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Is Using Jargon Hindering Your Communication?

by Elise Olding  |  November 21, 2013

A big barrier to communication is using language that you are familiar with but may not mean anything to your intended audience. It’s easy to fall into this trap, whether...

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Cat Herding Systems

by Craig Roth  |  November 1, 2013

As both an analyst that covers "productivity" software (the name given to the stuff in Microsoft Office) and as an information worker, I've observed a need for "cat herding systems"....

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Productivity Automation: When is Email Not Enough

by Craig Roth  |  March 5, 2013

I’ve always been in favor of addressing email overload from an enterprise point of view instead of just appealing to individual etiquette and time management.  An example of that is...

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Email Prioritization and Notification: Two Technologies Passing in the Night

by Craig Roth  |  February 27, 2013

In a humorous coincidence, page D2 of the Wall St Journal today is divided into two articles, floating next to each other as if they weren’t related at all except...

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by Bill Pray  |  September 14, 2011

If you ask an IT professional to define presence, you may get something along the lines of: What Is Presence? The term “presence” is frequently associated with instant messaging (IM)....

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Calendaring is Broke

by Bill Pray  |  March 21, 2011

I have asserted that calendaring is broke in previous blogs: Separating Calendar from E-mail A Novel Idea from Dilbert Calendars: A Personal Tool in an Enterprise World Time is Money...

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Lotusphere 2011

by Bill Pray  |  February 4, 2011

IBM’s theme for Lotusphere 2011 was “Get Social. Do Business.” A few of my observations: The audience had a very international flavor – more so than in years past, it...

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Search Warrants for E-mail

by Bill Pray  |  January 27, 2011

The roiled waters of legal precedence for e-mail were stirred again with the Sixth Court of Appeals recently ruling that police must obtain a search warrant before accessing e-mail stored...

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Disconnected For a Week

by Bill Pray  |  January 12, 2011

I was fortunate enough to spend the last week on vacation. As part of my vacation, I tried something I haven’t managed to do ever since I became involved in...

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