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Intranets: Too Big to Fail?

As contradictory as it sounds, some intranets, social platforms, knowledge exchanges and internal communities run the risk of being too successful. They're in danger of reaching a stage in their development where their size, success and growth can cause complacency.

'Have it Your Way' SharePoint: Two Paths, Many Options

Social business,SharePointMany of the conversations I've had over the last year were filled with questions and concerns about the future of SharePoint and what the addition of Office 365 would bring to the mix. Microsoft answered some of these questions late last week and provided some insight into its plans going forward. With this information, organizations can breathe a little easier and plan a little better for the future.

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.

Q4 Planning: Top Customer Experience, Social Business Conferences & Events (27-Nov-13)

Our industry event planner gives you the heads-up on what key industry events are coming around the corner. If we've missed something, don't hesitate to add your event to the list. (You can also view the full calendar here.)

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5 Views on Intranet Trends for 2014

With the New Year approaching, we asked five experts in building intranet projects what they think the main trends for intranets will be in 2014.

What's the Hottest Trend in Intranets?

Social Business, The Hottest Trend in Intranets is ICEIntranets 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.

Today's Intranet Has 5 Key Purposes

Social Business, Today's Intranet Has 5 Key PurposesIs 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.

The IT Executive Holy Grail: Making IT Cool in Your Enterprise

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More than a dozen times in my career — as a consultant or an employee of an Information Technology (IT) department — I've heard the same refrain. Some IT executive would express a desire to "make IT cool."

I always viewed the executives who expressed this as a little misguided, both in the way they framed their objectives and the ways they navigated toward their aim. While I could articulate why they were likely to be unsuccessful, I was never able to offer a viable and easily understood alternative. Until now.

Weekend Reads: Intranets Grow Up + No Love for Information Management

Weekend Reads: Intranets Grow Up + No Love for Information ManagementSoon we'll all be pushing our way through the crowded stores in hopes of finding holiday gifts that our family and friends will enjoy ... Did that thought send shivers down anyone else's spine? In this last weekend before the holiday season kicks into full gear, take some time for yourself and check out our weekend reads. This week we look at the intranet's identity crisis, find out why information management gets no love in the boardroom and learn why digital marketers should be looking into semantic search. 

This Week: Forrester's 10 Customer Experience Fixes + Benioff & The Future of Salesforce

Forrester's 10 Customer Experience Fixes
Find out what tops Forrester's list of ways to create enjoyable, easy and useful customer experiences.

Dreamforce Invasion
More than 100,000 plus people descended on San Francisco this week to experience the phenomenon that is Dreamforce. After a rocky start, CEO Marc Benioff weighed in on philanthropy, toothbrushes, mobile and Salesforce1.

Today's Intranet: Something Old, Something New
You can't force employees to share their knowledge, but you can build the right conditions to make it easier.

SharePoint's Missing Usability Link
What's the biggest factor in SharePoint usability problems? Humans. Training and establishing clear responsibilities can overcome these challenges.

Cloudy Days Ahead for Content Management
Cloud vendors offer a real and growing threat to content management systems which can only be overcome if CMSs follow the cloud lead and simplify.

Information Management Out in the Cold
If you're having a hard time selling your information project to the C-suite, you might want to revisit your business case.

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Jive Report Finds More and More Employees are Collaborating at Work

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Enterprise social collaboration is now mainstream, with a majority of employees in a third of all corporations using such solutions. That’s one of the findings in a soon-to-be-released white paper from Jive Software, an enterprise social collaboration vendor.

CMSWire.com got an early look at the paper, Enterprise Social Collaboration Solutions Hit the Mainstream — and we're sharing the highlights with you.

Transforming Traditional Intranets: Three Places to Focus

Many of today's intranets are frustrating: Frustrating for employees to use, for content owners to govern, for IT to integrate, maintain and support. It's time to modernize and mobilize. But, what should a modern, mobile intranet do and look like?

Social Intranets, the Lemming Curve and 'Down With People'

Social Business, Social Intranets, the Lemming Curve and The empowerment of consumers by the forces of digital disruption means that every organization has to work better, smarter and faster in order to create and manage the omnichannel experiences consumers favor and reward.

Talk Faster: You Only Have Seconds to Make Your Point [Infographic]

ClockDid you get the impression your boss tuned you out while you were making that elaborate presentation? You're probably right. A new survey from the Chicago-based The BRIEF Lab found nearly three in four professionals lose interest in presentations within a minute — and have equally limited attention spans for email and conversation.

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