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Germans sees more opportunities than risks in digitisation

Thursday 27 November 2014 | 11:30 CET | News
Germans recognise the advantages of digitisation without ignoring the challenges, according to a recent survey of 1,000 people over the age of 14 conducted by IT association Bitkom. It found 65 percent of the interviewees are convinced that digitisation entails more opportunities than risks. 

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Countries: Germany
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