Colligo's White Paper on SharePoint Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Colligo Networks recently published a white paper, SharePoint, ECM, and Cloud Storage Adoption (PDF). Key business activities on SharePoint are (1) collaboration, (2) document management, (3) corporate Intranet / portal. Tags: SharePoint User Adoption

Changing IT Mindsets From Deployment To Adoption

Collaborative Thinking

Almost every widely deployed technology today that has failed to meet expectations over time, at one point was revered as the answer to our problems (productivity suites, content management systems, “groupware”, search, portals, etc.). strategists need to think of their projects in terms of adoption not deployment.

Most Popular Portals and KM Blog Posts 2008

Portals and KM

Serena has Adopted Facebook as their Intranet (2007). I took a look at Google Analytics to see what posts people were looking at on this blog in 2008. It seems to get the best data. The top two destinations were the home page to no surprise but I was pleased that the average time on site for people who came first to the home page was 6 minutes, 45 seconds. Thanks to everyone who visited this past year. Here are the next ten destinations with their year of posting.

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"The Technology is the Least Relevant Aspect in the Mix" - Nancy and Michael talk User Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Most virtual meetings are still agonizing to sit through, people still clog up inboxes with attachments instead of posting documents on shared portals, and many continue to struggle when it comes to collaboration across time zones. We explore what it takes for people to use virtual collaboration tools to their fullest advantage, and conditions need to be in place to foster smarter adoption. User Adoption User Adoption Strategies

Lessons from a Decade of User Adoption (Mike Gilronan at Senti, and John Schmottlach, Empirix) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mike and John are talking about their experiences with user adoption over the past decade. initial project - partner collaboration portal. at Empirix - called it the "Sales Portal." Answer - CRM, and so integrated SharePoint with that, employee's laptops set to HR portal for homepage, practice what you reach (projects managed via SharePoint), and remote old sites and methods (launched the new system, and turned off the file shares the next day).

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Your Favorite Portals and KM Posts for Last Quarter and Last Year

Portals and KM

Serena has Adopted Facebook as their Intranet - 2007. A few days ago this blog passed the 500,000 page view mark. It took almost five years to get there and I know some bloggers do this in a month but it does feel like a milestone. I never thought I would still be blogging five years later when I started in May 2004. Now I do not see stopping. Last year at about this time I started using Google Analytics.

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Notes on CUST119 Prudential: Thinking about Social Business Adoption? Don't Forget Enterprise Social Governance

Michael Sampson - Currents

PROFS in 1982, Notes from 1994 (60,000 users, 6400+ applications), Sametime in 1999, WebSphere Portal in 2002, and Connections in 2010 (about 25,000 users currently). Developed an Adoption and Governance Strategy. Jean Balbo from Prudential Financial is talking about enterprise social governance. Jean is the Director of Process Management. Some notes: 1. Prudential is 137 years old, has $1 trillion in assets under management. 50000 employees, in 35 countries.

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Portals and KM: eProject – Enterprise 2.0 Collaborative Business Applications

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Portals and KM This blog shares ideas and hopes to generate discussion on enterprise 2.0, It will help with broader adoption of Enterprise 2.0. business blogs, web 2.0 and knowledge management to provide value to organizations through practical applications.

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BT Web 2.0 adoption case study " Inside out

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The fact that individuals could manage all this functionality through a single ‘portal’ was incredibly powerful and sent adoption rates through the roof. Let users dictate the direction and speed of adoption.

BT Web 2.0 adoption case study « Inside out

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The fact that individuals could manage all this functionality through a single ‘portal’ was incredibly powerful and sent adoption rates through the roof. Let users dictate the direction and speed of adoption. adoption case study Here today, gone tomorrow.

The Connection Between Metadata, Social Tools, and Personal Productivity (Christian Buckley, Axceler) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

cloud adoption - a move away from hardware. common migraines - inconsistency taxonomy, people author locally, ad-hoc content migration leads to junk in the portal, etc. Conference Notes SharePoint User AdoptionChristian Buckley from Axceler is talking about the connection between metadata, social tools, and personal productivity. Note that Christian is one of the co-authors of Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects.

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IBM Drives Enterprise Adoption of Social Networks with New Enterprise Adaptability Practice

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

6 March 2008 IBM Drives Enterprise Adoption of Social Networks with New Enterprise Adaptability Practice Enterprise-class Social Networking Is Closer than You Think—Resetting the Adoption Clocks Shades of Web 3.0—The Early adopters are very far ahead of laggards.

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Oops! (Learn from My KM Mistakes) « Apin Talisayon’s Weblog

John Tropea - Delicious Community

CoP portal before community building We helped a loose network of NGOs set up their CoP portal, with the help of Phase 1 money from a donor development institution. As a result we set up a portal nobody hardly ever uses! We then discovered that a new rule was adopted which in effect disqualified our organization. Apin Talisayon’s Weblog – Knowledge Management provides useful TOOLS but it leaves MANY GAPS – Oops! Learn from My KM Mistakes) Oops! #1.

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Collaborative Thinking: Blogging Shoulder To Shoulder

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Of bread, butter, cheese, and mousetraps. Main | March Madness: That Time Of Year Again.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

The Learning Portal OER Toolkit. In this paper, we endeavour to move beyond social change and social inclusion to develop a framework to make apparent the relationship between social justice and the adoption of OER and OEP. In this video, posted for the fifth week of the E-Learning 3.0

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The Enduring Nature of Blogs and Blogging

Portals and KM

However, blog remain the main vehicle if saying something of substance and most of the traditional media outlets have adopted them. I have long been of the opinion that the word weblog has no crisp meaning anymore, and is going to fade as a defining term for the same reason ‘portal’ did — there are too many patterns to be conveniently contained by one word. But I tend to agree with Clay on the fading away of the term, portals.

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Changing the Way People Find Experts at CEMEX, Luis Garza (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Resulted in the introduction of SHIFT - a Connections-based intranet, along with Portal. Used a very strong adoption strategy. How to find expertise in CEMEX - including identifying experts, get more value from experts, increase adoption, and interact with our core processes. - Licensed Community Insights from IBM Research, to provide paths of action for community leaders to increase adoption and business value. -

2013 122

eXo Announces Plans for eXo Release 4.0 and Codenvy

Portals and KM

Finally, they want it to be user oriented with an intuitive interface to foster engagement and adoption. Features include: document management, portal, calendar, mobile capability, forums, answers, dashboards, wiki, spaces, tasks, and social networks in a cloud-based offering.

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Looking at the Social Enterprise with eXo CEO Benjamin Mestrallet

Portals and KM

provides a foundation for portal-based enterprise apps.  It provides what can be called a social portal. Now much smaller companies are looking into the social aspects of company portals. Benjamin said that making an intranet more social increases adoption and engagement. Activity streams can also be easily pushed through mobile devices, increasing their adoption and expanding their use cases.

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Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

for an Enterprise of One – Part Two - Content Monitoring - Portals and KM , March 10, 2009. Portals and KM , March 18, 2009. for an Enterprise of One – Part Four - Content Collecting, Assembling, and Creation – Potential New Approaches - Portals and KM , March 12, 2009.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Social Networking Workshop

Collaborative Thinking

I'll also be moderating a panel on best practices on adoption of enterprise social networking on Wednesday afternoon with folks from Genentech, Sabre, and Harvard University (Community & Social Network Sites: Think Adoption, Not Deployment) and presenting a brief summary of the workshop below on Thursday morning. I'm also moderating a session on the role of portals in an E2.0 profiles), and what adoption tactics were used to jumpstart participation (e.g.,

Can Media Sites Keep Up Their Garden Walls?

Green Chameleon

Search Portals - The Other Side of the Wall. Today, search portals like Google, Yahoo! How should content owners react to the more competitive marketplace resulting from search portals’ influence on the value chain?

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AvePoint Survey on Managing and Governing SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

According to the survey, commissioned by AvePoint, leader in governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, the platform is deployed to support a number of key business needs, including end-user collaboration (93%), document management (88.25%), intranet portals (79.75%) and project management (58.7%). Nearly a third of respondents also use SharePoint to run extranet portals and company websites.

2012 128

GE Goes Box (What about Its Other Collaboration Tools?)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In this session, GE will review its marketing, adoption and rollout strategy; how it launched Jive University as its user support hub (with questions, videos, classes, and library); how it created a strategy behind the support system including a process for community managers to support users; and it’s “light bulb” lessons learned. Box announced a new strategic customer : GE.

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Saba Social Left Out Of IBM Deal

Collaborative Thinking

It allows IBM to sell Saba's learning solution directly (augmenting the value proposition of WebSphere Portal via a learning accelerator). In addition, IBM will offer a new Learning Accelerator for WebSphere Portal that is based on Saba Learning. By combining learning opportunities with portal-based collaboration, employees, customers and partners can participate in broader informal learning channels, making them more effective and productive.

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Jane McConnell’s Global Intranet Trends 2010 Report

Portals and KM

This includes applications, intranet sites, specialized portals, team spaces, collaboration spaces and so on. In the “ unified ” workplace web, the intranet or enterprise portal is the front door to the organization’s information, business and collaborative resources and places. A more people-focused approach is being adopted. Jane McConnell is an intranet strategy consultant based in France who has worked with intranets since 1998.

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Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

Other technologies such as portals, search, content management, instant messaging and presence tools helped round out the typical collaboration manifest (even though they were not technically collaboration tools per se). The idea of embedded collaboration services contextually within line of business applications, like virtual workspaces, would help drive adoption, and increase effectiveness of collaboration experiences.

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Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 – Some Highlights

Michael Sampson - Currents

Video Portal. Microsoft showed its new Video Portal for Office 365, that enables the secure storage, sharing, and discovery of videos. There’s quite an agenda lined up too, including tracks on adoption, strategy, and governance. The week of the Microsoft SharePoint Conference for 2014 has arrived, and as is usual for such events, today’s opening sessions featured a bevy of new announcements about the roadmap for SharePoint, Office 365, and more.

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Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Again

Collaborative Thinking

If you go back to its early-days, SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server are the root products. In 2003, the first iteration of a "platform mashup" occurred with SharePoint 2003 that joined Windows SharePoint Services (the evolution of STS) with portal. From a deployment perspective - Microsoft adopted an explicit bottoms-up effort to sell SharePoint 2003 within large enterprises.

Qontext.com Brings Greater Context to Enterprise Collaboration

Portals and KM

Organizations can also use the Qontext suite as a stand-alone collaboration portal. It will be interesting to see how it gets adopted and how it evolves in both use and capabilities as this adoption occurs. 

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News Updates (February 11, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Fostering User Adoption of Collaboration Tools. Joanne outlines four steps involved in getting user adoption of new collaboration tools: (1) strong executive leadership, (2) data migration plan, (3) enhanced business processes, and (4) change management. On #4, she writes " More than just training in portal functionality is needed. Mobile Working. The Bottom Line on BBC last week talked about mobile working. "

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New Report: Site Creation Rights Governance Theme

Michael Sampson - Currents

And, of course, if a SharePoint Portal is hard to use, the reality is that users will not use it. ". back to the next theme, on user adoption strategies. Another report that I almost got done before Christmas and the New Year hit was the first chapter in SharePoint Roadmap Governance Themes: Governing SharePoint to Enhance Business Collaboration. It is now done. and is available immediately.

Forrester Discusses Barriers to Intranet Use and Suggestions to Get Better

Portals and KM

They found that 93% of employee respondents said they use an intranet or company portal (Forrester uses the terms interchangeably) at least weekly, and more than half reported daily use.   Forrester wrote that the “symptoms of an ailing intranet are not hard to recognize: poor adoption, irritated users, failed tasks, and ingenious (but unproductive) workarounds in order to avoid the intranet altogether.”

Socialtext Helps Companies Find the People Inside - The Static to Social Intranet

Michael Sampson - Currents

The key focus is on making the intranet more "social": " First generation intranets and portal technologies have aggregated enterprise systems and enabled self?service Any time you make a system "the place where work gets done" (compared to "the place where you go to read news or look at your 401K) - you will get higher adoption. So it's good to see that Socialtext is supporting this transition, and that its customers are seeing the adoption pull-through as a result.

From Enterprise 2.0 Boston To Catalyst San Diego: Enterprise Social Networking Workshop

Collaborative Thinking

Bill Ives (Portals and KM) provided a write-up of the workshop delivered in Boston last week. In addition, strategists need to anticipate how best to handle cultural issues and adoption barriers that will emerge over the course of social networking projects. Social networking project teams who wish to learn more about business and cultural barriers, employee profiles, expertise location, community seeding tactics, and adoption strategies.

Challenge: SharePoint and NGOs/NonProfits -go or no go?

Nancy White

In the past week three separate conversations have come up about the challenges of using SharePoint as an organizational intranet or portal in international NGOs. (I did not have sufficient culture/leadership/process elements in place for the adoption.

Moxie Spaces Enhances Customer Engagement

Portals and KM

Tom said that they have seen very diverse sets of markets adopt this tool and approach. Finally Click-to-Publish seamlessly publishes content to the Knowledgebase portal reducing the time spent finding the right answer.

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Rethinking Intranets as Social Workplaces (Dion Hinchcliffe, DachisGroup) #intranets2012 @dhinchcliffe

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption Council. -. the big change in the enterprise space is the move from enterprise portals to social intranets. Dion Hinchcliffe from the DachinGroup is talking about "Rethinking Intranets as Social Workplaces." Dion is the EVP at DachisGroup. I haven't been at the same conference as Dion since Enterprise 2.0 2007 in Boston - I was presenting a workshop on the IT Manager 2.0, and Dion was presenting a workshop at the same time on the big trends in the space.

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Prescient Releases the Social Intranet Study

Portals and KM

The findings indicate that there is rapid adoption of social media on the corporate intranet in the past year. Portal Solutions (e.g. Prescient Digital Media will be officially releasing their report on the Social Intranet Study at the Intranet Global Forum conference in NYC, Nov 9-10. I had a chance to look at a preliminary copy and there are some interesting findings.

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

They have introduced a new depth of capability to the Lotus product line, along with increased analytics and simplicity to drive adoption.    AFL uses a portal a single point of entry that provides a role-based content.

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JackBe Enables Business Intelligence to be More Accessible and Robust with Recent Moves

Portals and KM

Once created, all Presto dashboards are portable with HTML5 apps that run anywhere, including SharePoint, portals, websites, tablets and mobile phones with the same look-and-feel of the native device.

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IBM Connect 2013: My Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

Now they have introduced a best practice adoption program. They also have Adoption Services & Strategies along with Customer Council. Once selected an on-boarding portal streamlines the process. This is the first in a series of notes on IBM Connect 2013.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Social Business for SMBs

Portals and KM

They have several WebSphere portals. John said once they rolled out BYOD the mobile adoption rates shot up. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012. I am very pleased to be back again after last year.

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