Read the results of the latest Lifeline IT survey into how changes in technology are affecting people.
More than seven out of ten people feel technology such as smartphones and tablets have become far too complicated over the past five years, with users admitting they neglect basic IT security as a result.
In the recent Lifeline IT survey, three quarters of those questioned said they failed to regularly back-up their laptop or computer because it is too complicated. Only four out of ten feel confident their entire digital life is securely backed-up and a further 64 per cent say they do not trust Cloud storage.
The research, carried out with 1000 consumers, revealed that only 33 per cent are vigilant about password security, with half admitting to keeping passwords on post-it notes or in their phone because it is easier.
We carried out this survey to gain a greater understanding of how changes in technology are affecting people. Lifeline IT founder and director Daniel Mitchell says:
This research shows that many people feel completely left behind by the rapid changes in technology. Five years ago, devices such as iPhones were simple to set-up and operate but now even experienced ‘techies’ can struggle to get to grips with them.
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