The End of Central Governments?

How to Save the World

Like the Anasazi whose thousand-year-long North American civilization disappeared so quickly without a trace seven centuries ago, when the people cease to believe in the viability of their culture and walk away, the political system, and its governments, disappear.

2014 94

AvePoint Survey on Managing and Governing SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

AvePoint recently released the results of a survey about managing and governing SharePoint. 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%).

2012 128

Share2011 - On the Exhibition Floor with AvePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

In January 2012, AvePoint is releasing a new tool that "automates governance" - for creating a new site, does it need replication, what kind of storage it requires, and then it gets deployed. AvePoint is exhibiting at Share 2011.

2011 156

(Intranets2011) "Sharing Ownership of Collaboration - Creating a SharePoint Community at QUT" - Natalie Ryan, QUT

Michael Sampson - Currents

Had to run the SharePoint migration project. A good way to develop governance - find peers who have been through the process already, and work with them. Natalie is the Information Management Coordinator at Queensland University of Technology.

2011 156

Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

Then you can also better tie in with practitioner communities, governance, etc. Governance : how do you govern systems, disaggregate governance of systems so that communities can be empowered. I’m currently in Siegen, Germany.

2014 201

Green Chameleon » Corporate Alzheimers

Green Chameleon

In our work we come across the same thing all the time with government agencies that manage slow moving policies or infrastructures – such as tax policies, public infrastructure such as dams, or large processing plants.

News Updates (November 19, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Omada SharePoint Governance Manager. Omada SharePoint Governance Manager is built on Omada’s award-winning Role Engine for Advanced Role Based Access Control (RBAC). Metalogix released a new migration tool for shifting eRoom content into SharePoint. Drug Company Collaboration.

2009 148

Notes on “Deployment of SharePoint 2013 document, records and collaboration solution at AUT” (Alan Marshall, Stephen McWilliams, Shelley Tasele)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Plus various AUT wide information, events, and processes. - … … governance included decisions around authentication, integration with other systems at AUT, etc. - … … using RecordPoint for records management. content migration?

2014 156

Virgin Media Using Cisco Quad #collaboration #ciscoquad

Michael Sampson - Currents

It expects to move out of pilot testing its 1,000 staff in March and eventually migrate 5,000 workers onto the new solution. ".

2012 136

Notes on "Orchestrating and Managing Collaborative Strategy" - Frank Gebhardt from Tait Communications

Michael Sampson - Currents

Also the Functional Team Leaders, a Governance Group, and everyone else. There is great power in migrating the material from the old intranet to the new collaboration site, and then to turn off the old system. Frank from Tait Communications is speaking about orchestrating and managing collaborative strategy. Frank is based in Christchurch. Key points: - Tait creates radio solutions for sale around the world. About 90% of products are exported. Have staff around the world. -

2012 118

News Updates (January 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Quest Software launched Coexistence Manager for Lotus Notes, enabling coexistence between Notes and Exchange Server during a migration process. ECM for Government Webinar. Alfresco, Rivet Logic and Carahsoft are co-hosting a webinar on "large scale enterprise content management for the government" on January 22. Migrating from Notes to Google. Binary Tree released migration tools to help organizations switch from Lotus Notes to Google Apps. "

2009 89

Looking at the Social Enterprise with eXo CEO Benjamin Mestrallet

Portals and KM

There are also many government organizations looking into social tools within the enterprise. Benjamin said he is seeing a migration from work communication through email to activity streams.   I find this migration interesting and encouraging. I also know that this migration can be difficult for some who are very used to email. ?Much has happened to bring social applications into the enterprise in the past few years.

2011 126

The Art of the Possible in London – with Automated Intelligence, Microsoft UK, and Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

Simon talked about the live demo they were going to run over the course of the conference – analysing 50 million files using AI.DATAPOINT (an Automated Intelligence offering) to identify, catalog, and analyse what files existed on the demo file share, and prepare for a migration to Office 365.

2016 116

NetDocuments and Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

There is a growing ecosystem of add-on tools for Office 365, for tasks such as initial migration, ongoing management, delegated administration, backup email flow, and security and compliance, among others. The integration incorporates NetDocuments’ security and information governance initiatives by keeping content centralized in the firm-wide DMS while securely interacting with Office 365, improving end-users’ ability to interact with and create content regardless of location or device.

