If you believe that email is making you productive you’re wrong! Old fashioned email as you know it from Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail and other traditional email clients is not a productivity tool – it is a messaging tool, and very often a hassle.
A productivity tool, on the other hand, is something totally different and makes your daily work easier, faster, more structured, focused and effective. It is not the email that makes your work or your company more effective and competitive – it’s the activities. Effectiveness and productivity is all about focusing on the important things, it is about getting the value of your colleagues and employees knowledge, it is about faster and more effective collaboration. It is all about structure and the value of people networks.
So, what you need is a productivity tool, not an email client. Focus on your work, not your emails.
Where can I get a solution that really live up to this? Well, have a look at what IBM is working on and planning to deliver to their customers in the near future. For the time being they gave it the working name “Mail Next”. What name the solution will get when it is released to the market is still guesswork.
“Mail Next” is a tool that helps you focus on your (and others) activities and bringing all the information, emails, files and to-do’s in context to what task or activity you are doing. Take a look at the video below and you get an idea!
Please be aware that this is not a new version of IBM Notes (earlier known as Lotus Notes) which still is developed and is used by millions of users world wide and will still be developed in the future. The latest version of the good old Lotus Notes (Lotus was the earlier brand name, not the product name, which was Notes) is IBM Notes Social Edition 9.0 which is built on Open Social Standard and lets customer implement a lot of social functionalities in the client.
“IBM Mail Next” a total new product/tool also based on analytics technologies and have “ton’s” of new functionalities that no other competitor to IBM can offer.