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Digital transformation needs culture change as well as tech

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Prioritizing culture, alongside technology change, can lead to significant increases in revenue according to new research from Telstra.

The study finds that 85 percent of senior technology decision-makers in the UK believe that technology implementation is an empowering force when it comes to employees delivering value for their organizations. But it can be used as a tool to both reinforce (77 percent) and change (82 percent) culture within the organization too.

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Three quarters of Americans would ditch traditional banks for fintechs

A new survey shows that 74 percent of Americans would be willing to switch from their bank to safe and more cost-effective fintech services. The same research also finds that half believe their bank fees are too high, while one in five thinks banks are slow innovators.

The survey of over 1,100 people by the Money Transfer Comparison website finds 39 percent of Americans would switch for innovative low-rate credit cards, 35 percent for personal or car loans, 30 percent for home loans, 25 percent for savings accounts, 22 percent for budgeting apps, 15 percent for share trading and 13 percent for international money transfers.

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The changing face of the digital workspace

One of the effects of the pandemic was a rapid and massive shift to remote working and it's becoming increasingly clear that we're not going to be returning to quite the way things were before.

The Digital Workspace Ecosystem Alliance (DWEA) has produced a State of the Digital Workspace 2023 report, based on the responses from 2,660 enterprise IT survey respondents worldwide, looking at the current work landscape.

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How gamification can help solve the skills shortage [Q&A]

Almost all areas of the IT industry are suffering from a shortage of skilled staff. In order to prevent the skilled people you do have being poached by other companies it's important to keep them happy.

One of the methods of doing that is to improve their level of engagement. Martin Browne, customer experience chief technologist of communications provider DigitalWell, believes that the way to achieve better engagement is by using gamification, we spoke to him to find out more.

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Metaverse? Meh!

A large majority of consumers in the UK say they have never heard of or are bored by Web3 (89 percent) and the Metaverse (84 percent), according to a new study.

Research from digital agency Studio Graphene surveyed 2,000 UK adults and finds technologies that hit the market more than a decade ago have high levels of consumer understanding and use, but this drops off sharply when looking at more recent innovations.

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How digital IDs are set to shake up the way we access services [Q&A]

Around the world governments are increasingly keen on introducing digital identity systems for their citizens. These are seen as a secure way for people to access government and other services as these move online.

We spoke with Philipp Pointner, chief of digital identity at Jumio, to find out more about digital ID and its implications for security and privacy.

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One in five CISOs works over 25 hours overtime each week

According to new research from Tessian, 18 percent of UK and US security leaders work over 25 hours extra a week, double the amount of overtime they reported in 2021.

On average, they work 16.5 hours over their contracted weekly hours, up from 11 hours in 2021. Also three-quarters of security leaders say they aren't able to always switch off from work, 16 percent of these say they can rarely or never switch off.

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How improving the application experience can deliver for business [Q&A]

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Spending on cloud services is showing no sign of slowing down, but IT and security leaders are realizing that applications need to have high availability and strong performance in order to be effective.

Application experience management is therefore becoming a key element of enterprise strategy. We spoke to Jason Dover, VP product strategy at Progress, to find out why.

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Consumers absorb cybersecurity tips from popular culture

According to a new study 59 percent US and UK consumers are now more cautious about trusting others online thanks to having watched fraud documentaries.

The report from Onfido looks at the impact of popular shows like Inventing Anna and The Tinder Swindler and finds that 67 percent of consumers admit they have changed their outlook on fraud.

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Over 65s feel excluded by online brands

New research from customer engagement platform Twilio shows older consumers are being left behind when businesses digitize their customer facing operations.

Although consumers over 65 hold significant digital shopping power, with 76 percent relying on online shopping in the UK, only 12 percent say they feel understood by brands they interact with digitally.

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Increased expectations see burnout on the rise among enterprise tech teams

Digitization and rising consumer expectations are having a major impact on the working conditions of technology teams leading to a rise in burnout and attrition.

A new study from PagerDuty shows 42 percent working more hours in 2021 than in 2020, and 54 percent of responders are being interrupted outside normal working hours.

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Employees want better digital experiences, management want bigger profits

In an echo of another report we covered earlier this week, a new study from Ivanti finds that digital employee experience (DEX) has a major impact on employee satisfaction.

The research shows that 64 percent of employees believe their experience with technology impacts their morale, and that 49 percent are frustrated by their work-supplied tech.

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Poor tech experience makes staff consider quitting

More than 30 percent of employees would consider leaving their job due to poor digital workplace experiences and 14 percent have actually left a job for this reason, according to a new report.

The study from Lakeside Software finds that on average, employees claim they are achieving just 60 percent of their potential work output because of the suboptimal quality of their overall digital experience.

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Are cybersecurity teams underusing female talent? [Q&A]

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It's reckoned that women make up only around a quarter of the cybersecurity workforce. And yet the women who do work in the sector are generally better qualified than their male counterparts.

Despite this there is still a clear divide across the technology sector generally, in both treatment and pay. So, is the cybersecurity sector under-utilizing female talent? And what advantages can a more gender diverse workforce deliver?

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Smartphone use linked to decline in mental wellbeing for young adults

Smartphones have made a significant change to the way we live our lives, giving us access to information on the go and keeping us in touch wherever we are.

But the benefits they offer are only part of the story. An alarming new study from non-profit research organization Sapien Labs suggests that a decline in the mental health of younger generations has occurred alongside smartphone use and an increase in social isolation.

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