2016 89

New research into participation, empowerment and social care


According to the researcher, the rhetoric of involving young people in governance emphasises one of five discourses: representation, power, self development, responsibility, or efficiency. For example - is there really a clear gender distinction between community activists motivated by social involvement and those committed to civic governance roles? Do people migrate between the two?

Share2010 Session: Michelle Goodwin from AGL Energy on "Waddya Mean I Have to Move All My Content?"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Michelle Goodwin from AGL Energy Limited talked about content migration for a new intranet, especially around getting people involved. project management, stakeholder engagement, governance, business owner. For migrating documents and policies, how did you manage volume? Migrated the most current one only. Key points: (Early 2008) Implemented MOSS 2007 and redesigned Intranet. Aim was to help employees complete business tasks and improve productivity.

2010 117

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Key points from Mike's talk: In 2008, DB migrated from DocuShare to SharePoint. Governance - doesn't like the TechNet definition. Key steps - (a) create a governance committee from the business users, (b) trust - have openness, (c) keep it simple - common sense, (d) what does it mean to bring SharePoint into the IT environment [support by who?, Without governance, you get chaos - site proliferation, server proliferation, no standards, unreliable services, etc.

2010 114

Corporate Communications: Talk or Tell?

Governance in a Networked World

We have seen Governments overthrown with the help of social media. “Communication” is a powerful word with a multiplex of meanings.

2015 130

Intranets 2015 in Sydney

Michael Sampson - Currents

The three keynotes focused on re-imagining effective work (that was mine), doing governance well (Sue Hanley), and delivering the workplace of the future (James Robertson). What was less good was that the technology underpinning all that work has been discontinued by the vendor (Cisco Social / Cisco Quad), with no migration path to anything else from that vendor (although the vendor has partnered with Jive).

2015 131

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

On governance, "decisions reached with others, best done over coffee." Key milestones - 3 months of vision development and the future state, 4 months on creating new skills in the team, and 2 years on migration (selling it to the business, rolling it out and operating it).

Social capital/ism


Expectations of government are different. No longer the mantra "business is good, government is bad" prevails. Responsible business is a cornerstone of society, however, citizens expect their governments to intervene when corporate abuses occur.

2009 141

Blog>> Delightful MOMster

Green Chameleon

Their lessons learnt: involve senior management early on in the process; their Dy Secretary gave them some directions; start small but think big; beta version and pilot with key users first; manage change early; engage users early – “designed by you, for you&# ; focus on governance and education; created Intranet Team and writing toolkit.

2010 116

Links of the Quarter: June 2019

How to Save the World

Canada’s Pathetic Political Leaders: Investigative journalist Michael Harris summarizes the endless blundering and poor decision-making of the Trudeau government, and the reasons why his arch-Conservative counterpart is much, much worse.

2019 58

My Notes from 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: CIO Keynote Panel

Portals and KM

  Mark said that you need to take a layered approach: governance, cost, agility. David asked about the legacy migration challenge. Migration should be delayed when necessary. Tasos said it does not pay off to migrate legacy apps. Here are my notes from session of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium session: CIO Keynote Panel -?The The Evolving CIO Role in Cloud and Mobile Computing Environment. Participants included: Moderator: David Kingston ,?Managing

2011 130

The Intranet Management Handbook - Part 2. Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

Governance and Strategy. The next two are on Operational Planning (Part 3) and Governance and Strategy (Part 4). I wrote a few days ago that Martin White has a new book out , called The Intranet Management Handbook.

Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

You may not establish terms beyond those set forth in this Statement to govern the posting of content by users on a Page you administer, except you may disclose they types of content you will remove from your Page and grounds for which you may ban a user from accessing the Page.

Re-visiting the challenge of networking civil society as Khub closes

Social Reporter

News that the Local Government Association is closing its Knowledge Hub as part of a £2 million savings plan provides a reminder of how difficult it is to maintain big one-stop-shop knowledge-sharing systems. It may be the Knowledge Hub , with 18,500 users, could have continued if LGA hadn’t faced a big cut in support from Government, but I suspect there is more to it than that. That would be a good demonstration of migration from old to a new organisation-based model.

2013 153

How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

So at this stage that would seem to be my answer: First, re-skill our community’s people (learn the essential skills that we will need if and when economic and ecological collapse leads to bankrupt governments and corporations and broken infrastructure).

