Over the last decade, technology has changed the way we go about our daily routine and has made those difficult tasks seem effortless.

Mobile phones, tablets and super-fast internet are just the foundation of a global phenomenon of reliance on technology. In fact, according to a report by the Daily Mail, in 2010 we spent seven hours a day using a proliferation of technology and this figure is likely to be even higher.

Statistic brain claim that 29% of people their mobile phone is the first and last thing they look at each day. They also claim that 76% of people find mobile technology to be mostly helpful and that 65 per cent of people believe they are better parents because of their mobile device.

Businesses have also become extremely reliant on technology with a handful of industries being totally dependent on technology to function. One such industry is online marketing. Online marketing requires a computer or mobile device and a good internet connection, so what happens if the internet is down? Work is over?

The internet has been one of the biggest success stories of our generation and continues to grow on a daily basis, with millions of pages being searched each day. A lagging connection or experiencing downtime effects workflow, productivity and, it appears, it even affects someone’s life.

With an importance and reliance on a strong internet connection, companies like SSE Telecoms, BT and Virgin Media have all adapted their services to ensure businesses experience as few hiccups as possible.

It is no wonder these companies have decided to invest their time and money in creating these services though. Internet World Stats state that the number of internet users around the world is a high as 2,937 million today, which has more than trebled since 2005 when it was just 938 million.

The worrying thing is that as technology evolves, figures of internet users will rise and our underlying reliance of technology will continue to grow too. As mobile devices, internet and other technology improves and makes general task easier, more people will use it more.

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