Sustains momentum with PC Literacy Days campaign – a technology awareness initiative
Reiterates that the PC gives young minds access to integrated, practical learning
Panel discussion curated by Dell concludes how the PC unlocks learning for individuals in its first parenting community outreach event
Earlier this year, Dell commissioned the ‘PC User Trends of Emerging India’ (study by Greyhound Research) which revealed that youth and students would form the core user group which will fuel growth in pan India PC adoption, as aspiring young minds embrace technology as a key component of individual growth and development. The study revealed the existing attitudes of Indians towards the PC in Tier 1 to Tier 4 towns in the country, complementing the extensive customer engagement Dell has undertaken in its bid to bridge the digital divide in a country where household PC penetration stands at just under 10%.
Mr. Sanchit Vir Gogia Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research shared insights garnered while conducting research for the PC User Trends of Emerging India, “89% of parents in the country have a fear that they are not able to guide their children when helping them learn in an information age. In Tier 1 towns, 52% parents introduced a PC in some form to a child below the age of 5. While PC usage may be lesser in Tier 3 & 4 towns, there is a sense of seriousness and appreciation associated with computing due to limited access in these regions, and thus cognizance for the value of gaining that access. A key concern among parents today is not only providing access to PC technology, but to also control access and how to participate in technology use. The problem is not access or even finances given that vendors now have convenient financing schemes, it is providing context on how to best consume content, to learn from it and to customize it to everyday learning.”