2019 69

News Updates (January 18, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

CASAHL announced a forthcoming upgrade to its tools for analyzing, integrating and migrating Lotus Notes applications to Microsoft technologies. Gartner on the difference between participation and collaboration in government. Gmail 2010 vs Lotus Notes 1995.

2010 127

News Updates (June 25, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The organization's IT department can control of the private network's content and participation in Free 50 at no charge, and the free service is governed by IT friendly policies. Migrating from eRoom to SharePoint. Rich talks about migrating eRoom spaces to SharePoint. "

2009 116

COURSEWARE: social media and PR Crisis Communication

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m going to gradually, as time permits, migrate all my courseware across to the new format, offer it for free download under Creative Commons for download (lulu or scribd ), or physical colour workbooks via publish on demand Lulu ( [link] ) . Courseware for Social Media Workshops.

Key Differences Between Social and Collaborative Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Enterprise Wiki General governance government information management innovation intranet KM Knowledge Management Links managing wiki growth patterns podcast Presentation sharing sharing knowledge Social Media Social Software students Teaching technology trends user generated content video Web2.0

Pulling It All Together - Michael's Comments on Lotusphere 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

Bridging the two worlds will help move people away from a sole reliance on email, and will facilitate a step-wise migration to different ways of collaborating. It's been gratifying to see a good level of focus on collaboration strategy, governance, and business/user adoption. I've been attending Lotusphere 2012 as an industry analysit this week in Orlando. Although I've known some people, it's been overwhelming being here for the first time.

2012 127

TIBCO Upgrades tibbr with GEO and Other New Capabilities

Portals and KM

You filter on customers, customers in North America, government customers in North America, etc. While they find that many people are migrating their work from email to tibbr, you can still post and receive tibbr content through email for those holdouts.

2012 182

A Complex Predicament: How Our Energy, Economic and Ecological Systems are Connected (repost)

How to Save the World

And on the surface it seems to be holding: Governments and corporations, working together, have been able to suppress interest rates to near-zero levels for more than a decade now.

2016 74

Links of the Quarter: September 29, 2015

How to Save the World

Even if the essential infrastructure of civilization survives (which is unlikely in the face of the utter economic collapse that such massive forced migration will bring about), that infrastructure will simply be abandoned, since it will be of no use to post-collapse nomadic humans.

2015 91

Vodafone’s Future:Now Roadshow in Wellington – Some Reflections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Wednesday was an all-hands-on deck rehearsal day, and Thursday was the roadshow – for Vodafone staff in the morning, and then enterprise / business / government clients in the afternoon.

2014 161

Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?


Or would we eventually need to migrate to large, crowded cities to remain connected just because we just can’t fight ISPs monopolies strongly enough to shift their ill-behaviours of abuse, left and right, of our Internet rights.

2012 209

Social capital/ism


Expectations of government are different. No longer the mantra "business is good, government is bad" prevails. Responsible business is a cornerstone of society, however, citizens expect their governments to intervene when corporate abuses occur. Last Thursday, Noreena Hertz gave a talk at the "debate temple" LUX in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

2009 100

Share2011 - We've Installed SharePoint - Staff Will Just Use By Instinct Because It's Intuitive (Veronique Palmer, Lets Collaborate)

Michael Sampson - Currents

When migrating from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 - executives aren't keen on spending more, because SharePoint 2007 was a failure. - Governance - you need to be doing some. There are some benefits - but you need to govern it.

2011 142

Welcoming Powered to our Ecosystem

Social Abacus

We all need governance , education, and playbooks as we migrate to new platforms. What better occasion to hop back on the blog than our acquisition of Powered , today! As Peter Kim mentions, this acquisition makes us the largest Social Business consultancy in the world. Many will be quick to note that Powered is a social media agency-- "helping brands realize the potential of social media programs to drive tangible business results."

2010 61

Links of the Quarter: June 2017

How to Save the World

Petronas Builds Unauthorized Dams for BC Fracking: The corruption scandals of the disgraced and defeated (but refusing to resign) BC government continue with news that Petronas, the Malaysia-based LNG giant, built dozens of dams up to five stories high without permits.

2017 68

Blog>> Simple Things

Green Chameleon

giving drag and drop ability to reorganise document library folders in Sharepoint (I hope there’s some governance process around this, because free licence to change could turn a structured library into areplica of the shared folder madness we are all trying to escape from). The design of a system has to stay close to the user, not migrate towards them painfully, inch by inch. Everybody, it seems, is using Sharepoint.