Thursday, January 21, 2016

Industry 4.0: Youth in emerging markets underestimated importance of technology … – Wirtschaftswoche


Even confidence in the existing technological capabilities in the emerging markets is higher than in industrialized countries.

The only just incipient era of industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, ie the global networking of devices, machinery and equipment, also increasing demands on workers around the globe.

This is especially true for the younger generation, which is currently still in training and studies. The Indian IT service provider Infosys has now presented a study which examines the attitudes of young people in various developing and developed countries on the importance of technical skills for their careers in more detail.

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For this purpose, has the market research institute Future Foundation 1,000 young adults aged 16 to 25 years in the countries Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, France, India, South Africa, the US and Britain questioned

The most important findings:. Although the Jungend in all countries about the importance of technology for their careers agree and believes that the acquisition of new knowledge be important. Nevertheless, there are between the industrialized nations and emerging economies are significant differences, in terms of career prospects and confidence in technology

To appreciate the respondents in emerging markets, the importance of technological skills as important for professional development. So look around in India 74 percent and China 71 percent of youth subjects in conjunction with computer science as key elements in the formation. In contrast, there are only 63 percent in Germany, 60 percent in France and 59 percent in the UK

also striking the comparatively high self-confidence with regard to the existing technological capabilities in the emerging markets. So are currently at least 78 percent of participants in Brazil and India make sure that they possess the necessary skills for a successful professional future

In contrast, the mood in the industrialized countries with 53 percent in France and 51 percent in Australia is significantly worse. – Germany, with 47 percent even less.

The complete study with many other details, visit here to download. The main results are also summarized in the following infographic:


Source: Infosys

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