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ComputerDo Electronic Organizers Save Time?
Information management is equal parts application and strategy. It's not enough to buy Outlook or Act! or a BlackBerry or other personal information manager (PIM). You have to devise a strategy to make it work for you.
Do electronic organizers save time-or waste it?
There are many types of computerized organizing products that claim to save us time. We can choose between Outlook, Act!, Goldmine, Day-Timer, InfoSelect, Now, and many more. Some people call it contact management software; some call it information management software-- PIM for short. And then there are the PDAs, such as the popular Palm Pilot and the various copycat handhelds. But when I see how people use these products, it seems that many are just scratching the surface. They're getting only a fraction of the potential time-saving benefits because they don't know how to choose and use the products.
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About the Author: Jan Jasper has been training busy people to work smarter, not harder since 1988. She helps clients streamline their systems and procedures, form optimum work habits, use technology efficiently, and manage information overload. Her specialty is helping people who've already worked with professional organizers and coaches and are still not able to get it all done. Jan is the author of Take Back Your Time: How to Regain Control of Work, Information, & Technology (St. Martin's Press). She recently completed a North American media tour as the national efficiency spokesperson for IKON Office Solutions, Inc. In 2001, Jan was the office productivity expert for staples.com. She has appeared on radio and TV all over North America and is quoted regularly in print. Jan is currently on the board of the Tri-State Chapter (NY, NJ, & CT) of the National Speakers Association.