More people work from bed

A NEW street survey has uncovered the vast amount of time people spend working in bed.

With 35% of people saying that they or their partners work from bed, it is unsurprising that people complain they don’t feel work ever stops. In fact, 5% of people who say they work from bed admit to averaging two hours a day.

Of those admitting that they worked in bed, nearly three quarters (73%) were men. The survey was commissioned by Infosecurity Europe in the run-up to a 2012 event taking place from April 24-26, in Earls Court, London.

Claire Sellick, event director for Infosecurity Europe, said: “Mobile devices and laptops have delivered great freedom by enabling people to work when they are out of the office or on the move – but surely the fact that so many people are now working from bed is just going too far.

“But on the darker side, this survey reveals the scale of the problem for IT security departments who have to secure sensitive communications or transactions, wherever they are being made. Of people who work from a mobile device, more than one in four admitted they don’t use strong security – so they are leaving themselves vulnerable to security breaches.”

When surveyed, Tim Howard, 37, said: “I check and send emails before I go to sleep and when I wake up in the morning – I try not to spend too much time on it, but when you work with people all around the world, it is difficult to avoid.”

He isn’t alone – of those people who said they do work from bed, 30% say they do an hour or more a day – which quickly adds up over the course of a week or month.

Infosecurity Europe commissioned the street survey of 1000 people conducted in London from March 26-30 .