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  • What's next for Unily in 2017 Webinar

    One year ends and a new one begins, we look back at the our biggest Unily announcements of 2016 and give you an insight into what we've been working on for 2017.

    Sunny Singh  12 Jan

    What's next for Unily in 2017 Webinar
  • What's coming to Unily in 2017

    2016 has been a big year for Unily! We have added thousands of users to the platform and helped our customers achieve some of the best intranet adoption rates they’ve ever seen. With these successes we’ve been able share some of our customers’ stories with you, delivering insight from the front lines, including from the likes of the Hershey Company and Monsoon Accessorize.

    Katy Smith  1 Dec

    What's coming to Unily in 2017
  • More mobile apps = greater choice or greater confusion?

    According to a 2014 report by Nielsen the average number of apps used per month is over 30 on our personal smartphones alone. There is evidence that this behaviour is creeping into the enterprise, so does this result in greater choice or confusion? And, how can the enterprise take a pragmatic approach to providing secure mobile productivity on their own terms?

    Glen Chambers  28 Nov

    More mobile apps = greater choice or greater confusion?
  • Award Winning Intranets - How to Make Your Intranet a Success Story

    In our 1-hour webinar we’ll be helping you shape your intranet to ensure it’s a sustainable and productive solution for your business.

    Sunny Singh  24 Nov

    Award Winning Intranets - How to Make Your Intranet a Success Story
  • Integrating external data and applications with Unily

    One of the unique differentiators of Unily when compared to other product based digital workplace solutions is its inherent flexibility when it comes to customisation, extensiblity and integrating with data that resides within other line of business applications or external systems.

    Sam Hassani  24 Nov

    Integrating external data and applications with Unily
  • There is no perfect intranet-in-a-box

    A recent report from Clearbox Consulting compares over 26 SharePoint intranet in a box providers on their core functionality. We are so proud to see Unily at the top of the pack in the UK and the US.

    Katy Smith  18 Nov

    There is no perfect intranet-in-a-box
  • The Microsoft Roadmap: How will it add value to your business?

    With an abundance of new announcements for SharePoint & Office 365 it can be a challenge to understand how these products create valuable business solutions. Our seminar will cover everything you need to know in 4 digestible sessions.

    Katy Smith  3 Nov

    The Microsoft Roadmap: How will it add value to your business?
  • 3 intranet horror stories

    It’s easy to think that the masterpiece intranet that you have built will stand the test of time and last forever. Eventually however, things become slow, bits break, and it is time for a refresh to give your intranet a new lease of life. So without further ado, and in line with the impending all hallows’ eve, we present three new intranet nightmares… that for all you intranet managers out there, will make your blood run cold!

    Matt Boyd  27 Oct

    3 intranet horror stories
  • Effective enterprise social networking with Office 365

    Many organizations that are moving to, or have recently adopted Office 365 are excited to have the opportunity to launch, or expand, a social network. In practice, few actually know what this means, where to start and how to get started with an effective enterprise social network.

    Glen Chambers  19 Oct

    Effective enterprise social networking with Office 365
  • Smile London 2016

    BrightStarr is a Platinum sponsor for Smile London Conference 2016.

    Sunny Singh  10 Oct

    Smile London 2016
  • Unily and Monsoon Accessorize work together to transform their intranet using Office 365

    In this video case study, we go inside Monsoon Accessorize's new Office 365 Unily intranet, names Moogle. Press play below to watch the video.

    Katy Smith  4 Oct

    Unily and Monsoon Accessorize work together to transform their intranet using Office 365
  • The Office 365 announcements from Microsoft Ignite you need to know

    We’ve been keeping a close eye on the developments from Microsoft’s flagship conference for SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure, Ignite. Here’s our roundup of some of the most exciting announcements to Office 365.

    Glen Chambers  3 Oct

    The Office 365 announcements from Microsoft Ignite you need to know
  • 4 things you're forgetting when launching your intranet

    We work with customers who are launching global intranets on a day to day basis, making sure crucial elements to a successful launch are covered. What might you be forgetting?

    Hannah Unsworth  22 Sep

    4 things you're forgetting when launching your intranet
  • How to build the best corporate intranet

    Corporate intranets are the commonplace tool chosen by large companies to improve communication, increase collaboration, and share knowledge. Intranets can help overcome many of the workplace challenges that large organizations face on a day-to-day basis. So what are the most important design features that will improve user adoption of this technology and make your intranet an overall success?

    Chris Saville  15 Sep

    How to build the best corporate intranet
  • Shifting the paradigm from internal emails to intranet notifications

    Not only does email overload add to our stress levels, but Forbes argues that excessive emails cost companies money due to the time it takes for employees to actually manage their communications. The question this poses: is there an alternative way to reach colleagues with announcements?

    Allison Quinn  30 Aug

    Shifting the paradigm from internal emails to intranet notifications
  • 5 ways your intranet platform can help engage the disengaged

    Employee engagement is still a big issue for organisations, with Gallup's latest research showing that in the USA, only 32% of employees were engaged in their roles.

