Improving Intranet Search

Improving Intranet Search

The search engine sucks!” is the single-most common complaints we hear from employees (regardless of company and industry). Naturally, most immediately blame the search engine. They should blame themselves. “It was the number one thing that our associates (employees) said needed to be improved,” says Karen Downs, Intranet Program Manager for H&R Block. Ten years […]

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SharePoint 2010 is Dead

SharePoint 2010 is Dead

Death is coming to SharePoint 2010. Mainstream Support from Microsoft SharePoint ended nearly two years ago. More importantly, Extended Support will end in just three years. Once that happens, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or non-security hotfix support, honor warranty claims or offer paid extended support Suffice to say, you need to get […]

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Intranet benchmarking

Intranet benchmarking

Denmark’s premier intranet community and conference organizer, IntraTeam (arguably the World’s most active and advanced, certainly per capita) has launched an Intranet/Digital Workplace Self Assessment Benchmark. In truth, the tool has been around since 2005 and used to evaluate the competitors to the Danish IntranetPrize, awarded at the their annual IntraTeam Event conference. The Assessment […]

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What’s New with the Social Intranet?

What’s New with the Social Intranet?

The social intranet has been quietly evolving. And counter to the predictions of some who dismiss the phenom as merely a fad (one naive “intranet consultant” decried it as a fad at a New York conference, to my face), social is becoming more and more pervasive. Most organizations are not yet fully social; at least […]

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SharePoint Intranet Governance

SharePoint Intranet Governance

Intranet governance details the ownership model (who owns and manages it), and the rules for creating pages and content (roles and responsibilities, and policies); SharePoint intranet governance is really no different than the standard intranet governance model, though it does require some special attention with respect to site creation. SharePoint is appreciated for its simplicity of use […]

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Intranet crisis: IBM eliminates remote workers

Intranet crisis: IBM eliminates remote workers

According to various reports, IBM is eliminating remote workers in marketing, engineering, and other roles. The Register details some of IBM’s plans in Big blues: IBM’s remote-worker crackdown is company-wide, including its engineers. In the US, those that don’t report to one of six main offices, will be eliminated, according to The Register. The same edict will […]

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The Critical Intranet Governance Partnership: IT & Communications

The Critical Intranet Governance Partnership: IT & Communications

The intranet flounders, if not fails, when there is no clear ownership, or governance. Show me a successful intranet, and I guarantee it has a great owner, supported by clear intranet governance. Intranet governance details the ownership model, and the roles and responsibilities for anyone who contributes to the intranet. More often than not, the business […]

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