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Ban E-mail? Stop the Madness!
December 7, 2011 – 3:57 pm | One Comment
Ban E-mail? Stop the Madness!

Last week, Atos, a French IT company, announced a ban on internal e-mail.  Atos’ management justified the action as a way to stop wasteful messaging.  It says that staffers get an average of 200 e-mail …

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 …

Fixing E-mail
November 9, 2011 – 3:32 pm | 6 Comments
Fixing E-mail

How many times do you send an e-mail message to someone and not get a reply?  Fairly often, I’d wager.
But how do you know and keep track of times when you don’t get a reply?
Sometimes …

Information Overload, Basex:TechWatch, and Mission Creep
November 3, 2011 – 2:49 pm | No Comment
Information Overload, Basex:TechWatch, and Mission Creep

Since Basex:TechWatch was founded in 1997, its mission has been to present a weekly digest of news and information on topics and offerings relating to knowledge sharing and collaboration.
Over the past 14 years, the amount …

Thoughts From Information Overload Awareness Day 2011
October 26, 2011 – 6:49 pm | No Comment
Thoughts From Information Overload Awareness Day 2011

Information Overload Awareness Day (IOAD) continued the dialog I sought to begin three years ago with the first IOAD.
To be candid, for the past few months, I’ve been a bit overloaded as have my colleagues …

Happy Information Overload Awareness Day
October 20, 2011 – 2:55 pm | No Comment
Happy Information Overload Awareness Day

Today is the third annual Information Overload Awareness Day (some media outlets have shortened this to Information Overload Day, which in my view gives it an entirely different spin).
To “celebrate,”  we at Basex invite each …

October 20 is Information Overload Awareness Day – Lower the Overload
October 17, 2011 – 2:03 pm | One Comment
October 20 is Information Overload Awareness Day – Lower the Overload

On Thursday October 20, knowledge workers around the world will mark the third annual Information Overload Awareness Day.  The theme is “Lower the Overload.”  The holiday/observance is our attempt to raise awareness of the crippling …

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 …