Oil and Gas Industry Sees Boom in Adoption of Real-Time Collaboration Technologies

Oil and gas professionals are collaborating more than they did one year ago and are adopting the use of social media tools into their daily work, according to a Microsoft and Accenture survey released at the Microsoft Global Energy Forum 2011 in Houston.The survey of 205 professionals within international, national and independent oil- and gas-related […]

Oil and gas professionals are collaborating more than they did one year ago and are adopting the use of social media tools into their daily work, according to a Microsoft and Accenture survey released at the Microsoft Global Energy Forum 2011 in Houston.

Global Energy Forum, attendees saw how Microsoft Lync helps people collaborate in new ways across the PC, phone and browser

The survey of 205 professionals within international, national and independent oil- and gas-related companies found that nearly three-fourths (74%) are using social media for business collaboration -- Public instant-messaging tools are used the most for business collaboration (38%, an 11% increase over last year), followed by internal company social networks (33%, a 17% increase over last year).

The survey of 205 professionals at oil- and gas-related companies from around the world found that nearly three-fourths are using social media tools for business collaboration, a significant increase over last year's survey responses (62%). Overall, professionals are collaborating more than ever, with 34% reporting that they are collaborating more this year than last.

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