Portals News & Analysis
| Thursday Dec 5, 2013
Intranets have for many years been a place where companies disseminate information to employees in a top down, static way. As workers become more remotely distributed, the need for online collaboration tools is butting up against the concept of the traditional intranet. Combining the two is a hot trend in the social business world.
| Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
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.
| Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
Intranets may be the new hot topic in web experience management, but when it comes to building your intranet, think ICE. ICE stands for Intranet, Community and Extranet. When delivered on the same platform these three pillars of collaboration provide holistic engagement, reduce development and software costs, and simplify user experience for employees and customers alike.
| Monday Nov 25, 2013
Is the intranet dead or evolving into a new form? Posts to CMSWire over the last year have argued both cases and many options in between. Debates about if social, collaboration and business intelligence are legitimate parts of an intranet have divided the intranet community.
| Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
My Dearest Intranet,
You and I have had a longstanding relationship, full of ups and downs. You’ve greeted me every weekday morning for years, brightening my dark, windowless cube in the absence of sun, giving me a view into the world with your “recent news” ticker reminding me that there’s life outside of this office.
| Monday Nov 18, 2013
Today’s intranet is suffering from an identity crisis.
And we have only ourselves to blame.
| Thursday Nov 14, 2013
Intranets, portals and enterprise collaboration tools mean different things to different people, so our latest Tweet Jam focused on defining just what people mean when they discuss the modern intranet.
| Monday Nov 4, 2013
It's possible to dress up intranets with a lot of bells and whistles, but at the end of the day an intranet should do three high level things and do them well.
| Tuesday Sep 24, 2013
Last week we took a first look at Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals and saw that if there appears to be little movement in the placement of vendors in each Quadrant, there are substantial changes in the market. Today, we take a look outside the Leaders’ Quadrant to see who is making it, and in what way.
| Thursday Sep 19, 2013
A quick look back at Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals over the past two years compared with this year’s Magic Quadrant seems to point to a stagnant market. However, while IBM, Liferay ,Microsoft, Oracle and SAP still dominate the Leaders’ Quadrant, there are subtle shifts in emphasis across the entire Magic Quadrant that are being precipitated by customer demand for more agile and cloud-based portals.
| Saturday Sep 7, 2013
It may have been a short work week but that didn't slow things down at CMSWire. This week, we kicked off our month long focus on Big Data -- we talked big data mistakes marketers commonly make and how smart marketers extract value from Big Social Data. Over in our information space we took another look at SharePoint on premises vs Office 365 and in Social Business we discussed the importance of SharePoint user training. So sit back, relax and enjoy our weekend reads.
| Wednesday Sep 4, 2013
| Friday Aug 16, 2013
SharePoint 2013 is out in the wild, so we took to the tweets this week to gather up some general thoughts about its strengths and weaknesses over the years. Our SharePoint tweet jam ended up being a robust discussion of one of the most widely used business systems in the world.
| Tuesday Jul 30, 2013
How 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?
| Thursday Jul 25, 2013
How can we make the most of the portal and collaboration tools and technology currently available and what does it take to build today's most effective enterprise-grade portals?