Tech firm wants to ban office e-mail

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To office workers everywhere struggling to stem the tide of messages filling their inbox, it probably sounds too good to be true.

But a French tech company wants to make it a reality. Calling the volume of its e-mail “unsustainable,” IT services firm Atos Origin plans to ban internal e-mail from company communications within two years.

Instead, employees will communicate mostly through instant-messaging tools or wiki-like documents that can be edited by multiple users online.

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