Personal Information Management: Tools and Techniques for Achieving Professional Effectiveness

Personal Information Management: Tools and Techniques for Achieving Professional Effectiveness

by Barbara Etzel, Peter Thomas
     
 

In this handbook, written for the office of the twenty-first century, Barbara Etzel and Peter J. Thomas provide guidance for those struggling to manage the growing volume of mail, memos, e-mail messages, and electronic documents that arrive daily. Personal Information Management details the skills professionals need to process this information, save time, and work… See more details below

Overview

In this handbook, written for the office of the twenty-first century, Barbara Etzel and Peter J. Thomas provide guidance for those struggling to manage the growing volume of mail, memos, e-mail messages, and electronic documents that arrive daily. Personal Information Management details the skills professionals need to process this information, save time, and work more effectively. Etzel and Thomas present common organizational difficulties and concrete techniques for overcoming them. They guide the reader through a variety of computer software and hardware products, paper-based information products, and personal time-management techniques, helping the reader to develop an individually tailored "Personal Information Management Strategy." Technologies covered include accounting and business software, word processors, databases, personal organizers, e-mail programs, tracking and storing packages, personal digital assistants, CD-ROMs, computer backup devices, scanning devices, voice mail, cellular phones, pagers, and fax machines, to name only a few.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814721995
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
1From the industrial age to the information age1
2Personal information management8
3The eight key information actions18
4'Information overload' and information management 're-engineering'25
5Understanding information management technology32
6Personal information technologies: advantages and disadvantages37
7Computer software and hardware products43
8Paper-based information products72
9Your personal information management strategy79
10Beginning to implement your personal information management strategy95
11Maintaining your personal information management strategy109
12Computing technology and your personal information management strategy116
13Conclusions125
App. 1Keys issues in personal information management135
App. 2Personal information management products137
References147
Index150

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