Menu
Teen trends mark tomorrow’s future

Teen trends mark tomorrow’s future

What is the future of email given the proliferation of other forms of electronic communication?

Graeme McInnes, Tivoli product manager, suggests email may well be dead within ten years as today’s teens move into the workforce.

“If you look at the early technology adopters — teenagers — you get a very good picture of the trends that are coming,” he says.

Instant messaging (IM), says McInnes, combines voice, video and text, making it a far richer medium than email. He confesses to using IM far more often than email and says that’s the norm within IBM, both in New Zealand and globally.

“You also have to wonder what sort of devices will be used in ten years’ time. I doubt very much that it will be PCs. The BlackBerry device is a good example of the future.”

Rather than sounding the death knell for email, McInnes says it’s merely that people are changing the way they work and business has to adapt.

The answer, says McInnes, is content management by stealth and Tivoli has products to help. He defines content management — often confused with information lifecycle management — as looking inside stored data.

“Partners can use Tivoli tools to solve current problems in the knowledge that the system won’t have to be replaced in three years because it’s outdated.”

For instance, the Public Records Act requires that government and local body agencies have to be able to manage all electronic records. That means the systems must be able to handle any form of electronic message, says McInnes.

“How do you define text? Even partners in Invercargill should be out knocking on the door of their council asking what they have in place for this.”

However, he warns it can be difficult to sell content management in the small to medium market. “Compliance isn’t really an effective sales tool. SME buying is driven by reduction of cost and complexity.”


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Reseller News honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand channel at the 2018 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards honoured standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel
Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments