The study, “Use of Mobile Communications among Science and Technology Professionals,” was based on an online survey of 825 scientists and engineers, conducted in November.
According to the study, 57% of scientists and engineers prefer to view email messages on their desktop or laptop computers, compared with 9% on mobile phones and 4% on tablets.
Also, when it comes to communicating with their organization, 91% use email, 75% use the company's website and 25% use mobile phones. Respondents could select more than one response.
The study also found that 28% of scientists and engineers use mobile technologies to make purchases over the Internet.