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2016-02-17 11:27 PM
stampeder
BB Priv is the topic, not apps on IOS

Posts/comments dealing only with apps on iOS are off topic and thus have been deleted.



2016-02-17 08:30 PM
CenturyBreak @99semaj :

So... what do you use instead of email? Or is that classified as well?
2016-02-17 08:27 PM
99semaj
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Originally Posted by TorontoColin View Post
I think it largely depends on where you work. If you're working in a government or heavily regulated sector like financial, you probably use email almost exclusively still.
I work in a highly regulated sector (military contractor, classified) and for us email is a big no-no because it's too insecure. Even encrypted email is frowned upon.
2016-02-14 07:05 PM
audacity Nah, Slack is for specialized groups. If I wanted to get in contact with someone who isn't in a specific project group with me, Slack isn't the answer.

Hangouts? Maybe. As long as it's just a short thought/message, or real-time.

I still use email all the time.
2016-02-14 02:59 PM
TorontoColin I think it largely depends on where you work. If you're working in a government or heavily regulated sector like financial, you probably use email almost exclusively still. Certainly I do.

However, if you're working in a private company, particularly in journalism or many of the tech sectors, you may be increasingly moving to things like Slack and Gchat (Hangouts) as your primary internal communication mechanism.
2016-02-14 12:42 PM
audacity I think the proprietary nature of email alternatives is what's keeping email a primary means of communication.
2016-02-14 09:57 AM
Abysmal
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Originally Posted by Tikker View Post
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.
2016-02-13 10:53 PM
Tikker 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
2016-02-13 07:58 PM
NeilN
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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.
2016-02-13 07:22 PM
MarcP We still use email extensively at work. From a liability perspective, emails are valid records.
2016-02-13 07:20 PM
Tikker
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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
2016-02-13 07:14 PM
BGY11 Faxes.....

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2016-02-13 07:13 PM
NeilN So what do the "young folk" use to send documents, report and follow up on issues, send status reports, etc.?
2016-02-13 07:04 PM
Tikker
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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)
2016-02-13 02:30 PM
ssbtech 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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