The New Social Intranet

The New Social Intranet

The social intranet is nothing new, but advances in social computing, and a supporting cultural shift, has advanced the social intranet beyond the tired suspicion of being merely a fad. Social intranets, and collaboration tools (whatever the label), were never a fad, and are no more fading or disappearing than email or the ‘traditional’ intranet. Although a […]

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Digital Workplace Content Lessons & Learnings

Digital Workplace Content Lessons & Learnings

Content is still king. If there was one over-arching lesson from the 2017 Digital Workplace & Intranet Global Forum is that content, in all its forms, should be the apple of any digital workplace manager’s eye. It’s what employees want, and why they visit the intranet. No one goes to the digital workplace because they […]

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2018 Digital Workplace & Intranet Global Forum @ Coca-Cola

2018 Digital Workplace & Intranet Global Forum @ Coca-Cola

The 2018 Digital Workplace & Intranet Global Forum is the 10th Annual conference, North America’s leading dedicated conference on the digital workplace, with a specialized focus on the design, governance and management of enterprise intranets and social intranets. When & Where May 9-10, 2018 Coca-Cola World Headquarters Atlanta, GA The Need The corporate intranet, long […]

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Great Intranets: Cisco, GoDaddy, Merck, PNM Resources

Great Intranets: Cisco, GoDaddy, Merck, PNM Resources

Great intranets come in many forms, and often look and feel different from one to another. There are, however, some common threads that link some of the great intranets: executive sponsorship, secure governance (and ownership), and great content, supported by solid content management. A look at some of the great intranets on display at the 2017 […]

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Big Changes for Office 365 (SharePoint Online) Intranets

Big Changes for Office 365 (SharePoint Online) Intranets

SKYPE FOR TEAMS I lauded the launch of Microsoft Teams earlier this year when Redmond launched the service that could be a killer for Slack. Some thought that Teams couldn’t possibly survive or that it signalled the end of Yammer. Instead, Microsoft is doubling-down on Teams and elevating it to a key service of focus […]

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Microsoft testing new intranet search, Bing for Business

Microsoft testing new intranet search, Bing for Business

Microsoft has begun testing a new intranet search, Bing for Business, in a greater effort to compete with Google. MS hopes this corporate Bing will also promote more use of Bing.com, a tall order given their competitor is referenced as a verb in day-to-day vernacular (“I Googled that.”). One wonders what’s wrong with SharePoint search, the […]

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Intranet content curation at Google

Intranet content curation at Google

On the indexed Internet, there are more than 4.5 billion pages. Finding the most relevant content can be akin to finding a needle in a hay galaxy. “It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure,” says writer and futurist Clay Shirky. Google obviously helps find and filter out irrelevant content, but the ubiquitous search engine doesn’t […]

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Does Slack live up to the hype?

Does Slack live up to the hype?

I cannot think of a digital workplace tool, since SharePoint, that has received so much attention and ink as Slack. It’s very popular, widespread and extremely hip, particularly with the media and technology pundits. Even Vanity Fair has dedicated some of its oh-so-fashionable pages to the hipster app (Slack, The Group-Chat App Everyone Hates To Love…). […]

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