The laptop repair industry is in crisis.
The industry has experienced a series of downturns, including the collapse of the laptop repair business in the United States and the disappearance of many of the industry’s key players, including Dell.
Now, there is a renewed interest in laptops, particularly from young professionals looking to take control of their lives.
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But with the rise of cloud computing, there are many people looking to move online, as well as the need to connect with their colleagues via Skype or WhatsApp.
More than just a device, a laptop is also an opportunity for people to reconnect with family and friends, and also to make new connections in the real world.
“I think the most important thing about my laptop is that it’s a great opportunity to connect to my parents, and it’s also a great place to connect in the digital world,” said Sarah, a 16-year-old student from Leeds.
The idea of having a laptop at home is very exciting, and is something that we can take advantage of when we’re out and about.
It’s a really important part of who we are and it can be an invaluable tool when it comes to working, Sarah added.
However, the most recent data from the UK Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) suggests that laptops can also be an even greater security risk than smartphones.
The data shows that almost half of laptops reported to CERT had been lost or stolen in the last 12 months, compared with only 3% of smartphones.
CERT warns that, as more laptops are lost or damaged, hackers are finding ways to exploit weaknesses in their devices to gain access to people’s accounts, emails and other personal information.
If you or anyone you know needs help, call 0800 1111.
For more information, contact CERT’s media enquiries team on 0800 931 0891.