Posts Tagged: Email

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.

Use a Simple Tool like Email Groups to start Successful Online Collaboration

Whatever technology you use, your main challenge in getting collaboration started is going to be social. So you may as well start using simple technology and work on the social factors. Building Collaboration is a Social Problem not a Technical One Collaboration one of the holy grails of organisations. Everything will go so much better… Read more »

Directly Adding Group Members — Does It Actually Help?

Recently Google removed the feature that enabled a group administrator add members directly to a GoogleGroup, without the need for the new member to take any action. Instead, the group administrator must invite new members, who must accept the invitation before joining the group. At OnlineGroups.Net, we made a similar decision a couple of years… Read more »

Is Email Killing Collaboration?

There’s a lot of talk about alternatives to email. But if you look at people on their computers, most of the time they’re not using Web 2 or Enterprise 2. They’re using email. We use email because everyone uses email. It’s the only online communication tool that everyone uses. So we’re stuck with it. And… Read more »

An Email Address and an Inbox for a Group

The main weakness with email is its main strength. The wonderful thing about email is that every individual can have an email address and an inbox. The terrible thing about email is that a group can not have an email address or an inbox. Email is an individual-centric medium. That makes it a great medium… Read more »

GroupServer and HTML Email

title=”Google updates Postini spam engine to stop new JavaScript attacks”>A recent article in Network World made me very glad that GroupServer (and OnlineGroups.Net, by extension) only displays plain-text email messages.1 The problem is this: