The abundance of technology among workers working from home

The majority of workers working from home have a range of connected devices available to use for work-related activities, although not all are employer-provided devices. The collection of devices among workers working from home is larger and more varied than those being used by workers not working from home.
This MetaFAQs details those key technology devices that are used more often by American and global (US, Germany, UK, Japan, China) workers working from home than those not working from home.

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Americans have big plans for tech purchases

Smartphones and computers are top of mind for near-term purchases by nearly half of American online adults. Laptops lead desktops and tablets. Purchase plans for home printers are very low. This MetaFAQs reports on the percent of American adults who are planning to buy specific types of technology products in the next 12 months. The products include home computers, smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets, wearables, and printers.

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Penetration of key devices among remote workers [TUPdate]

Many employees working from home need connected devices to work or to communicate. This TUPdate reports on the collection of actively used connected devices, comparing what is being used by employees working from home, employees not working from home, and adults not employed outside the home. These are split by form factor as well as operating system family.

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It’s a multi-ecosystem world [TUPdate]

How loyal are customers to their operating systems?
This TUPdate reports on market penetration status of broad technology ecosystems—that is, how loyal (or not) customers are when it comes to their operating system. In this analysis, MetaFacts measures the market’s adoption of the three prominent operating system families: Microsoft Windows, Google Android/Chrome OS, and Apple iOS/iPadOS/MacOS.

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Highlights: Printers

Who’s printing—and what are they printing? TUP Highlights include a broad and deep dive into an essential technology usage topic.
This highlights report focuses on printers, including: top printer brands, purchase plans for printers, top printing activities, profile of intensive printer users, ink use, trends in printing, major activities for a market segment, top printer form factors, and profile of printer user by activity. The research results showcase the TUP/Technology User Profile study, MetaFacts’ survey of a representative sample of online adults profiling the full market’s use of technology products and services during the wave of TUP/Technology User Profile 2021, which is TUP’s 39th annual. TUP Highlights typically also include results from previous waves of TUP.

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Samsung laptop progress [TUPdate]

While Samsung may be well known for its smartphones, Android tablets, and even refrigerators, its other devices–like PCs–have not achieved such notoriety. However, they are making strides to keep up with the competition—namely Apple.
This TUPdate reports on penetration rates between Samsung and Apple across countries, within their respective user bases, among their smartphone users, by age group, and technology ecosystem. This report measures online adults in the US, Germany, the UK, Japan, and China from TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual. It also includes data from TUP 2018 and 2019.

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