Email to be banned in the workplace

The head of a large IT firm has decided to phase out emails from his company, the Wall Street Journal reported this weekend.

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The CEO of Atos, Thierry Breton, stated his clear dislike for the 40 year old messaging system. The Telegraph quote him:

"It is not normal that some of our fellow employees spend hours in the evening dealing with their emails...
The email is no longer the appropriate (communication) tool."

However, Breton is not a technophobe. As well as giving old fashioned face-to-face meetings and telephone calls a boost he is going to replace email with instant messaging and a 'Facebook style' interface. He states that just 10% of emails received by his employees are useful, thus a huge majority of emails are wasting time. 

Perhaps somebody needs to show him Priority Inbox in Gmail?