Sources

Ad hoc (Jabber)

78% of white-collar workers use a mobile device for work purposes. IBSG Horizons Report: BYOD and Virtualization, Top 10 Insights

62% of employees worldwide regularly collaborate with people in different time zones. Economist Intelligence Unit, 2009

Employees accessing work on mobile devices increase productivity 30 minutes/day. IBSG Cisco Any Device white paper, (link)

Virtual Meeting (WebEx)

Business leaders spend at least 40% of their time in meetings; executives spend more. The Power of In Person, Economist Report, 2012

53% of leaders strongly agree: video enables richer, more productive business relationships The Power of In Person, Economist Report, 2012

81% of business leaders agree that facial expressions are key to successful communications The Power of In Person, Economist Report, 2012

Face-to-Face (TelePresence)

75% of business leaders believe in-person collaboration is critical Salire Partners (via McKinsey)

Telepresence could replace up to 70% of internal travel over the next 10–15 years Salire Partners (via McKinsey)

(Graph) Growth/Mobile Video Users
2011—271 Million
2016—1.6 Billion
VNI Forecast press release, (link)

Knowledge Network (Social)

Social technologies have the potential to raise productivity of high-skill knowledge workers by 20 – 25%. “The Social Economy: Unlocking Value and Productivity through Social Technologies” McKinsey Global Institute, 2012

52% of respondents say collaboration technologies increase speed of access to experts. “Rise of the Networked Enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday”, McKinsey Global Institute, No. 22, Spring 2011

Cloud

1.8 billion meeting minutes/month
6.4 million registered users
33 million users worldwide Source needed!

77% say collaboration technologies improve speed of access to knowledge. "Rise of the Networked Enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday", McKinsey Global Institute, No. 22, Spring 2011

44% of knowledge workers telecommute at least once a week IBSG Horizons Report: BYOD and Virtualization, Top 10 Insights, (link)

Video saves time: 45% of decision makers strongly agree. The Power of In Person, Economist Report, 2012