Geckoboard Wants to Kill Infomania
LONDON, January 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Infomania is still a silent killer according to a white paper recently
published by Geckoboard.
Geckoboard, the data communication tool launched in 2010, has released a report on the
cost of infomania.
According to a Reuters research quoted on the report, “One-third of managers are
victims of Information Fatigue Syndrome. 49% said they are unable to handle the vast
amounts of information received and 43% think that important decisions are delayed and
their abilities to make decisions are affected as a result of having too much
“Big data is an over-hyped term, there is a huge emphasis in data collection and
analytics and very little attention to how increasing amounts of data are being
communicated” Paul Joyce, CEO of the Geckoboard explained, “Information overload has a
very costly impact on businesses and that cost can be dramatically reduced by implementing
small changes in how information is displayed and distributed”
Geckoboard aims to raise awareness about Infobesity as a silent killer of productivity
and effective decision-making. In the past 12 months the startup has carried out hundreds
of interviews with customers who have successfully implemented real time dashboards in
their organizations, and more than 90% have reported an improvement in decision-making and
their ability to respond to changes faster.
In another research published by Nathan Zeldes and also quoted on the report, “for a
typical knowledge-intensive company of 50,000 employees, Infomania causes a damage of
about US$1 billion per annum”. This impact is based on lost work time, reduced employee
efficiency and job dissatisfaction.
The term Infomania has been around for decades. However, the full understanding of its
implications is still unknown. To find out more about Infobesity and what you can do about
it download the report here. [http://www.geckoboard.com/infomania ]
Geckoboard is a real-time status board for businesses. It collects your business
information from many online services, summarizes it to distill the key messages and
displays it in a way that’s easy to understand and interpret. It’s hosted by us and
accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Contact: Sofia Quintero Sofia@geckoboard.com +44-(0)7971346106