New tools can help tame an ocean of data. By John Foley.
Looks at a number of solutions, including "agency," agent-like applications, improvements in the information chain and information brokering, which may help deal with information overload in the online marketplace. By Bjorn Hermans.
Ways to assist a person in deciding what information is actually needed.
Information Overload is a unique problem. Information tends to be everywhere and we have problems even to remember where we put it, much less what it is. Here is a small collection of links to increase your information overload about information overload.
Research paper discussing overload and possible solutions. Time Utility. Volume. Verifying Accuracy.
Even the intellectually most advanced groups, the researchers, educators, managers and technologists, often feel overwhelmed by the changes in their domain.
Information overload isn't just sending individuals around the bend, it's hurting productivity, writes David Adams. [The Sydney Morning Herald]
This article by David Kirsh, which appeared in Intellectica, distinguishes supply related overload from demand side overload and how environments must be designed to minimize overload's negative consequences.
Research from Gartner has found that 90% of companies believe they get too much information pumped through to them on a regular basis.
Reuters, the global information and news group, has published international research revealing pronounced differences in the way that nationalities around the world are coping with the information age. The research shows that while some countries are now leaving the age of information overload behind them, others at much earlier points on the evolutionary curve are only just entering it.