Tag Archives: company communication

Notifications from Atlassian software: Do they increase the flood of internal emails?

Companies are up to their necks in internal emails and they want a system that will alleviate the clutter. The Atlassian systems promise exactly that: to reduce the amount of internal email. However, at the same time, Confluence, Jira & Co. are not exactly squeamish when it comes to sending automated email notifications. At first glance, this may seem to be contradictory, but in fact, the questions above miss the main point, because it is not about fewer emails, but instead about less work time spent on email.

Linchpin Mobile: Secure mobile intranet access via a gateway service

Traditionally, users are forced to use a VPN connection, which they first need to set up on their devices – something that is easy for technically experienced users but may present less-technical users with a challenge. Linchpin Mobile has the solution with its gateway service – this allows protected and secure connections to your intranet without a VPN.

Launch campaigns drive the success of company wikis

Writing tools

An enterprise wiki, intranet or knowledge base is most successful when many employees actively use it, driving a good return on your investment. Employees will rarely immediately or actively use their new wiki if their company only runs an automated introduction. A targeted wiki launch campaign can help to advertise the wiki, and create the best conditions for successfully establishing it throughout the company.

Interview with the Confluence Strategy & Operations Manager – Tips and Tricks for Customizing Confluence

Earlier this year, John Wetenhall, Head of Strategy & Operations Manager visited us here in Wiesbaden, immediately after Atlassian Summit Europe ended. I took this opportunity to sit down with John for a few video interviews. In our first interview, we chatted about Summit, and in this second session, we focused on collaboration using Confluence and how to customize it.

Good Emails, Bad Emails

Email continues to be the main medium for digital communication in many companies, and at the same time is one of the biggest time wasters and productivity killers. Email is fast, convenient, and normal – and is often abused to a greater degree than any other digital communications technology.

One of the biggest problems is that email communication is frequently ‘unofficial’, as the contents are not centrally documented, transparent, and available to the entire organization. This does not mean that I want to condemn email as a whole – there are good and bad emails.

New Version 3.0 of Microblogging for Confluence: Enhanced user personalization, improved control possibilities for admins

Microblogging for Confluence is an add-on that extends Confluence to include a modern social media and communication feature with timeline, subscribable topics, likes, mentions, and other features that each employee knows from their private use of Facebook, Twitter & Co. Users and teams use Confluence microblogs to exchange ideas, to get quick feedback from colleagues, or to agree on projects in an uncomplicated way.

What Is Involved in a Linchpin Project? The Full Monty!

Linchpin project components

To help you see exactly what happens when you collaborate with us on a Linchpin intranet project, we’ve detailed all of the components and services we normally provide in an Linchpin introductory project. This includes all of the workshops, a typical timeline, and details of the training sessions that your staff can take advantage of.