The number of computers users are using to run their jobs is set to double within five years, according to new research.
The UK’s IT company Deloitte has forecast that by 2020 there will be 4 million people using computers for work.
While the technology is already used by companies such as Facebook and Microsoft to make social media posts, Deloittes analysis suggests that there is a big opportunity for companies to make the most of this new technology, with the UK’s growing tech industry likely to take the biggest hit from the change.
The report by Deloitises research firm found that there will need to be a massive shift in the way we use computing in the UK and beyond, to make it more efficient and secure.
“There is a huge potential to increase productivity in a way that does not involve the massive disruption of disruption that we are seeing in the internet era,” said Michael Troughton, director of Deloiter, who is also the founder and chairman of Delooiter Consulting.
“We are seeing the first of the digital transformation of jobs, and it is a very good time to be in it.”
The report said the UK is currently using around 2.3 million computers per day, and is set for a rapid growth.
It said the number of people using PCs to run jobs could double within 10 years.
Deloitte said it had predicted a doubling of the number working on computer software and the number using it to do the same by 2025.
“These numbers are still a long way from where they need to go, but the trends are definitely positive,” Mr Troughtons said.
It said there will also be an explosion of data sharing between companies, creating a new opportunity for data-intensive companies to use the technology for both productivity and safety reasons.””
The number of devices that are going to allow us access to these machines, which are going be much bigger than the number now, is going from tens of thousands of devices to millions.”
It said there will also be an explosion of data sharing between companies, creating a new opportunity for data-intensive companies to use the technology for both productivity and safety reasons.
“It is likely that there are going.
big changes that are about to happen, in terms of how data is being shared and how information is being processed and stored,” Mr Burt said.
It said it was important to recognise the need to make sure that there was an effective firewall between computers and people.
“While we are going through this transition period, we have to ensure that there can be a clear separation between people and computers,” he said.