Intranets 2015 in Sydney

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I was in Sydney for the fifth annual Intranets conference, hosted by Step Two. Practical Examples of Intranets. Many of the sessions were practically focused on how a specific organization was approaching their intranet, from a certain perspective – such as design, engagement, integration, etc. Great Intranet, Technology at End of Life. Conference Notes Intranets

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Work Live Integration – 23 and 1/2 Hours


Instead, a long while ago I have made the transition into what some people have been calling work life integration, where one of key words / concepts that has started making the rounds in the last few years, that is, flexibility, is gaining more and more importance and relevance as we move forward.

Blog>> Knowledge Management in Intranets

Green Chameleon

When we look at web-based KM tools, then they are normally hosted in the companies’ intranet. In my experience, these knowledge sharing tools are often add-ons to the classic intranet platform. Then, knowledge sharing tools that are an add-on might not be the right approach. Therefore, I would like to put some thoughts about corporate intranets together; what are they used for and how can they contribute to knowledge sharing in our daily work.

Prescient Releases the Social Intranet Study

Portals and KM

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. The study examines social media use on corporate intranets, and the magnitude, use and popularity of social media by employees and executives. The findings indicate that there is rapid adoption of social media on the corporate intranet in the past year.

Green Chameleon » Getting Started on Your Intranet

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Getting Started on Your Intranet I am increasingly of the opinion that no knowledge management effort can avoid the intranet. Intranets have always been messy work.

Blog>> Getting Started on Your Intranet

Green Chameleon

I am increasingly of the opinion that no knowledge management effort can avoid the intranet. This means, by the way, that if KM is just a section of your intranet, you have a long way to go). The intranet is not the only instrument of KM, but it is a critical one.

SharePoint 2010 for Intranets: Post-Webinar Comments

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier today, the Intranet Benchmarking Forum hosted a 90-minute webinar on SharePoint 2010 for Intranets. Martin White from Intranet Focus in the United Kingdom was the lead presenter, and I was one of the panelists. The two other panelists were Richard Harbridge and Jed Cawthorne , and the call was moderated by Paul Miller (the CEO) and Elizabeth Marsh (the CKO) from the Intranet Benchmarking Forum. Eg, an intranet strategy, understanding the technology, and more.

2010 129

Ten Design Principles for Social Intranets (Vernon Meyer, AMP) @webdynamo #intranets2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

Key ideas: - Intranets need to become more fun, more modern. - We need to change our intranets to allow this. - group a) design harmony - (1) adopt a user-centric approach, (2) identify, understand and work with project drivers, and (3) understand how your technology integrates. -. After lunch on day 2 of Intranets2012, Vernon Meyer is talking about his work at AMP. the audience has changed from consuming information. to participating.

2012 129

Green Chameleon » Have You Done Something Wonderful With Your Intranet?

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Have You Done Something Wonderful With Your Intranet? My company Straits Knowledge is proud to be a supporter of the new Intranet Innovation Awards launched by James Robertson’s company Step Two Designs. Some areas of the intranet will be quite stable and structured, some will be much more experimental, some will provide current awareness and content marketing on a daily basis.

2007 100

The Soothing Effect of Blogging


Collaboration Communities elsua Freelancing Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Learning Life Metablogging Open Business Work Life Integration It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago.

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Enterprise 2.0 Report: Intranet Collaboration Features and Social Networking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Social Software on Intranets A Report From the Front Lines of Enterprise Community, Collaboration, and Social Networking Projects 168 pages, PDF format Download Report (from eSellerate) $298 for a single report, $598 for the report and a site license to make copies within your organization and place on your own intranet. (No Case Studies Findings Its Not Just About Tools, But Tools Do Matter Gently Guiding Users, Integrating Social Features Content-is-King 2.0

Telligent Releases an Integrated Suite of Collaboration Tools with High Powered Metrics | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Community

s products also includes enhancements that address the issues that have impeded the adoption of community-driven collaboration technologies in the enterprise, such as integration with existing business applications, manageability, ease-of-use, measurability and ROI.

