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. At Step Two, we know intranets and digital workplaces, and what teams need to know. If you are counted among the “intranet folk,” get yourself along.

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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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Martin White on Intranet Management

Michael Sampson - Currents

Martin White's new book, The Intranet Management Handbook , is now available. There are very few intranet conferences around the world, and only recently have intranet communities of practice been established in Europe. Facet Publishing, The Intranet Management Handbook.

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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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.

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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

Congres Intranet 2012 - The Slide Deck

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I keynoted at Congres Intranet 2012 in Utrecht. while the intranet often has four components, the time people spend on the different components is not equal. Collaboration Culture Collaboration Philosophy Conference Notes Intranets

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Intranets 2015 Conference in Sydney in May

Michael Sampson - Currents

Step Two Designs is hosting its annual Intranets conference in Sydney in mid-to-late May. Intranets Latest Updates As published on the Step Two website late last year, I will be attending and speaking at the conference. I had the privilege of attending the inaugural conference in 2011, the second one in 2012, but had to miss the 2013 and 2014 conferences due to conflicting client engagements and travel commitments.

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Blog>> Intranet Innovation Awards 2015

Green Chameleon

Step Two in Australia have just announced the winners of the 2015 Intranet Innovation Awards. The awards report gives detailed case studies of winning intranets, and as always illustrates designs and ideas that have a positive impact on the business. This year, you can get the full series of reports for the past nine years in a bundle for only $100 more than this year’s report. Check out the release here: [link

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Intranet Secrets

Michael Sampson - Currents

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

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

Intranets 2015: It’s Almost Show Time

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have but 10 hours left in the office before boarding a couple of planes (not simultaneously, mind you) and heading to Sydney for the Intranets 2015 conference hosted by Step Two Designs. Conference Notes Intranets Re-Imagining Effective Work User AdoptionThe conference is on Wednesday and Thursday next week (May 20-21), with a post-conference workshop day on Friday (May 22).

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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

Intranets 2012 - It's a Wrap

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I attended Step Two's Intranet 2012 conference in Sydney. I blogged all of the sessions I attended - so take a look at the intranets category on my blog if you missed that last week. IntranetsThe conference was held over two days (Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th), with post-conference workshops on the Friday. As with the inaugural conference in 2011, it was a fantastic event. with a great line up of speakers, a good mix of attendees, and a great atmosphere.

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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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Blog>> Intranet Innovation Awards 2013

Green Chameleon

The Intranet Innovation Awards for 2013 are open for submissions ! We are proud to be a supporter of these awards which focus on the differences that an intranet can make in the host organisation’s business (as distinct from benchmarking awards

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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.

(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

ThoughtFarmer's Social Intranet Summit (September 28)

Michael Sampson - Currents

ThoughtFarmer is hosting its annual Social Intranet Summit on September 28 in Vancouver: " Your intranet is an integral part of your organization's success. How can you achieve excellence with your intranet? ". Mobile Intranets: Understanding and Exploring Context of Use. Motivating your users: strategies for intranet adoption. Intranets

Blog>> Orchestrating the Intranet for Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

The infographic you see above is my attempt at explaining the different pieces of an intranet puzzle that KM practitioners may have to deal with, and how they all fit together. This is the link to the pdf version – Intranet_Poster.pdf.

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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(Intranets2011) "Intranet Features That Staff Love" - Andrew Wright

Michael Sampson - Currents

Andrew from CIBA Solutions talked about intranet features that staff love, here at Intranets2011. He talked about the intranet from an end user perspective. Key points: - What's most important to an intranet that's valuable? Intranets

Congres Intranet 2012 - The Video

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Tuesday I keynoted at Congres Intranet 2012 on facilitating and encouraging collaboration. Last week I had a flying visit to the Netherlands, Belgium, and London. My video post-keynote is above.

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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.

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?

The Intranet Management Handbook - Two Other Reviews

Michael Sampson - Currents

As a result of visiting Facet's order page for Martin's book , I just came across two other reviews: - Jane McConnell, " Martin White has accomplished a great piece of work that will bring a lot of benefit to a lot of intranet managers. As an Intranet Manager himself, this is great feedback on the value of the book. Intranets

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

The Intranet Management Handbook -Part 4. Governance and Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

I wrote a few days ago that Martin White has a new book out , called The Intranet Management Handbook. It's all about decision rights to do with Intranets! Intranet ownership is discussed, and why having ownership with IT, Corporate Communications, and HR can be problematic.

(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

Intranet Innovation Awards - for 2011 - Now Open

Michael Sampson - Currents

Step Two Designs has opened the doors for entries to the 2011 Intranet Innovation Awards for this year: " Now in their fifth year, the global Intranet Innovation Awards uncover great ideas for the benefit of the whole intranet community. The final output from Step Two is an excellent resource that shows the growing maturity in the intranet field. Intranets

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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”.

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. the BAT intranet.

(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

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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(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

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

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.

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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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. They now have over 40,000 business users that run their intranets and websites with the Bitrix platform.

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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Interact Offers an Intranet for Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

In 2002 they developed an intranet for the UK operations of Pfizer. Another useful tool is @tagging of content – allowing the user to easily link to intranet content including documents, events and people. Since an intranet is more about the people, that is the focus of the analytics.

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.". 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.