Originally published in CMSwire. When it comes to managing your digital workplace, the worst word you can use is “governance.” Wait: before you snap your pencil in half or close this article, let me explain.
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
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
Originally published on CMSwire. Achieving consistently high levels of staff adoption of digital workplace tools is not an easy process. Part of the problem is that expectations tend to focus on short-term quantifiable metrics — such as how many times staff have logged in, read, shared or created content — as an indicator of ongoing success.
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
Originally published by www.webdesignerdepot.com.
When Thomas Heatherwick’s 2012 Olympic cauldron unfolded its 204 petals on a warm summer’s evening in London during the opening ceremony, many gasped in awe. It captured brilliantly, in a moment, the optimism and human achievement that’s the core of the Olympic spirit.
Originally published on BrightStarr. Who’s meeting the innovation challenge head-on? There is thankfully good news. Some businesses are facing up to these challenges by placing a greater emphasis on design and innovation, in the hope that it will reengineer their customers’ trust by bringing out new products and services. Barclays bank is one such example. No Continue Reading
Originally published by The Independent. Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s was recently caught red faced with a poster encouraging its staff to get customers to spend more on their shopping. It caused an irate yet strange response on Twitter with many outraged by why a supermarket would want customers to spend more. Surely that is the whole Continue Reading
Originally published on spiked. It’s official: I’m bored with Apple. Last week, the world’s most valuable company managed to delight its loyal fanbase and, at the same time, leave many others (me included) nonplussed with the launch of its new digital smartwatch and a pair of slightly bigger phones. The brand everyone else liked to Continue Reading