Home Computers Fail to Meet the Demands of Work Pressure
London & South East, UK (31 July, 2012) - For those working in and around the capital this summer, it seems that crammed train carriages, traffic jams and busy streets are what await. Workers have already been warned of the impending disruption to their normal daily commute, which for Londoners and those in the South East already stands at a staggering average of 277 hours annually. An extra million visitors are expected to travel into London each day during the games. It's no surprise then, that a recent survey by Crucial.com found that 83% of people in London and the South East would like to work from home if they could during this period, with 50% of businesses already agreeing that their staff may do so.
As working from home booms, so does the potential pressure placed on our home computers while they're expected to cope with an increased workload. The research also revealed that four in 10 respondents believe that their computer is their main barrier to working at home. Those surveyed were concerned that their systems were too slow, that their computer set up wasn't right and that their machine was unable to handle the number of applications they felt it necessary to have open simultaneously.
A lack of ample computer memory (RAM) is likely to be a prime cause of these problems, and when computers run slowly, a simple upgrade may resolve the issue. On average this costs around £64 and is significantly less expensive than missed days and wasted time during working hours, especially over this busy period. Additionally, a memory upgrade is a considerably more economical option to buying a brand new computer.
Ensuring that home computers are up to the task would help to achieve the 30% reduction in commuter journeys required to keep the transport system moving smoothly, and could also help increase job satisfaction, reduce frustrations and increase the amount of time workers have to themselves. Businesses and employees are invited to visit www.crucial.com/uk to find a simple do-it-yourself computer memory upgrade in order to facilitate working from a home computer.
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Notes to editors:
 TUK white paper 'London 2012: Olympic Games'
 TFL "Get Ahead of the Games" campaign
 The survey, conducted on by an independent research company, commissioned by crucial.com, polled more than 2,000 people in the UK, aged 18-70 (2012)
 CIB figures from London businesses
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