The End of InformationBy Peter Galli | Posted 2006-05-17 Print
Microsoft's chief software architect tells customers and partners what his company is doing to end information overload/underload. Read the full text of his memo here.Underload/Overload"> The End of Information Underload/Overload
To deliver on the promise of this new generation of solutions, Microsoft is focused on creating software that addresses specific businesses priorities:
Productivity: Information fatigue is one inevitable result of information overload. We are working to develop tools that help information workers prioritize their work and focus on the tasks that are truly important. At the same time, we are working to create unified communication solutions that provide a single entry point to all of the tools we use to communicate with coworkers and customers.
Collaboration: New meeting technologies will make distributed meetings simple and cost effective, and provide rich tools that enable team members to work together to create documents and plans. In addition, companies will be able to capture all of the interaction in meetings and preserve institutional knowledge that is often lost today.
Business intelligence: Powerful yet intuitive software that supports advanced visualization and modeling of information will be used every day by information workers to find meaningful patterns in the vast sea of data they collect. This software will also help employees use the insight they gain to trigger processes that enable organizations to respond quickly as business conditions change.
Workflow optimization: Smarter workflow software will eliminate friction points that hamper organizational agility. These tools will automate the movement of approvals, alerts and exceptions. They will also have the intelligence to recognize inefficiencies in existing processes and make improvements.
Read the full story on eWEEK.com: Gates' Memo: 'Beyond Business Intelligence'
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