Savvy information managers focus on deploying best-of-breed tools in support of their mission, be it BI, CRM, governance and compliance, or predictive analytics. While these tools can go a long way in addressing organizational challenges, they can also be stopped cold by the elephant in the room, information overload.

Information overload describes an excess of information that results in the loss of ability to make decisions, process information expeditiously and prioritize tasks effectively. Information overload causes people to lose their ability to manage thoughts and ideas.

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