Portal News & Analysis
| Friday Jan 30, 2015
When you’re in corporate communications, your job is communication first, technology second. Of course you need the right technology for your intranet (among all of the other things you do), but that technology is a means to an end. What your career is built on is the communications.
When the corp comms group owns the intranet -- as is true for many enterprises -- they aim to provide an intranet filled with engaging, relevant content that truly enhances the experience for employees. On an easy-to-use platform that lets the team focus on communications and not the hassles of daily updates.
Those of you who are actually in charge of intranet content as part of your job are laughing right now. That’s a unicorn, right? No such thing.
| Wednesday Jan 21, 2015
How do you keep track of everything going on that might affect your work? It’s probably a combination of internal and external social media, email, word of mouth and a whole range of other notifications, an approach that can be both ineffective and overwhelming. Even if you achieve the pristine state of inbox zero, there’s no such thing as Twitter zero.
| Tuesday Sep 9, 2014
Two decades after it launched MSN, Microsoft is applying its "mobile-first, cloud-first" direction to the MSN portal, which it claims has over 425 million users daily. The enhanced personalization capabilities will provide advertisers with a single place to buy space that can be synched across devices and audiences.
| Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
We've discussed the importance of proper planning, change management strategies and providing end user training in order to ensure a successful SharePoint implementation. While it is definitely good to have a plan or strategy in place for any software project, with the fast pace of change you shouldn't wait until you have the entire project complete before rolling out anything. If you wait too long to deliver something, users will get impatient and the project will lose momentum.
| Thursday Oct 17, 2013
The Liferay open source enterprise portal grows its ecosystem in part by the applications that are developed for it and featured in the Liferay Marketplace, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. Liferay is expected to announce version 6.2 next week at the Liferay Symposium in San Francisco. And one new announced app, from Portland, OR-based Solea Software, adds drag-and-drop functionality.
| Tuesday Apr 23, 2013
Social business provider Moxie Software has released its Collaboration Spaces technology, a social activity and workflow tool that will directly compete with Yammer and Jive.
| Tuesday Feb 12, 2013
SharePoint social business partner NewsGator, updated its Social Sites platform to include compatibility with the soon to be released SharePoint 2013.
| Wednesday Jan 16, 2013
SharePoint is great, but not everyone knows how best to use this formidable platform to build the system that they want. Take the humble Intranet.
| Wednesday Jan 16, 2013
Chances are pretty darn good you’re already a content marketer. But do you find yourself sometimes hitting a wall?
| Tuesday Dec 18, 2012
That stakeholders be brave and bold. We’re on the cusp of a new era in Information Management.
There are things to innovate and to discover that no one has ever seen or ever worked with before.
So while you have to pace yourself, you also need to recognize that these moments don’t last. This is the opportunity to catch the wave while it’s here. -- Virginia Backaitis
| Tuesday Nov 27, 2012
Agencies do great work. So, this post is not meant to be a rant on them at all ...
| Wednesday Nov 21, 2012
Facebook has partnered with Mozilla Firefox to integrate its messenger tool directly into the web browser’s interface.
| Thursday Oct 11, 2012
Gartner has released its latest magic quadrant (MQ) for horizontal portals. The market continues to evolve as platforms gain new features that increasingly blur the boundaries between the portal market and other sectors like content and experience management. The portal market may be changing, but Gartner’s vendor categorizations are very similar to last year’s incarnation of the report.
| Tuesday Oct 9, 2012
Liferay’s annual North American Symposium is underway in San Francisco. Liferay, like almost every other technology vendor, is focusing heavily on mobility. I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Han, Liferay’s VP of Operations, to discuss exactly how.
| Thursday Oct 4, 2012
Running a digital asset management system without a self-service DAM intranet portal is like buying gas in Oregon -- the “drivers” (end users) must rely on an “attendant” (a person in charge of managing digital assets) just to get to work.