Eight in 10 Scottish citizens believe their local councils should embrace a wider range of digital technologies

New research commissioned by Capita, on behalf of the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) explores the attitudes of Scottish citizens to increased digitisation and to the Internet of Things (IoT), finding that 69% of Scottish residents say that digital access to local government services influences where they choose to live.

Overall, the research shows people living in Scotland are keen to see more digitisation, underlining the importance of fast, reliable connectivity to enable the use of IoT and ‘smart’ technologies throughout the country.

“Digital technologies are ingrained in the home and work lives of Scottish citizens today, so it’s natural that they want their councils to extend digital initiatives in the future,” - Jack Anderson, Head of Digital & Innovation for SWAN at Capita Technology Solutions.

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