A modern, collaborative social intranet to replace a classic, static intranet brings many changes with it but also presupposes a number of changes to ensure its success. One key aspect is transparency as actively fostered by Atlassian Confluence and Linchpin.
Linchpin Enterprise News is an extension for Confluence and the Confluence-based intranet suite Linchpin that complements the system with professional features for broadcasting internal company news. Our development team has just released version 2.4 on the Atlassian Marketplace. The newest features include an improved overview of news releases, increased visibility for personal news subscriptions, personalized obligatory subscriptions, and performance enhancements to the cover stories macro.
Employee initiative is a powerful source of internal motivation. Find out how it can be harnessed to invigorate corporate culture with the help of an existing intranet infrastructure and a bit of ingenuity.
When a developer uses Google’s leading technology to create a personalized intranet – wouldn’t that be immediately superior to Atlassian’s relatively sluggish technology? You’d think so, but this was not the case! And our customers agree – Linchpin is still the central integration point for all of these new cloud services.
If you avoided adding images to Confluence in the past, because it was too much hassle to manually configure and format your page, you’ll be happy to know there are now tools that will make it smoother, easier, and faster. Plus, you won’t have to switch between contexts and tools so often!
Pure intranets are increasingly becoming a thing of the past. Even the number of dedicated extranets will decrease. Now, flexible methods to support collaboration across company boundaries are in demand.
Debunking the myth that a wiki-foundation is central to what Linchpin is. Personalization and grabbing the attention of active users is what makes Linchpin stand out.
If you’re one of these newbies, this is my advice: don’t worry about this stuff right at the beginning! Don’t spend hours trying to find, fix and understand everything or build a clever structure. Instead, just get your first pages up so you can share your knowledge with your colleagues. This is what is most important in the beginning.
Cloud tools are popular, but intranets still have an important role to play
Google Drive, G Suite, Dropbox, Box, Office 365, Salesforce… all popular tools, but have these and other cloud services killed the intranet? Is this ‘new world’ of team collaboration and groupware solutions enough?