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  1. 1. Web_Design_Program : Part IInformation Overload - 6 Primary CausesAll knowledge workers of today can attest to the overwhelming amount of information theyneed to deal with on a daily basis. This constant state of information overload is caused byseveral conspiring factors:#1 More Information Than We Can ProcessSearch the web for almost any topic and you will get millions of web pages as a result. Tothis you can add hundreds of ebooks on the topic and most likely a dozen traditionallypublished books available on Amazon.com. There is no way you can possibly process allthis information in your lifetime. And this is just for one topic youre working on this week.How do you know which of all this information is remotely important, or even factuallycorrect? Google tries to rank their search results by relevance according to their own secretalgorithms. Traditional book publishers filter out most book proposals and only publish avery small fraction of the books they are offered. Presumably only the best books getpublished with this process. But according to what criteria?Just to discover who is an authority on the topic that your are trying to research, addsanother dimension to your research. Which in turn results in more information that you needto process.#2 Bombardment of Unsolicited InformationHow many unsolicited emails do you receive each day? And thats after your SPAM filterhas done its best to spare you from the majority of the onslaught. But do you really trustyour SPAM filter? Dont you occasionally check the SPAM folder to see if somethingimportant didnt slip through?How many email lists or ezines have you subscribed to that were once relevant to yourwork, but are now just sending your irrelevant commercial offers? But since they oncecontained valuable information you stay on the subscription list because there may besomething useful yet to come.When you search or browse the web you are constantly bombarded with ads that aretailored to appear to be relevant to what you are looking for. Since there might be somethinguseful in these offers, you click on the ads. Leading to even more unsolicited informationthat you need to evaluate and process.All this adds up to increasing amounts of unsolicited information that you need to deal with,just to get to the information that you have requested and really need.#3 Speed of New Information Accelerates
  2. 2. Back when the majority of your information was delivered by the postman and thenewspaper boy once a day, keeping up with the information flow was not a big problem.Today, the analogy of drinking from a fire hose pales in comparison to the flood ofinformation rushing at you from all directions.Not only has the speed of delivery increased over time, but it continues to accelerate,creating an exponential effect.#4 Value of Information PlummetsThe information age was based on the principle that information was scarce and valuable.In the Attention Age with a glut of information available, the perceived value quicklyapproaches zero. This applies indiscriminately to all information since we have no effectivemechanisms to evaluate what is truly important, what is simply redundant and what is plainjunk.All marketers of information products should be gravely concerned about this trend. Howcan you sell products at a profit in the future when the perceived value of all information is$0?Furthermore, it will probably not take long before people realize that some information isworth less than $0. Given that our attention is the most scarce and valuable resource in theAttention Age, processing and evaluating information comes at a severe cost. This costshould be deducted from the previously perceived value of the information, to arrive at itstrue value.#5 Amount of Contradiction IncreaseWith a thousand voices screaming at you, who do you trust? The one with the loudestvoice? The one with the largest group of supporters? How do you evaluate contradictoryinformation in a subject that you are just beginning to research?In previous ages the number of information sources was significantly smaller, even orders ofmagnitudes smaller. Back then, these information sources assumed the role of an authoritysince they practically had a monopoly on information distribution. Think about your oldhometown newspaper. What they printed was universally accepted as the truth.#6 Our Information Needs IncreaseThe one with the most money wins has been replaced by the one with the mostinformation wins. If you know something about the market that your competitor doesnt,then you have an advantage. This information arms race leads to an ever increasingappetite for more information. Which of course feeds into the previous bullets in a viciouscircle.These bullets were inspired by Rich Schefrens recent report: The Attention Age Doctrine. A
  3. 3. following article will deal with strategies for surviving information overload.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!WEB_DESIGN_PROGRAM : End of Part IWeb_Design_Program : Part II5 Ways Microsoft Dynamics CRM V3.0 Can Save Your Small Business Time And MoneyA solid knowledge of your customers is vital to succeed in todays modern informationdriven business world. Small businesses are widely considered to provide a better customerservice because the decision makers are closer to their clients than in much largercompanies. Managing customer relations has grown increasingly complicated as marketforces and trends change at a much faster rate than in the past, and with the internetrevolution, that is set to continue and accelerate.Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Small Business Edition is designed to work with otherMicrosoft applications such as Microsoft Small Business Server 2003, Outlook, Word, Exceland Publisher. Working together, the Microsoft Dynamics Suite greatly helps your staff tobuild closer customer relationships and achieve new levels of productivity and profitability.Here are 5 ways Microsoft Dynamics Suite can help your small business save time andmoney:1. Centralize all your customer informationMicrosoft Dynamics Suite captures all customer contact information from your sales,marketing and support sections of your business and houses the information in a centralrepository. Microsoft Dynamics CRM v3.0 provides instant access to whoever needs theinformation, wherever they are and when they need it. This reduces costs by minimizingnon-productive time wasted, increases profitability by maximizing cross-selling opportunitiesand enhances customer relations with a more personalized approach from all staff incontact with customers.2. Protect your customer informationMicrosoft Dynamics CRM v3.0 has built-in security features to ensure your customerinformation is protected and kept confidential. Employees are only given access to that
