Until 10 or 20 years ago, intranets were created either as a result of an experiment (for example in IT), or because there was a need to improve communication within a corporation. In the meantime, intranet capabilities have increased tremendously and stakeholders’ requirements diversified. What objectives are there for an intranet?
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.
Our EasyEvents add-on for Confluence, with its intuitive interface, allows all employees to initiate and organize events with ease. A macro is integrated into all event pages, and allows participants to RSVP (or unsubscribe) with just one click. The new EasyEvents version 1.4 is now available in the Atlassian Marketplace. In addition to bug fixes, we have added new functionality for significantly more flexibility.
My colleague and Atlassian consultant Adil Nasri wrote his bachelor thesis in 2015 on the topic of “Functional requirements for wiki systems for use as an intranet using Confluence as an example”. For his thesis, he conducted a scientific study of requirements for intranet systems in which 208 participants filled out surveys. Of those participating, 61.1% worked in companies with Confluence-based intranets, and 38.9% used other technical platforms. The contacts were provided by //SEIBERT/MEDIA.
Have you ever heard of SnapChat? Two years ago, I first realized that SnapChat was “hot”, when they turned down an offer to be bought by Google for 500 million USD. We tried the service back then to understand why it was so successful. We failed. We could not understand how this service was different or any better than other instant messengers like Whatsapp or HipChat in the business context. A lot of corporate leaders probably face a very similar situation with digital collaboration tools in the workplace today.
Confluence Data Center is Atlassian’s Confluence deployment for clustered operations in data centers. It provides high availability, instantaneous scaling and performance while scaling with continuous performance monitoring. It meets the toughest company demands on business-critical applications. Atlassian has announced a new pricing system for Confluence Data Center.
Microblogging for Confluence is a plugin developed by //SEIBERT/MEDIA for Atlassian’s collaboration system. The tool seamlessly integrates social media functions known from networks like twitter and facebook into the Confluence intranet and allows for quick and simple exchange, more visibility and transparency of ideas, feedback and discussions.
Wikipedia is by far the best-known example of a wiki. This web lexicon is what most people immediately think of when they hear the word wiki. It’s not surprising, since the online encyclopedia is used by millions of people every day. However, Wikipedia is something completely different from a wiki that is used in a corporate intranet.
By using management dashboards, your company’s managers will have access to a better overview and more transparency. By dashboards, we mean graphical evaluations that represent certain quantifiable key numbers in charts and make time segments visible through trending. This compiles information into a critical mass in an easily understandable and accessible way.