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Businesses and institutions cannot function, it seems, without meetings. Ovum's global study of 3,926 full-time employees paints a detailed picture of employee meeting habits, preferences, and expectations.


  • Today, 80% of employees attend meetings with some form of electronic device to hand, with one in five of these devices being a tablet computer.
  • More than 30% of work-related meetings are now held virtually, with the number rising steadily in most industry sectors.

Features and Benefits

  • Discover which employees and business departments are driving online meeting adoption.
  • Learn about how pervasive connectivity and mobile devices are changing the very nature of business meetings.

Key questions answered

  • Why are online meetings important and how can business managers make the most of them?
  • How are new digital technologies changing our approach to business meetings?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Market context

  • There is no shortage of online meeting products
  • Online meeting product vendors strive to find their own distinct market sweet spot

Business focus

  • Most of the meetings we attend are not worth the time we spend in them
  • Impromptu meetings are fast becoming the norm
  • Tablet computers and quality tools are favored by online meeting attendees
  • The digital workplace is a challenging place for many employees


  • Methodology
  • Author

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