Collaboration on the Intranet

Michael Sampson - Currents

I talked about why the intranet needs to support collaborative activities, outlined some core concepts (culture, governance, adoption), and then talked about the journey ahead. In late September 2013 I presented a keynote speech at the Interaction 2013 conference in London. Here’s my slides from the keynote. Adoption Culture Governance Latest Updates featured

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. As with the previous two Intranets conferences I have attended, it was a great event and comes highly recommended.

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Collaboration on the Intranet

Michael Sampson - Currents

I talked about why the intranet needs to support collaborative activities, outlined some core concepts (culture, governance, adoption), and then talked about the journey ahead. In late September 2013 I presented a keynote speech at the Interaction 2013 conference in London. Here’s my slides from the keynote. Adoption Culture Governance Latest Updates featured

Congres Intranet 2012 - The Slide Deck

Michael Sampson - Currents

Encouraging and Facilitating Collaboration at Work. Last week I keynoted at Congres Intranet 2012 in Utrecht. My keynote was on encouraging and facilitating collaboration at work. For each I provided some guidance on how to encourage and facilitate collaboration.

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Interactions 2012 - The Intranet is Becoming a Collaborative / Social Workplace

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my final post for The Smarter Office, I review the Interactions 2012 conference from early October in London: " While I was in London early last month, I attended an intranet conference hosted by Interact, a vendor of “intelligent intranet” software (to use their phrase). The conference was a two-day event, with the first day focused on Interact’s customers and more about Interact’s software and plans, while the second day was for anyone with an interest in intranets.

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Mobile Access to the Intranet - Survey #mobile #intranets

Michael Sampson - Currents

I've been a long term believer in mobile access to collaborative systems, and as the Intranet becomes a habitat for many people, mobile access is important. Sabel Online and Frankwatching in the Netherlands are currently running a survey on mobile access to the Intranet : " This research is about the use, needs and developments of intranet. Common terms used in this survey are 'mobile intranet' and 'mobile devices'. Enterprise Mobility Intranets

Intranet Secrets

Michael Sampson - Currents

ThoughtFarmer introduced Intranet Secrets last week. Or better yet, what's your intranet secret? Tags: Enterprise Collaboration something which started as a joke, but was a bit true-too-life for many people. Which one is your favorite?

SharePoint Swoop – The Intranet Makeover Show

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft published Season 1 of SharePoint Swoop: The Intranet Makeover Show , where three well-known MVPs swoop into an organisation for three days and make some SharePoint and Office 365 magic happen. Three MVP experts have just three days to help an international toy company modernize its overwhelmed intranet. Watch as it blends innovative technology and hands-on best practices for an intranet makeover you won’t want to miss.

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The Intranet Management Handbook - Part 1. Foundations

Michael Sampson - Currents

I wrote a few days ago that Martin White has a new book out , called The Intranet Management Handbook. The premise of the book is that "every intranet needs a manager, even if managing the intranet is only one of their roles" (p.XV Collaboration Intranets

Congres Intranet 2012 - The Video

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Tuesday I keynoted at Congres Intranet 2012 on facilitating and encouraging collaboration. Collaboration Culture Collaboration Philosophy Conference NotesLast week I had a flying visit to the Netherlands, Belgium, and London.

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What's Going On With Intranets?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jane McConnell from NetStrategyJMC has started work on her next survey about the state of Intranets around the world. Here's the details from Jane: The 6th annual Intranet - Digital Workplace Trends Survey is open. Last year over 440 organizations from around the world participated and they all received a free copy of "Global Intranet Trends for 2011" (commercial value 750 US$). Read what other Intranet strategists and consultants said about the report. Intranets

The Intranet Management Handbook - Part 2. Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

I wrote a few days ago that Martin White has a new book out , called The Intranet Management Handbook. Chapter 6 talks about managing Intranet technology. In Chapter 6, Martin catalogues a list of technology issues the intranet manager will have to be aware of.

Congres Intranet 2012 is Only a Month Away #intranets #utrecht

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a month I will be in Utrecht for Congres Intranet 2012. I will be speaking on making collaboration work in organizations, and how the Intranet can be used as part of this. Maar hoe stimuleert en faciliteert u samenwerking via intranet?

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My Talk in London on Collaboration on the Intranet

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here''s a quick snapshot of what I''ll be talking about: " In October last year I was in Europe to present a range of workshops, and due to a last minute schedule change was also able to attend and present at Interaction 2012 on The Dangers of Pushing Collaboration Too Far. My session this year is on the theme of collaboration on the intranet. Read more: Collaboration on the Intranet. On September 25 I am keynoting the Interaction 2013 conference in London.

