E-Mail Is a Two-Edged Sword

Girrier, Robert P.
July 2003
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2003, Vol. 129 Issue 7, p90
Conference Proceeding
The U.S. Navy embraces efficiencies of office automation and networked command structures and is moving toward more universal standardization in information technology. "Information Technology 21," brought this to its ships and there is increasing commonality in the tools used in sea- and shore-based work places. E-mail achieves broad saturation and returns the ability to control participation to the originator because it's pace and style of interaction is personalized. Given the remarkable breadth of e-mail networks, the military's classically hierarchical organization can be flattened in seconds. Microsoft Outlook of Microsoft Corp., is the tool used for managing e-mail and they should understand all its capabilities.


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