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.

Intranets 2017

Michael Sampson - Currents

My friends at Step Two in Sydney are producing the seventh annual intranet conference in Australia : Intranets2017 is in its seventh year, and it continues to power on as the biggest intranet conference in the southern hemisphere, running in Sydney on 31 May-2 June 2017. Today we officially open for registrations, sharing details on the first of our international speakers. At Step Two, we know intranets and digital workplaces, and what teams need to know.

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From Intranets to DEX in 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

The team at Step Two have re-branded their annual Intranets conference to the Digital Employee Experience conference , or DEX. I have attended Intranets three times. To accelerate progress, this conference brings together intranet teams, digital teams, internal comms, IT and HR.

2017 116

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.

2018 104

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.

2012 128

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?

Where is the Cooperation in International Development and Cooperation

Full Circle Associates

Later this morning he posted a really thoughtful blog post on the thinking behind his organization’s desire to have their own internal Knowledge Exchange Toolbox. Has anyone objectively looked at how usage of such a tool matters if it is internal or external?

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Blog>> How Seriously Do We Take our New Intranets?

Green Chameleon

This is the level of seriousness with which we should take our internal websites/portals/intranets/KM systems. If we did, we’d all have a much better reputation

2011 164

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

I attended a couple of case study sessions today at the New Zealand SharePoint Conference 2010, where the respective people were talking about their internal use of SharePoint. 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.".

Keynote Speakers for Intranets 2012 in Sydney - May 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

Step Two announced the three keynote speakers for the Intranets 2012 conference in May 2012 : " William Amurgis (USA) is the director of internal communications at American Electric Power (AEP), a large electric utility serving 5.3 For more details and registration, see Intranets 2012.

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.

2010 136

(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. Intranets

Take the Intranet 2.0 Global Survey 2010

Portals and KM

Toby Ward of Prescient Digital Media is running an Intranet 2.0 Some of the early indications are available on Toby’s Intranet Blog. More organizations are rolling out internal blogs. Preliminary results from the Intranet 2.0 Global Survey 2010 reveal that nearly 60% of organizations have blogs on the intranet. Global Survey. The more participants, the better the results. If you participate you can get a free copy so there is a double benefit.

2010 141

Green Chameleon » Intranet Governance Guide

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Intranet Governance Guide Maish Nichani has published a guide to good governance for intranets. Highlights include: Get active management support Develop a clear simple charter Build an intranet team Develop your authors Market the intranet Gather and use feedback (includes monitoring activity) Conduct regular reviews.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

In light of my research above and the advice I give in the User Adoption Strategies workshop around measurement and analytics, I was pleased to see the new Intranet Analytics report from ClearBox Consulting in the UK.

2016 116

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

Opening Session - Intranets 2012 by Step Two Designs #intranets2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm in Sydney for the Intranets 2012 conference over the next two days. James mentioned that we have a much larger number of international speakers this year. Intranets 2011 was a great conference last year. Following the welcome and administrative notices, James talked about the changing face of intranets. The technology coming in via IT decisions is giving permission to re-think what we do with intranets. -. (b)

2012 120

Nielsen Norman Group Names Best Intranets for 2010

Portals and KM

Nielsen Norman Group has announced winners in their 11 th annual contest for best intranets for 2010. It might therefore be better to say that the winners in this year’s intranet design contest were very strong in ‘managing knowledge’ on their intranets. Employees are the ultimate knowledge resource, and the winning intranets provided features to transform their behavior into manageable knowledge.

2011 140

Internal and external community managers are not the same

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Intranets and digital workplace. & Social Business / Internal and external community managers are not the same. Internal and external community managers are not the same. Internal and external community managers don’t have the same role. intranet.

2013 71

"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. Where do collaboration tools meet the Intranet? - How does collaboration on the Intranet change governance and ownership?

