Category Archives: gosocio

Collaboration, sharing and networking for closed-user-groups.

Where are we in the Mobile Revolution?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, 2011 saw the sales of smartphones cross that of PC’s. In the US, smartphone ownership now exceeds that of feature-phones, less affectionately called dumb-phones. But world-wide, the conversion is in its early stage, with 835-million smartphones vs. 5.6-billion dumb-phones, but growth is exploding. It took AOL 9-years to […]

Bad News for Email? Or is it?

Every time I encounter an article like this one, I wind up checking my own behavior when it comes to the way I deal with email. And I learn that it has changed, in many ways reflecting the changes taking place in the world outside. From being a committed Blackberry user of many years standing, I […]

Internal emails waste of time, feels Atos CEO; India Inc gives thumbs up

Breton’s call to kill email has found resonance with some India Inc CEOs. “I’ve contemplated shutting down email for 3-4 hours everyday in office so employees can get work done,” says Pramod Bhasin, vice-chairman, Genpact, India’s largest BPO outfit. “There is no question there are a lot of useless emails and loss of productivity. When there’s […]

Tech Firm Implements Employee ‘Zero Email’ Policy

You’ve got mail–not. Employees of tech company Atos will be banned from sending emails under the company’s new “zero email” policy. CEO Thierry Breton of the French information technology company said only 10 percent of the 200 messages employees receive per day are useful and 18 percent is spam.  That’s why he hopes the company […]

Email is out, cos use social net to communicate

Email is out, cos use social net to communicate Javed Anwer TNN New Delhi:“Email is passé. Tagging is in.” This is how Gautam Ghosh, a social media evangelist, describes the way communication is changing at workplace. For a generation of workforce brought up on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, the old collaborative tools, presentations […]