The movement towards flexible working, which has an impacton the potential technology being used in the home, is continuing to gatherpace.
According to research carried out by the CBI the traditional 9 to 5 is becomingblurred as workers start taking advantage of flexible working.
Resellers and distributors have already noted that theimpact of high fuel prices along with an increasing commitment to reducingcarbon footprints has already seen an increase in the number of people workingfrom home or exploiting remote access technology.
In the past some vendors have released products that aredesigned to specifically appeal to this market with Brother amongst them withits range of mutli-function devices and more recently A3 printers.
In the CBI/Pertemps Employments Trends Survey just shy ofhalf of those employers asked said they now offered flexible working, which is alarge rise from the 14% who were able to say the same two year ago.
John Cridland, CBI Deputy Director-General, said: "Usingteleworking to take work out of the workplace has become very popular, and isalso a useful way to avoid a laborious commute, balance family commitments, andeven reduce carbon emissions. As technology becomes more reliable and widelyavailable, this trend can only grow."