The Promise and Peril of Internal Social Media (William Amurgis, American Electric Power) #intranets2012 #socbiz @wamurgis

Michael Sampson - Currents

the intranet is built in-house. the foundational philosophy of how they manage the intranet is based on respect for the audience / staff / employees. The intranet belongs to them. the role of internal communications - (a) to inspire people / employees - they are doing a great job, (b) to inform employees - that the key corporate messages are disseminated, and (c) to involve employees in communications with one another and with the leaders. -.

2012 126

Forrester Discusses Barriers to Intranet Use and Suggestions to Get Better

Portals and KM

Forrester recently released a report on What’s Holding Back Your Intranet? 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. However, they found that these intranets were mostly accessed for basic functions such as company directory, benefits information, and payroll. Despite this firms are underutilizing their intranets.

4th Annual Global Intranet Strategies Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

The 4th annual Global Intranet Strategies Survey opened at the end of June and will stay open until August 31. All participants receive a complimentary copy (pdf) of the " Global Intranet Trends for 2010" report that will be published in the second part of October. Are intranets catching up with what people need to do their jobs? To what extent is social media being used internally and for what purposes?

SAP StreamWork for Direct Relief International: To Focus and Accelerate Projects

Michael Sampson - Currents

SAP StreamWork published a case study on how Direct Relief International is using SAP StreamWork for collaborative decision-making : " Humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief International has been bringing critically needed medicines and supplies to people affected by poverty, disaster or civil unrest for more than 60 years.

Break down Internal Barriers

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Home > Themes > Innovation > Break down Internal Barriers In This Section 10 Simple Ways to Turn Your Cr. Achieving Radical Innovation Break down Internal Barriers Can Bad Attitudes Lead to Good.

Social media in organizations: the case of the ambulance services in the Netherlands

Joitske Hulsebosch

The ambulance service asked us to look for improvement in internal communication; driven by the fact that technological developments offer new opportunities for collaboration and communication within the organization. In this case there was a static intranet, with information from management.

2015 198

New Book Coming: Designing Intranet: Creating Sites that Work (by James Robertson)

Michael Sampson - Currents

James Robertson has just announced that his next book is almost here : " 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. This has made it hard for intranet and project teams to be confident that they are producing the best possible site.

2010 109

Nielsen 2010 Report on Ten Best Intranets: Becoming More Social and Mobile

Portals and KM

The 2010 version of the well-respected annual report on intranets by Jakob Nielsen.  Two of the winners created special mobile-specific sites with reduced content and applications; another built a dedicated intranet application optimized for its preferred platform, the iPhone, its preferred mobile platform.   There was also a lot of emphasis on change management, user involvement in design, and the internal marketing of the new social features on the intranets

2010 138

Prescient Digital Media Study Finds Social Media Becoming More Mainstream on Corporate Intranet

Portals and KM

Toby Ward recently sent me a copy of the Intranet Global Survey that I participated in. The study included input from 561 organizations of all sizes from across the globe and the results reveal rapid adoption of social media on the corporate intranet in the past year. The study concluded that an organization without Intranet 2.0 Of those organizations that have not implemented Intranet 2.0 The use of intranet 2.0 The major uses cases for intranet 2.0

“International Update on Web 2.0 in Business” (Sarah Heal, Information Leadership)

Michael Sampson - Currents

a “crafted” intranet. 4 biggest disablers of knowledge sharing: - the intranet. Word and PDF manuals, pretty / pointless intranets, email. - documents and memos, knowledge articles, pretty intranet, email. - Sarah Heal from Information Leadership is talking on the use of Web 2.0 tool in business. based on their experiences using them, what they see with clients, and from KMWorld 2008. See also

Intranets2011 - Almost Here

Michael Sampson - Currents

Convened by Step Two Designs, the conference is a must-attend for intranet managers and intranet teams in Australia and New Zealand, and a "very-good-to-attend" for the rest of the world: " Australia now has a fully-fledged conference for intranet practitioners.

