Category Archives: Case Studies

Linchpin Review by René Vlak of SOMO

Linchpin SOMO intranet

The Center for Research on Multinational Corporations, or SOMO, conducts research concerning the influence and practices of multinational corporations from their office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. SOMO’s corporate intranet, called SOMO Community, consists of Atlassian Confluence, the Refined Theme and the Linchpin Intranet Suite. SOMO Community was launched in January 2020. René Vlak’s video review notes the several advantages offered by Linchpin and describes how they make user workflow easier.

Screw It, We’ll Do It Illegally! – Why Not Following the Company Framework Is Not Always a Bad Thing

Lars Vollmer Mark Poppenburg T4AT screw it we'll do it illegally

Companies, especially larger ones, tend to try to streamline processes throughout the company, making use of certain tools and processes obligatory. These might foresee most problems that arise based on previous experiences, but what happens when a new, unique problem occurs that can’t be solved by the framework that has been put into place? Mark Poppenburg and Lars Vollmer have explained this at last year’s Tools4AgileTeams conference, hosted by Seibert Media.

A Linchpin Intranet customer story with InfoGuard

Linchpin Intranet Suite 4.1

As a provider of Linchpin intranet suite, we are always excited to see how Linchpin is used in practice.  We pay special attention to what specific requirements a solution should meet and how our customers implement such projects. Our colleagues at Beecom in Switzerland carried out such a project. They collaborated with cyber security specialists InfoGuard, using Linchpin as the intranet communication platform connecting locations in Bern and Zug.

Distributed Collaboration: Big Meetings, Big Problems?

No longer is it a special case for companies and their teams to find themselves in a meeting with participants who aren’t sitting (or standing) in the room with them. It’s critical for clients and stakeholders to be involved in communicating and coordinating with external partners. Teams are often distributed or they have individual team members who work remotely. Since I’m a remote employee who is a part of a local Scrum team at //SEIBERT/MEDIA, I have a lot of experience in this area which I’d like to share with you in this article.

Erlangen University Hospital and Linchpin Intranet: A modern portal for more than 8,000 employees

With its 25 clinics, 18 departments, and 7 institutes, Erlangen University Hospital covers all areas of modern medicine. In addition to having a world-renowned operating room, the hospital equips itself with not only the latest medical devices, but it also employs cutting edge – and scientifically sound – diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. //SEIBERT/MEDIA is proud to partner with Erlangen University Hospital, where we’ve implemented a social intranet project based on our Linchpin intranet suite.  This collaboration has resulted in a modern portal which brings together more than 8,000 employees from many different areas of the Erlangen University Hospital system into one place.

Microsoft Excel Online vs. Google Sheets: Comparing Twelve Features

The vast majority of organizations use some sort of browser-based spreadsheet app, and Microsoft Excel Online and Google Sheets are industry leaders in this area of professional software. Both are also part of larger collections of business software organized into office suites: Excel Online is a Microsoft Office 365 module and Google Sheets is a G Suite application. In many ways Excel Online and Google Sheets are quite similar, especially functionally. I’ve chosen to focus on reviewing twelve functions where I could really see differences between the two pieces of software. These twelve areas are especially relevant for more advanced users; those who have extensive experience working with spreadsheets software.

Scroll Documents: Professional document management for Confluence

Scroll Documents is Confluence app developed by our friends at K15t which adds modern document management processes to Confluence. With Scroll Documents, you can easily combine extensive, multi-page content into your documents and you can manage them all as individual content units. Shannon Meehan and Anshuman Dash from K15t join me in a webinar to chat about the features, use cases and advantages of using Scroll Documents in Confluence.