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Vendors Fail Regulated Industry Customers with Rush to the Cloud

Judging from the messaging, reviews and conversations that came out of the SharePoint conference earlier this month, the word from Las Vegas could be summed up as, "It's all about the cloud stupid!" 

With Office 365 growth surpassing SharePoint's, Yammer the new focus of social and the newest buzzwords, Office Graph and Oslo, the drum beat you hear is the continued push to the cloud.

Collaboration Isn't Just for Knowledge Workers

Any discussion about collaboration that focuses entirely on the "knowledge worker" risks leaving a lot of employees out of the conversation. 

CMSWire's Top 10 Hits of 2013: Intranets

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Top 10 greenPity the modern intranet. It's hard to define, underappreciated, suffers from an identity crisis and is often regarded as a source of frustration. It may even have grown too big to fail

But the death of the intranet has been greatly exaggerated. They still hold a place in the enterprise, where they can drive employee communication and collaboration, facilitate document sharing and aid productivity, according to a bevy of CMSWire authors this year.  Here's a look at the 10 most popular intranet related stories of the year. 

CMSWire Top Contributors 2013 - Jed Cawthorne

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Have a question about intranets? Ask Jed Cawthorne. He built his first small departmental intranet in 2000 and hasn't looked back since. In his monthly column, Jed mixes his experience in the field with his curiosity about the bigger implications of the digital workplace, with a few Dr. Who references mixed in.

A Cloud Based Intranet, Courtesy of eXo

In the four years since I last took a good look at the eXo platform, quite a bit has changed. Back in the day when I was a web and intranet consultant, eXo positioned itself as the premier open source web content management (WCM) platform -- a more extensible platform than out of the box applications like Drupal. I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Patrice Lamarque, vice president of products for eXo and we discussed eXo's new premium cloud offering, its new marketing focus and the changing enterprise software market.

 

Gamification: Game With the Concept?

Next year will be the year gamification fails. It’s a concept built on hype, and 80 percent of all programs will die by 2014, according to Gartner

Rajat Paharia disagrees — 100 percent. The founder of Bunchball, a provider of online gamification solutions, he thinks it is only logical, in a data-driven world, that organizations implement gamification strategies to motivate employees and customers, and recognize, reward and encourage a deeper learning of concepts for better business outcomes.

Which side of the gamification hemisphere are you on? Is it a fad or here to stay? We caught up this week with a few industry insiders to find out what they had to say.

The Modern Intranet: A Mobile, Social, Collaborative Decision Support Platform

How do you define something in a state of flux, that supplies different features and functions for different organizations and whose success depends on how well an organization's business strategy is reflected in its stated requirements? That is the challenge of defining the modern intranet.

Digital Asset Management from an Intranet Perspective

Digital Asset Management (DAM) systems are not only for big, flashy and expensive web properties but have a place in managing intranet content too. 

How Analytics Can Support Intranet Management

taken from http://www.interact-intranet.com/, intranet analytics, social business A lot of the big data noise revolves around how marketers use data analytics to improve marketing performance. But how do these tools and techniques effect what is going on behind the scenes?

Book Review: Essential Intranets by James Robertson

Social Business, Book Review: Essential Intranets by James Robertson

I built my first small “departmental intranet” back in 2000. Like many others I suppose, when searching for resources, I soon became used to hitting the website of James Robertson and Step Two Designs to read their articles and blogposts, so it seemed appropriate that I should review his new book, Essential Intranets.

NSA Row Highlights Cloud Security Issues for Content Management + Collaboration

Information Management, Cloud Computing, NSA Row Highlights Cloud Security Issues for Content Management + CollaborationI have to admit, as an ex-Military communications specialist, when the whole “NSA is spying on us all” storm broke, I yawned, rolled over and went back to sleep while thinking “and …? They have been doing it for decades ....”

The Mobile Enterprise: What Access is Right for Your Company

Enterprise Mobile Digital ExperienceHow do you access your intranet when not in your office, at your desk? Does your VPN allow you secure access to your workplace network from any device, or do you need VPN client software on an "issued" work laptop?

As Social Tools Mature, Does the Social Enterprise?

What's Next for Social EnterpriseWhat are the next steps for the vendors crowding the Enterprise 2.0 area today? 

 

A Tale of Two Google OSs - Touch Isn't Ready for the Desktop Yet

Two Google OSs Touch versus DesktopI was listening to one of my favorite technology web casts discussing Google's recent I/O conference and once again they came up with the same old, same old talking point -- why does Google have both ChromeOS and Android? Two operating systems, both built on the Linux kernel -- why do they need two?

What's Next for the Enterprise Portal?

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As the cutting edge of Employee Experience Management sees leading organizations move from good old Intranets into the Digital Workplace, what will be next for the enterprise portal?

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