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How much Europeans use social networks?

In the EU, 63% of internet users aged between 16-74 used social networks in 2016. Among the Member States, this share was highest in Hungary (83%), Malta (82%) and Belgium (80%). Among younger people aged 16 to 24 years, almost 9 in 10 internet users in the EU participated in social networks (88%). This share ranged from 77% in France and 80%…

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How are EU businesses using internet and social media?

In 2016, 8 out of 10 internet users in the EU searched online for information about goods or services. As a response, businesses (at least 10 people employed) are increasing their internet presence, for example by having a website, using social media or targeted advertising. 24 % of EU businesses with a website offer online ordering or booking In the EU, 80 % of businesses with internet access had…

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Over half of Belgians find it hard to say “I love you”… but text messaging and other social media can help them

It’s not always easy to express your feelings. No doubt helped by a greater uptake of messaging systems and social media, Millennials appear to fare better than their elders. It’s not always easy to express your feelings. No doubt helped by a greater uptake of messaging systems and social media, Millennials appear to fare better than their elders. Saying “I…

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Why Facebook is giving Workplace away for free?

The good news: Facebook is offering a free version of Workplace that removes a significant barrier to adoption. The bad news: It comes without administrative controls and key enterprise features. Facebook is introducing a free version of Workplace, the company’s social network for business, in a bid to appeal to smaller and more cost-sensitive organizations that don’t necessarily need enterprise-class…

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Proliferation of Mobile Devices and Social Media Drives Need for Identify and Access Management (IAM) Solutions

The rising adoption of cloud computing, especially among small and medium organizations, is fuelling demand for new business models such as Identity as a Service (IDaaS) within the identity and access management (IAM) space. IDaaS will strike a balance between on-premise and cloud identity management, as well as significantly lower the cost of ownership of IAM solutions. Frost & Sullivan…

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New Study Finds Most Leaders Unprepared to Meet the Demands of Digital Disruption

The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an initiative of IMD business school and Cisco, and HR consultancy metaBeratung, have identified four competencies and three behaviours that business leaders need in order to excel in the era of digital disruption. A new report, Redefining Leadership for a Digital Age, presents findings from a global survey of more than 1,000 executives…

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Social media linked to rising stress levels

A survey from the American Psychological Association has warned that constant checking of email, texts and social media is leading to higher levels of stress More than four out of five adults in the U.S. (86 percent) report that they constantly or often check their email, texts and social media accounts, according to part two of the American Psychological Association’s…

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Gartner tips messaging apps to surpass social media in the next two years

Messaging apps are catching up to social media apps and will likely eclipse them in the next two years, according to a Gartner report. A survey found 81 per cent of users in the US and UK use Facebook Messenger and 61 per cent use WhatsApp, while in China WeChat (95 per cent) maintains its leading position. The study noted…

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Facebook threatens LinkedIn with job ads

Facebook is beginning the roll out of a new feature that allows job seekers to link up to hiring managers without ever leaving the platform. The update allows business Pages to post job listings the same way they’d typically compose a status update. In addition to linking, sharing, and/or commenting, users also get the option to apply for the position using a baked-in “Apply Now”…

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Snaplytics Releases Largest Survey Report Ever on Snapchat Trends among Brands

Originally thought of as a social network mostly geared toward teenagers, now millennials are engaging with Snapchat. In fact, businesses are quickly taking notice of the fastest growing social media site and the many benefits it offers. Snaplytics, the SaaS company offering Snapchat marketing insights, is releasing the most comprehensive survey of Snapchat data ever to better understand how brands…

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