40 Per Cent of UK Small Business Workers Use Fax Machines "Daily"

By Gary Cutlack on at

We're not all cyber-warriors with goggles on our heads and USB sockets running down our spines, as a staggering 40 per cent of UK small business employees spend their days battling good old analogue fax machines and their retro "paper."

According to data released by Intel, which surveyed 3,000 of the UK's small businesses, hopefully by fax, only 16 per cent of small business workers use their smartphones for any type of "work" purposes, while the old fashioned fax is still very much a core part of how we conduct our (small) business.

Small businesses are also cutting back on upgrading and updating their existing computers, too, with just over a third of IT departments saying they have no plans to buy any new hardware this year, as austerity impacts on the working world. [The Register]