Does email bankruptcy make you more productive?

It’s a popular last resort for many entrepreneurs and business leaders, but why has the drastic measure of email bankruptcy become so prevalent in modern business?  Email bankruptcy is the act of purging your existing unread email “debts” and starting from scratch, i.e. deleting every email you’ve not read and starting from inbox zero.   Clearly an act reserved only for the unruliest of demanding inboxes, this form of bankruptcy is employed by innovative executives and leaders from market-leading brands, including HootSuite’s Founder, Ryan Holmes.  With more studies and stories highlighting how much email has taken over the working world – such as the recent French law protecting workers’ rights to ignore emails outside of work – is email bankruptcy a viable option for…

Automation vs AI

Two words that are guaranteed to win in buzzword bingo, automation and AI are key phrases you'll hear at any business conference you may be forced to attend. With the growth of home voice assistants and smart technology in our consumer lives, we have also seen a rise in the application of automation and AI throughout business and various plans for future deployment.  Digital transformation (another buzzword bingo trump card) is reshaping how we utilise technological innovations in both our work and our consumer lives much simpler to improve productivity, enhance processes and engage customer experience. However, these words have become seemingly…

How much does poor incident management cost?

$8,662 per minute. That is the average cost of unplanned downtime according to a new survey. The stakes and costs are high when it comes to business impact and a fast response is critical. According to the research, the average time to assemble an incident response team in 27 minutes. That means businesses can spend upwards of $233,874 on an incident before IT teams even start investigating the issue.  Security, reputation and revenue are all at risk; how can large enterprises ensure costs are kept low and response is swift during an incident?  Incidents happen, in fact they are unavoidable in today’s…