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

May 9, 2007

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.”