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Collaboration Sites vs the Intranet (or "and the Intranet")

Michael Sampson - Currents

In both cases, SharePoint was being used to power collaboration sites (team sites, project sites), and in both cases SharePoint was also being used to power the intranet. You go here to do collaboration; you go here for the Intranet.". You go here for our Intranet and collaboration sites.". Tags: Enterprise Collaboration

(Intranet2011) "Evolving an Intranet Team as Intranet Evolves with SharePoint" - Hugh Coughlan, CBA

Michael Sampson - Currents

At Intranets2011 , Hugh from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia is talking about evolving an intranet team as an intranet evolves with SharePoint. Required 6 people full time to keep the Intranet alive. Intranets SharePoint

Social Intranet: Open Atrium social network for internal use

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m about to install and muck around with Open Atrium as an social network intranet product for a client. It’s based on social networking software Drupal, and is free to download: Social Intranet Open Atrium.

5 Megatrends on the Intranet - Jane McConnell's Global Intranet Trends

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jane McConnell has started to share the conclusions of the 5th Annual Global Intranet Trends report and survey , including the five key megatrends. The intranet is becoming the front-door into the “workplace web” (the overall landscape of content, services, tools and applications people need to do their jobs). Business needs” and “productivity” are the number two intranet strategy drivers after “communication”. Tags: Enterprise Collaboration

The Intranet Management Handbook -Part 3. Operational Planning

Michael Sampson - Currents

I wrote a few days ago that Martin White has a new book out , called The Intranet Management Handbook. In Chapter 9, Establishing the Intranet Team, Martin begins by referencing Jane McConnell's research finding that an organization needs 1 full-time intranet manager for every 3000 employees.

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. 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. project reports) and by all in the intranet (e.g. How would you design an intranet?

Report On Intranet Analytics – Required Reading for Collaboration Teams and Analytics Vendors

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the end of 2011 I published Collaboration Roadmap , and then faced a decision about what to do regarding User Adoption Strategies. Are people creating and collaborating or only consuming?

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Collaboration on the Intranet: Discussions in Sydney?

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am in Sydney next week, for two events: - on Wednesday, I'm running a Masterclass in SharePoint Collaboration and Governance. - On Friday, I'm hoping to talk with some firms in Sydney about integrating collaboration on their Intranets. Tags: Enterprise Collaboration Miscellaneous on Thursday, I'm speaking at the Janders Dean Law Firm Knowledge Management Conference.

Strategic Intranets Summit on Collaboration (Wellington, August 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Strategic Intranets Summit is being held in Wellington on August 19, 2010. I'm presenting a session at the end of the conference about collaboration and intranets. Workshop: Embracing the Culture of Collaboration and Encouraging the Use of Intranet Collaboration Workspace.

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(Intranets2011) "Global Intranet Strategies and Trends" - Jane McConnell, NetStrategy/JMC

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jane presented the opening keynote at Intranets2011 , on intranet strategies and trends. Key points: - This is the first time Jane has been in Australia, but she knows many of the people here, as a result of participation in the Global Intranets Trends annual survey. - Intranets

"Collaboration and the Intranet" at IntraTeam (October 5)

Michael Sampson - Currents

On October 5, I will be presenting on collaboration and the Intranet at the IntraTeam Event in Stockholm: " Collaboration and the Intranet: How They Connect. The intranet started as an internal publishing platform for corporate communications. What is collaboration? Where do collaboration tools meet the Intranet? - How does collaboration on the Intranet change governance and ownership?

(Intranets2011) "A social intranet - two years on" - Melissa Hendry, REA Group

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the second-to-last session for the day at Intranets2011 , Melissa Hendry from REA Group talked about their social intranet journey. Goals for a new intranet: more collaboration, better innovation, reflect the young and talented culture, and embrace social media. - Intranets

Intranets That Surprise and Delight (James Robertson, Step Two Designs)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the closing keynote of Intranets2012, James Robertson is talking about intranets that surprise and delight. Key points: - three key themes of this conference - (a) making intranets work, (b) new technology, and (c) social and collaboration. - We should deliver intranets that surprise and delight. an intranet that shows craftsmanship is great. the intranet from AEP. -. method - involve great designers when producing intranet solutions. Intranet

Have We Moved Past Intranets to Networks?

Portals and KM

Tad Staley raises some interesting issues in his post, Social Intranets and Organizational Collaboration. He begins by rightly noting that the concept and term of “Intranet” is outdated and wonders it be rehabilitated with “Social” as its first name. Intranets were about making content more accessible. But, as Tad writes at the, “heart of the trend toward Social Intranets is the interest in making collaborative capabilities more available throughout the enterprise.”

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Recommended Resource: Global Intranet Trends for 2011

Michael Sampson - Currents

I spent an hour yesterday afternoon reviewing Jane McConnell's latest publication - the Global Intranet Trends 2011 report. This is the fifth year Jane has surveyed intranet managers on the state of intranets, and thus Jane has a wealth of real world data to aggregate and share.

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Collaboration: Something Old, Something Bold, Something Cold (Michael Sampson)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration: Something Old, Something Bold, Something Cold View more PowerPoint from Michael Sampson. Here's my slides from my presentation at Intranets 2012 today. Being Collaborative Collaboration Collaboration Culture Collaboration Roadmap Intranets

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(Intranets2011) "What Makes an Essential Intranet?" - James Robertson, Step Two Designs

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the final session of Intranets2011 , James Robertson of Step Two Designs is presenting on "what makes an essential Intranet?" James polled the audience about current state of the Intranet: lots of red ("terrible"), lots of orange ("ok"), and some greens ("great"). Intranets

eXo Provides Cloud Workspaces to Enable Flexible Social Intranets

Portals and KM

He said that the goal with eXo Cloud Workspaces is to provide an easy-to-use social intranet so work teams can start to collaborate in a fully functional space.  added social intranet features to that collaboration platform, then eXo Platform 3.5

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Recommended Resource: Designing Intranets: Creating Sites That Work

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of months ago, I received an early copy of James Robertson's 2010 book, Designing Intranets: Creating Sites That Work. As James writes on the book home page, " Almost every medium-to-large organisation has an intranet, yet many staff complain that they can’t find what they need to do their jobs. Designing a successful intranet has been a black art to date, with limited opportunities to see other intranets or to share practical approaches. Intranets

(Intranets2011) "Strategies for Creating a Social Workplace with Your Intranet" - James Dellow, Headshift / Dachis Group

Michael Sampson - Currents

After the keynote this morning (which was my presentation) at Intranets2011 , James Dellow kicked into creating a social workplace with your intranet. James pointed to Dion's model, at Social intranets: Enterprises grapple with internal change. Collaboration Enterprise 2.0

Bitrix Provides Robust Intranet with Social Components

Portals and KM

These include Bitrix SaaS, Bitrix Site Manager, and Bitrix Intranet Portal. I recently spoke with Stephen Ankenman and Denis Zenkin about their intranet offering. It is a robust platform of enterprise collaboration and content management that operates within an enterprise 2.0

Collaboration Tools on the Intranet - my Video Interview from IntraTeam Event 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

My conference presentation was on Frameworks for Evaluating Collaboration Tools. Listen to hear my (quick) answers to three questions: - What are the challenges when incorporating collaboration tools on the Intranet? - How do you evaluate different collaboration technologies?

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Global Intranets Survey 2010 Now Open

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jane McConnell's Global Intranet Survey is in its 5th year. At the end of the survey process, Jane writes a very helpful summary of the key trends in Intranets. I have seen two of the reports, and if Intranets is your life, you need to as well. Strategy and scope of the intranet.

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Interact Offers an Intranet for Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

In 2002 they developed an intranet for the UK operations of Pfizer. These firms are large enough to need a comprehensive platform for content and collaboration. Since an intranet is more about the people, that is the focus of the analytics.

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 And since content requires IT's help to update, intranets quickly become stale and outdated. Socialtext also empowers IT with the tools it needs to extend and manage the platform, providing their company with an intranet that maximizes business value. ". Enterprise Collaboration Intranets

How to Know When You Need to Upgrade Your Intranet - Top 10 from Socialtext

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alan at Socialtext presents the top 10 reasons you know you need to upgrade your intranet : 10. The most common question about it is “What Intranet?”. You’re not popular on Facebook but maybe you could be a corporate collaboration hero. As intranet strategists will tell you, if these are the push-backs you're getting, it's time to review the strategic intent of your intranet. Intranets

2009 Intranet Innovation Awards Now Live!

Elsua

A couple of days back my good friend Alex Manchester blogged about something that I think would be really exciting for folks out there working in a corporate environment and enjoying the many advantages of having a state of the art and innovative Intranet. Collaboration IBM

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Intranet Innovation Awards 2010 - from Step Two Designs

Michael Sampson - Currents

For the past few years, Step Two Designs in Australia have facilitated a global awards program to uncover innovative work being done by intranet teams around the world. Here's how Step Two position the program: " The Intranet Innovation Awards are global awards that celebrate new ideas and innovative approaches to the enhancement and delivery of intranets. Uniquely, these awards recognise individual intranet improvements, and not intranets as a whole.

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(Intranets2011) "You've Got Collaboration Tools - Now What?" - Michael Sampson

Michael Sampson - Currents

You've Got Collaboration Tools - Now What? Last week at Intranets2011 in Sydney, I presented the Thursday morning keynote entitled You've Got Collaboration Tools - Now What? In-slide links: - Slide 6, SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration. Collaboration Intranets