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IT company, Atos, to ban email

business Updated: Nov 30, 2011 18:48 IST

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Atos, one of biggest information technology companies in the world with over 80,000 workers in 42 countries, will soon ban e-mails because it says 90 percent of them are a waste of time.



Atos, headquartered in France, said too many employees waste time dealing with irrelevant e-mails, according to the Daily Mail.



The company would phase out e-mailing within 18 months, and said it wants people to spend more time talking to each other -- either on the phone or in person.



Atos's 56-year-old chief executive officer Thierry Breton said: "It is not right that some of our fellow employees spend hours in the evening dealing with their e-mails."



Breton said only 20 out of every 200 e-mails received by his staff every day turn out to be important.



"The e-mail is no longer the appropriate tool. It is time to think differently," he said.



He said the main problem was people switching to a "useless" e-mail while they were carrying out a far more important task.



Breton said a real-time messaging interface like that available on Facebook would be preferable to e-mail.