Overcoming Knowledge Loss: Key Knowledge Retention and Transfer Approaches - KM Edge: Where the best in Knowledge Management come together

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Sign In Home KM Topics KM Overview Case Studies About Us Search Overcoming Knowledge Loss: Key Knowledge Retention and Transfer Approaches Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 In APQCs most recent research on knowledge retention and transfer (KR&T) approaches, the primary lesson is that variety is key. Instead, they leverage an array of KR&T approaches designed to fit specific business situations and the unique cultures of their respective organizations.

Interactions 2012 - Inside the Social Business - Lee Bryant #iic @leebryant

Michael Sampson - Currents

2) Most intranets are not fundamentally productive tools. Better approach - ambient actions that throw off knowledge in the flow of work. Adoption - changing habits is very hard, what's the incentive to using the intranet? -. need to look at the value proposition of having our own intranet. -. approach - working in the open and staying in touch. some practical considerations - build, buy, integrate, governance

2012 117

SIKM community presentation

Digital Habitats

We worked with client who had worked so hard to make a place on their intranet for their CoPs. All: Taking a developmental approach – the path to tool usage as important as destination. Integration is not just standardization. February 16, 2010.

2010 159

10 options for implementing a KM strategy

Chris Collison

This is the traditional “someone at the top has said this needs to happen” approach, usually accompanied by a cascade, a change initiative, communications and engagement plan, brown-bag presentations, training programmes, mugs and mouse mats.

The Waves of Enterprise Social Networking at eBay (Ramin Mobasseri, eBay) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

At eBay, linked the intranet with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn - so you can publish something from the intranet through to the social consumer tools. for wave 3 (August to November 2012) - social and email integration, and contextualization of social networks. - The Hub - the Intranet - brings everything together. - a "hub and spoke" approach is the most commonly used approach for spreading ideas and reality around social business.

2012 114

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Approach: - feedback workshops with the Law, Compliance, and Business Ethics organization. The lawyers drafted a new intranet policy. develop a governance structure and approach. Enterprise Roles - are divided into two parts: - Oversight (4 roles) - Executive Champions, Owners, Intranet Steering Committee, Intranet Advisory Group. the Medium and Large sets also take part in the Intranet Advisory Group. Integration into current tools helped a lot.

2013 132

Jakob Nielsen Takes on Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

Jakob Nielsen is a guru on intranets. He recently posted an extensive piece on Social Networking on Intranets that addressed adoption issues for enterprise 2.0 which sort of captures his approach. One successful approach is to avoid advertising the new tools as new tools.

2009 151

Notes on "Social Business: Moving the Business Needle Forward" at AusLUG 2013 - Chris Crummey, IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

For social areas - social networking, social analytics, social content, and social integration. A "social intranet" - you can't tell where one part starts and ends. It's integrated and seamless by design. -. Can use a social intranet to shield people from the churn of internal systems. integrating Connections into Notes 9 Social Edition, Microsoft Outlook and Office, and Mobile Clients. Want to integrate other applications into there.

2013 146

Share2010 Session: Mike Rawson from DB Breweries on "The Art of SharePoint"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mike Rawson from DB Breweries in New Zealand talked about using SharePoint 2007 for the Intranet. At DB, Mike is responsible for all integration between systems. Worked with Gen-i (a Telecom NZ systems integrator) on the project. Design - found that the taxonomy of the Intranet was critical. SharePoint is integrated into many systems - SAP BW Reports, BizTalk 2007 and 2007, PerformancePoint, Microsoft Project Management, InfoPath, and Nintex. "We

2010 114

IGLOO Software Embeds MicroStrategy BI Tools for Social Insight

Michael Sampson - Currents

IGLOO Software announced a partnership with MicroStrategy , for the integration of MicroStrategy's business intelligence tools into IGLOO's social business suite: " The solution will allow IGLOO customers to track user participation, influence, activity and engagement in a social intranet or extranet. IGLOO will integrate MicroStrategy's BI platform into the IGLOO administrative console in order to enrich the community management and reporting process.

