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SOURCE Logicalis UK
SLOUGH, England, December 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Nationwide survey of 13-17 year olds reveals economic opportunity from generation's IT aspirations and expectations
A survey of more than 1000 UK 13-17 year olds points to a future workforce that is 'digital first' in everything it does, and whose digital talents could bring significant economic value to the UK. The findings are published today in a report by Logicalis UK, entitled 'The Realtime Generation: Rise of the Digital First Era'.
The survey, conducted by research company Youngbods, reveals the digital life of the average UK teen includes six digital devices and access to 192GB of storage, while two-thirds are creating and actively sharing videos online.
This connected generation consider Maths, English, Science and ICT the four most essential subjects to study; and IT and Science top career choices. The findings also demonstrate a demand for change in the workplace of the future.
Gerry Carroll, author of the report at Logicalis UK, comments, "The statistics show a highly connected, commercially aware generation that is pursuing careers in STEM industries, and whose instinctive ICT skills could bring innovation and greater productivity to the workplace.
"This generation has the potential to deliver a digital dividend; an economic return on their ICT skills. But it won't happen by itself. The challenge for Government, the education system and employers is to sustain this generation's interest in the professions and industries that give Britain its competitive edge."
Further findings from the research include:
Digital First: They are connected, cloud-ready, creators of digital content.
Digital Choices: STEM subjects, university and science careers rule, but economic fears remain.
Digital Future: Connected teens say UK plc needs to evolve to get ready for them.
The report provides a unique insight for universities, employers and Government into how this generation will influence our economy and change the workplace. Carroll adds:
"The Realtime Generation is expecting to use the technologies and devices to which they're accustomed, throughout their education and into their careers. A student body or workforce that uses its digital know-how to improve performance or increase productivity is a highly attractive proposition. The nation will only benefit from this opportunity, however, if the infrastructure and working practices are in place to accommodate this generation's expectations."
About the Realtime Generation survey:
Logicalis' Realtime Generation survey seeks to establish the digital footprint of 13-17 year olds, the next generation of workers, and capture their opinions on the digital future of the UK. The sixth annual report, the Realtime Generation survey provides a unique insight for universities, employers and Government into how this generation's expectations, concerns and aspirations for its education and prospective careers will influence our economy.
About Logicalis, http://www.uk.logicalis.com
Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; business analytics; data centre and cloud services; and managed services.
Logicalis employs nearly 3,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of over $1.4 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion. For more information, visit http://www.uk.logicalis.com.
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