Intranet events of note

March 29, 2011 (Free webinar) Social Media and Internal Communications: Reap the Rewards, Reduce the Risk is a free webinar and it’s focused on solving the social media challenge. Social media has taken our personal lives by storm, but in the workplace, it’s often met with raised eyebrows, a little excitement, and a lot 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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The intranet community

“Intranet managers are forming large communities using external social media, getting support from peers around the world and gaining visibility for their roles and work,” says Jane McConnell in her annual Global Intranet Trends (2010) report. In fact, this growing community, spurred by social media, is one of the most prominent findings outlined in the […]

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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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Choosing an Intranet Technology Platform

SharePoint is the best intranet for some, but not all. Portal solutions make sense for a very few organization, but a minority. Content management systems are often the best solution for those intranets that are primarily focused on communications and news. Other considerations also abound: open source? Social Media? Document management? CRM? Hosted? With thousands […]

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The Social Intranet Tipping Point

Two years ago, the social intranet did not exist. Social media tools on the intranet (intranet 2.0) have existed for a number of years, in fact, discussion groups and instant messaging first appeared on intranets in the late 1990s. A social intranet has multiple social media tools that are integrated (in some manner) into the […]

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