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Study finds scientists and engineers prefer computers over mobile devices

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Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.—Scientists and engineers prefer to use computers over mobile phones and tablets to communicate with organizations, according to a new report from David James Group, in conjunction with the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening and the Society of Women Engineers.

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.

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