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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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.

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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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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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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 Intranets-in-a-Box v2 – from Clearbox

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sam and his team at Clearbox Consulting have published another great report: the 2016 update of their SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box report: Our comprehensive guide to turn-key SharePoint solutions will accelerate your purchasing decision and ensure you make the right choice. It is full of practical advice on the tools that can give you a quick-start to an intranet.

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Intranets 2016 Conference – Space is Running Out

Michael Sampson - Currents

The team at Step Two Designs are hosting Intranets2016 next week in Sydney, running from June 1-3. I have attended three of the previous five conferences ( which have been great! ), and while I am not able to attend next week unfortunately, if you are fast you can attend. There are just 10 spaces left in the delegate line-up, so be quick. This just in from the Step Two team: With 7 days to go, there are only 10 places left at the Intranets2016 conference.

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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.

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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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(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

(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

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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

(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

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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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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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

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

Blog>> Manager’s Guidebook to Intranet Redesign Projects

Green Chameleon

Good friend and colleague Maish Nichani has just released a 64 page Manager’s Guidebook on Intranet Redesign Projects – and it’s for free under a Creative Commons license! Anybody who’s worked with Maish will know what to expect here: smart, simple and extremely practical advice, born out of a wealth of experience

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(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

Rethinking Intranets as Social Workplaces (Dion Hinchcliffe, DachisGroup) #intranets2012 @dhinchcliffe

Michael Sampson - Currents

Dion Hinchcliffe from the DachinGroup is talking about "Rethinking Intranets as Social Workplaces." Key points: - Dion is going to talk through the ideas at the leading edge of intranets. - what does a social intranet include? -. (1) the big change in the enterprise space is the move from enterprise portals to social intranets. what might a social intranet look like? -.

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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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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Notes on “Melbourne Water Case Study: Engaging your Organisation in an Intranet Rebuild” (Rebecca Jackson)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Rebecca from Melbourne Water talked about lessons from an intranet rebuild at her organisation. Key ideas: - Engagement is important because it’s their intranet. - Go out and talk to people about their needs and requirements. Business people often won’t know; so need to do a lot more than just ask their requirements. Have a business representative group. Provides a way of giving information and providing feedback. - Run show and tell sessions. Give the message.

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The True Nature of a Social Intranet

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Vision and Reality view comments The True Nature of a Social Intranet view comments Microsoft, Nokia Plan the Windows 7 Phone Future view comments Amazon Sells More E-Books Than Print, But Wait view comments Yammer Reveals 3 New Business Integration Tools view comments Interview: Top SharePoint Records Management Blogger, Don Lueders, Has Some Choice Words For You view comments Is Collaboration the End of Process?

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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.

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?”. 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. IntranetsToday employees just look for the cafeteria lunch menu. The CEO was given upgrade suggestions from their 5th grader.

Speaking at. Intranet Congress 2012 (Netherlands, March 2012)

Michael Sampson - Currents

I will be traveling to the Netherlands in March 2012, to speak at the fourth annual Intranet Congress , in Utrecht. I will be presenting two sessions: - A pre-conference workshop on user adoption strategies for SharePoint. That's on Monday March 12. See Pre Conference Workshop. - A keynote session during the conference on encouraging and cultivating collaboration inside an organization. That's 10.15am to 11.00am on Tuesday March 13, right after the opening keynote by James Robertson.

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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Help Complete the Intranet-Digital Workplace Trends 2011 Survey

Portals and KM

I heard about a useful survey recently, th e 6th annual Intranet-Digital Workplace Trends survey. Key topics covered in this year's "Intranet-Digital Workplace Trends" survey are: Mobile Strategies & Approaches, Collaborative & Social Aspects, Search, Governance & Management, Business Value, and Future Scenarios. So far 200 enterprises around the world have taken it. However, it is open through August and the more the better, in terms of useful results.

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Four Ideas That Will Transform Intranets (Panel Fun) #intranets2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

Four intranet professionals have a short amount of time to present an idea about the intranet transformation. This is the last session for the first day of Intranets 2012. James - "mobile intranets will replace desktop intranets". - I tell people how to design intranets. A desktop intranet won't help them. If I gave them all phones, they could access the intranet. Could I just do an intranet on a phone?".

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.

Achieving "Eureka!" (Martin White, Intranet Focus) #intranets2012 @intranetfocus

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the start of day two of Intranets 2012, Martin White from Intranet Focus in the UK is talking on the topic of Achieving Eureka. James said "Martin is probably the most experienced intranet consultant in the world.". Three key pillars of intranet success - information, technology, governance. search connects your intranet into everything in your organization. Change the intranet into a digital workplace. - (2) Browse. - (3) Alerts. -.

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

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