If you use SharePoint as a company intranet, you might feel a little beleaguered having yet another place to check information. In the past, all pertinent information flowed to your inbox. It still can, by setting Alerts on the lists, libraries and pages important to you.
You can even cause alerts to go to your team in the settings screen for your new alert, in the Send Alerts To section. You can customize this alert in the Change Type section by choosing to only send items when adding new items, modifying existing items or when deleting items.