In a recent survey of European office workers, researchers found that 40% of office workers are tempted to smash their existing computers in order to get an upgrade. Interestingly, twice as many workers considered this method when their work computer was slower than their home computer. While wide-scale computer smashing is probably not to consume the workplace anytime soon, the broader point should not be lost. In order to be productive, workers need computing resources to enable their work. Being forced to use equipment that is 2, 3, 4, even 5 (UK average) years old can seriously limit productivity and engender frustration that leading to workplace computer violence. The speed of innovation should force companies to re-think PC refresh rates. Now if you will excuse me, I am off to smash my Storm 2 so I can get an iPhone.
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