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Social Intranet News & Analysis

Blending Social Collaboration and Intranet Publishing

2014-02-July-Bicycle-Blender.jpgThe reports are in again -- intranets are not dead -- which is always a relief to hear. Part of the rumors of its potential demise stem from the many shapes and forms that intranets can take, which includes the rise of the social intranet over the past five years. Even this term means many things to many people and does not necessarily mean all elements are built on the same platform. On the other hand, some organizations try to build a full intranet out of a social collaboration platform such as Jive, which does not necessarily work very well.

Does a Swedish Company Know the Secret of Intranet Security?

Is there room in the American market for another enterprise social intranet — especially one that could be more secure? Sweden-based Incentive Corp. thinks so.

Incentive claims its network, which can be used on-premises or within the cloud, provides data security within a suite of social collaboration tools.

"Incentive is installed behind the firewall, which means that a company can choose its level of security and privacy," CEO Rickard Hansson told CMSWire. "Incentive doesn't change where you can store documents, [but] just ensures that the communication about those documents and changes made to them remains private."

Companies "know where their data is" when using Incentive, he said, because they don't have to use a public cloud.

Multipurpose Bitrix24 Adds More Features to its Social Platform

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Bitrix24, the social intranet that wants to be your Swiss army knife of productivity, is out with a new version that offers activity streams, reporting tools and web phone calls.

Targeted at small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the suite includes social communication, collaboration tools, workflow, knowledge management, file sharing, CRM and a project management toolset.

SMB's Swiss Army Knife, Bitrix24, Updates with Google Docs, Mobile CRM, More

Microsoft Office is getting challengers all over the place. This week, Bitrix24 added its name to that roster with an update to its enterprise social network/collaboration suite, that, among other new features, allows non-Office users to work with Office documents online via the Google Docs editor. 

NewsGator Introduces Internal Communications Solution, Think Social Intranet Plus

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The idea is not necessarily to replace the social intranet, but to give corporate communications, and the people it is trying to reach, a voice that can't get lost in the stream.

ThoughtFarmer Updates Social Intranet with v6.5 Avocado, Adds Enhanced Employee Directory, Location-Based Security

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ThoughtFarmer 6.5 adds photo drag-resizing.

ThoughtFarmer is out with a new version of its social intranet, featuring an updated employee directory profile. Tastily, this new version 6.5 is called Avocado. 

Ingeniux Launches Cartella 4.0 for Social Intranets, Extranets and Portal

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The latest version of Ingeniux's social software, Cartella, has been released. They call say it has "the power of a portal with the simplicity of an app." What does than mean exactly? Read on to find out.

Cloud-Based Bitrix24 Social Intranet Adds Google Docs Integration, Videochat

Bitrix24_home.png   Bitrix Software has unveiled a major upgrade for its beta Bitrix24 social intranet service, with Google Docs integration, mobile CRM and other enhancements. 

New Version of Cloud-Based Social Intranet Bitrix24 Provides Project Management

Bitrix, maker of Bitrix Site Manager and the Bitrix24 on-premises social intranet, has released a new version of its free, cloud-based Bitrix24. Launched last year and available free for companies of no more than 12 employees, the newest online version now comes with a native project management toolset.

ThoughtFarmer 6: Social Intranet Gets Archiving for User-Generated Content

Blogs, wikis, activity feeds and other user-generated content are turning intranets into vibrant internal social networks. But what should be done with all that content, much of which gets old fast? In the newest version of its software, social intranet software vendor ThoughtFarmer has released a new archiving tool just for that purpose.

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