Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 70 - Page 22

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78 % of business professionals want to embrace the metaverse

A new global study commissioned by Ciena , has uncovered just how ready business professionals are to collaborate in the virtual world .

96 % of the 15,000 business professionals surveyed across the globe recognise the value of virtual meetings and more than three-quarters ( 78 %) say they would participate in more immersive experiences
Additionally , while appetites grow for the new digital world , unreliable network performance was cited ( by 38 % globally ) as the top concern holding organisations back . like the metaverse versus current tools , such as video conferencing . Additionally , while appetites grow for the new digital world , unreliable network performance was cited ( by 38 % globally ) as the top concern holding organisations back .
While the data reveals a significant push toward more digital and immersive platforms on a global scale , there are regional differences . On a global level , 87 % of business professionals confirmed they would feel comfortable conducting HR meetings in a virtual space . At a country level , this was as high as 97 % in India and 94 % in the Philippines and as low as 57 % in Japan .
According to the respondents , the top two benefits of virtual meetings are : improved collaboration and convenience . And , when it comes to selecting their avatar for the virtual world , 35 % of business professionals would choose an avatar that reflects their real-world self , 22 % would choose
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