|By Marketwired .||
|June 27, 2014 10:29 AM EDT||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/14 -- (TSX: T)(NYSE: TU) - While you don't need to look too far, or listen too closely, to decipher that phone manners may be on the verge of extinction, TELUS asked Canadians to weigh in on smartphone etiquette ahead of Cellphone Courtesy Month this July. Working with Google Consumer Insights, TELUS uncovered some interesting - and, in some instances, even bizarre - insights around Canadians' views on smartphone etiquette.
When it comes to our devices, we aren't getting any love for updating our relationship status or sharing the latest cat meme - at least not from those sitting right beside us. The conclusion: We could all use a little restraint when the urge to pull it out strikes.
-- What's worse than whipping it out during a eulogy? -- Put the phone down and pass the popcorn. When asked "when or where is it completely unacceptable for others to use their smartphone," more people said movie theatre misuse is a bigger faux pas than pulling it out at a funeral (11.8 per cent vs.10.4 per cent, respectively). -- Brandishing your smartphone is a tremendous turn-off. -- More than half (53.9 per cent) of respondents said that if their companion whipped it out on a first date, there wouldn't be a second one, and 16.5 per cent said they would end the date early if they couldn't keep it in their pants. -- Toying with it can be a slap in the face. -- What's more offensive than being told to "shut up"? Nearly half (49.6 per cent) of Canadians said that interrupting a conversation to check their smartphone is a greater offense. -- Polite? Canadians can be downright rude! -- Survey participants (75 per cent) indicated overwhelmingly that they have used their smartphone to tune someone out, or avoid conversation. -- We play with it more around loved ones. -- The survey found that we're twice as likely to play with our phones around family and friends (82.6 per cent) than we are when at work (40.6 per cent). -- Who, me? -- While 9 in 10 Canadians think others are annoying when they use their smartphone in public, 40 per cent of us don't believe our own smartphone use bothers others. Which leads us to the next interesting finding... -- For once, Canadians are unapologetic! -- In fact, when told by someone else that their smartphone use was inappropriate, 38 per cent of respondents said they didn't care - only 10 per cent said they regretted their behaviour.
And that's not all. Canadians had even more to say on how they feel about whipping it out. Check out the full results and highlights from the survey here.
"At TELUS, we feel somewhat responsible for how close Canadians have become to their devices. We get it - we're enablers. Whether it's emailing the boss at midnight, disturbing the peace with a loud phone conversation on the bus or taking photos of our lunches, our obsession with phones is not letting up. But exercising restraint and showing good manners can go a long way," says Anne-Marie LaBerge, vice-president Brand and Marketing Communications, TELUS. "There's a right time and place for everything, even pulling out the beloved smartphone; and it appears our fellow Canadians agree that sometimes we're better off keeping it in our pants."
TELUS wants to inspire Canadians to "Keep It In Your Pants" for Cellphone Courtesy Month this July. Starting July 1, we invite Canadians to come clean and share their smartphone etiquette confessions on Twitter and Instagram using #keeptinyourpants or online at KeepitinYourPants.ca.
Admitting to their smartphone etiquette sins is only half the battle. As the friendly carrier, we want to help Canadians keep it in your pants and resist the temptation of using their device in the wrong place at the wrong time. To help, we present The Pantifesto - a few handy tips that will get them back in the good books.
TELUS (TSX: T)(NYSE: TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $11.5 billion of annual revenue and 13.3 million customer connections, including 7.8 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 842,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $350 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 5.4 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
TELUS Social and Media Relations
“We help people build clusters, in the classical sense of the cluster. We help people put a full stack on top of every single one of those machines. We do the full bare metal install," explained Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 19, 2014 10:00 PM EST Reads: 1,197
AppZero has announced that its award-winning application migration software is now fully qualified within the Microsoft Azure Certified program. AppZero has undergone extensive technical evaluation with Microsoft Corp., earning its designation as Microsoft Azure Certified. As a result of AppZero's work with Microsoft, customers are able to easily find, purchase and deploy AppZero from the Azure Marketplace. With just a few clicks, users have an Azure-based solution for moving applications to the...
Dec. 19, 2014 08:00 PM EST Reads: 739
The cloud is becoming the de-facto way for enterprises to leverage common infrastructure while innovating and one of the biggest obstacles facing public cloud computing is security. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jeff Aliber, a global marketing executive at Verizon, discussed how the best place for web security is in the cloud. Benefits include: Functions as the first layer of defense Easy operation –CNAME change Implement an integrated solution Best architecture for addressing network-l...
Dec. 19, 2014 07:00 PM EST Reads: 1,184
SYS-CON Events announced today Isomorphic Software, the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software ...
Dec. 19, 2014 07:00 PM EST Reads: 732
“In the past year we've seen a lot of stabilization of WebRTC. You can now use it in production with a far greater degree of certainty. A lot of the real developments in the past year have been in things like the data channel, which will enable a whole new type of application," explained Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 19, 2014 06:00 PM EST Reads: 1,156
The BPM world is going through some evolution or changes where traditional business process management solutions really have nowhere to go in terms of development of the road map. In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Kyle Hansen, Director of Professional Services at AgilePoint, shows AgilePoint’s unique approach to dealing with this market circumstance by developing a rapid application composition or development framework.
Dec. 19, 2014 04:45 PM EST Reads: 805
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com...
Dec. 19, 2014 11:30 AM EST Reads: 2,295
"BSQUARE is in the business of selling software solutions for smart connected devices. It's obvious that IoT has moved from being a technology to being a fundamental part of business, and in the last 18 months people have said let's figure out how to do it and let's put some focus on it, " explained Dave Wagstaff, VP & Chief Architect, at BSQUARE Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 19, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 1,851
SYS-CON Media announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, VP of Marketing, Application Performance Management and DevOps at CA Technologies, has joined DevOps Journal’s authors. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Aruna's inaugural article "Four Essential Cultural Hacks for DevOps Newbies" discusses how to demonstrate the...
Dec. 19, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,690
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
Dec. 19, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,960
"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 19, 2014 09:00 AM EST Reads: 1,886
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is simplifying the cloud-purchasing experience for its clients, with the launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace, a key foundational component of the company's robust ecosystem of enterprise-class technologies. The online storefront will initially feature pre-built cloud-based services from AppDynamics, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, PfSense and Tervela. Available globally to enterprises using Verizon Cloud, Verizon Cloud Marketplace provides a one-stop shop fo...
Dec. 19, 2014 08:00 AM EST Reads: 1,877
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, p...
Dec. 19, 2014 07:00 AM EST Reads: 2,163
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
Dec. 19, 2014 06:30 AM EST Reads: 2,157
ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's