- Darrin Lennard is an investment banker featured in the article. The article says that, "of the 250 e-mails he received each day, he says '85% were totally not important to my job.' Think that ratio of e-waste sounds depressing? It gets worse. Legitimate e-mail will drop to 8% this year, down from 12% last year, according to Redwood City (Calif.) e-mail filtering outfit Postini Inc."
- "Despite the brawniest corporate filters, more than 60% of what swarms into corporate in-boxes is spam. Since so much of what's received involves scams about millions languishing in nonexistent bank accounts, interoffice status contests, and people plopping unwanted meetings onto Outlook calendars, the e-mail blow-off factor is rising."
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Is E-mail So Five Minutes Ago?
Through Steven Cohen's Library Stuff, an article from BusinessWeek entittled "E-mail is So Five Minutes Ago." The usual caveats about how long the article may be available online apply. The article basically discusses how the business world in many places is moving away from e-mail as a collaboration tool in favor of things like blogs, wikis, and instant messengers. Some small quotes as food for thought from the article: