Atos' 74,000 employees will start using instant messaging and a Facebook-style interface.

The French information technology company Atos, which employs over 70,000 people in 42 countries, is going to ban internal emails because it believes the majority of them are irrelevant and time-wasting, and it is no longer an appropriate tool for the workplace. Instead it will be switching all of its employees to an instant messaging service and a Facebook-style interface.

Thierry Breton is the man behind the change and apparently he hasn't sent an email in the three years since he became chairman and CEO of Atos. According to ABC:

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