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How well do you know your employees desktop and mobile habits?

Do you know how your employees are accessing content within your business? Enterprise file sharing specialist Egnyte (opens in new tab) has analysed all of the unstructured data from its customers, no matter what device, storage, or apps they use, to discover the latest trends.

Having looked at this data over the last 12 months, they uncovered some interesting facts about the diversity of employee interactions with their company content.

Findings include that only 15 per cent of users utilised both desktop and mobile apps to access content. This suggests that employees are highly specialised, using mobile or desktop according to their roles in the company. Workers in the field likely to only use apps on their mobile devices (24 per cent), whereas office-based employees are likely to only use apps on desktop (61 per cent).

What is perhaps more surprising is that 63 per cent of users utilised two or more operating systems (Mac, Windows, Linux, etc.) when accessing content. This indicates a willingness and ability to work with a variety of tools and devices and that employees need to have choices for how they get their work done and what tools they can use.

Google Chrome dominates the business sector with a whopping 60 per cent of activities done via the browser. Internet Explorer trails at only 20 per cent and Safari unloved at only five per cent. However, 40 per cent of employees actually use two or more browsers when accessing their content.

You can find out more about the results on the Egnyte blog (opens in new tab) and there's a summary in infographic form below.


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Ian Barker worked in information technology before discovering that writing about computers was easier than fixing them. He has worked for a staff writer on a range of computer magazines including PC Extreme, was editor of PC Utilities, and has written for TechRadar, BetaNews, IT Pro Portal, and LatestGadgets.