Tag Archives: intranet

Design your intranet for the new hires

New hires are an important category of users when you are (re)designing your intranet. It pays off in many ways to identify them and to make sure they are well represented throughout the design process. You may also want to introduce specific KPIs for them, or at least track their performance against overall KPIs separately.
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Foursquare; useful for B2B online professionals?

Foursquare has been labelled a social networking revolution and has brought location-based services onto the radar for many online professionals. Unfortunately beyond New York City adoption remains limited and in all but a few business-to-consumer cases, meaningful usage scenarios can seem few and far between according to sceptics. For a sound reality check, I did
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Telekom Austria Group launches intranet using Aloha Editor

Telekom Austria Group recently re-launched their intranet and were one of the very first customers to use the new HTML5-enabled Aloha Editor from Gentics. I’ve previously warned about first mover disadvantages, so I had a brief conversation with Telekom Austria Group to find out more about their project, their experiences with the new Aloha editor
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Fighting intranet chaos – a new information architecture at SWIFT

If you don’t take action, intranets keep growing until they reach a state of unmanageable chaos. To avoid this, and to avoid the consequential significant negative impact on productivity, financial services company SWIFT used a combination of employee interviews together with card sorting exercises to combat the problem. As a project manager for the recent
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Achieving a Gold Standard for your Intranet

Based on the five-rings motif of the Olympic movement, intranet expert Martin White offered practical and very useful advice for all intranet professionals in an inspiring session at the recent KMWorld 2010 conference in Washington DC. With the London Olympics fast approaching, Martin shared his views on what intranet professionals need to do to prepare
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How many killer apps does your intranet have?

An intranet “killer app” is a service that drives staff members to the site, and keeps them coming back. Something so essential, that you can’t live without it in your daily work. As such, they can have a positive effect on the rest of the intranet. Even the killer intranet applications that are not directly
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Intranet design: Hands-on guide

Does your intranet suffer from a heavy navigation, an unintuitive user experience and an over-abundance of information? If the answer to this is yes, a redesign is probably high on your long list of priorities. But before you sneak off and call your local digital agency, I would encourage you to read Australian intranet expert, James
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A good intranet is about more than impressive key figures

Much has been said and written about the importance of key figures – also in relation to intranets. Intranet managers are expected to constantly produce and provide ”relevant and up-to-date key figures” to management in order to document their every activity and essentially justify their existence. Moreover, many intranets are being used to publish key
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