More workers in the US are utilising mobile office machines, such as laptops and Blackberries, rather than relying on the physical space of their offices, according to new research.
A survey by remote services firm Citrix Online revealed that people are using office equipment to work remotely more than ever.
Some 25 per cent of US employees and 40 per cent of small business owners said that they regularly work from an offsite location, using their portable office equipment.
Web technology that allows remote access to office machines was seen as very valuable by respondents, who also reported high usage of email for communication purposes.
Additionally, the poll found that two-thirds of people who were not able to work remotely wanted the option to do so.
"Web commuting certainly appears to be a trend-in-the-making," commented Kellyanne Conway, chief executive officer and president of the polling company, which carried out the survey.
"The technology is so available and so reasonably priced, that people of all backgrounds, situations and locations are becoming increasingly mobile."
She added that commuting this way with office machines "represents a future where they workplace will be everywhere".
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