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Do Tablets Make Employees Better Multi-Taskers?

on December 14, 2012

Answer: Yes

In a survey of 610 higher education, state and local government, health care and business workers, CDW found that 84 percent said tablets make them better multi-taskers. That's interesting because when tablets first came out, many people said that the devices don't allow users to multi-task.

Other interesting highlights include these stats:

  • Tablet users say they gain 1.1 hours of productivity each day by using their tablets.
  • More than half of respondents use their personal tablets for work.
  • They can't live without email and Web browsing on their tablets, but are ambivalent about photo and video editing.

The rest of the survey results can be found in the infographic below.


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