Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2016

Originally published on BrightStarr.  21 – 22 September | Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2016 This year we’re Platinum sponsors at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit. This Summit will show you how to harness technology to develop a digital workplace strategy that keeps pace with a fast-changing workplace and drives engagement and innovation. The Digital Workplace Summit was designed for individuals in the following...

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In the Era of Digital Workplace, is your Intranet Dead?​

Originally published on BrightStarr. With more vendors, consultants, experts and commentators rushing to join the Digital Workplace bandwagon (now BrightStarr too!), how do you make sense of it all? What defines a digital workplace is up for debate. As you might expect, many books, seminars, conferences and numerous white-papers are dedicated to explaining it. For us at BrightStarr, we think of it as an argument about why your...

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Design, Technology and Productivity: The Year Ahead

Originally published on BrightStarr. Like the weather, predictions tend to be… unpredictable. Instead, a better aphorism to use is what Alan Kay, pioneer of object-orientated programming and the GUI famously said: ‘the best way to predict the future is to invent it’. With that in mind, we at BrightStarr think there are three key themes that stand out this year and should help businesses large and small plan for the year ahead:...

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Digital Workplace Adoption: We’re in This for the Long Haul

Originally published on CMSwire. Achieving consistently high levels of staff adoption of digital workplace tools is not an easy process. Part of the problem is that expectations tend to focus on short-term quantifiable metrics — such as how many times staff have logged in, read, shared or created content — as an indicator of ongoing success. This is all well and good, but a hidden tension remains between wanting tangible evidence that...

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Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask: The Digital Workplace

Originally published on BrightStarr. What is a Digital Workplace? The term Digital Workplace was first coined long ago in a book called The Digital Workplace: Designing Groupware Platforms by Charles Grantham and Larry Nichols in 1993. Back then, digital was an imaginary future for most of us, where email — let alone mobile phones or the world wide web — was confined to a small coterie of academics and government-backed researchers....

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What makes an award-winning Intranet?

Originally published on BrightStarr. We are no strangers to award-winning Intranets, having won the Nielsen Norman award for Best Intranet Design for three years running and more recently, winning the IT Europa Best Information Storage Solution Award for 2015. It means we’ve seen these projects from concept to deployment and know a thing or two about what makes a successful Intranet work. In this seminar, we’ll be helping you...

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Can your intranet drive innovation?

Originally published on BrightStarr. Who’s meeting the innovation challenge head-on? There is thankfully good news. Some businesses are facing up to these challenges by placing a greater emphasis on design and innovation, in the hope that it will reengineer their customers’ trust by bringing out new products and services. Barclays bank is one such example. No stranger to courting the wrong kind of press, they have become an...

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Intranets: Too Big to Fail?

Weighing the Risks This problem could be summed up with the economic theory ‘too big to fail’ as popularized in a book of the same name by Andrew Ross Sorkin. He charted the events leading up to the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent collapse of Lehman Brothers. The problem was whether or not to let some of the failing banks and financial institutions go to the wall. Many of them had become so big and interconnected...

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Is Social Business All Talk and No Trousers?

Measuring Inputs Rather than Outputs  If there is one thing we can be certain about, it is that many businesses appear uncertain about how to include social initiatives in their day-to-day operations. The recent NetStrategyJMC Digital Workplace Trends 2013 survey confirms this. Only one third of those surveyed have managed to align their social strategy with their business goals. Those that have successfully invested in social tools...

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