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Struggling with e-mail overload? Google (GOOG -1.3%) is hoping a big Gmail overhaul will address...

Struggling with e-mail overload? Google (GOOG -1.3%) is hoping a big Gmail overhaul will address the problem. The update, which will gradually roll out to both PC and mobile users, splits the traditional inbox into 5 categories - Primary, Social, Updates, Promotions, and Forums. Messages can be moved between categories, and e-mails from a particular sender can be set to appear in a particular category. Gmail was estimated by comScore to have nearly 300M monthly users last fall, and is still gaining share. However, Microsoft and Yahoo both recently overhauled their e-mail offerings in an attempt to keep pace.
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  • The work environment is very fortunate to have seven wonderful technologies to help get work done effectively, with information and communication helpful to accurate, timely decision-making, Unfortunately, the very intelligent information worker can fall into the technology trap--very similar to the Venus Fly Trap. They get sucked in and don't realize they have wasted their precious time and the productive company time for which they are being paid. Wake up corporate leadership; this great collection of technology may very well be eating your lunch.
    I refer to the Smartphone, Internet, Search Engines,Big Data, Social networking, Email and Texting. Believe me! Better still, take a look yourselves. I know a half day session with upper management can change your technology culture and save your company $millions of dollars annually. Wake up! Eliminate The Technology Trap!
    3 Jun 2013, 01:35 PM Reply Like
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