What's IT's Biggest Budget Drain?

September 6, 2017 Emily Hackeling

There's no doubt about it: one of IT’s biggest productivity drains in the modern workplace is having an overload of collaboration tools and technology.

The slew of email, phone, audio and web conferencing, chat, and social media apps available is certainly overwhelming and cumbersome for IT and users alike, but that's not the only problem that's arisen: excess collaboration tools and technology are draining IT's budget at alarming rates. 

Let's take a deeper look at just how much IT is spending on communications technologies, and why these tools are still failing to meet teams' collaboration needs. 

$67.4 billion is spent on communications technologies including web and video conferencing, chat, email, telephony, and social media apps each year. But despite all these large investments, IT teams remain generally unsatisfied with their workplace environments. 

What are the top challenges reported when implementing communications solutions?

  • 41% cost/funding
  • 30% user quality/experience
  • 33% integration with existing infrastructure
  • 36% security/privacy concerns
  • 23% difficulty qualifying ROI

The bottom line? Business communications tech is expensive‚ and having too many technologies is only magnifying that problem for IT. Learn how to prevent an overload of collaboration tools from stifling workplace productivity and draining IT's budget in our "Stop the Juggling Act: Why Workplace Meetings Must Improve" infographic.

Download the infographic now.

About the Author

Emily Hackeling

I'm the Content Marketing Manager at BlueJeans. In the BlueJeans Resource Hub, we've got all sorts of video-centric content, ranging from infographics and blog posts, to webinars and how-to articles. Browse around to explore why we believe in the power of video!

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