According to a study conducted by Censis and Lenovo, 4.3 million Italians do not have access to the internet. For 13.2 million, however, the connection is poor.
The digital breakthrough is impossible without the internet
Alarming numbers emerge in view of the increasingly progressive digital revolution of public and private. According to the new report conducted by Censis e Lenovo, in fact, they are at least 4.3 million Italians without an internet connection. The data emerge in the course of the report The digital life of Italians. This is a study designed to provide a photograph of the digitalization state of the Belpaese.
According to what was reported by ANSA, they would be well 13.2 million Italians with poor quality home connections. But that’s not all: 22.7 million complain of network problems due to server overcrowding. Of these, 12.4 million, believe the problem is device sharing with other family members.
To analyze this gap between intentions and practical limits, Massimiliano Valerii, General Director of Censis, who declares:
“We are at the dawn of a new digital transition. Now we need a project for a fully inclusive society, which can answer the still unsatisfied demand for devices, connections, skills, and overcome differences in access ”
In general, the Italians who show discomfort with digital are well 24 million. The problems are widespread and concern various platforms: instant messaging (9 million), email (8 million) and web surfing (7 million). Above all, the data relating to digital payments is frightening: as many as 5 million Italians are unable to make transactions on the internet. There is no shortage of problems related to the new post-pandemic working methods. They would be 4 million, in fact, the Italians with difficulty in using the platforms for videocall.
Turning the coin over for a moment, a certain serenity is widespread among those who are familiar with the web. According to ANSA, in fact, 9 out of 10 Italians say they are satisfied with their devices. In addition, 69.4% of respondents say they have no problems making online payments.
How Italians live the web
Internet, from its disruptive and irreversible arrival in our lives, I have upset even the most personal and intimate spheres. According to the survey 55% of Italians believe that the web has brought benefits to married life. However they are well 7 million the Italians who demonstrate jealousy of your partner’s social activities. A data that is anything but reassuring for privacy, given that 6 million admitted to spying on their partner’s online activities.
Despite the hardly reassuring data, the digital turnaround in the Public Administration seems to be irreversible. Again according to ANSA 85.3% of Italians hope to be able to interact with public offices remotely in the next future. These are very high percentages, which would allow you to carry out various operations through the internet. Among these, the most coveted are the request for documents and the payment of taxes. The 78,9% he even hopes that WhatsApp will be used for the most common operations.
Internet security: a problem not to be underestimated
In this (not so) futuristic framework, however, a real problem should not be underestimated: that of security. The 75% would like to be able to use a single password for all PA services. A solution that, however convenient, exposes users to high risks. Just think that 26.9% of respondents state that they use corporate devices for personal purposes. A move that exposes users to new risks of information leaks, private and otherwise. On this issue, Lenovo’s commitment should be emphasized. The brand is in fact moving to simplify the digitization process, without giving up the necessary cybersecurity requirements.
“That’s why we need to focus on smarter technologies,” he stresses Emanuele Baldi, Executive Director of Lenovo Italia. “We want to further refine innovations to contribute to a more connected, secure and inclusive digital society.”