Tag Archives: company communication

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.

Linchpin Suite 2.0: news magazines, new design, improved performance and app branding

The last ten weeks have flown by! During this period, our development teams have once again delivered new features for the Linchpin Intranet Suite. Linchpin Intranet Suite is now available in the brand new version 2.0. This new version of the suite brings you various new features, improvements and better options for additional use cases.

There is a brand new microblog editor, making the news even more personalized and visually appealing than before. Also, Linchpin Mobile now gives you several branding possibilities. And don’t forget: Linchpin Suite is now fully compatible with Confluence 7!

In this article we’ll give you an overview of what’s new.

Five free or low-cost alternatives to Microsoft Office

Over the years, Microsoft Office has established itself as an industry leader. However, these days you can find serious alternatives that, depending on the application, are quite sufficient and, in some cases, they perform even better. In this article we’re bringing you a brief overview of a few of the most interesting office alternatives out there today. We’ll also recommend what type of user these Office alternatives benefit most; in other words, one might be a better fit for an individual user, while another might be a good fit for a company seeking an office alternative.

Exclaimer: professional email signatures for G Suite and Gmail

Many companies stress the importance of maintaining a certain degree of uniform formality in how they use email to communicate with the outside world. It’s impossible to establish such universal standards across hundreds or even thousands of employees in an organization if they don’t have any options to control outgoing emails centrally.

Thankfully there are solutions such as Exclaimer, which offers professional, centrally controlled email signatures for G Suite with Gmail as well as other platforms. At a Google Cloud breakfast in Wiesbaden, representatives from Exclaimer gave us a tutorial presentation.

Linchpin Suite 1.2: Customization, flexibility, and optimized mobile use for Confluence-based intranets

Over the past several months, our teams have been developing the Confluence-based social intranet suite Linchpin. However, this development cycle hasn’t only focused on individual marketplace apps: we’re continuing to develop Linchpin Suite, a comprehensive solution that coordinates all of Linchpin’s wide range of functions. You can check out the brand new version 1.2, which includes several new features and optimizations. Let’s take a closer look at what Linchpin Suite 1.2 has to offer.

Linchpin Mobile at a glance: Modern collaboration with Confluence on the go

With the Linchpin Mobile app, now all employees in your company can use their ¬†intranet, regardless of where they are – at any time, from anywhere. You can read news, search and view content, chat and make posts in intranet groups and more; all from your smartphone, even if your system is behind a firewall. Here’s Linchpin Mobile explained in just 70 seconds!

Agile Poker for Jira – evaluation tools for agile teams

You can use a variety of different methods and tools to support you as you plan for your team. Some of them integrate playful elements into the process (gamification) and want to promote productive exchanges from within the team. In this webinar with Jacek Wizmur-Szymczak and Pawel Mazur from Spartez, we stepped through and discussed Agile Poker for Jira.

Interview – Modern office systems for companies: Google G Suite versus Microsoft Office 365

Paul Herwarth

For companies, deciding between Google and Microsoft is often not an easy task. One of the main reasons for this is because of the sheer scope of both of the solutions. Paul van Herwarth dives into many of the issues surrounding the choice between G Suite and Office 365 in an interview for Wissensmanagement.net.

Is Jira trapped in your IT and development teams? (Part 1)

Technical teams in many companies work happily and successfully with Jira – but software that has a reputation for being a development system is not normally something which the Average Joe can also use for their work. When such a person starts working with Jira for the first time, they may be a little overwhelmed by the depth of the system’s many features and functions. Nevertheless, we and many of our customers use Jira with completely different teams and company departments. The advantages of Jira are not limited to just our technical teams. You can clearly see the advantages that Jira brings to all sorts of teams when you focus on its ability to be transparent, its visualizations and how it inspires collaboration rather than technical integration.

Better meetings with Google G Suite – Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Forms and Hangouts Meet

I have been using Google G Suite as an office environment for communication and collaboration for about six years. In the following post, I’ll describe a situation that should sound familiar; in this case a meeting with a mixed group of participants. Distributed meetings are one of Google G Suite’s strong suits. The software is not only good at planning and organizing meetings, but it’s also an effective tool for holding the actual meetings as well, even if you meet in person.