Cisco study showed that every third student and young professional thinks the Internet is as important as basic, necessary for human resources, such as air, water, food and shelter.
Cisco report also revealed that more than half of respondents in the study can not live without the Internet and view it as “an integral part of their life” – in some cases even more significant than cars, dating and partying.
These and other findings allow us to understand the thinking and behavior expectations of the next generation of workers, and how it will affect many things, from business communication and mobile lifestyle and ending with the hiring of employees, corporate security and the ability of companies to compete.
Dave Evans, chief futurist Cisco: “Lifestyle” mixing professionals and consumers in the workspace – their technological expectations and behavior in relation to information access change the nature of communications on a global level. Report Results Cisco Connected World Technology Report provides the company’s unique information that will give them a competitive advantage when it comes to making IT solutions and personnel management. ”
Air, water, Internet : One-third of the students and the employee around the world (33%) believes that the Internet is a fundamental resource for mankind – just as important as air, water, food and shelter. Nearly half (49% of students and 47% of workers) believe that he was “pretty close” to this level of significance. Four out of five students and young professionals believe that the Internet is a vital part of their daily lives.
Daily life : More than half of respondents (55% of the students and staff 62%) said they can not live without the Internet and view it as “an integral part of their lives.”
A new method of travel : If they were forced to opt for something one, most students around the world – about two-thirds (64%) – would prefer online car.
The importance of mobile devices : Two-thirds of students (66%) and more than half of employees (58%) consider a mobile device (laptop, smartphone, tablet) as “the most important technology in their lives.”
Online distraction or disruption ? Students reported a permanent online “stimuli”, interrupting them during a project or homework. This includes instant messaging, social media updates and phone calls. In an hour more than four out of five (84%) students break away from work at least once. Somewhere in one of five students (19%) diverted 6 or more times – on average once every 10 minutes. One in ten (12%) said that strays from the account of distractions during the concentration of the project.
Global study consists of two surveys – one focused on students, the other – for young professionals aged 20 years. Each survey was participated by 100 respondents from 14 countries. A total of 2800 people involved.