Tag Archives: corporate communications

Linchpin Intranet Suite 3.1: New design for user profiles, a theme wizard, and a technically stable foundation for the mobile app

The past ten weeks have flown by, and yet another development period for the Linchpin Intranet Suite has come to an end. The brand-new 3.1 version of the Confluence-based social intranet solution is now available and focuses on user profiles. Here we will take a closer look at the new features and improvements made in this new version.

Microblogging for Confluence: Version 4.0 with optimized design and a new microblog overview page

Nowadays smooth collaboration within teams is a critical success factor for enterprises. The Microblogging for Confluence app has been designed to address the resulting need for transparent and uncomplicated communication by creating a modern, straight-forward social collaboration channel in Confluence or Confluence-based intranets. Here we look at the latest improvements to make version 4.0 of Microblogging for Confluence even more transparent and user-friendly.

From Intranet 1.0 to the Modern Intranet

Intranet linchpin connect with colleagues

The intranet started its triumphant progress about 20 years ago. However, it’s only recently that corporations started to focus on their intranets’ true stakeholders: the employees. Not long after the emergence of intranets in organizations, those responsible for them started to ask what a modern intranet actually is. After all, no one wants to set up an outdated system that employees don’t want to use. Today, in the times of digital transformation and Generation Y, intranets are at least as important as 10 or 15 years ago. But what is a modern intranet nowadays? Is a ‘social intranet’ with user profiles, status updates, communities and chats sufficient?

Components of an Intranet Project

Intranet linchpin connect with colleagues

Many companies still see their intranet as something that is still being installed. Like a new software, that should be used by all employees. So the intranet project manager creates a specification booklet, defines functions and milestones. Then the software is checked against the requirements and ticked off (or not). Based on a decision matrix, a software solution is chosen and installed. Then quickly some training is provided. Done. A classic software project.

Martin Seibert Blogs “English First”

A few days ago, I had to put up with Winfried Felser calling me a “fake.” It was meant as a joke because I had told Winfried that some of my tweets are automatically generated from a blog and our public microblog. In a way, he is right. I really did up my Twitter game in October or November last year – first via Buffer and now Hootsuite. It’s been working really well so far. And I’ve always answered and responded personally and will continue to do so.