Borgen, The Bridge, novels by Stieg Larsson – it appears that the whole world has Scandimania. Last night, tech behemoth Microsoft jumped on the bandwagon, announcing their new app Oslo at this years SharePoint Conference (twitter hashtag SPC14). In a peculiarly Philomena Cunk style question, we ask ‘What is Oslo?’ and are Microsoft promoting a compelling vision of a socially connected enterprise future.Read More
Any CIO worth their salt will have been shouting about cloud, mobility and big data in recent years and each has had an impact on our work on intranets. But there’s a new kid in town: radical transparency. But what does this idea mean for corporations and their intranets? The Intranetizen team takes a look at some of the concepts and consequences.Read More
Massive Open Online Courses – known as MOOCs – are revolutionising access to higher education. By delivering courses through video lectures and online quizzes, university-level education can be made available to participants all over the world, free of charge.
From lessons on molecular evolution to classes on business strategy, millions of people across the world have jumped at the chance to learn something new. The New York Times declared 2012 the year of the Mooc, and last year the UK’s Open University launched its own version, Futurelearn.
The number and variety of MOOCs continues to grow, and now there are a wide range of courses around that could help intranet managers expand their skills and knowledge. Here are our top picks of courses to help intranet pros develop their skills in 2014.Read More
We’ve all seen Grand Designs or its ilk: a happy and often naive team set about building their grand vision of a home, armed with a rudimentary architect sketch, a woefully small budget and some enthusiasm. Six months down the line, they realise they don’t have enough money, don’t know nearly enough about house building, have all their priorities wrong and that, ultimately, their new home will take significantly longer than planned and they’ll have to live in the condemned caravan for the winter. All the while, Kevin McCloud questions the integrity of the build, the suitability of the design and points out in cutting commentary where the hapless two are going wrong. In the end, it all comes together, but we all feel that this house is not perfect for us and that we would likely have done a better job.
Settle back, let’s take a deeper look.Read More
Happy New Year!
We at Intranetizen hope you had a great break and have come back to work in 2014 with a fresh mind, ready to make the best of what work has to throw at you. For the four of us 2013 was a busy year full of some rewarding achievements and frustrating stumbling blocks. We took time away in December to gain some perspective and are ready to tackle 2014 with renewed enthusiasm. Are you ready to join us?Read More
Digital workplace professionals have long predicted the death of email, as organisations pledge to kiss goodbye to it in favour of integrated communications and social intranets.
But could those predictions prove premature? JP Morgan today announced they’re banning staff from using instant messaging in the wake of the Libor scandal. As regulators have homed in on traders’ use of instant messaging services, the bank is preparing to ban staff from using any service other than traditional email. Other banks are said to be considering following suit. Is this the end for the end of email?Read More
It’s the weekend and you are sitting at a dinner party, to the left you have Paul the policeman, across from you is Harriet the teacher, and at the end you have Bob the bus driver. After Bob finishes a hilarious tale from his week at work this feeling of dread washes over you as you know what’s next. ‘So, what do you do?’ All eyes are upon you and you’re thinking there is no way I can explain this without their eyes glazing over and you losing their interest for the rest of the evening. So, what do you do? We may all be able to explain what we do in a long contrived statement (or in some people’s case a speech), but can you explain your role in one sentence?Read More