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NickyTargus 25 March 2019 News, Technology

Adapting to mobile working and agile offices

The typical nine to five, behind a desk, is fast becoming a thing of the past. In fact, research conducted by Targus reveals that 40% of employees are now actively looking for agile workspaces that provide flexible working.

Mobile working is also on the rise, and this doesn’t mean just working in another location – many employees find the perfect opportunity to get work done is when travelling to and from the office.

But for team members to be empowered to work away from a desk, they need to be equipped with the right tools to easily access their devices and transport them safely and in comfort.

Supplying a backpack is one key step employers can take here to support staff, however less than half (47%) of the workplaces we surveyed are providing this.

Picking the right backpack for your team can be time consuming, so to speed up the process, here are some suggestions on what to look for when choosing a backpack for agile workers.

1. Protection

Many employees will have a company laptop or device, so providing a sturdy and practical backpack is critical to keeping those expensive devices safe. The CityGear 15.6” Laptop Backpack provides a Dome Protection System that absorbs the shocks and evenly distributes pressures on devices. It is also equipped with ergonomic features, which 66% of older employees we surveyed state they look for, including a moulded back panel, padding and comfortable straps.

2. Functionality

With an abundance of backpacks on the market, it is important to find a suitable one that goes the extra mile. Our 15.6” CityLite Pro Convertible Backpack does just that, transforming from a backpack to a ready to go briefcase – a practical solution for employees going from the office to that important meeting.

The Targus 12 – 15.6” CityLite Pro Security Laptop Backpack also redefines ‘protection’. Built with RFID-blocking technology, this backpack makes sure personal information is kept safe from illegal scanning, truly safeguarding employees wherever they’re working from.


Finding the perfect backpack for employees doesn’t mean sacrificing style, as our 15″ Newport Convertible 3-in-1 Backpack combines practicality with a sleek innovative design. Converting easily from a backpack to a messenger bag or a top handle carry bag, this backpack has a slimline profile and the capacity to carry a 15” laptop and documents. Practicality has never looked so good.

As agile workplaces and mobile employees grow in numbers, it is clear that it is more important than ever to arm your team with the right tools to maximise their potential – in and out of the office.

Choosing the right backpack for employees can be a hard decision, but finding the right solution can be game changing. Learn more about our backpacks here.