Thoughts On Salesforce & DimDim

Collaborative Thinking

Intranet Federation. Integration requires vendor cooperation to deliver a supportable configuration. Application Integration. Organizations have come to expect IM/presence platforms to integrate with desktop productivity tools (office suites, e-mail clients). They also expect integration with enterprise portals. UC platforms also need to offer a profile card of users that can be integrated and displayed across a variety of applications.

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Community Input: SharePoint 2010

Collaborative Thinking

Atlassian, NewsGator) whose products integrated into SharePoint in ways that alleviated some of the worst functionality (e.g., Burton Group research on enterprise social networking in 2008 found that organizations were tired of tool-by-tool approaches when it came to social tools (blogs, wikis, social networking). There are more integration points however, and a lot of cross-dependencies, and inability to really substitute components.

2010 146

5 Reasons Why Corporate Social Tools Fail - I Agree with Some, Question Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

Aliza at GigaOM outlined 5 reasons why corporate social tools fail , and what to do about it: " While millions of people interact daily in public-facing social media channels, there are a growing number of internal social media solutions for the enterprise, becoming modern-day intranets of sorts. Adoption of collaboration tools and approaches is key part of my work , so it's good to see Aliza address this issue.

2011 114

IBM Global CMO Study: Highlights

Portals and KM

To meet these changing demands, IBM has announced two web experience software suites, the IBM Customer Experience Suite and the IBM Intranet Experience Suite. The new IBM Customer Experience Suite provides CMOs with the ability to manage and integrate all types of data on their web sites and then analyze it for deeper insight into customer buying patterns and sentiment. In the changing digital world this integration is critical for success

2013 130

Share2010 Session: Lynn Warneke from Pearson Australia Group on "Monster Moves: How One Information Architecture Successfully Brought 8 Businesses Together"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lynn Warneke, Head of Digital Technologies at Pearson Australia Group, talked about the value of an integrative information architecture, and the value it created at Pearson. Vision - to move from 15 static intranets, no search, over-reliance on email, minimal organizational collaboration - to a single coherent platform for company information, staff profiles, navigation, collaborative work spaces, and more. We do it manually, on the Intranet pages.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


So in the end employee profiles, blogs, social bookmarks, files, activities, wikis and communities (And now Forums) became all integrated into a single point of entry: Connections itself. Welcome to my 2007 integrated user experience!

2011 274

Share2010 Session: Arvind Sampath from Sinclair Knight Merz on "Knowledge Management, Collaboration and Sinclair Knight Merz Strategy for Success"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Looked around to see what they could do - went back and spoke to people, tried to categorize what people needed (communities of practice, new Intranet, project collaboration). Started to deliver - communities of practice, Intranet phase 1, and more. How did you decide training approach? Lots of different training approaches and needs. No, not using SharePoint for engineering document control - it doesn't offer what we need (transmittals, CAD integration).

2010 114

Notes from - Day 2 of New Zealand SharePoint Conference 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

It was very interesting to see what Volvo was doing, both for collaboration sites and the Intranet. After lunch, Briget Lander, Helen Rayner, Nadine Burnet, and Ruth Miles from Telecom New Zealand presented an update on their journey with SharePoint for the Intranet and collaboration sites. It was neat to hear Helen talk about their approach to business engagement and user adoption. The 2010 edition of the New Zealand SharePoint Conference is a wrap.

2010 114

Traction Releases TeamPage Attivio Plus and Social Enterprise Web

Portals and KM

Social Enterprise Web is an integrated search and badging capability. This is similar to the way search loosely couples content across many sources on the public Web, but focused on a business intranet.

2011 190

Share2011 - The Seven Most Important SharePoint Success Factors (Richard Harbridge, Allin Consulting)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Success principle 6 - take an iterative approach to SharePoint. use videos to show the cool things on the new intranet. It makes it more easy to integrate the tools into day—to-day work.

2011 148

My KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010 Notes: Peter Morville on Making Maps for Knowledge Discovery

Portals and KM

Peter said that as he encounters intranets he often sees strange architecture with components simply added on in a random pattern. What we find changes our approach if we are sensitive to our discoveries.  Federated search is an interesting approach as it is both a solution and a symptom of things that need to be addressed. There needs to be tighter integration of different content types. They are moving from a federated search model to an integrated search.

2010 130

KM World and Enterprise Search Summit 2010 Notes: Designing Social Search in the Enterprise

Portals and KM

One of the biggest problem on today's websites and intranets is findability. Even as large companies have scaled up their investment in search and intranet development, one key ingredient is missing: the people. There is a problem with this approach since personal networks may be narrow. Personal InfoClouds addresse the intranet.   You can easily package the results and share them but it does not easily integrate into enterprise search engines.

2010 148

Implementing Wikis in the Age of Enterprise 2.0 at Océ

Portals and KM

When these wikis were integrated they discovered a number of teams working on similar efforts that were not fully aware of this. He wants to maintain a balanced approach where each tool is only used for the tasks is best designed for. At the same time, he would like the tools to better integrate and share content. Océ has a traditional corporate intranet and Samuel is on the steering committee.

Community Equity, SunSpace, FOAF+SSL, & KiWi

Collaborative Thinking

The second half of Friday was dedicated to discussing the Sun Use Case, and the technologies and services we would need to integrate there to support the already existing SunSpace intranet. Instead, in the SunSpace use case, the KiWi system will be more like an intelligent index that integrates content and data from already existing sources and offers additional value in the form of advanced services (e.g. This integration will take place until end of August.

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Conference Notes - Day 1 of New Zealand SharePoint Conference 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Milan Gross from Synergy Corporate Technologies (Australia) presented on the integration between Visio and SharePoint. Stephen Vidulich ( DB Breweries ) and Alan Marshall ( Telecom Gen-i ) presented on the work they had done on "Brewing up an Intranet at DB." I was interested to listen to the approach they took, and to hear their story on user adoption. Day 1 of the 2010 New Zealand SharePoint Conference was today.

2010 122

News Updates (December 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie is a brilliant technologist who has not achieved anything approaching brilliance in his time at Microsoft. HyperOffice Update. HyperOffice released a beta edition of its new cloud computing collaboration service.

2009 127

Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Community

These platforms can be used in intranets, extranets, or public communities. ThoughtFarmer (For Intranets) “Capture intellectual capital and strengthen workplace community with ThoughtFarmer social software for enterprise intranets.

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Notes on "Apply Strategy and Governance to Social Computing Initiatives" (NewsGator)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Although the call was about "social computing", Stacy started talking about intranet and portal governance. 1) A clear connection between intranet/portal/social technology and the business strategy and goals. "we Measurement approach. -. is about integrating work with personal stuff. It can be integrated with Twitter.]. Greg) Yes, it's all integrated into the core SharePoint search capabilities, regardless of what you are using.

Saba Social Left Out Of IBM Deal

Collaborative Thinking

One technical/tactical workaround would be for Saba to deliver modules that integrated within Lotus Connections (via a plug-in/widget of some sort, or through Connections' REST and other programmable interfaces). Overall, it still strikes me that this deal makes it harder for Saba to sell its own social networking approach into IBM shops. The companies are combining expertise to offer organizations a threefold approach to people management.

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Lessons Learned from the Océ SharePoint Implementation

Portals and KM

I am cross-posting them on this blog as I think they represent a sound approach. Their intranet served as the main publication platform but it had no collaboration capabilities. On their site visits, the other firms suggested this approach. If a group approached them wanting a particular tool, they would first look to understand the business drivers and then pick a tool that supported these needs.

News Updates (June 12, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Members will be from both public and private sectors and could work on either web, intranet or extranet. The main resistance to this change isn’t from IT or even rank-and-file employees, Laczynski told me, but rather in the C-level suites, where users are loathe to give up Outlook, which integrates calendar, appointment and contact features with email. An approach to collaborating with yourself. J.Boye UK SharePoint Group.

2009 89