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Top tech stats: SME equity finance, blockchain’s potential in real estate & more


Welcome to your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

This week, we have statistics relating to the pressure on IT professionals, blockchain’s potential in the real estate sector, personal data security, digital disruption, post-Brexit optimism and the number of SMEs that would consider equity finance.

IT stress

Research conducted by Unified Security Management and AlienVault has revealed 29% of IT professionals will be too busy to take time off over the Christmas period.

Of those that can take time off, 50% indicated they will spend their time off worrying about their work.

The survey of 464 IT professionals also discovered 53% think their colleagues are overworked, and 41% reported having unfilled vacancies within their team for over a month within the last year....