  4. 4. information on a customer that is required for the role they need to perform. By combiningMicrosoft Dynamics CRM v3.0 with Small Business Server, a powerful firewall is providedthat allows mobile employees and remote locations to have secure and enhanced access tocustomer information while out of the office. The ability for mobile and remote workers toaccess customer information out of the office allows them to continue to be supported andproductive as well as spend more time where they need to be with customers andprospects.3. Integrate with Microsoft Office OutlookMicrosoft Dynamics CRM v3.0 has been designed with Outlook in mind, and can beenabled to let your employees work directly from their Outlook email client. This closeintegration with Outlook and other Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel meansthat all staff with client contact can look up customer information, manage emailcommunications, arrange appointments, record customer and prospect contacts from withinOutlook and share this across the business with the Microsoft Dynamics Suite. This makesstaff more productive, generating greater revenues and reducing time wastage dealing withadministrative customer affairs.4. Tailor Microsoft Dynamics Suite to your small businessThe Microsoft Dynamics Suite contains a configuration wizard so you can tailor thecustomer relationship software solution to meet the particular needs of your business. Youcan customize and modify forms, construct your own data entry fields and arrange howinformation is to be presented while an intuitive engine allows for automation of repetitivetasks. An alert system raises flags when you need to perform a task so nothing need everfall down between the cracks.Microsoft Dynamics Suite is an out-of-the-box solution that is quickly and cheaplyimplemented while maintenance costs are also minimal. The Microsoft Dynamics Suite isalso scaleable to meet the future demands of your business with additional features thatcan be added as and when the need arises.5. Fast and simple implementation gets you up and running quicklyMicrosoft Dynamics CRM v3.0 has a very fast and simple set-up to speed up productivityand profitability, this minimizes business disruption. For existing users of Microsoft Officeapplications, the customer relationship software solution is readily adopted by your staff asit has been designed to look and feel like all other Office applications so use is intuitive.This minimizes the costs of implementation and user adoption while at the same timeincreases productivity with minimal business disruption and faster adoption by employees.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!
  5. 5. WEB_DESIGN_PROGRAM : End of Part IIWeb_Design_Program : Part III5 Ways Microsoft Dynamics CRM V3.0 Can Save Your Small Business Time And MoneyA solid knowledge of your customers is vital to succeed in todays modern informationdriven business world. Small businesses are widely considered to provide a better customerservice because the decision makers are closer to their clients than in much largercompanies. Managing customer relations has grown increasingly complicated as marketforces and trends change at a much faster rate than in the past, and with the internetrevolution, that is set to continue and accelerate.Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Small Business Edition is designed to work with otherMicrosoft applications such as Microsoft Small Business Server 2003, Outlook, Word, Exceland Publisher. Working together, the Microsoft Dynamics Suite greatly helps your staff tobuild closer customer relationships and achieve new levels of productivity and profitability.Here are 5 ways Microsoft Dynamics Suite can help your small business save time andmoney:1. Centralize all your customer informationMicrosoft Dynamics Suite captures all customer contact information from your sales,marketing and support sections of your business and houses the information in a centralrepository. Microsoft Dynamics CRM v3.0 provides instant access to whoever needs theinformation, wherever they are and when they need it. This reduces costs by minimizingnon-productive time wasted, increases profitability by maximizing cross-selling opportunitiesand enhances customer relations with a more personalized approach from all staff incontact with customers.2. Protect your customer informationMicrosoft Dynamics CRM v3.0 has built-in security features to ensure your customerinformation is protected and kept confidential. Employees are only given access to thatinformation on a customer that is required for the role they need to perform. By combiningMicrosoft Dynamics CRM v3.0 with Small Business Server, a powerful firewall is providedthat allows mobile employees and remote locations to have secure and enhanced access tocustomer information while out of the office. The ability for mobile and remote workers toaccess customer information out of the office allows them to continue to be supported andproductive as well as spend more time where they need to be with customers andprospects.
