Sometimes you don’t have an intranet problem but a search problem

Summary : there's a common belief according to which the raise of user generated content will improve information sharing in the workplace. It's obviously a part of the solution but not the whole one....

Why haven’t I use this app earlier ?

A few weeks ago I was in a meeting, taking notes. A glance at a colleague's screen aroused my curiosity and I asked her : "what's the application you're using ?". Then she showed...

Social Technologies may increase productivity by 25%

Summary : according to a recent McKinsey study, organization may expect a 25% increase in productivity from social technologies. But, behind this appealing headline, the conclusions remain the same : nothing will happen until...

Rich profiles : an overlooked market ?

When we talk about social media in the workplace, it means, it's about lots of tools. Blogs, wikis, social networks, social boomarking, microblogging etc... As years go all these tools are improving, each adding...

The landscape of social networking and collaboration solutions according to the Real Story Group

Summary : The Real Story group has recently issued its report on social networking and collaboration solutions. A very well documented and precise work that shows an understanding of the matter that's much higher...
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Pathmotion: improve the storytelling of your employer brand

After Golden Bees, Pathmotion is the second startup I spotted at Unleash18 in Amsterdam. For me Pathmotion is a natural evolution of HR marketing and candidate experience for different reasons. The first is that just as...

Facebook is topping Google ? If I were an IT guy I would wonder...

As you may have heard these last weeks, Facebook topped Google for the first time. Not in market value but in hits. Anecdote for some, beginning of a new era for others, many things...

Surviving in the social software jungle

In brief: the advent of social software change shifted the balance of power between IT and business people by reinforcing the autonomy of the second. But as social networks projects become digital workplaces ones...

The death of oral exchanges in the workplace ?

Résumé :some people are more comfortable with oral exchanges, some others with written ones. Similarly, some companies have a culture that's more "latin" than others. Before even thinking of changing the way people work...

CIOs told to be more business oriented

Summary : technology is not the property of the IT department anymore and CIOs must move from being the keeper of the flame to being a service provider for business lines and customers. With...

Making the most of key resources in collaboration

Summary : tomorrow's organization will be connected and communicative. This is the only way to success in the knowledge economy. But communication and exchange, which are essential foundations for collaboration, need a sender and...
Facebook at Work

6 months with Facebook at work : my feedback

Facebook at Work : stroke of genius or huge joke ? Like many people, that's the question I had in mind when the enterprise edition of Facebook was announced. So I was both curious,...

Bill Gates about the Second Digital Decade

Yesterday I was invited by MEDEF (the French Entrepreneurs Association) to attend Bill Gate's keynote. He shared with us his vision of the future, how people and information will be more and more...

IT interests : good news but too much compartmentalization

I recently came across this this chart about what IT departments are currently thinking about. What inspires me some thoughts. First point, as mentioned in the post where I found this document, there's  nothing really...

The future of enterprise : a matter of service

Summary : nothing better than thinking about service when imagining the future of enterprise. Because it's both the foundation of new economic models. Because these models force us to rethink how our organizations work...

Being a 100% B2B vendor at the age of IT consumerization

Until then everything was fine. Employees were working with the tools they were given and most of them were impressed by how rich and powerful the enterprise tools were compared to was they had...

Informationnal overload is a myth

It's also called infobesity and it's said being the cause of all our sorrows. It stresses those who aren't able to manage such an amount of information, it causes losses of productivity and its...
Digital workplace fragmentation

Fixing the digital workplace fragmentation issue. Discussion with Richard Hughes (Broadvision).

A few weeks ago I wrote about the issues raised by the fragmentation of the digital workplace. That's a very important matter and I had the chance to go further into it during a...

What email has entreprise and social networks don’t

I know that email should be seen as Evil and that eradicating it from the workplace is trendy but there is no getting away from the facts. Except in some very rare cases the promise...

The future of cloud computing is not necessarily outside the firewall

Discussing wheter companies have to keep their information systemes within their walls or host it, wholly or partly, outside is a central issue. The Saas or "cloud computing" logic majes sens. The time has come...
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