Atos created a stir in 2011 when it announced its Zero Email program — an initiative to completely eliminate the use of email for internal communications and use enterprise social instead. Many scoffed it wasn’t practical or that it couldn’t be done. Some others — myself included — thought getting rid of email completely isn’t the right objective. Yes, there are many statistics showing we spend a lot of time on email. But if you accept that . . .
Composing and reading messages is an important part of communicating for work;
Specifying the recipient(s) without exposing the message to others unless you intend to (i.e. email) has its place;
Other collaboration tools are more efficient than email for some types of interactions;