  6. 6. 3. Integrate with Microsoft Office OutlookMicrosoft Dynamics CRM v3.0 has been designed with Outlook in mind, and can beenabled to let your employees work directly from their Outlook email client. This closeintegration with Outlook and other Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel meansthat all staff with client contact can look up customer information, manage emailcommunications, arrange appointments, record customer and prospect contacts from withinOutlook and share this across the business with the Microsoft Dynamics Suite. This makesstaff more productive, generating greater revenues and reducing time wastage dealing withadministrative customer affairs.4. Tailor Microsoft Dynamics Suite to your small businessThe Microsoft Dynamics Suite contains a configuration wizard so you can tailor thecustomer relationship software solution to meet the particular needs of your business. Youcan customize and modify forms, construct your own data entry fields and arrange howinformation is to be presented while an intuitive engine allows for automation of repetitivetasks. An alert system raises flags when you need to perform a task so nothing need everfall down between the cracks.Microsoft Dynamics Suite is an out-of-the-box solution that is quickly and cheaplyimplemented while maintenance costs are also minimal. The Microsoft Dynamics Suite isalso scaleable to meet the future demands of your business with additional features thatcan be added as and when the need arises.5. Fast and simple implementation gets you up and running quicklyMicrosoft Dynamics CRM v3.0 has a very fast and simple set-up to speed up productivityand profitability, this minimizes business disruption. For existing users of Microsoft Officeapplications, the customer relationship software solution is readily adopted by your staff asit has been designed to look and feel like all other Office applications so use is intuitive.This minimizes the costs of implementation and user adoption while at the same timeincreases productivity with minimal business disruption and faster adoption by employees.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!WEB_DESIGN_PROGRAM : End of Part III
  7. 7. 3. Integrate with Microsoft Office OutlookMicrosoft Dynamics CRM v3.0 has been designed with Outlook in mind, and can beenabled to let your employees work directly from their Outlook email client. This closeintegration with Outlook and other Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel meansthat all staff with client contact can look up customer information, manage emailcommunications, arrange appointments, record customer and prospect contacts from withinOutlook and share this across the business with the Microsoft Dynamics Suite. This makesstaff more productive, generating greater revenues and reducing time wastage dealing withadministrative customer affairs.4. Tailor Microsoft Dynamics Suite to your small businessThe Microsoft Dynamics Suite contains a configuration wizard so you can tailor thecustomer relationship software solution to meet the particular needs of your business. Youcan customize and modify forms, construct your own data entry fields and arrange howinformation is to be presented while an intuitive engine allows for automation of repetitivetasks. An alert system raises flags when you need to perform a task so nothing need everfall down between the cracks.Microsoft Dynamics Suite is an out-of-the-box solution that is quickly and cheaplyimplemented while maintenance costs are also minimal. The Microsoft Dynamics Suite isalso scaleable to meet the future demands of your business with additional features thatcan be added as and when the need arises.5. Fast and simple implementation gets you up and running quicklyMicrosoft Dynamics CRM v3.0 has a very fast and simple set-up to speed up productivityand profitability, this minimizes business disruption. For existing users of Microsoft Officeapplications, the customer relationship software solution is readily adopted by your staff asit has been designed to look and feel like all other Office applications so use is intuitive.This minimizes the costs of implementation and user adoption while at the same timeincreases productivity with minimal business disruption and faster adoption by employees.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!WEB_DESIGN_PROGRAM : End of Part III

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