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It Figures 04/05

Distracted during conference calls, productivity at home and more

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70% of

workers believe their productivity would improve if they could work at home or have flextime.

Statistic Source: Netilla Networks


200 thousand

mobile phones worldwide were left in taxis in the last half of 2004.

Statistic Source: Pointsec


6 million

Americans get information and news through RSS aggregators.

Statistic Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project


133 thousand

PCs are replaced or discarded every day in the U.S.; only

10%

are recycled.
Statistic Source: Gartner/GrassRoots Recycling Network


90%

of those participating in conference calls keep busy with other things instead of following the discussion.

Statistic Source: Raindance Communications


Readers spend an average of

15 to 20

seconds on each e-mail opened.

Statistic Source: Loren McDonald, EmailLabs VP of marketing

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