2011 156

Intranets2013 - Dates, and Call for Papers

Michael Sampson - Currents

We're seeking submissions from across Australia, New Zealand and internationally. Key topics will include: - Practical ideas and approaches for intranet teams. Innovation and the leading edge of intranets. Delivering intranets on SharePoint. If intranets are your thing—or variants thereof—I highly recommend that you look into attending. Conference Notes IntranetsIn both 2011 and 2012 I attended (and spoke at) the Intranets201X conferences in Sydney.

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Intranets2012: Call for Papers Closes on December 1

Michael Sampson - Currents

It was the best intranet-related conference I have attended in Australia and New Zealand. There was a very strong crowd of intranet practitioners, and an excellent set of presentations. We encourage submissions from across Australia, New Zealand and internationally. Intranets

2011 152

Re-Imagining Effective Work #intranets2015

Michael Sampson - Currents

I presented the opening keynote last week in Sydney at the Intranets 2015 conference. – slide 20: major section – re-imagining in the field of intranets, internal communications, collaboration, and social. Conference Notes Intranets Michael's Conference Presentations Re-Imagining Effective WorkMy talk was on Re-Imagining Effective Work (slides above).

2015 124

Which governance for your internal communities ? | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad Thoughts on management, HR, social networks…and enterprise 2.0 " The most successful companies are those that think jointly technological change, work design and the changes in internal social relationships.”

Collaborative Thinking: YouTube + Digg + Obama = YouBama

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « SproutBuilder: Making Widget Creation Easy | Main | Peter Saint-Andre on Presence » January 31, 2008 YouTube + Digg + Obama = YouBama So what if employees where to create a "place" on a corporate intranet and upload user-generated content that they captured ( through inexpensive tools ) related to some internal strategy, project, idea, etc.,

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Green Chameleon » Juicy

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Juicy I’m a big fan of Nathan Wallace, the “ let’s turn our intranet into a wiki &# guy. He has just blogged about Juice , the initiative that won his team a Gold award in the Business Solutions category of StepTwo’s 2008 Intranet Innovation Awards.

2008 100

Intranets2011 Conference in Sydney (May 2011)

Michael Sampson - Currents

I've known for a while that James and team at Step Two Designs wanted to run an intranet-focused conference in Australia, and I'm delighted to see that they have pushed "go" for 2011. Australia now has a fully-fledged conference for intranet practitioners.

2011 148

Collaborative Thinking: Social Networks Seem To Travel Well

Collaborative Thinking

On April 1, the travel department plans to launch new functionality to enable travelers to post travel plans and set up internal meetings with other employees. Sabre has used Cubeless internally for about six months and said it has loaded more than 10,000 user profiles into the system.

2008 130

Intranets2013 - Only 3 Weeks to Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

It''s all about intranets, and this is the third year the Step Two team have run the conference. Some highlights as I peruse the agenda: - Sam Marshall, Jonathan Phillips, and Kim Sbarcea are the international keynote speakers. Sam Marshall is running one on intranet strategy and governance, important themes for intranet teams. Matthew Magain is running another workshop on design and user experience techniques for great intranets. -

2013 130

Social Business Has More Work to Gain Real Satisfaction

Portals and KM

Prescient Digital Media has released its latest useful report, Social Intranet Study. However, the average respondent organization gives their internal social media efforts a failing grade.  Only 22% of organizations rate employees' satisfaction with Intranet 2.0

2013 188

IntraTeam Event 2010, Day 2: Sessions Before Lunch

Michael Sampson - Currents

As yesterday, there were three sessions before lunch: James Robertson from Step Two Designs in Australia kicked off the day with "The Intranet in 2015". Pia Niemi from Wartsila presented a case study on "Redesigning and Spring Cleaning Your Intranet for Increased Success". Pia talked about how she led the rationalization of 50 disparate business and location-aligned intranet into an overall corporate intranet. Day 2 of IntraTeam Event 2010 is here.

2010 114

Why conversation is the best way to share knowledge

Social Reporter

So David has developed a knowledge cafe format that enables people in organisations to meet and chat with colleagues who might otherwise be hidden in some far branch of the hierarchy or underused corner of the intranet.

2013 275