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E-Mail Is So Five Minutes Ago, a BW article

It means something when a company as big as Dresdner begins to look beyond email.  In a Business Week article titled E-Mail Is So Five Minutes Ago (11/28/05), Michelle Conlin reports that J.P. Rangaswami, Dresdner's global CIO, is looking to real-time virtual workspaces to replace email.  What are they looking to?

  • Private workplace wikis
  • Blogs
  • Instant Messengers
  • RSS
  • Microsoft SharePoint

In the long run, perhaps the biggest death knell for e-mail is the anthropological shift occurring among tomorrow's captains of industry, the text-messaging Netgens (16-to-24-year-olds), for whom e-mail is so "ovr," "dn," "w/e (over, done, whatever)."

Internet research firm Gartner Group predicts that wikis will become mainstream collaboration tools in at least 50% of companies by 2009.