Leadership lessons: driving intranet engagement with Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. We caught up with Sara Holtz, Ellie Mae’s Senior Manager, Internal Communications to get an exclusive insight into their intranet project. Their technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, reduce origination costs, and shorten the time to close, all while ensuring Continue Reading

Leadership lessons: how Amec Foster Wheeler engineered a successful intranet launch

Originally published on BrightStarr. The role intranets play when two organisations merge can be crucial. When staff need a lot of support, when cultures merge, and old systems need turning off, steering an organisation’s communications through a difficult period of change should make an intranet come alive. To understand more about this, I talked to Tereza Continue Reading

Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2016

Originally published on BrightStarr.  21 – 22 September | Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2016 This year we’re Platinum sponsors at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit. This Summit will show you how to harness technology to develop a digital workplace strategy that keeps pace with a fast-changing workplace and drives engagement and innovation.

In the Era of Digital Workplace, is your Intranet Dead?​

Originally published on BrightStarr. With more vendors, consultants, experts and commentators rushing to join the Digital Workplace bandwagon (now BrightStarr too!), how do you make sense of it all? What defines a digital workplace is up for debate. As you might expect, many books, seminars, conferences and numerous white-papers are dedicated to explaining it. For us at BrightStarr, Continue Reading

Design, Technology and Productivity: The Year Ahead

Originally published on BrightStarr. Like the weather, predictions tend to be… unpredictable. Instead, a better aphorism to use is what Alan Kay, pioneer of object-orientated programming and the GUI famously said: ‘the best way to predict the future is to invent it’. With that in mind, we at BrightStarr think there are three key themes Continue Reading

Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask: The Digital Workplace

Originally published on BrightStarr. What is a Digital Workplace? The term Digital Workplace was first coined long ago in a book called The Digital Workplace: Designing Groupware Platforms by Charles Grantham and Larry Nichols in 1993. Back then, digital was an imaginary future for most of us, where email — let alone mobile phones or the world Continue Reading