Five tips for avoiding the CMS price hype

In the Web CMS space there is a question that makes even the most experienced vendor salespersons start to stutter and typically a question that evokes one of the least satisfying sales replies you are ever likely to get – namely ‘how much is your software’. The answers usually start with responses like ‘how long
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5 intranet trends for 2013 and beyond

Two years ago I wrote about 5 intranet trends that we at J. Boye saw emerging among our group members and consulting customers. Looking back at these predictions, it’s interesting to see which trends have really lived up to the promise – Cloud, knowledge sharing, usage of SharePoint – and which ones didn’t: mobile, for
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10 to watch on Twitter in 2013

This is the 5th year we compile a annual list identifying web and intranet professionals that make a difference on Twitter. They inspire, ask good questions, share insights, curate knowledge and every so often also challenge conventional wisdom. The 10 profiles have very different views and styles. From all types of organisations, different places in
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Recommended reading 2013

Habit number 7 in Stephen Covey’s famous book on The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is to sharpen your saw. The habit primarily emphasizes exercise for physical renewal as well as good reading for mental renewal. Based on input from J. Boye group members here’s a list of recommended reading for digital professionals. Feel free
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Marketing departments can’t keep up with the Web

Marketing departments are overwhelmed by the fast development of web technologies, social media and mobile devices. Managing the digital customer experience requires so many resources that marketing teams simply have far from enough time to do everything required. At the same time many innovative software vendors, including some formerly known as CMS vendors, are building
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CMS interfaces: The disconnect between theory and reality

In theory….theory and practice are the same. In practice they are not – a famous quote attributed to Albert Einstein and a truth also when it comes to design of interfaces. Users will ask for one thing, vendors will develop them and users will say – this is not what we asked for. How do
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Top 10 CMS vendors in the UK in 2013

Selecting the right content management system remains a tricky task in an overcrowded marketplace. Unfortunately most industry analysts tend to cover too many vendors, while leaving out important national vendors. Based on input from our members as well as our extensive experience with CMS selection, this shortlist is intended to help you navigate the UK
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Social intranet unlocks knowledge and creates value

Is your organisation ready for a social intranet? Studies show that social often fails: A recent report from Gartner found that 80% of all social business efforts will not achieve the intended benefits. How to make sure that you are part of the 20% ? I recently spoke with Marc Jadoul, Marketing Director at Alcatel-Lucent
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Two trends that transform the intranet manager role

Concerned about your career as an intranet manager? Overwhelmed by the latest in social, collaboration and mobile software? Unsure how the ‘digital workplace’ will affect your job? One thing is certain: you’re not alone! At J. Boye, we get our insights and inspiration mainly from talking to our 500+ customers in our many groups of
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