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Laptop Rage accounts for 10% of damage April 21, 2009

Posted by baldricman in Tech.
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A recent study by the Ponemon Institute, has shown that a major cause of laptop damage is from our all too human anger and frustration being taken out on the poor little beasties. The study, entitled “Business Risk of a Lost Laptop”, drew opinions from 3100 IT pros in several countries; some of the more interesting results include:laptop_hammer_1

The British say only 6% is attributable to poorly-managed anger, with most of the damages due to improper care during travel.

The Yanks had rage up at 13% however, and perhaps most amusingly, more than half of it was apparently due to food and beverage spillages (*snort*)

Anyway, you can read a fuller article on the report over here.

Also, please be aware that the study is based on opinions, and not on hard data from support centres or anything like that.

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1. 1Earth - April 21, 2009

I wonder what the breakdown of operating systems are for those who got enraged by their computers. I bet Windows Vista ranked pretty high…

baldricman - April 21, 2009

I think you might be on to something there 🙂
I also suspect the figures are much lower for those who own their own laptops…
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