40 of the most important digital marketing statistics for 2019

Successful businesses make strategic decisions supported by marketing statistics. However, most business owners do not have the resources or bandwidth to invest heavily into these areas. So, how can organizations feel confident in their business decisions if they are not able to conduct primary research? The answer is simple — …

Technology is the art of arranging the world so we don’t have to experience it

If you’re a man, each morning as you leave the house you probably perform the bleary-eyed pocket patting ritual that, after a shower, shave and a cup of tea is your sole reassurance that you are in any way prepared for the day ahead. The thinking is that if you’re …

Workers ignore security concerns by bringing own devices to the office

Workers are increasingly introducing technology devices, software and other tools into the workplace without their employer’s approval, claims a new report from NextPlane that examines the extent of this growing rift and its impact on collaboration and productivity. Nearly half of professionals (46 percent) said they or their team have …

A quarter of a century ago, the newborn Internet set office design on a different path

Because we are now so immersed in technology, we can sometimes forget just how young the Internet is. It was only in 1995 that the final barriers to its full commercial development were removed. In 1994, the number of people using it worldwide was estimated at around 20 million, there …

Remote workers engage in harmful behaviour to signal commitment to employers

A new study, published in the journal Organizational Science and authored by researchers from the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) suggests that employees who are physically present in the office are seen as more committed, more productive, and harder working than colleagues who work away from the office. According to …

Wellbeing challenge known to firms, but they need to up their game

A new white paper from Aon argues that while the vast majority of employers are aware of a range of wellbeing issues, they often don’t act in appropriate ways to address poor health behaviours and chronic medical conditions. The white paper Prevention Is Better Than Cure (registration) claims that 95 …

Demotivated workers would be driven by higher pay and more flexibility

Almost a third (31 percent) of UK professionals state that their expectations are ‘not being met at all’ by their current employer, whilst a further 24 percent state that their needs are only just ‘moderately’ being met. The findings, which come from research undertaken by recruiter Robert Walters and job …

5 strategies for protecting your website on World Backup Day

This post was originally published on March 29, 2018, and was updated on March 18, 2019.  According to the World Backup Day website, 30 percent of people have never backed up their data on smartphones, computers, tablets or websites. Loss of data happens to the best of us, and unfortunately, …

The Precarious Nature of Running a Digital Publication in 2019

This article was created in partnership with Proper Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Recently, there have been countless articles and think pieces written about the decline of publishing. These articles often illustrate how difficult it is for publishers to monetize what they do to …