Bruce P. Mehlman
The Internet Innovation Alliance is a broad-based coalition of business and non-profit organizations that aim to ensure every American, regardless of race, income or geography, has access to the critical tool that is broadband Internet. The IIA seeks to promote public policies that support equal opportunity for universal broadband availability and adoption so that everyone, everywhere can seize the benefits of the Internet - from education to health care, employment to community building, civic engagement and beyond.
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Nearly 32% of businesses earn revenue from online sales. This translates into more than 2.4 million U.S. businesses.
U.S. businesses generate $411.4 billion in online sales to consumers or other businesses
– yet an estimated 1.8 million businesses remain unconnected to broadband.
iPhone Sales Outpace the Human Population
iPhone Sales Outpace the Human Population. Number of iPhones sold: 378,000. Number of babies born: 371,000.
Ethernet equipment sales globally will grow from US$14.2 billion in 2007 to $29.5 billion in 2011, a 20% annual growth.
Sales force automation generated cost savings of at least $607 million in 2005, and is expected to increase to almost $2.4 billion in 2016.
Companies like Adidas and TaylorMade have more rapidly embraced sales force automation applications than we initially expected, and we believe their actions are typical across enterprises using sales forces.
In 2004, 93.3% of the value of shipments and sales from manufacturing and merchant wholesalers was conducted using B2B e-commerce… According to one study, high-speed services can aid businesses in saving $233 billion over six years. (p. 10)
Between 1990 and 1998, Dell moved many of its operations to the Internet. Its sales increased 36 fold while its physical assets only quadrupled. (p. 10)