Posts Categorized: Email

Who says email is no longer an effective means of collaboration?

In yet another article slamming email, and lamenting the lack of alternatives, Robert Barmorth writes, in Collaborative conversation in the post-email enterprise: Email is no longer an effective means of collaboration and some companies have even banned it – but what is the alternative? In the relatively short time of the couple of decades email… Read more »

Why people still use email for collaboration

In How Social Tools Have Failed In the Enterprise So Far, Dennis Duvauchelle writes: Amazingly (to me), most people still rely on email as the primary method of communicating, collaborating and sharing. It does not surprise me that so many people still use email for collaboration. Despite the proliferation of social tools, supported by IT… Read more »

Everyone uses email because everyone uses email

Who was the brave person who bought the first fax machine? Were they brave or just stupid to buy it when there was no-one else to send or receive faxes with? It turned out to be a smart move. Someone else bought one so there were two possible lines of communication. When there were twelve… Read more »

Nine Reasons Ditching Email is Not the Way to Go

Lee Timmins of Management Today lists ten reasons that he thinks ditching email is the way to go. I heartily agree with one of the problems that Lee points out. Email by itself is not great for group collaboration. Lee’s other nine reasons are almost the exact opposite of what I believe is the case…. Read more »

Social Networking does not replace Email Collaboration

Enterprise Social Networking “is the new battleground for all enterprise collaboration vendors:” writes Richard Edward in Moving on from a culture of collaboration by email. There is no doubt that Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) is growing, but ESN does not replace existing enterprise collaboration, especially collaboration using email.