I was obsessed with sorting out the barrage of information, news, data, email, intelligence, and corporate documents back in 2007 when Abraham Harrison did quite a lot more technology consulting work.
I was convinced that the answer was in harnessing the power of group attention data — Attensa Drives Enterprise RSS Adoption & RSS Enablement for Enterprise & APML is Attention Profiling Mark-up Language — and the company that harness attention best was Attensa.
Well, Attensa is four years older and my neighbor in Portland, Oregon, and they’ve advanced the technology commensurately in the form of the Attensa StreamServer. Here’s some promotional information I gleaned from their free new whitepaper, A Framework for Reducing Information Overload in the Enterprise:
Today, we encounter social business applications, online communities, and global networks of experts that publish directly on blogs, as well as in traditional media outlets. All of this information is literally at our fingertips and can be accessed at anytime from anywhere in the world on a variety of devices.
Consider that as of this writing, it is believed that we consume 2.57 zettabytes of information each year—or the equivalent of 12GB of data per worker per day.5 With that power, however, comes the consequence of too much information from too many sources, resulting in the fracturing of our collective attention spans.
In the last four years of progress, the Internet, available processing power, and knowledge management advances have make finding needles in haystacks easier and easier, more possible, more probable even as storage, sources of data, and mass quantities of content crash upon us and our workers incessantly. Attensa’s elegant solution is their StreamServer:
We designed the Attensa StreamServer with the underlying goal to bring people, processes and technology together in the fight to significantly reduce information overload. Attensa and its innovative customers around the world have deployed this framework and technology to group, filter and measure the consumption of information for future knowledge refinement so people can find what they need and ignore what they don’t. Figure 4 below reveals this process in action.
The Attensa StreamServer can be implemented on site or managed entirely by Attensa as a dedicated hosted service. In either case, the implementation is rapid and the benefits are immediately visible.
Here’s some more information about Attensa:
Attensa is an emerging leader in a new breed of information management systems that connect people with the knowledge that drives business results and better relationships. We do this by focusing their attention on relevant information—when and where they need it. Our customers are simply better informed in less time.
Via Chris Abraham