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Kensington Survey Data Reveals that 3 in 5 Professionals Use Multiple Devices at Work More than 50% of the Time

  • June 09, 2015

Industry Study Finds that 90% of Executives Surveyed Believe Integrating Devices Would Enhance Productivity

Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple. desktop and mobile computing accessories, today announced findings from a North American survey on productivity and the use of mobile devices in the office/desktop environment. The data shows that more than 60 percent of professionals surveyed use multiple devices in the office at least half the time, with nearly 60 percent sending files back and forth between a mobile device and computer at least three times per week. For more about Kensington’s productivity solutions, see the announcement issued separately today introducing the new SD4000 Universal USB Docking Station which enables users to leverage 4K monitors — expected to become a common standard — in business applications.

Research by Forrester shows that 74 percent of employees have two devices that they use for work, and just over half of users juggle three devices.1 When sending files between a mobile device and computer, most rely on multiple resources — including email, Dropbox, iCloud, and/or Google Drive — as well as a range of external accessories like monitors, keyboards, and chargers to try to boost productivity.

“The limitations caused by a cluttered digital landscape show a clear need for employees to have access to more flexible accessories at their desktops,” said Louie Yao, Global Product Manager, Kensington. “More organizations need to move toward a standardized process that allows professionals to conveniently use a single solution in their work environment, rather than always worrying about how to sync their devices.”

Kensington’s productivity survey also revealed that professionals in organizations large and small, across diverse industries, are concerned with the effects on their productivity from lack of integration among their various computing devices. Over 80 percent of those polled use email for file transfer between two devices, and 90 percent of IT management, IT staff, and corporate managers believe that integrating their computing devices would enhance their productivity.

The survey also identified that the top five business tasks of respondents using a smartphone are phone calls, emails, texts, maps, and photos. Kensington conducted the survey in the second quarter of 2015.

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About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.