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Summary:According to an "independent European survey" by Toshiba, over 90 percent of entrepreneurs store "secrets" on their mobile devices.Interestingly, the survey also shows that 22 percent of entrepreneurs have lost a smartphone or pocket PC in the past, and 1 in 5 has lost multiple devices.

According to an "independent European survey" by Toshiba, over 90 percent of entrepreneurs store "secrets" on their mobile devices.

Interestingly, the survey also shows that 22 percent of entrepreneurs have lost a smartphone or pocket PC in the past, and 1 in 5 has lost multiple devices. And the UK's top of that list (29 percent). Whoops. UK entrepreneurs were also most likely to lose their device while "out socialising" - Tosh mention that this especially relevant during office party season. Consider yourself warned.

Here's more: "executives are using devices for work matters in home environments, and are expecting colleagues to follow suite; leading to potential issues of work life balance conflicts... 60 percent of entrepreneurs find sending work-related communications while away from the office is unpopular with their own partner", although "23 percent of respondents said that sending work-related text messages rather than emails were more tolerated by their partners". Who'd have thought?

And "40 per cent of executives to having emailed or texted while in control of a car". That isn't terribly bright, is it? Come on, folks, keep your eyes on the road!

Topics: Telcos

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David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both... Full Bio

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