How Easily Do IT Professionals Unplug on Vacation?

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Most technology service professionals say they are comfortable taking even two or three weeks vacation each year. But what does that mean? Do IT professionals pack the office in their suitcase or leave the laptops behind? We wanted to find out how much vacation time is really spent on vacation and when vacation is just another venue for work. Here's how managed service providers responded.

While-on-vacation-or-holiday-do-you-keep-working-3It’s not so easy for IT professionals to fully unplug while on vacation. Over a third say they work on their laptop for part of the time and another third, while not working on a laptop, keep their phone close at hand. Only 12% claim their vacation time fully as their own. Of course there are also a few (less than 1%) that can't seem to unwind and end up using more than half of their vacation time still working.

Considering that most information technology professionals keep business close at hand, we wondered what that might mean for the growth of the industry. The answer to that will appear tomorrow.