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Introduction

According to a recent OECD report, a third of employed people aged 16 to 29 have no work-related computer experience, and most millennials, contrary to popular belief, have poor digital problem-solving skills.

Highlights

  • Digital problem-solving skills are a necessity for business development, growth, and success.
  • "Digital Muggles" are becoming increasingly disadvantaged in the workplace and face future extinction from the workforce.
  • Small and medium-sized firms are failing to see the business value of technology, computing, and digital.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines the skills crisis that is likely to impact the digital economy by the end of the decade.
  • Compares the digital skills of millennials in different countries and regions.
  • Looks at the use of technology, computing, and "digital" in the SoHo and SME markets.

Key questions answered

  • Why are the US and the UK heading for a digital skills crisis?
  • What skills are required to exist and thrive in the digital economy?
  • What should businesses and institutions do to avoid digital skills bankruptcy?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Digital problem-solving skills are a necessity for business development, growth, and success
  • "Digital Muggles" are becoming increasingly disadvantaged in the workplace and face future extinction from the workforce
  • Those who understand the demand for digital skills will own the future
  • Small and medium-sized firms are failing to see the business value of technology, computing, and digital
  • All sections of the workforce need to sharpen their digital problem-solving capabilities

Appendix

  • Further reading
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