Author: Sam Marshall

Ready-Made SharePoint Intranets in 2018

Ready-Made SharePoint Intranets in 2018

The market for SharePoint add-ons that give intranet functionality is growing rapidly, not just in the number of options but also the number of companies rolling them out. Each year I lead a review of the SharePoint Intranets in-a-box marketplace. The reports reflect the growth in the market: the first report in 2016 covered

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Microsoft Is Sending Collaboration Loopy

Microsoft Is Sending Collaboration Loopy

At Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference in September, the most popular slide was the one that tried to make sense of Office 365. The slide was shown once again at the European SharePoint conference in mid-November. The consensus found it a helpful clarification and thought it made a lot of sense.

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Workplace Chatbots: Too Little, Too Soon?

Workplace Chatbots: Too Little, Too Soon?

“The reaction to ELIZA showed me the enormously exaggerated attributions an audience is capable of making to a technology it does not understand” — MIT professor emiritus Joseph Weizenbaum on the first chatbot created in 1964 Workplace chatbots promise to lighten employees' repetitive tasks and tackle information overload, as Andrew Pope and

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Workplace Chatbots: Too Little, Too Soon?

Workplace Chatbots: Too Little, Too Soon?

“The reaction to ELIZA showed me the enormously exaggerated attributions an audience is capable of making to a technology it does not understand” — MIT professor emiritus Joseph Weizenbaum on the first chatbot created in 1964 Workplace chatbots promise to lighten employees' repetitive tasks and tackle information overload, as Andrew Pope and

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5 Levers of Digital Workplace Governance

5 Levers of Digital Workplace Governance

Picture a busy traffic intersection. In theory, if everyone is a skilled driver and considers others, there's no need for road markings, lights, signs or traffic police.  But in practice you need all of these.  Last month I argued governance is still necessary for a digital workplace, but

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