Employees want tech to boost business productivity, not to monitor performance

Perhaps unsurprisingly, workers want technology that helps them become more efficient rather than helping their bosses snoop on them, a new business report shows.  Over half of employees (53%) are prepared to use technology like wearables to boost their own productivity at work. However, three quarters (74%) said no to wearables being used by employers to monitor performance. These…

Growth in device spending as consumers become ‘less price sensitive’, says Gartner

  Users of PCs, ultramobiles and mobile phones are buying new devices at higher average selling prices (ASPs), resulting in growth in end-user spending in 2017. Gartner Inc. estimates that end-user spending will increase by 2 per cent in 2017, to nearly $600 billion in current US dollars. Spending on mobile phones will represent 67…