B2B Productivity Slumps for One Month Around Christmas

Glance Networks Announces Findings of its First Holiday Productivity Report



Dec 12, 2006, 00:00 ET from Glance Networks, Inc.

    ARLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Glance Networks, Inc.,
 creators of the "one-button-simple" Glance.net(TM) screen sharing service,
 today announced results from its first holiday season productivity report.
 Based on an analysis of work trends at B2B workplaces during the months of
 December and January during the past three years, the study reveals that
 B2B company productivity falls consistently below average for an entire
 month surrounding the Christmas holiday.
     "It comes as no surprise that companies are less productive around the
 holidays," said Rich Baker, founder and CEO, Glance Networks. "But it is
 surprising that company productivity stays depressed for an entire month.
 It begins declining two weeks before Christmas and does not return to full
 force until the third Tuesday in January."
     The study uncovered several end-of-year holiday season patterns within
 B2B environments:
     * The last full B2B workday usually falls on the second Monday before
       Christmas;
     * Productivity steadily declines over the next two weeks, falling to 20 to
       25 percent below normal levels during the three workdays before
       Christmas;
     * Productivity is off 35 percent the day before Christmas;
     * Productivity is down nearly 90 percent the day after Christmas;
     * Productivity stays below 50 percent the entire week between Christmas
       and New Years;
     * Most B2B companies do not return to pre-holiday levels until the third
       Tuesday after New Year's Day.
     "If trends of the past few years hold again in 2006-2007, we won't see
 B2B companies hit their normal stride until January 16, 2007," said Baker.
     The results of the Glance Networks Holiday Productivity Report were
 gleaned from an analysis of online traffic volume of more than 2,600 B2B
 companies that use Glance's online screen sharing service for online
 product demonstrations, sales presentations, customer support and employee
 training sessions. These customers represent a diverse set of industries,
 including high technology, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing,
 and architectural and design services. Approximately 70 percent of these
 customers are based inside the United States, with the remaining 30 percent
 split roughly evenly between Canada, Europe and Asia/Pacific.
     Glance Networks, Inc., provides a simple, dependable screen sharing
 service that non-technical people can use to instantly show their live PC
 screen to anyone online. Founded in February 2000, Glance is privately
 held, with headquarters in Arlington, Massachusetts. Visit
 http://www.glance.net.
 
 

SOURCE Glance Networks, Inc.
    ARLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Glance Networks, Inc.,
 creators of the "one-button-simple" Glance.net(TM) screen sharing service,
 today announced results from its first holiday season productivity report.
 Based on an analysis of work trends at B2B workplaces during the months of
 December and January during the past three years, the study reveals that
 B2B company productivity falls consistently below average for an entire
 month surrounding the Christmas holiday.
     "It comes as no surprise that companies are less productive around the
 holidays," said Rich Baker, founder and CEO, Glance Networks. "But it is
 surprising that company productivity stays depressed for an entire month.
 It begins declining two weeks before Christmas and does not return to full
 force until the third Tuesday in January."
     The study uncovered several end-of-year holiday season patterns within
 B2B environments:
     * The last full B2B workday usually falls on the second Monday before
       Christmas;
     * Productivity steadily declines over the next two weeks, falling to 20 to
       25 percent below normal levels during the three workdays before
       Christmas;
     * Productivity is off 35 percent the day before Christmas;
     * Productivity is down nearly 90 percent the day after Christmas;
     * Productivity stays below 50 percent the entire week between Christmas
       and New Years;
     * Most B2B companies do not return to pre-holiday levels until the third
       Tuesday after New Year's Day.
     "If trends of the past few years hold again in 2006-2007, we won't see
 B2B companies hit their normal stride until January 16, 2007," said Baker.
     The results of the Glance Networks Holiday Productivity Report were
 gleaned from an analysis of online traffic volume of more than 2,600 B2B
 companies that use Glance's online screen sharing service for online
 product demonstrations, sales presentations, customer support and employee
 training sessions. These customers represent a diverse set of industries,
 including high technology, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing,
 and architectural and design services. Approximately 70 percent of these
 customers are based inside the United States, with the remaining 30 percent
 split roughly evenly between Canada, Europe and Asia/Pacific.
     Glance Networks, Inc., provides a simple, dependable screen sharing
 service that non-technical people can use to instantly show their live PC
 screen to anyone online. Founded in February 2000, Glance is privately
 held, with headquarters in Arlington, Massachusetts. Visit
 http://www.glance.net.
 
 SOURCE Glance Networks, Inc.