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Email is not dead, it just needs reinventing

Bostjan Bregar, founder and CEO of 4th Office, explores the future of email communication.

Email is the premier form of online communication for everyone over the age of 25. While there has been a recent spread of newer concepts such as Slack, email usage figures prove that the numbers of email accounts is only set to grow – a predicted 5.59bn by 2019 according to the Radicati Group (2015).

But for the forthcoming generation known as Gen Z about to head into workplaces, it has been speculated that this form of communication is in danger of becoming irrelevant.

Social media, apps, instant messaging and 140-character tweets are the go-to communication channels for this generation and the Millennials that will follow them....