Will Microsoft Viva Replace the SharePoint Intranet?

IT leaders are under pressure to streamline resources and deliver services to the business with minimum cost and complexity. Leveraging Microsoft Viva to deliver all those great things we need from an intranet – building culture, sharing information and connecting people – can look very attractive. The main components of Microsoft Viva deliver a lot[…]

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10 Reasons No One is Using Your Intranet

“Only 13% of employees report participating in their intranet daily — 31% said they never do.” When you are responsible for the success of your organisation’s intranet, it is incredibly frustrating when people don’t use it. The intranet was built for them! What is going on?? Before you move to Bolivia and take up potato[…]

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Quick Wins: Digital transformation ideas to implement now

There has never been a better time to digitise processes and remove manual intervention, boosting productivity and making life easier for users. If you’re planning a road map for your organisation’s Digital Workplace, supporting remote work or simply looking to enhance user experience and productivity, these ideas might inspire you. Naturally, the best course of[…]

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Three quick tips for your Digital Workplace

In times of crisis, organisations need to be resilient, act swiftly and practically to enable their teams to effectively work remotely and to maintain connectedness. Never has it been more important for organisations to cultivate a Digital Workplace that instills trust and unifies communication and collaboration. Whether your organisation has existing systems and infrastructure in[…]

Digital Workplace Success: Information Architecture

Information architecture (IA): it sounds hard and complicated and not like the fun job of designing a digital workplace was supposed to be for the Communications team. Never fear, it can be challenging but it is possible to plan and deliver an IA plan that captures users’ requirements. USERS?? Yes. Effective IA requires user involvement[…]

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Digital Workplace Success: The Right Team

Would you ask a plumber to fix your watch? How about a voice coach to teach your kids soccer? It’s amazing how often organisations expect existing team members to run a Digital Workplace project despite having never had the opportunity to gain relevant experience. Traditionally we see all these kinds of initiatives falling to IT,[…]

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Digital Workplace Success: Executive Support

It’s not from lack of effort that I see Digital Workplace projects failing. It’s not from lack of trying, or not enough people being involved, or not enough money. It’s just that some organisations don’t know what they don’t know. There are nine pillars supporting the success of a Digital Workplace initiative and they go[…]

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A Digital Workplace on Office 365

Not so long ago, the idea of moving everything to the cloud was met with great skepticism. CIOs liked their data where they could see it – on their servers. But times have changed quickly, and it’s not ‘if’ but ‘when’. Microsoft Office 365 has simultaneously taken the lion’s share of the enterprise software market[…]

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Notes from the Digital Workplace Conference – Melbourne 2018

Once again, ShareThePoint put on a brilliant Digital Workplace Conference full of ideas, discussion, industry developments, how-tos and secret expert hacks. And LOTS of carb-laden snacks and coffee. Here are our notes from some of the fantastic sessions we attended. Make an impact with Mark Rhodes When speaking to more than one person, try these[…]

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What is a Digital Workplace and why do you need one?

The term ‘Digital Workplace’ was first coined by Paul Millar, CEO of Digital Workplace Group (DWG) in 2009 as “… the collection of all of the digital tools provided by an organisation to allow its employees to do their jobs.” Definitions have evolved over time, and the one I like to use is more focused[…]

Digital economy threatens dinosaurs with extinction

Once again, September quarter figures indicate minimal wages growth with many Australian pay packets only just keeping pace with inflation. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, private sector wages grew by just 1.86% after seasonal adjustments over the year to September 2017, with a CPI increase of 1.8% in the same period[1]. The International[…]

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No-fail planning SharePoint & M365 implementation

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as having said, “If I had five minutes to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first three sharpening my axe.” It turns out this quote originated many years after the death of Lincoln, but I believe the sentiment is valid.   Many SharePoint projects that WebVine run are not the first[…]

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Managing stakeholders for a successful intranet launch

If you have recently survived an intranet planning meeting, you can appreciate the difficulties faced by our international peacekeepers, trying to achieve harmony when each party sees different issues, prioritises divergent outcomes and often seem to be speaking another language. The machinations of Rocketman pale in comparison. Managing shifting internal priorities and disagreements between stakeholders[…]

Build it yourself or get a SharePoint Intranet in a box

Leave it to IT or get a ready to go SharePoint Intranet? Perhaps you are considering a new Intranet, and wondering if you should check out an “intranet in a box” solution, or have your internal team build it instead. Having built numerous intranets from scratch and also implemented our ready to go Intranet Injio[…]