Study finds IT professionals would forgo the Cup Final to fix a PC

IT workers are World Cup heroes

A survey has found that 87 per cent of British IT workers are prepared to miss the World Cup final if they were called on to repair a computer.

The study by security management solutions provider Tufin Technologies, ran contrary to findings by the Chartered Management Institute which warned that businesses were worried about losing “a fortune in lost production as employees take time off and waste time nattering about the tournament.”

Interestingly, the company repeated the survey in the United States, and found that only 80 per cent of American IT workers would miss the SuperBowl in event of a crisis.

“Although there have been many reports of people skiving to watch the matches – especially with the favourable time differences, our study shows that many network defenders won’t be taking their eye of the ball, if you’ll pardon the pun,” said Tufin Technologies’ vice president Shaul Efraim.

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