Tag Archives: intranet

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5 Tips For Adding Internal Communication Videos To Your Knowledge Base

According to Forrester research, watching a one-minute video has the impact of reading 1.8 million words. And over 65 percent of the population learns visually, according to Mind Tools. Nearly every company focuses on creating videos for external audiences. But given the power of video, it’s no wonder that teams are turning to video as a […]

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Evaluate, Research, and Compare Intranets

What does a successful social intranet look like, and how does your current solution compare? According to Rebecca Rodgers, the five essential purposes of an intranet are to deliver content, be a key communication tool, enable collaboration, support the culture, and create efficiencies through supporting business activities. Rich Blank further describes a successful intranet as […]

7 Steps To The New Social Intranet: How to Get There from Here

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… […]

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Traditional vs. Social Intranets: What’s the Difference?

Though more than 80 percent of organizations have had intranets for 5 or more years, and 65 percent of employees access their intranets 1 or more times per month, dissatisfaction with intranets is high. According to Forrester, 75 percent of people solely use their intranet for human resources purposes like benefit information, company directories, and […]

Blog Roundup: Content Curation & Creation

  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 […]

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How to Measure Employee Engagement in the Flow of Work

The question of how to measure employee engagement is on many employers’ minds. How do you determine who is fully invested in the success of the company, or who is collaborating with their co-workers most effectively? Fortunately, advancements in technology are making it easier for business to measure employee engagement and take meaningful action based […]

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What Is a Social Intranet?

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. Social intranets are a modern response to the traditional, legacy intranet, which doesn’t have social components such as comments, […]

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Intranet Metrics to Measure Engagement

The value of an intranet will ultimately be determined by your employees. As they contribute and engage, they are helping you to create a useful resource that they and others can refer to in the future. Metrics are very useful for taking a pulse of the health and development of your company intranet. They can […]

Meet Andrew Wright, Worldwide Intranet Challenge Founder

Andrew Wright is the founder of the Worldwide Intranet Challenge, a free global intranet benchmarking service. His expertise is in SharePoint, intranet optimization, knowledge management, information architecture, user adoption, change management, process analysis, and business analysis.  What, in your opinion, is the single biggest factor contributing to the most successful intranets? Well, my research from […]

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Avoid the Common Pitfalls of Intranet Content Curation

There have been countless articles written about content curation best practices lately, and many companies are curating content to help bring timely and topical information to employees through their intranet. Simply put, content curation is sorting through vast amounts of internal and external information to find the pieces that are most relevant to your audience […]

Looking to Replace Your Old Intranet?

I recently read a recent CMSWire piece, “Are ESNs Just Intranets in New Clothing?” with interest since Bloomfire has been deployed as an intranet replacement by some of our customers. The gist of the CMSWire article is that the term “Enterprise Social Network (ESN),” which was at the height of it’s popularity in mid-2012 according […]

Bloomfire Provides Alternative to Childcare Network’s Aging Intranet

Childcare Network started in 1988 with two schools in Columbus, GA. Today, it’s the fifth largest private child care provider in the United States, consisting of over 200 schools in 10 southern states with 24,000 children enrolled. The Challenge When Stephanie Forsberg, Childcare Network Director of Marketing and Training, first heard of Bloomfire, the company […]