Great Intranets Part II: Cisco Systems

Part II of a four part series on great intranets. The Cisco intranet, called Cisco Employee Connection (CEC), is now 20 years old, and supports a workforce of more than 100,000 (75,000 full-time employees plus contractors). “The intranet connects everyone to everything, from employee services tools such as HR benefits, IT support and workplace resources […]

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Content migration for the SharePoint intranet

Migrating content is a big job — in fact, it’s often massive. Many intranet content migration jobs involve many hundreds of thousands of pages and documents (as it did with one recent client with only 400 employees, and more than three-quarters-of-a-million files requiring migration). Migration for SharePoint 2013 (whether content or applications) is one of […]

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Of portals and small intranets

“It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead,” quips Miracle Max in the famed bedtime story-come-movie, The Princess Bride. “There’s a big difference between mostly dead, and all dead. Now, mostly dead: he’s slightly alive.” The enterprise portal industry is much like the supine Cary Elwes in the Princess Bride: mostly […]

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Intranet technology

Portal or CMS? Social media or none? Commercial or open-source? What is the best technology for your intranet? Choosing the right technology for your intranet is difficult, to say the least. In fact, it can be downright daunting without help or prior experience doing it. There are thousands of solutions to choose from, and each […]

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Intranet predictions for 2010

1-     SharePoint will continue to dominate   All hail the king, SharePoint. SharePoint has become the single biggest, most pervasive intranet platform of all time (present in 50 – 60% of all medium to large-size organizations). While SharePoint is still minimally used for department and team level document sharing and collaboration, more organizations are looking […]

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SharePoint for ECM: 5 big enhancements

(LAS VEGAS) Lest you be tingling with excitement about the potential enhancements to your less than spectacular content management system, there are two realities for SharePoint 2010: what is promised, and what is hoped for.   Those working with MOSS 2007 can be forgiven for the vacuous deflating sound from their proverbial balloons – those […]

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