Blog Posts - Intranet 2.0



Content creation on the intranet

“Curated Content is Media (it’s the context that delivers genuine value),” adds Shel, principal of Holtz Communication + Technology. In other words, curated content is content that’s been filtered or selected by a trusted source.Consider, for...
by Intranet Blog on Sep 28, 2011

Social business doesn’t thrill employees (yet)

Social media continues its’ persistent march across the firewall and into the day-to-day lives of intranet users, but executives and employees alike are less than thrilled with the end results. In fact, the initial overall rating on internal emp...
by Intranet Blog on Sep 23, 2011

IBM consolidates their intranet social media

To be successful on the intranet, social media (intranet 2.0) cannot work in isolation; successful social computing requires effective integration and change management. In the early days of social computing on the IBM intranet Big Blue built thei...
by Intranet Blog on Jul 18, 2011

Selling intranet 2.0 to executives

Social media on the intranet breeds fear, it represents a new paradigm for corporate and employee communications. Employees think it's great; executives fear change: In the 1950s, executives feared the bathroom: employees will waste productive time.I...
by Intranet Blog on Apr 27, 2011

Social communications

The U.S. Air Force gets it. Heck, all the Armed Forces get it. But as important as the intranet is, it cannot replace the power of face-to-face communications. Building the bridge between the two is social communications.Effective employee communicat...
by Intranet Blog on Apr 11, 2011

The intranet community

“Intranet managers are forming large communities using external social media, getting support from peers around the world and gaining visibility for their roles and work,” says Jane McConnell in her annual Global Intranet Trends (2010) report. In...
by Intranet Blog on Jan 18, 2011

The Social Intranet Tipping Point

Two years ago, the social intranet did not exist. Social media tools on the intranet (intranet 2.0) have existed for a number of years, in fact, discussion groups and instant messaging first appeared on intranets in the late 1990s. A social intranet...
by Intranet Blog on Oct 13, 2010

Enterprise Social Media Becomes a Necessity (Intranet 2.0)

Blink and you will miss it. Waiver and your competition will beat you.The competition is using social media as a competitive advantage; in fact, the vast majority of organizations (of all sizes) are somewhere between advanced use, and piloting or pla...
by Intranet Blog on Oct 3, 2010

Intranet 2.0 tools explode; social intranet still rare

Social media tools (intranet 2.0 tools) are exploding in popularity: the Intranet 2.0 Global Study has found that 87% of organizations have at least one social media tool on the intranet. The most popular tool: blogs (present on 55% of intranets of a...
by Intranet Blog on Sep 22, 2010

Why employees don’t want to blog

Blogging is more than popular, it’s revolutionary. Blogging has turned ordinary Joe and Janes into celebrated authors, and celebrities. However, for every Arianna Huffington, there are millions of Joes and Janes that have contributed one or two pos...
by Intranet Blog on Jul 19, 2010

Social intranets become mainstream

From mundane to social: intranets are rapidly evolving into social media systems that greatly distance themselves from their former, glorified brochureware sites.To be clear, for those still learning about a concept that has really only emerged in re...
by Intranet Blog on Jun 29, 2010

The social intranet ... for free?

The vast majority of organizations that have implemented social media tools on their intranet (intranet 2.0 tools) have done so at little or no cost (or simply activated bundled tools that came with SharePoint or another CMS or portal solution). Ther...
by Intranet Blog on Jun 15, 2010

Intranet 2.0 on a budget

Intranet 2.0 is cheap. It's so cheap that small organizations, non-profits, miserly Fortune 500 types, and even cash-strapped communications departments can afford it. The results may not always be spectacular, but the cost of entry is rather cheap.
by Intranet Blog on Jun 3, 2010

Social intranet governance

I’m quite certain that no one has outstripped by voracious capacity to write about intranet governance, but at the risk of repeating myself, here’s another recommendation: social intranets need governance too. Duh. Actually, if you already have a...
by Intranet Blog on May 28, 2010

Footnotes for a social intranet

I’ve been getting quite a few questions and comments about intranet 2.0 and social intranets. Here are a few footnotes and suggestions for supporting intranet social media: ·         Folksonomy – a folkso...
by Intranet Blog on May 10, 2010

Social intranet vs intranet 2.0

I’ve never liked the 2.0 label: it’s overly simplistic and trivializes the complex and rapid evolution of the World Wide Web. It’s also wrong (Tim O’Reilly is widely credited for coining the “Web 2.0” phrase but 2.0 was applied to the bus...
by Intranet Blog on May 5, 2010

What does a social intranet look like?

Last week I expanded on the emerging social intranet meme and released a new white paper, The Social Intranet. An intranet that features multiple social media tools for most or all employees to use as collaboration vehicles for sharing knowledge wit...
by Intranet Blog on Apr 29, 2010

Social networking for intranet managers

A new social networking community for intranet managers uses predictive modeling to help people connect and share information. www.Communexions.com uses the highly successful and award-winning social software cubeless™ from Sabre is ideal for: ·&n...
by Intranet Blog on Apr 29, 2010

Bringing Together Reams of Information from Different Realms

(GUEST POST) Business content comes from all over. Not only do companies aggregate structured and unstructured information from various sources in traditional Intranets, but also they're confronted with the handling of other content types such as blo...
by Intranet Blog on Apr 23, 2010

The social intranet

The original intranet, intranet 1.0, typically began as a nothing more than a technology outpost under some techie’s desk in the corporate basement.  The first version of this intranet was nothing more than a welcome page, perhaps a name and a...
by Intranet Blog on Apr 19, 2010


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