Reducing Information Pollution
Author: Jonathan Spira et al
Information Overload: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us, a 26-page report, looks at strategies companies can use to cope with information overload, including ten tips designed to ease the burden immediately.
End-user case studies in the report include Intel (including an interview with Nathan Zeldes begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting of Intel, who is in charge of the company’s fight against Information Overload), Morgan Stanley, and Citrix. The now well-known January 2007 information overload summit, which included executives from Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Google, Morgan Stanley, as well as eminent academicians, is also discussed.
Author: Jonathan Spira, Cody Burke
This 36-page report, “Intel’s War on Information Overload: A Case Study”, is an exclusive in-depth analysis of the efforts that Intel has undertaken over the years to combat Information Overload.
Information Overload, which describes an excess of information that results in an inability to concentrate on tasks and stay focused, is a massive problem in the twenty-first century; recent Basex research shows that Information Overload costs the U.S. economy ca. $900 billion per year.
Calculator to calculate approximate cost of information overload at a company.
The subject line grabbed my attention-“Information Overload: The Impact on the Organization.” The thought of spending time listening to the webcast was itself pressure. But I was feeling particularly overloaded that day, so I registered for the free event from the nonprofit group calling itself the Information Overload Research Group (IORG; http://iorgforum.org). A key company in the organization is Basex, Inc. (www.basex.com), which describes itself as a “knowledge economy research firm” that serves IT vendors and buyers with an expertise in knowledge worker management and productivity. Here’s the compelling statistic: Basex estimates, based on data it has gathered, that information overload costs the U.S. economy a minimum of $900 billion a year in lost productivity and reduced innovation. That’s a big number.
Can everyone just stop whining about information overload? I mean, in the knowledge economy, information is our most valuable commodity.
And these days it’s available in almost infinite abundance, delivered automatically to our electronic devices or accessible with a few mouse clicks. So buck up, already!