This year saw the death of one of emails founding fathers - Ray Tomlinson. He was best known for the @ symbol and other development standards including the subject, from and date fields - that are found in every email message today.
Ray certainly saw the massive growth and success of email, which must have surprised even him. Usage statistics are both astounding and insane. It's predicted that by next year the daily number of emails sent/received across the globe will exce
When we need information, how many times have we heard 'go and speak to such and such' or 'try Lisa - she'll know who to ask'.
So is there anything wrong with that? Certainly not, formal and informal business relationships are a good thing, they're part of our working lives - it's how people build networks in their working and personal lives.
But in a large enterprise with tens of thousands of people spread across the world this approach simply doesn’t scale. In our s