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Some Amazing Statistics about Online Data Creation and Growth Rates

We all know that there is a HUGE amount of data being created and put online, but many of us fail to grasp the true size, scale and scope of the amount of data that is being created.  Here are some numbers to try to put things in perspective… Currently, there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day […]

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Americans Spend almost Half their Day “Online”

According to the latest Nielsen Survey, the average American adult spends close to 3 hours a day looking at their smartphone or tablet computer. According to the first-quarter 2018 Nielsen Total Audience Report, nearly half of an adult’s day is spent viewing some sort of “online media content, with close to 3 hours a day spent looking at smartphones and tablet […]

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IORGCAST 6 – The History of Computing

We are happy to announce that the sixth episode of IORGcast  has been posted on the IORG YouTube Channel.   In this video, Lele Terenzani  talks with Nathan Zeldes about “The History of Computing“. Lele is an IORG Steering Team Member and a Digital Sales Communication Leader, IBM. Nathan is the President of IORG and a Productivity Business Consultant. Nathan, […]

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The 21 Biggest Data Breaches of the 21st Century

Resource Date:  2019-02-26
Resource Name:  Email Overload Solutions
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Today, one of the biggest security issues faced by companies from around the world is the danger of a data breach. Data Breach protective measures are as important as they have ever been.
A data breach takes place when a cyber criminal infiltrates a data source in order to obtain highly classified data.

Read on to view an Infographic of the 21 Biggest Data Breaches of the 21st Century (To Date!).….

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Doodle State of Meetings Report

Resource Author:  Doodle
Resource Date:  2019-01-01
Resource Name:  Doodle
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Pointless meetings will cost companies $541bn in 2019.

Read about it n Doodle’s “State of Meetings Report”

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We May Be Collaborating Too Much

Resource Author:  Khiv Singh
Resource Date:  2019-03-07
Resource Name:  Datanami
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

There’s no shortage of enterprise aptitude for digital collaboration tools.

But in the midst of this digital collaboration arms race, are we helping or hurting overall workplace productivity and effectiveness?

As organizations have placed an ever-increasing focus on adopting new technologies to aid collaboration and engineer a more responsive, real-time business, we’ve now reached a state of communication overload.

Today corporate success hinges on intellectual capability, and productivity is dependent on cultivating a focused workplace that facilitates the synthesis of information, for value creation and innovation. To this end, employers must provide an employee experience that facilitates focused work—one that prioritizes attention management or mindfulness and not just the latest technology that is the “flavor of the month.”

Via people analytics, organizations and work groups capture and study work patterns and analyze it to understand productivity trends and traps, thus eliminating collaboration overkill and improving the employee experience by minimizing stress and improving efficiency.

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IORG  has done a tremendous job to raise awareness as well as provide well researched, practical resources to address the complex issues of information overload.  They were way ahead of the game and continue to lead in this arena.

Anne McGhee-Stinson Managing Partner & Director of Practice, Effective Edge

IORG’s work is extremely relevant and impactful in an age when people regularly suffer from information overload. I regularly use their work to get the latest high-level thinking on information overload.

Dr. Lawrence Ampofo Director & Founder, Digital Mindfulness

The costs associated with information overload are too high for this problem to be seen merely as an academic rhetoric… IORG helps us to not forget that this is a problem we face every day, despite the fact that it often goes unnoticed. In that sense, IORG was, for me, a “canary in the coal mine”, an advance indicator showing the imminence of a dangerous problem.

Rui Silva Founder - 2BePro


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