Rife Information Pollution (Infollution) and Virtual Organizations in Industry 4.0: Within Reality Causes and Consequences

Rife Information Pollution (Infollution) and Virtual Organizations in Industry 4.0: Within Reality Causes and Consequences

Qaisar Iqbal (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia) and Rashid Nawaz (University of Education, Pakistan)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7519-1.ch005

Abstract

Information pollution, which usually refers to the overabundance of irrelevant, unsolicited, unwanted messages, is a major cause of concern for practitioners and academic researchers. Advances in the information and communication technologies has proliferated the production of information. Consequently, people are suffering from information pollution. Information pollution has made it difficult for employees and individuals to find the quality information quickly and conveniently from diverse information sources including print and electronic sources. This chapter sheds light on the relevant literature of information pollution and analyzes its causes in the Industry 4.0 era and puts forward suggestions for tackling this problem. This chapter emphasizes the significance of concrete efforts from computer scientists, academic professionals, and information professionals to devise strategies and techniques for refuting the effects of information pollution.
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Information Pollution: Nature And Significance

In this section, a general overview on infollution as a concept and how it impacts organizations in general is discussed. The context of the discussion in this section is broad, because information pollution is assumed to emerge from divergent sources. This includes online and offline sources.

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