Feeds

UK 'nation of computer buffs'

Broadband growth soars

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The UK has become a nation of computer buffs, according to the British Computer Society (BCS). Its survey of 2,180 adults found that three quarters of grown-ups can use a PC to acess the net, while two-thirds have gone online to shop.

However, half of those quizzed were hacked off with the complexity of IT, while seven in ten said they were concerned at easy access to "immoral internet content".

Despite this, BCS chief exec David Clarke reckons computer literacy in the UK in on the up although he remains concerned that there is still a danger that some adults could be left behind.

"It is clear that not everyone is experiencing the benefits of computing...we see it as essential that all of society is able to use a computer with the same confidence as the telephone," he said.

Elsewhere, broadband usage has surged ahead in the UK as usage has reached 41 per cent compared to 27 per cent six months ago.

There are now 26.8m net users (six in ten of the population) in the UK - with four in ten hooking up to broadband, according to NOP. ®

Related stories

Top British boffin is a muppet
Only Danes more 'e-ready' than UK
BT extends reach of ADSL
UK boasts 4m broadband users

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.