Employees struggle with the technology they are given to do their job

British workplaces are playing IT catch-up as employees struggle to conquer the technology divide, says a Samsung survey.

British workplaces are playing IT catch-up as employees struggle to conquer the technology divide, says a Samsung survey.

The Samsung survey, in partnership with YouGov, shows that 20% of the 1,000 questioned say they do not have the basic IT facilities to carry out their day-to-day job for their employer.

The average UK employee also believed their IT skills were "average" at best, with 5% believing them to be poor. The survey also highlighted that 38% have no method of feeding back on the IT that they are provided to do their jobs.

Graham Paterson, IT business director at Samsung IT, said, "Our survey indicates that many employees believe their IT skills need to be further bolstered by both training and access to new technologies in order to help them do their jobs."

Other survey findings:

  • 10% of UK employees believe that their company's IT system is currently poor, and 37% believe it to be average.
  • 11% are allowed to work remotely, and 10% are provided with a home PC.
  • 19% of employers invest in new IT "only when absolutely necessary", and 8% do it "hardly ever".



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