Are Handhelds A Helpful Link To The Office Or Noose Around The Neck?

While BlackBerry and other handheld devices are keeping IT professionals connected to the office, is that connection becoming more of a noose than a link?Handheld devices are increasingly creating a “work-everywhere” environment, where it’s more difficult for professionals to let go of work needs during what should be their own personal time, according to a new survey from Dice, an online career site for technology professionals.

A Dice poll showed that 38% said they are “doing work-related tasks all the time.” Another 26% said they have set boundaries dividing work and personal time. They were not, however, asked if those boundaries are strong enough to hold up under work pressures.”



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