Social business = social intranet

Social business = social intranet

Imagine one of the big banks or manufacturers turning their corporate website into a social website, allowing readers to comment on press releases, or inviting users to rate executive bios? That would be amusing, but not realistic. A social business (referring to the common definition associated with enterprise technology, akin to enterprise 2.0, and not to […]

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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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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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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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