Overload 101
By on April 28, 2011

Information has become the great leveler of society and business. In 2010, Information Overload cost the U.S. economy almost one trillion dollars. What is Information Overload costing your organization? Written by Jonathan Spira, one of …

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Overloaded 2012 – An IORG Event
By on January 18, 2012
Overloaded 2012 – An IORG Event

On Feb. 25, in San Francisco, the Information Overload Research Group will host “Overloaded 2012″, a gathering of people from a diversity of domains such as business, academia, technology, journalism, psychology, and research, committed to …

Financial Times:Fighting the Battle of the E-Mail Inbox
By on January 10, 2012
Financial Times:Fighting the Battle of the E-Mail Inbox

Jonathan Spira was quoted on Janurary 9, 2012 by Beagan Wilcox Volz in the Financial Times:
There’s a huge incentive for firms to confront information overload: It’s costing them big. One major Fortune 500 company estimates that …

2012 Resolution Roundup: Limit Your Information Exposure
By on January 5, 2012
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 …

Hot Off The Press: Information Literacy to Quell Information Overload
By on December 28, 2011
Hot Off The Press: Information Literacy to Quell Information Overload

Lucy Duhon from the Hot Off The Press blog referenced Ben Rossi, Basex analyst, in a post about information literacy.
Missed this piece.  But better late than never.
From a blog titled ‘Information Overload’  selling a book by the same name, …

Chicago Tribune: VW stems flow of email outside of work
By on December 27, 2011
Chicago Tribune: VW stems flow of email outside of work

The Chicago Tribune covered VW’s attempts to limit e-mail overload by switching off BlackBerry e-mail access during non-work hours.  Jonathan Spira was featured in the article.
Jonathan Spira, author of “Overload! How Too Much Information Is …

ABC News: Volkswagen Gives Workers a Break from BlackBerry Email
By on December 27, 2011
ABC News: Volkswagen Gives Workers a Break from BlackBerry Email

Jonathan Spira was quoted by ABC News in its piece about VW’s attempts to cut back on e-mail overload for its workers.
“It’s a very tough tightrope to balance oneself on,” said Jonathan Spira, CEO of Basex, …

What the future holds: IBM’s 5 in 5 Forecast and More Information Overload Ahead
By on December 21, 2011
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 …

CBC: IT firm phasing out email to boost productivity
By on December 19, 2011
CBC: IT firm phasing out email to boost productivity

December 16, 2010
Jonathan Spira was quoted by CBC News regarding the Atos IT firm’s e-mail ban.
Jonathan Spira, author of Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous to Your Organization, has spent years studying what communications tools …

Jonathan Spira on The Think Tank with Garland Robinette
By on December 16, 2011
Jonathan Spira on The Think Tank with Garland Robinette

December 14, 2011
Jonathan Spira was interviewed by Garland Robinette for The Think Tank on WWL radio.
Listen to the full show here.

Jonathan Spira on CBC radio: No more internal e-mail for Atos, an IT firm
By on December 16, 2011
Jonathan Spira on CBC radio: No more internal e-mail for Atos, an IT firm

December 15, 2011

Jonathan Spira was interviewed on CBC radio’s The Current by Anna Maria Tremonti.  They discused the recent company-wide internal e-mail ban at the Atos IT firm.
Listen to the full interview here.