Social intranets are, in a word, cool. The ability to connect and collaborate with colleagues regardless of physical location through wikis, blogs, shared documents, discussion boards and the like is downright revolutionary.
Assuming people use them.
And that’s the part that all too often gets forgotten when drafting a strategy for socializing your internal online [...]
“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.” Buckminster Fuller
On February 9th & 10th, 2011 – NLC hosted Cocktails & Technology receptions in Calgary & Regina. During the [...]
In the tech world, it’s hard to find a development or trend more polarizing than the growth of social technologies. Discussions around social media in the public sphere tend to position things in a truly binary way: you either “get it” or you don’t; you’re either using social media or you aren’t.
This black and [...]
(In Picture: Eric Gales, President of Microsoft Canada with NLC Senior Executives)
Congratulations NLC Team for winning two of the most prestigious Microsoft Impact Awards at the 2010 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards – Microsoft’s Choice Partner of the Year Award and Microsoft’s Marketing Innovation Award.
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Ottawa chapter and non-linear creations are pleased to present Social Media for Communicators – From tagging to tweeting and all stops in between.
At this point it’s pretty clear that social media isn’t going anywhere; it’s time to learn more about them and how they [...]
How much is poor search costing your business?
Most websites have search engines. Many actually make life harder for visitors. As analyst Gerry McGovern noted recently: “The quality of search on many websites is awful. Most organizations would simply not countenance having their reception area in the mess that their search engine is in. Yet [...]
Raise your hands if you’ve heard that gem bandied about in a management committee meeting, an IT policy development session or any other forum that seeks to define appropriate use of technology at work. Since the [...]
The momentum of SharePoint has taken the world by storm, and with the launch of SharePoint 2010, its impact on enterprise organizations is only continuing to increase.
50% of The Year’s 10 Best Intranets from the Nielsen Norman Group Intranet Design Annual 2009 ran on the SharePoint platform (Nielsen Norman Group). The capabilities of [...]
NLC co-founder Randy Woods sat down with the folks at Microsoft’s bepublic.ca team to talk about our experience helping clients leverage SharePoint 2010’s social and business-process features.
You can watch the video below or check it out at bepublic.ca.
Whether we’re helping clients develop a public-facing social engagement strategy or building out a social computing / collaboration environment behind the firewall, one of the more interesting aspects is the notion of governance and policy development.
Social policies can be as different as the organizations that adopt them but, generally speaking, there are three main [...]
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