Facebook set to enter the intranet market

Facebook set to enter the intranet market

Social networking giant Facebook is looking to extend its reach into the digital workplace with a social collaboration offer to compete with giants such as Google, as well as enterprise social products such as Sharepoint and Jive.

According to a report in the Financial Times this week, Facebook are building on their own internal use of their network for workplace collaboration to develop a new product, Facebook At Work, which will offer the kind of discussion, expertise finding and collaboration capabilities that can deliver real business value inside the enterprise.

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Conference Review: #JBoye14

Conference Review: #JBoye14

The Intranetizen team is very fortunate to attend a number of conferences each year and we do our best to write them up to you can learn what we learnt, but also so you can get a feel for the best way to spend your conference dollars in future years. Sharon was fortunate to attend JBoye before (2012), but none of us had been back until now. Jonathan was invited to speak at the 2014 anniversary event, here’s what he thought about the conference.

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Starting a community on your intranet social network

Starting a community on your intranet social network

When I first started working on intranets back in the late 90s I remember searching high and low for tips on starting up a forum on an intranet. How do you get the ball rolling? But it seemed there was little interest in the dynamics of digital communities whether on intranets or even the world wide web. Dan Hawtrey from Content Formula guests for us and shares  his insights on building community.

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What should intranet jobs pay?

What should intranet jobs pay?

In follow up to our last post, what does your intranet job title mean (which you can fill in a survey and let us know), Intranetizen is taking a look at the salaries intranet specialists receive and where they should really be. Here in London, the jobs market certainly seems to be picking up, but it is the same for other cities, countries or even regions? The Financial Times reported last week that a record drop in the availability of permanent candidates, combined with a rise in job vacancies, is pushing up starting salaries.

Yet this doesn’t seem to be the case for intranet jobs. Looking at the data for job ads posted online, salaries remain flat for the third year in a row at an average of £39,500, even as intranets and intranet roles get more complex.

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What does your intranet job title mean?

What does your intranet job title mean?

In the intranet and digital workplace community you can find a wide range of varying job titles, departments and responsibilities. It is a field that is expanding but isn’t regulated or recognised through a governing members association. We get lumped in with IT practitioners, HR generalists and internal comms specialists. We all know we do something different, but it is really hard to define what we do.  We have more responsibility, more tools to manage, more to think about, but do our current job titles give the complete picture?

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Intranet Now – the UK’s first intranet (un)conference

Intranet Now – the UK’s first intranet (un)conference

Here at Intranetizen we’ve long wondered why the UK doesn’t have its own fully-fledged intranet conference. It seems we weren’t alone – but now two intranet practitioners have taken matters into their own hands and organised the UK’s first independent intranet conference, Intranet Now.

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Create a winning intranet elevator pitch

Create a winning intranet elevator pitch

The elevator pitch: a short prepared speech that can be given in the time it takes to go up in an elevator.  Picture it, you are in the elevator and in walks the one person who you need to ‘get on board’ with your idea or provide the go ahead for your big project.  You have around thirty seconds to give all the information they need to hear. Where do you start and what do you sell?

Creating your elevator pitch for your current or future intranet, or even your current or future intranet role, is hugely important as you’ll never know when your next opportunity with the bigwig will come. We look at how you can create your elevator pitch for your intranet.

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