Sometimes I yearn for the good old days where news was delivered on printed paper once a day, and information was either gleaned from one’s school friends or alternatively from that huge collection of Encyclopedia Britannica your parents purchased in a moment of weakness. Those days are well and truly gone and we’re all awash in information, much of it fake or — at best — alternative.

This problem holds true within the organization where workers of today are bombarded by information from (and in) a plethora of different places.

If you’re a vendor in the content collaboration space that wants to really make a difference to knowledge workers’ productivity, your key challenge is to collapse this complexity — or at least find ways to obfuscate the actual complexity that exists. This is the thinking behind Egnyte‘s latest release of its Connect product, a release that — in unusually bombastic style for one so modest — Egnyte CEO Vineet Jain says will “build a ‘Content Superhighway’ to accelerate productivity.”

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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