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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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3 responses to “Syncronicity, Availability and the Perils of Instant Gratification”

  1. JB

    We’re finding that asynchronous is enhanced by real time conversational interactivity. Without the latter it’s very difficult to engage people in the former. The conversation has become the necessary means by which to drive interest and interaction with the enterprise application…

  2. Zoli Erdos

    I for one still value async communication. Doing certain activities on your own schedule, not when you’re interrupted is a fundamental principle of most time management theories, too.

  3. Pankaj

    A mix of sync and async is the way forward. With increasingly distributed teams (different schedules, projects, timezones), you cannot all be available for the same work at the same time, which is where async (document collaboration, email) comes in. And you need concurrent availability for some work, which is where sync comes in (web meetings, real time co authoring, chat)