Feeds

Americans take the office with them on holiday

Sun screen? Passport? Laptop? Oh for God's sake...

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Pity the Yanks - they already get fewer days off than the rest of us and a new survey reveals they are still spending much of their meagre holidays working.

A survey of 1,500 people for the Travel Industry Association found 24 per cent of respondents pack their laptops when they go on holiday.

A sad nine per cent take laptops on holiday because they feel they have to be in touch with the office. Even more disturbing - 10 per cent do so because they like to stay in touch with the office.

Some 18 per cent use the internet while away to stay in touch with family and friends.

A separate survey carried out last month found 43 per cent of US office workers saying they work on vacation - double the number who said the same in 1995. One in four staff work for more than three hours a day while on holiday.

The average US citizen gets 13 days off a year, compared to 42 for Italians.

More details here. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Spies, avert eyes! Tim Berners-Lee demands a UK digital bill of rights
Lobbies tetchy MPs 'to end indiscriminate online surveillance'
How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?
Can you hear the difference? Can anyone?
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report
Probe expected to say single-digit rate was unlawful
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
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?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.