Featured Articles

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC’s next generation 16nm process has reached an important milestone – 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) is now in risk production.

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:27

Clumsy Brits cost business a billion a year

Written by Nick Farrell



Electronic gear gets broken too easily


Research carried out in the UK has shown that Britain’s businesses are spending more than £1billion a year on replacing electronic devices broken by clumsy staff members.

Research by Plastic Logic, the recognised leader in the field of plastic electronics, has found that one in four employees has accidentally damaged an electronic device at work. Smartphones are the most likely to be broken, accounting for 63  per cent of damaged devices. Although people handing me an iPhone often find it is broken when it is returned.

Tablet PCs fare slightly better in the workplace, making up just a tenth percent of accidental damage.  We noted that 40 per cent of iPads survive being handled by Nick Farrell depending on whether the floor is carpeted or not. Most damage to devices is caused by  workers accidentally dropping them. A quarter of electronic devices are broken in this way. Some 14 per cent of devices are left in pieces by clumsy workers sitting on them by mistake.

One in ten devices strangely cease to work after having liquid spilt on it in the office. IT workers and engineers who cause the most damage to their technology, with more than a quarter of people working in this sector saying they have accidentally cracked the screen of their smartphone.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments