Life without email?

I just read this article “Staff to be banned from sending emails“.

Could you change the way you work and stop sending internal email within your company?

Some things come to consider:

    1. Attachments. Some instant messaging applications allow attachments, but is that the best practice?
    2. Mobile access. Not all instant messaging applications have a mobile solution.
    3. Historical. Can the chat transcripts be saved? Are there any legal ramifications or requirements(i.e., HIPAA).
    4. Mail-enabled applications. Are these considered email?

 

It’s a start, but email is going to be here for a while longer.
Food for thought.