62 percent of professionals report sifting through irrelevant information


New Work and New Work Skills by Tony Karrer

1-Sentence Summary* 

A recently released Workplace Productivity Survey, reported by MSNBC, had the following findings: 62 percent of professionals report that they spend a lot of time sifting through irrelevant information to find what they need;    
68 percent wish they could spend less time organizing information and more time using the information that comes their way.
Indeed, the key in dealing with volumes of data is to be able to select smartly what in fact is relevant and useful versus fluff.
One of the technologies that helps with weeding out irrelevant information is automatic text summarization. Summarization is kind of speed-up reading  condensing web pages, emails and documents into keywords and summaries presented in context.
By pointing to the most important content, it allows the readers to make quick determinations if they want to read the full text.

 * 1-Sentence Summary is done using Context Organizer.

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About Henry

Hi, I’m Henry Lewkowicz and I’m the CEO of Context Discovery Inc. For long time I have been interested in the importance of context in understanding information. Intuitively we recognize the meaning of context when we say “you took my words out of context”. This phrase vividly signifies how much we care about our intentions and point of view. I believe that in the Internet age context plays a big role in rapid understanding of information. I’ll go on the record and say that in fact seeing information in context dramatically speeds understanding and simplifies application of information. In this blog I hope to have a lively dialog with you on a range of subjects related to context, information overload, knowledge, learning and other fun topics. In the course of doing it I will be using our own application, Context Organizer, as an experiment in capturing in 1 sentence what bloggers and other writers publish. I hope that we all will have some fun with it and learn more about communicating. Although this is primarily a technology and business blog, to great degree it's also my personal blog. From time to time, amongst the customary posts, I will write about issues that I passionately care about, my travels, and photos that I've taken. Periodically I refer to my family or friends, and sometimes you even see my vacation photos. I hope to make lots of new friends and learn a great deal in the process. Life is too short…. Enjoy, and feel free to write to me.
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