A social intranet is an easy-to-use tool that incorporates social technology, powerful search, multimedia creation and sharing capabilities, and more to create a communication and collaboration hub that can be easily accessed to get work done. Sounds great, huh? So how do you lead your organization down this path? We’ve outlined 7 steps to take… you can also read more ... Read more
In a future post, I’m going to explain what I believe are the best important features to look for in sales enablement software, but before I do that, I wanted to address the most important feature. I’m doing this because in my experience there is one feature that is so important, I would suggest giving up every other feature for ... Read more
Dave Gray, author of Gamestorming and The Connected Company, cautions senior business leaders, “Whether or not a social intranet happens is really not up to you. It’s like a tsunami; you simply cannot stop it.
If you don’t provide the tools employees need through an official company social intranet that is functional, useful, and attractive, employees will find and use any ... Read more
Many business models rely heavily on strategic and channel partnerships to succeed. Having an online portal where these partners can go for your most current and relevant information will save your internal teams time and resources and make your partnerships more effective.
Here are five things you MUST consider before creating the partner portal of your dreams:
Have the Best Search Functionality
Partners ... Read more
Though more than 80% of organizations have had intranets for 5 or more years, and 65% of employees access their intranets 1 or more times per month, dissatisfaction with intranets is high. According to Forrester, 75% of people solely use their intranet for human resources purposes like benefit information, company directories, and training courses.
Employees want and need social tools, but ... Read more
Automated tagging of posts will improve searchability and overall value of content across social knowledge networks
Bloomfire today announced a partnership with IBM to integrate its Watson cognitive computing system’s natural language processing technology with Bloomfire’s social knowledge network software. Using Watson’s advanced data insights APIs, Bloomfire customers can now automatically tag content to significantly improve users’ ability to search and ... Read more
For Bloomfire clients and those responsible for knowledgebases and intranets in general, having current, relevant content is important. We’ve gathered four of our recent blog posts on the topic to help you create and curate content that is engaging, helpful, and inspiring.
Curating Content For Your Intranet: Avoiding Pitfalls
Adding curated information to your Intranet helps connect employees, build company culture, and quickly ... Read more
Over the past few weeks, I’ve written articles on employee engagement – how we’re moving from a talent culture to a people culture and about apps that attempt to gauge employee mood. Recently, however, CBC/Radio-Canada posted an article that took this concept much further. They reported on wearable technologies at work that measure employee engagement, mood, and performance. While perhaps ... Read more
The first intranets began to emerge in the mid-1990s. They were basic, static web sites that provided a central location for employees to access company information.
In 1996, Frontier Technologies Corp. introduced Intranet Genie, the first commercial turnkey intranet software bundle to offer a diverse suite of communication tools in one package. This included mail and news clients, a DNS server, ... Read more
My boss and I are a little competitive… ok very competitive. I don’t think this is a bad thing; in fact, I think most good professionals are driven by competition. Depending on your role and department, your goals and metrics will vary – for example, in our marketing department, we are always wanting to improve performance, drive quality leads for ... Read more