SharePoint 2013: it’s not about the technology

What if I told you that adoption/training was the greatest barrier to successful SharePoint implementation? And that 1) strategy and 2) governance were the next two big challenges? Chart from OpenText about SharePoint challenges The bottom line is this: like any other major organizational change effort, success lies in coordination with stakeholders, involvement of users, … Read more

Latest intranet trend: integrated task list on the homepage

The term “integrated task list” isn’t a technical or official term; it’s just my simple description. Here’s a full explanation: An integrated task list brings notifications and tasks from a variety of enterprise applications into one central dashboard on the intranet homepage. This simple dashboard can present read-only notifications, or can offer clickable actions, such … Read more

‘Social collaboration’ – a phrase of mass confusion

The strange term “social collaboration” is becoming a little too popular and I feel duty-bound as a member of the local “language police” to break down the phrase. I hear the term bandied about by marketers, bloggers, even savvy intranet managers with no concern for what it really means. And it doesn’t really mean anything at … Read more

Clay Shirky was wrong

It is about information overload. The problem isn’t information overload. It’s filter failure. -Clay Shirky Metaphor: The oil filter in my car can fail because it’s there. It already exists, has a clear purpose and known way of operating. But the “filter failure” Clay Shirky refers to isn’t the same. We’ve developed information overload over … Read more

Don’t “get social,” get people-centric

Within the shell of a nut: “Social” software simply brings people to the forefront and better fits with how real people work together. A business that succeeds with social software is simply one that puts people first. “Social business” is just good people-centric business, but the term misses the deeper shift in business. “Social” just … Read more

Collaboration 1.0 at the heart of Enterprise 2.0 success

In a nutshell: Collaboration is about people working together. Without good people processes your collaborative efforts can’t succeed, no matter what technology you’re using. If you want success in collaboration & innovation, build the culture and processes to achieve it while you implement Enterprise 2.0 tools.

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A simple definition of “social media”

Definition “Social media” means websites that allow average users to create content and interact with each other around the content. Dissecting the words “social” and “media” “Social” means people interacting with each other. “Media” (plural for “medium”) means the types of material used to create artwork and communicate information or ideas.  Media can include video, … Read more