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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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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Twitter rendered useless

Twitter rendered useless

An explosive start that even surpassed Facebook’s stratospheric launch; highly-used by an incredibly engaged audience; simple, and free. What potential… spoiled. Twitter has become a nearly useless tool, overrun by chatter and incoherent missives of daily nonsense, overt narcissism, and celebrity worship. Cluttered with ads, celebrity Retweets, trolling venom, and nonsense about nonsense, Twitter is ineffectual, […]

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The intranet is sick, not dead

The intranet is dead. How many times have we heard this tired, uninformed complaint or false prophecy in the past 10 years? Too many, which coincidentally is equal to the number of half-wits out there that don’t know any better. Yes, the intranet is sick, under-funded, under-used, under-appreciated, and perhaps even ‘mostly dead’ in many […]

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IBM's new intranet represents change in intranet design

Intranet design is pretty stale; and most intranets tend to look alike. Intranet design isn’t the most imaginative business, but occasionally an innovator steps forth…. Enter IBM. IBM undertook a ‘galactic’ intranet redesign a few years ago. In fact, it was a departure for Big Blue to undertake a new design that was very ‘Apple’ […]

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