All posts by Sharon O'Dea



What do you want, a medal? Gamification on the intranet

Gamification – applying game design thinking to non-game applications – has certainly been the buzzword of 2012, with some analysts predicting that by 2013 half of all business initiatives will have gamified processes. But the response from digital workplace specialists has been more muted, with [read more]

Where are all the US intranet managers?

The four Intranetizens really value on- and offline networking for intranet specialists. We read blogs written by other practitioners, share thoughts on Twitter, and regularly attend intranet conferences and meet-ups – all part of the burgeoning intranet networking and knowledge-sharing scene here in Europe. But what’s [read more]


The digital workplace hype cycle

Since 1995, Gartner has used the Hype Cycle Model to characterise the over-enthusiasm and subsequent disappointment that typically happens when new technologies are introduced. Every year, Gartner issue a Hype Cycle special report, showing how far along the cycle technologies have moved, helping CIOs to decide [read more]

intranet vendor profiles series round-up

We’re regularly asked for advice on choosing the right intranet platform – but given there’s only four of us, we haven’t got experience of the wide range of products out there. So we invited key intranet vendors to answer our questions, to give you a [read more]


Vendor Profile: Jive

The Intranetizen team are often asked advice about intranet vendors that supply software and hardware solutions to run your intranet. Whilst we have 35 years of blue-chip intranet experience between us, in common with many intranet practitioners, we have relatively limited experience of the 200+ [read more]


My ugly intranet: a call for submissions

We’ve all seen the case studies showing beautifully-executed intranet projects, with their perfect UX, top-notch features and stylish design. But what’s hidden in the dark recesses of your intranet? Or those other intranets you don’t like to talk about? We’re looking for examples of intranet pages [read more]