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 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.
[tags]oil,gas,social media,social networking[/tags]