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post #136 of 155 (permalink) Old 2016-02-13, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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it's getting there chief~

email has been replaced for quick communication by multitudes of chat programs or texting

online collaboration has been taken up by tons of cloud services

video chat is finally a reality


it's just mostly the older folks clinging to email
By "older folks" I can only assume you meant "the vast majority of the business world". None of my business contacts have ever offered to text me information. That statement is just outright weird.
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post #137 of 155 (permalink) Old 2016-02-13, 12:02 PM
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^^^^
I get texts on my work phone, but much, much more email.

I haven't lost my mind. It's around here...somewhere...
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It's guys like you on tech forums posting links like that that helped to quickly discredit BB10. iOS isn't without its reliability/stability/performance flaws either.
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By "older folks" I can only assume you meant "the vast majority of the business world". None of my business contacts have ever offered to text me information. That statement is just outright weird.
Haven't you heard? Snapchat is quickly becoming the leading corporate communication platform of choice for Fortune 500s!
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It's guys like you on tech forums posting links like that that helped to quickly discredit BB10. iOS isn't without its reliability/stability/performance flaws either.
iOS has many flaws. No one here has claimed any version was close to being perfect, just good enough that the iOS ecosystem (OS, mobile devices, apps, services) can easily hold its own against competing ecosystems, especially ones that are niche, like the BB10. But statements like BB10 "pretty much nailed it right when it landed" aren't going to go unchallenged.

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BB10 nailed the usability/workflow aspect is what I was getting at. Navigating a BB10 device is considerably better than an Android device.
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By "older folks" I can only assume you meant "the vast majority of the business world".
nope, just literally older folks

I've got 20 years on at the telco, and while email is used for distribution lists, no one uses it for one on one contact much anymore. we've had video calling, and chat apps for well over a decade now


let me preface this by saying that email is going away the way voice calling is going away

yeah lots still use it, but it's not the first choice for communication anymore (except amongst older folks)
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So what do the "young folk" use to send documents, report and follow up on issues, send status reports, etc.?
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So what do the "young folk" use to send documents, report and follow up on issues, send status reports, etc.?
Most of the applications used are collaboration or cloud based. there's not a lot of group emails going around anymore, when everything is updated in this manner


the volume of email we see at work has dropped probably 95% compared to a decade ago, and as we're the main ISP in the region, can see the volume of email overall has greatly decreased compared to its peak
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We still use email extensively at work. From a liability perspective, emails are valid records.
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Most of the applications used are collaboration or cloud based. there's not a lot of group emails going around anymore, when everything is updated in this manner
That would never fly for us when communicating with clients.
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and that's fine


there's always the right tool, for the right job

all I'm saying is that email isn't the killer app that it used to be, the thing that originally made the BB the must have device

that's it, no more, no less

there's a TON of other mobile options now, and in general email (on the phone) is well down the list as communication choice
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yeah lots still use it, but it's not the first choice for communication anymore (except amongst older folks)
Well no kidding. Within an inter-office environment, you're going to communicate with others within that framework.

My business deals with clients outside the confines of my office space - getting them to join our inter office methods would be ludicrous. I can imagine the look on the head of a hospital's IT if I said, "Just text me with the info, or better yet, Facebook message me. What's your instagram handle?"

Yeah, email is not going anywhere soon.
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I think the proprietary nature of email alternatives is what's keeping email a primary means of communication.
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