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Tablet Reality Check
March 9, 2012 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
Tablet Reality Check

With this week’s announcement of the new iPad and expectations for high sales and increased tablet ownership at all-time highs, it is worth taking a minute to review the tablet landscape.
According to Pew Research, as …

2012 Resolution Roundup: Limit Your Information Exposure
January 5, 2012 – 5:23 pm | No Comment
2012 Resolution Roundup: Limit Your Information Exposure

Now that 2012 is upon us, it is worth noting the abundance of end-of-year resolution articles that focus on our own favorite topic, Information Overload.
Nick Bilton, writing in the New York Times, resolved that, in …

What the future holds: IBM’s 5 in 5 Forecast and More Information Overload Ahead
December 21, 2011 – 4:57 pm | One Comment
What the future holds: IBM’s 5 in 5 Forecast and More Information Overload Ahead

On New Year’s Eve, we generally like to take stock of where we are, take a deep breath, prepare for a fresh new year with some resolutions, and of course, make wild predictions about the …

How Do You Spend Your Day?
December 1, 2011 – 2:02 pm | No Comment
How Do You Spend Your Day?

Over the years, we at Basex have surveyed numerous areas of knowledge work, covering everything from Information Overload to document management strategies and habits.
One current area of  interest where we wish to expand our knowledge …

Siri’s Little Brother TrapIt Wants to Find Things For You
November 22, 2011 – 9:22 pm | 5 Comments
Siri’s Little Brother TrapIt Wants to Find Things For You

Finding relevant content is tricky business; not only is there an abundance of irrelevant content to confuse us and muddy the waters, but we often simply don’t know something exists until we see it.  Traditional …

Guest Column: Sleep and Knowledge Work
November 15, 2011 – 9:27 pm | 2 Comments
Guest Column: Sleep and Knowledge Work

If you’re staying up late reading and/or writing e-mail, doing work, reading online forums and news, catching up on social networks – and then find yourself sleep-deprived the next day, you’re not alone.
Sleep deficiency is …

Guest Column: Ask and you shall receive
October 13, 2011 – 4:29 pm | No Comment
Guest Column: Ask and you shall receive

Although Apple’s keynote presentation last week left many underwhelmed (no iPhone 5), there was one bright spot for knowledge workers: Siri.  The new feature is a voice activated virtual assistant that allows users to use …

Guest Column: Bow-Ties and Information Overload
September 15, 2011 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Guest Column: Bow-Ties and Information Overload

Information Overload is something that most knowledge workers understand intuitively.  We all know what it feels like to stare at an overflowing inbox not unlike a deer in headlights, or to sit at your desk …

Guest Column: Poor craftsmen blame their tools
August 25, 2011 – 7:06 pm | No Comment
Guest Column: Poor craftsmen blame their tools

Blaming search tools for failures in search is common, and more often than not without merit.  It often seems as if Google has failed us when we search for content that we know exists, yet …

Guest Column: More Trouble For Search…
August 10, 2011 – 7:29 pm | No Comment
Guest Column: More Trouble For Search…

Searching for content on the Internet is hard enough, but according to researchers at the ICSI (International Computer Science Institute) at Berkeley, there are complications beyond out of date information and an overwhelming number of …