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There is a great deal of interest in providing access to enterprise information, such as intranets and business intelligence applications, through smartphones.

Here is my notes from the workshop about Designing Intranets that Work held by Rebecca Rodgers, Step Two Designs at the Intranet Global Forum in New York.

This video is from November 2010 but still relevant:

Only a fool would attempt to predict the future, particularly the future of something so susceptible to changes in technology as an organization’s intranet. It takes an even bigger fool to put the prediction in writing, where it can be mocked and ridiculed forever.

So let me begin.

Martin White, Intranet Focus has written a briefing paper about opportunities and challenges for intranet managers with Enterprise Information Mobility.

2010 has been a great year for Intranets. Web 2.0 finally came out of its shell and the explosive growth of Facebook,  Twitter, and YouTube brought social tools to the mainstream.

This report reviews the designs and usability of ten intranets that Nielsen Norman Group have chosen from a much larger number of nominated designs. The report is richly illustrated with 198 full-color screenshots, giving readers the unique opportunity to see good intranet designs that are usually hidden behind a firewall.

First, let me start off with a bit of a disclaimer. I’m not an anti-Facebook zealot and my goal isn’t to discourage the use of Facebook by companies and organizations.

Ready to roll out your new Enterprise 2.0 Strategy? Looking to save the company millions by implementing an internal social strategy?

Interview with Michael Sampson after his presentation at IntraTeam Event 2010

Let’s face it, new employees who come to your organization right out of college are probably pretty familiar with social media.

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about whether Facebook is a suitable platform for organizations to build a corporate intranet.

Wedge has made a draft manifesto, to guide everyone who writes, publishes, comments, blogs, uploads or interacts with our new intranet system.

Louis Rosenfeld has made a list of 13 with principles that he thinks is worth considering about search.

Intranets are becoming a higher priority for organizations. Intranet teams are growing in size, and the best of them are embracing new trends such as mobile accessibility and social networking.
Sue Dewhurst says the tactics have changed, but the foundations that lead to adding value to organizations have not. So, as you start the new year, here are Sue’s suggestions for eight resolutions that can help you make a bigger difference.

Intranet design is maturing and reaping the rewards of continuous quality improvement for traditional features, while embracing new trends like mobile access, emergency preparedness, and user/employee-contributed content.

This article provides an introduction to information architecture, discusses the evolution of the discipline and provides a 9-step guide for how to create an effective information architecture.
There’s something wrong with our computer systems. Much of our time is filled with frustration – websites and intranets that don’t let us find the information we want, word processors that lose hours of work with a click of the mouse, remote controls that have more buttons than we could possibly need.

The short story if you only have 30 seconds…

 

 

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