Archive for February 2010
Are social tools essential to manage knowledge?
Web 2.0 would become the environement where experts share and diffuse their expertise…
Tebbutt, David. IT accumulates data but Web 2 shares knowledge. Information World Review, 05 feb. 2010. Online:
Phenomena is well-known but figures are still impressive…
- 40% of those surveyed said they had the information they needed less than 75% of the time
- 60% of respondents rated dealing with too many different types of information a bigger problem than dealing with too much information
- Nearly half of the respondents said they spend more than 25% of their time managing information overload
- Combined, the total paper and digital content in enterprises, governments, schools, and small businesses around the world will grow 67% a year
Gantz, J., Boyd, A. & Dowling, S. Cutting the Clutter: Tackling Information Overload At the Source. IDC White paper: March 2009. 12 p. Available online: http://www.xerox.com/downloads/usa/en/n/nr_IDC_White_Paper_on_Information_Overload.pdf
- A 2008 report by Basex claimed that American companies lost about $650B/year in worker productivity due to information overload
- One calculation suggests that only 8-9% of the 34GB/day of information intake is actual news.
- n fact, a 2005 article by New Scientist suggests that information overload affects concentration more than marijuana use
“Much of info overload can be managed or even eliminated by using a more efficient means of filtering information channels. Using better search techniques, suitable information discovery tools (e.g., such as YourVersion), filtering tools, web agents, and structured idea management tools (e.g., mind maps) will go a long way towards this goal. Technology has only just started to help us filter out the information we don’t want, in an easy to apply manner.”
Raj. Is Informaton overload destroying our productivity?. Posted on: http://www.yourversion.com/blog/is-information-overload-destroying-our-productivity/. 31st December 2009.
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