Cisco conducted their second annual Cisco Connected World Technology Report examining the relationship between behavior, the Internet and the pervasiveness of networking. The study reveled that one in three college students and young professionals consider the Internet to be of the utmost importance in the same category as food, air and water.
The findings are valued as providing insight into the mindset and behavior of the world’s next-generation workers who will greatly influence business communications, mobile lifestyles, corporate hiring and security. Cisco’s report provides evidence for challenges companies will face in the balancing act of mobility, security risk, big data, virtualization and the cloud.
“The results of the Cisco Connected World Technology Report should make businesses re-examine how they need to evolve in order to attract talent and shape their business models,” said Marie Hattar, vice president, Enterprise Marketing, Cisco. “CIOs need to plan and scale their networks now to address the security and mobility demands that the next generation workforce will put on their infrastructure, and they need to do this in conjunction with a proper assessment of corporate policies.”