copacabana, or "just working through emails" from the summit of K2.

The park bench as an alternative work environment has found favour among El Reg staff, not least because many of this elite cadre of IT hacks find themselves sleeping on said municipal furniture after a particularly heavy night in Vulture Central's own teleworking poll winner: the local pub. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
OECD lashes out at tax avoiding globocorps' location-flipping antics
You hear that, Amazon, Google, Microsoft et al?
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.