Technology users lead a full and rich life, and Technology User Profile (TUP) reveals it in great detail. Users no longer use only one type of device such as a PC, and instead juggle a combination of devices. They also do not only use their employer-provided devices for work or their own devices only for personal matters, but instead choose convenience & practicality – preferring one type of device for one activity and another type of device for other activities. While Smartphones and Tablets have reached higher penetration, the share of users who only use these devices instead of PCs is small and unique.
The Overview section of TUP 2016 (Section A1) includes a complete profile of Connected Adults. The key banner points are age/employment status, PC Ownership (Home, Work/Self-Employed), Mobile Phone Type (Smartphone/Basic cell phone), and Tech Spending (High or Low).
This section includes the answers to all of the hundreds of questions in the comprehensive TUP survey. The data-rich deliverable is designed for quick recognition of important findings, including statistical testing and indexes comparing values to their national averages. This report results cover many key topics: user demographics, technology adoption patterns (early adopters vs. laggards), device combinations, details about the usage profile, brands, and newness of Connected Devices (PCs, Tablets, e-Book Readers, Smartphones, Basic cell phones, and Game Consoles), wearable technology, printers and printing, activities (shopping, entertainment, communication, social networking, cloud storage/sharing, graphics/imaging, information/search, productivity, and personal vs. work-related for a true view of their onelife), and technology spending.
The TUP syndicated survey, conducted continuously since 1983, is based on the full range of technology users – those who connect to the Internet through PCs, Mobile Phones, Tablets, or Game Consoles. It spans consumers, employees, the self-employed, students, and even users of public/shared devices.
This document includes over 1,500 pages in PDF and Excel, featuring cross-tabulations which may be used for market sizing, user profiling, benchmarking, and to support many key decisions. The TUP 2016 Overview Section (A1) is part of the TUP 2016 User Profile Chapter. Please also refer to the many other chapters and sections of TUP, particularly Chapter A – User Profile, Section A2 DE – Demographic Overview, and Section A3 LIFE – Life Stage.