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Mobile Workers Rely On Coffee Shops

Mobile Workers Rely On Coffee Shops
  • Increased Trend For Mobile Working

    Increased Trend For Mobile Working

    There is an increasing trend for people to do their work on the move and a new survey highlights the reliance on coffee shop Wi-Fi services. A study by Samsung found that remote workers are more concerned about the provision of free Wi-Fi rather than the quality of beverage being offered by coffee shops.

    More than a third of employees involved in the survey admitted they pick a coffee shop to work at because it has a reliable Wi-Fi service and they are less concerned whether they will have to drink a sub-standard cup of tea or coffee during their visit. The survey also found that around 70 per cent of people now work remotely from coffee shops at least twice a week – supporting the growing trend of employees opting to do tasks away from the traditional office and make use of high-tech mobile devices.

  • "Through this research we wanted to get to the bottom of the technology issues of mobile working."

    Those polled also showed support for coffee shops to provide further technology to help them work remotely. In particular, working customers showed positive demand for access to printers and scanners, as well as the ability to use electricity points to recharge their phones, tablets and laptops. Mark Ash, general manager print at Samsung UK, said: “Through this research we wanted to get to the bottom of the technology issues of mobile working.

    The trend of working remotely in coffee shops has been steadily increasing for a while now, but our research found the availability of Wi-Fi is no longer enough to satisfy customers.” He added: “Despite it being important, customers want a more complete working experience.” A total of 101 coffee shops were involved in the research and eight per cent confirmed they already offer dedicated areas for professionals so they can avoid other potential distractions from other customers. Interestingly, 42 per cent of workers wished their local establishment would choice to offer a special business-only space so they could work in peace.

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