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Using Zoom? You've bought some time, use it wisely

As this blog is about using time wisely, I think I can safely skip the now-obligatory introductory paragraph about unprecedented situations. If you’re a business that cares about security or has regulatory privacy obligations (are we all still here?), this message is for you: using Zoom has bought you some time, but do not stop there . ... read full post

Posted by:  Doug Baxter , Solution Specialist |  08 April 2020

Collaboration, Office 365, Security, remote work, Microsoft Teams, Contingency Plan, Continuity Plan, COVID-19, Emergency Response, #ReimagineWork

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Teams rapid enablement: moving to a single source of truth

In my previous blog on " Things you can do right now to enable remote working ", I mentioned the importance of having a single source of truth, enabling business process and managing change. In this blog, I'll explore each of these in a bit more detail, explain how these are related to business problems you may be experiencing today and offer some ideas as to what you could do to about them. ... read full post

Posted by:  Doug Baxter , Solution Specialist |  01 April 2020

Collaboration, Office 365, remote work, Microsoft Teams, Contingency Plan, Continuity Plan, COVID-19, Emergency Response, #ReimagineWork

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Reimagining your SharePoint intranet with Office 365

Throughout my SharePoint career, one of the themes that has been a debate amongst consultants and our customers is the question of customisation. ... read full post

Posted by:  Amanda Redgard , Senior Consultant |  07 June 2019

SharePoint, Collaboration, Office 365, customer experience, Digital Transformation, #CXreimagine

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How to manage your journey from Skype to Microsoft Teams

If your business relies on team members to work together even though they’re not necessarily all in the same place all the time, then you’re probably familiar with solutions like Skype for Business.  ... read full post

Posted by:  Lakmal Galappaththi , Practice Lead, Cloud Design & Integration |  20 August 2018

Collaboration, commuication, Microsoft Teams

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Is the intranet dead? Reflections on the Digital Workplace Conference 2017

That was the question we not so subtly put to the attendees of the Digital Workplace 2017 , held in Auckland last week. ... read full post

Posted by:  Nick Hadlee , Practice Manager |  30 May 2017

Collaboration, Intranet, content management, ECM, Portals

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Turning productivity killers into productivity wins with a modern digital workspace: the before and the after

Last week in Auckland and this week in Wellington, Intergen held our SNAP 365 Insights sessions. Over a drink and nibbles our clients and Intergenites learnt about the replacement for the monolithic intranet of old from our very own Enterprise Productivity specialists Cody Woods, Nick Hadlee, James Tunnell and Ian Cowan.  ... read full post

Posted by:  Breanna Mudge , Marketing & Communications Coordinator |  24 November 2016

Collaboration, mobility, Digital Transformation, remote work, Snap 365

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Microsoft Convergence: 2014 is going to be the year of Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Convergence 2014 was a truly amazing event with announcements left, right and centre. This year’s event was held in Atlanta over three full days, closing with keynote speakers Biz Stone and Arianna Huffington, and a the final celebration performed by  FUN . ... read full post

Posted by:  Steven Foster , Client Director |  11 March 2014

CRM, Dynamics, Collaboration, Dynamics CRM, Social, Convergence 2014

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Three things you could use Yammer for today (but probably don’t!)

Microsoft’s purchase of Yammer  ‘The social network for the enterprise’ in the summer of 2012 raised a lot of eyebrows at the time. Especially as Microsoft was just getting to grips with what enterprise customers really wanted from social features. ... read full post

Posted by:  Lee Stevens , Solutions Specialist, Product Management & Marketing |  26 February 2014

Social Networking, Collaboration, Community, Yammer, Social

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Building excellent teams: applying the Social Identity Approach to team building

Anyone who has ever been involved in a project team will know the difference that having an effective team can make to the outcome of a project. We all know the quality and attitude of a project team has significant bearing on a project’s success or failure. But how do you go about building an excellent team? ... read full post

Posted by:  Ryan Day , Senior Project Manager |  28 June 2012

communication, Collaboration, Teamwork, Team Building

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Office 365 is now available – and our customers are already using it

Steve Ballmer launched the eagerly awaited new cloud-based application for collaboration and communication earlier this week. ... read full post

Posted by:  Rose Harris , Marketing Assistant |  01 July 2011

communication, Cloud, Collaboration, Office 365

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SharePoint fails at collaboration?

Here at Intergen we run a series of late afternoon sessions called Twilight Seminars . This week we had a guest speaker, Michael Sampson , whose session was based on his white paper: The 7 Pillars of IT-Enabled Team Productivity: The Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Analysis , where he states: “On its own merits, SharePoint fails the needs of teams for collaborative software in 6 out of the 7 areas. It thus passes only one of the areas on its own merits and it passes an additional two areas if the organisation adds additional server software from Microsoft. However, using the software available from Microsoft, it earns a failing grade in 4 out of the 7 areas.” ... read full post

Posted by:  Gavin Barron , Solution Architect |  16 April 2008

Office Communications Server, SharePoint, Collaboration

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Wasps: are they really yellow?

Have you ever compared the wily wasp with the humble bee? Paid much attention to their contribution to society? Let’s compare their traits. I’d suggest there is something greater than just a biology lesson that we can learn through their comparison. ... read full post

Posted by:  Ashley Petherick ,  |  07 November 2007

Collaboration, BHAG

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Towards better collaboration

In 2003, I was working on a project in a large government organisation. Towards the end of the project I discovered that someone else in another business unit was working on essentially the same piece of work. Neither of us knew about the other. As I began to investigate I found that, despite the best efforts of individuals, duplication of effort was a reasonably common occurrence. This raised a question: If collaborating within an organisation was so problematic, how difficult must it be to work across organisations? ... read full post

Posted by:  Sally Jansen van Vuuren , Principal Management Consultant |  21 July 2009


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