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  • How Modern Intranets Connect the Digital Workplace

    How Modern Intranets Connect the Digital Workplace

    Digital tools have made us more efficient — there's nothing particularly groundbreaking in that statement.  Yet when we dissect the impact technology has had on our personal and professional lives, we can see the enormous influence it's had on the way we work and live.

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  • A Digital Workplace Strategy Is More Than Its Parts

    A Digital Workplace Strategy Is More Than Its Parts

    In a world overflowing with content, tools and information, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture — especially when that big picture comprises so many moving parts. A modern digital workplace strategy is composed of communications, people, process, ideas, information, websites, tools, systems, metadata and more.

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  • Intranets, the Window to Your Digital Workplace

    Intranets, the Window to Your Digital Workplace

    Enterprises have had a love/hate relationship with their intranets for more than two decades.  An intranet is often labeled an information hub, but in most cases the interface and the way information is organized are so unfriendly that many employees either ignore it or access it begrudgingly.

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  • Is Microsoft Teams the 'Portal' We've Been Looking For?

    Is Microsoft Teams the 'Portal' We've Been Looking For?

    On day one of Microsoft Ignite, the company announced its Teams collaboration product would become the “hero client” for all communications functionality in Office 365 going forward.  Teams will subsume the functionality of Skype for Business for Office 365 users, bringing voice, video calling and even plain old telephone services

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  • 7 Free Enterprise Intranet Solutions (That Aren't Really Free)

    7 Free Enterprise Intranet Solutions (That Aren't Really Free)

    Intranets are the workhorses of internal communications.  Since their introduction in the mid-'90s, intranets have been used for corporate communications, collaboration, file sharing and knowledge management.

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  • Avoid Intranet Pitfalls by Delivering Fast and Thinking Slow

    Avoid Intranet Pitfalls by Delivering Fast and Thinking Slow

    The complex business environments most organizations operate in can stop them from taking advantage of the many opportunities intranets offer. Teams are tasked with the rapid delivery of outcomes, while at the same time managing the conflicting stop-start-stop messages coming from senior leaders.

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  • How Your Digital Workplace Can Help Bridge the Digital Divide

    How Your Digital Workplace Can Help Bridge the Digital Divide

    A confluence of workplace trends are creating deeply fragmented workplaces.  Growing workforce mobility, a widening generation gap, the increasing use of personal devices and applications and an intensifying talent war are creating divisions not only between employees, but between leadership and employees.  When workers feel disconnected, they consistently underperform.

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  • 6 Signs Your Digital Workplace Needs a Change

    6 Signs Your Digital Workplace Needs a Change

    Given the sophistication of the consumer apps we use in our personal lives, it’s shocking how far behind many companies still lag these experiences.  Too often the focus of corporate intranets and other enterprise tools are on pushing one-way content rather than enabling vibrant multi-directional engagement between employees.

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  • How Stihl Australia Launched Its Award-Winning First Intranet

    How Stihl Australia Launched Its Award-Winning First Intranet

    Intranets don’t only improve internal communications and collaboration at large enterprises, they can also work some productivity magic at a small to midsize business like Stihl Australia. A subsidiary of a German global power tools manufacturer, Stihl Australia  is primarily a sales operation, with its 100 employees distributed between a

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  • New Opportunities for Internal Communicators

    New Opportunities for Internal Communicators

    Much of traditional internal communications has been about the delivery of fake news. Staff have not been fooled. Over the years, it really struck me how the output of most internal communications departments was disconnected from the real needs of the staff in their organizations.

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  • Brad Grissom: Intranets Provide the Hub for Employees to Make Connections

    Brad Grissom: Intranets Provide the Hub for Employees to Make Connections

    Brad Grissom’s career path exemplifies how the separate skillsets of business and IT can meld harmoniously together. His background in business continuity and disaster recovery planning has proved very helpful in his current role as senior manager of communication and collaboration solutions at Southwest Airlines.

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  • Why FOA Won the Danish Intranet Prize

    Why FOA Won the Danish Intranet Prize

    Employees are the ultimate judges of intranet or digital workplace success.  You can have amazing design, innovative features and cutting-edge content, but if your users aren’t engaged or adoption is very low, your intranet isn’t really a success. Satisfied Users, The Best Sign of Intranet Success A number of intranet and digital workplace awards  provide

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  • James Robertson: Employee Experience Is the Heart of the Digital Workplace

    James Robertson: Employee Experience Is the Heart of the Digital Workplace

    James Robertson got his start as a "proper geek, writing software" back in the '90s.  But somewhere along the line he saw how organizations needed "practical and pragmatic advice" on how to navigate the demands of the modern workplace.  Writing the Book on Intranets Robertson founded Step Two in 1996

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  • SharePoint Intranets: To Buy, To Build or To Wait?

    SharePoint Intranets: To Buy, To Build or To Wait?

    Over the last two years, organizations have dramatically changed how they approach creating new intranets on SharePoint.  Instead of partnering with a development agency, they are looking for ready-made, easily adaptable and quickly deployable solutions. Products such as Interchange, LiveTiles, Powell 365, Unily and Wizdom offer businesses a fast-track start.

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