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Just admit it. Everyone knows you do it. Hell, everyone does it.
Shop online at work.
But the practice may be more widespread than employers thought. According to new research from the advertising exchange OpenX and the Harris Poll, 69% of the 2,000 consumers surveyed admit to shopping at work. The percentage jumps to 81% when you look only at millennials.
That people waste time at work is as old as, well, time, but gone are the days of water-cooler gossiping, playing Solitaire, and taking naps.
With only—only!—93 shopping days left until Christmas, that’s bad news for bosses and productivity experts.
Most of the shoppers participating in the poll expect to spend more online than they do in physical stores, the research found. Quicker than you can say “retail apocalypse,” consumers report planning to spend one in five dollars of their holiday shopping money on purchases made via their mobile devices.
And if ever there was a time for workplace managers to start to worry, it’s now.
Half the survey respondents said they start their holiday shopping in September or earlier, with another 38% launching their buying sprees between October and Cyber Monday.
The 2019 Consumer Holiday Shopping Report was conducted online in August with a margin of error of 2% at a 95% confidence level.
Read the full story at Fast Company.
The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, conducted by renowned polling firm The Harris Poll on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, questioned senior business executives about the fairness and reasonableness of state court systems. Those scores were compiled and the nation’s 50 states were ranked.
Delaware’s legal system was ranked best in the country; Illinois’ system is the worst. Additionally, 24 percent selected Chicago or Cook County, Illinois, as the worst city or county court.
Other notable rankings include California (48th) and Florida (46th). New York slid this year, falling seven slots to 36th from 29th in 2017. On the other end, Montana jumped 20 slots to 7th best overall.
“The survey should be a wake-up call to policymakers that their state’s economic growth and prosperity depend in large part on the fairness and predictability of its legal system,” said Harold Kim, chief operating officer of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. “States like Illinois are pariahs to companies. Illinois’ lawsuit system is so bad that major tech companies are refusing to sell some of their products there.”
View the PDF Report here and read the full release at Business Wire.
Pearson, the world's learning company, today released the results of its Global Learner Survey, a new study capturing the voice of learners worldwide. The findings point to massive global transformation in education driven by the shifting economic landscape of the new talent economy, the vast influence of technology and perceptions that education systems are out of step with learners. The study shows that learners around the world are now taking control of their education through a "do-it-yourself" (DIY) mindset, adding to their formal education with a mix of self teaching, short courses and online learning to keep pace with the talent economy. The survey also shows that learners are thinking beyond the traditional notions of learning, signaling a massive opportunity for education providers to reinvent learning to meet the needs of a new economy.
Pearson conducted the study with Harris Insights & Analytics to give learners in 19 countries the opportunity to voice their opinions on primary, secondary and higher education; careers and the future of work; and technology. More than 11,000 people, ranging in age from 16 to 70, participated in the poll. The survey is the most comprehensive and wide ranging global public opinion survey of learners to date. In addition, Pearson released today Opportunity for Higher Education in the Era of the Talent Economy, a guide to the survey's implications and opportunities for higher education.
"Gig jobs, unconventional careers, tech disruption and lifelong learning have ushered in the talent economy. Now more than ever, learners understand the need for lifelong education," said John Fallon, chief executive of Pearson. "People are meeting the demands of this new world of work by taking control of their own learning. Now, technology and innovation are giving educators, governments and companies the greatest opportunity in human history to rise to the occasion and improve lives through education."
Read the full press release at PRNewswire.
To view the full findings of the Global Learner Survey and Opportunity for Higher Education in the Era of the Talent Economy visit: go.pearson.com/global-learner-survey.
The constant flow of data breaches, usually swept under the carpet when it comes to consumers through the promise of free credit monitoring or small amounts of compensation, have contributed to a wider understanding of our data and what it means for our information to be stolen.
Names, addresses, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, and bank account information can be used for identity theft, social engineering attacks, and in some cases, financial theft.
As consumers become savvier and are forced to learn how to secure their accounts, they may also place more data protection responsibility on the shoulders of enterprise companies that demand their information.
On Thursday, IBM released the results of a new study into consumer understanding and expectations surrounding data protection which supports these theories.
The survey, conducted online by The Harris Poll in August, includes responses from 1,000 US adults over the age of 18 -- over half of which said they either had been the victim of or knew someone whose data had been compromised due to cyberattackers.
In total, seven out of 10 consumers understood their information may not stay in the hands of an original company that requested it, and may, eventually, end up with other third-party organizations.
It does seem that discontent is brewing; or as IBM puts it, "consumers are flat-out dissatisfied with the way many businesses are handling their data."
The majority of survey respondents -- 84 percent -- said they have lost "all control" over how their personal data is processed or used by the enterprise, and as this control has been handed over, two-thirds believe that companies should be doing more to protect their information from compromise.
Read the full article at ZD Net.
Cybercriminals have been using ransomware to profit off of unprepared victims for more than a decade. It rose to infamy when the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks struck the world. Recently, attackers have collected more than a million dollars from the Florida cities of Riviera Beach and Lake City. In July, ransomware drove Louisiana into a state of emergency. Organizations such as the FBI and National Conference of Mayors have come out against making ransomware payments. This survey suggests that Americans believe government and businesses alike should do more to defend against ransomware and cyberattacks, that they are willing to contribute more to the fight, and that government officials’ decisions related to cybersecurity will impact voting decisions they make in the future.
- 64% of registered voters will not vote for candidates who approve of making ransomware payments
- 79% of registered voters will consider candidates’ stances on cybersecurity when making future voting decisions
- 66% of Americans believe that government organizations should never make ransomware payments to cyber criminals
- 64% of Americans believe that businesses should never make ransomware payments to cyber criminals
- 86% of Americans agree that when organizations make ransomware payments, they are encouraging cyber criminals to continue with such attacks
- 70% of Americans agree that when organizations do make ransomware payments to cyber criminals, it is likely because they were left with no other choice
- Roughly 1 in 5 Americans (21%) have experienced a ransomware attack on a personal and/or work device; among those who experienced an attack on a work device, 46% say their company paid the ransom
Americans are Prioritizing Cyber Security, Willing to Contribute More to Fight
The survey revealed that many Americans view cybersecurity as a priority. A large portion (87%) believe that government should consider it as such. However, only 51 percent believe the government is effectively addressing the issue. The survey also showed that 61 percent of Americans would support a federal income tax increase to help fund government efforts to defend against cyberattacks. The breakdown for the amount of tax increase Americans would support is:
- 25% support an increase of up to 1%
- 14% support an increase of up to 2%
- 12% support an increase of up to 3%
- 6% support an increase of up to 4%
- 5% support an increase of 5% or more
“Enterprises and government agencies have started to pay closer attention to cybersecurity as they have learned that it can have a detrimental impact on their reputations and bottom lines,” said Nicholas Hayden, Global Head of Threat Intelligence, Anomali. “It is encouraging to learn that average Americans are now more attuned to how important cybersecurity is and to find out that they are willing to make financial commitments to doing something about it.”
Read more at Anomali.