Workers consider their computers to be more important to their work than their boss, according to new research.
A quarter of employees who took part in the Fujitsu Systems' Working IT study believe that technology is the most useful thing in the office, but less than 20 per cent thought that their boss was most useful.
According to news website Ananova, one in five respondents wouldn't know what to do without technology, and 38 per cent would refuse to work as hard if denied computer access.
A Fujitsu spokeswoman warned that, if companies fail to provide reliable and robust PCs for their employees, they risk alienating staff and damaging productivity.
The research also found that emails are replacing face-to-face contact between workers.
The survey was carried out by researchers Taylor Nelson Sofres from interviews with over 1,000 UK office workers.
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