    Glen Chambers  25 Aug

    5 ways your intranet platform can help engage the disengaged
  • Collaborating across Office 365 tenants utilising Azure B2B

    Late last year Microsoft announced the release of the Azure B2B Collaboration capability. Azure B2B allows you to ease the management process of allowing users from different organisations to share data and collaborate with each other within applications that utilise Azure AD for authentication.

    Sam Hassani  23 Aug

    Collaborating across Office 365 tenants utilising Azure B2B
  • KMWorld 2016 & SharePoint Symposium

    BrightStarr is a premier sponsor at this pivotal SharePoint event in Washington D.C.

    Allison Quinn  16 Aug

    KMWorld 2016 & SharePoint Symposium
  • How do you decide what the Best Intranet Software is for you?

    There is little doubt of the benefits of a modern digital workplace over an aging ineffective legacy intranet. With a solid business case for change in hand, where do you go from here? How do you decide what is the best intranet software for you?

    Allison Quinn  16 Aug

    How do you decide what the Best Intranet Software is for you?
  • Microsoft Ignite 2016 Debrief Webinar

    Microsoft’s Ignite Conference is one of the pinnacles of the tech world. Can't make it there? Our webinar will tell you everything you need to know.

    Katy Smith  11 Aug

    Microsoft Ignite 2016 Debrief Webinar
  • The Hershey Company bring employees together with Unily

    In this video case study, see how The Hershey Company united their global workforce with a new Unily intranet on Office 365. Press play to watch the video below.

    Katy Smith  2 Aug

    The Hershey Company bring employees together with Unily
  • Notifications are coming to Unily!

    On a day to day basis in our personal lives we get notifications in any number of different formats. Emails come through from this shop and that news site, Facebook tells us that someone has tagged us in a photo and a text comes through to make us aware of delays to our train. But what about the enterprise?

    Matt Boyd  28 Jul

    Notifications are coming to Unily!
  • Go behind the scenes at Wiggle in our brand new video

    We're excited to announce our brand new video case study with leading Sports Retailor Wiggle. Go behind the scenes at this exciting, fast-paced brand and see how they're using Unily and Office 365 to improve their customer experience.

    Katy Smith  27 Jul

    Go behind the scenes at Wiggle in our brand new video
  • The Hershey Company Success Story Premieres at Microsoft’s WPC

    Just like chocolate and peanut butter, some things are really good separately, but when combined create something absolutely extraordinary. This turned out to be the case when Hershey, Microsoft and BrightStarr came together to provide solutions to enable The Hershey Company’s digital transformation.

    Nanette Murray  12 Jul

    The Hershey Company Success Story Premieres at Microsoft’s WPC
  • Badge Gamification Comes to Unily!

    The Unily team have been hard at work on some new gamification functionality and we’re pleased to say it’s ready to rock and roll. Say hello to new Badge functionality.

    Glen Chambers  30 Jun

    Badge Gamification Comes to Unily!
  • Wiggle Win Retail Week Mark of Excellence Award

    We’re excited to announce that BrightStarr and UK sport retailer, Wiggle, have won Retail Week’s Mark of Excellence for the Best Use of Staff Engagement in Delivering Customer Experience!

    Katy Smith  28 Jun

    Wiggle Win Retail Week Mark of Excellence Award
  • London Technology Week - Designing a Better Digital Workplace

    As part of London Tech Week, we're holding a breakfast workshop looking at how and when to use design to increase collaboration and efficiency in your company.

    Maggy Gibson  21 Jun

    London Technology Week - Designing a Better Digital Workplace
  • Digital Workplace Adoption Guide: Everything you Need to Know

    Adoption is about understanding how well your digital workplace platform – that includes your intranet, social tools like Yammer, connected apps, tools, and processes – is being used by your staff helping justify further investment.

    Martyn Perks  13 Jun

    Digital Workplace Adoption Guide: Everything you Need to Know
  • BrightStarr and Unily Finalists for 2016 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award

    We are pleased to announce that BrightStarr have been named a finalist for the 2016 Microsoft Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year Award for the second year running.

    Nanette Murray  31 May

     BrightStarr and Unily Finalists for 2016 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award
  • Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference

    BrightStarr are excited to announce that we'll be hosting a booth at the World’s largest hospitality tech event, Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC).

    Maggy Gibson  20 May

    Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference
  • 10 Essentials for Creating an Intranet Employees Love

    We've partnered with Ragan Communications to bring you our top tips for creating an intranet your employees will want to keep coming back to.

    Allison Quinn  19 May

    10 Essentials for Creating an Intranet Employees Love
  • Unily Web Forms are here! Here's why you should care...

    Brand new Unily Web Form functionality is here! Find out how this new feature will help to drive adoption of your intranet.

    Nanette Murray  17 May

    Unily Web Forms are here! Here's why you should care...
  • Driving Digital Workplace Adoption with VELUX

    Our Adoption Series continues with a look at how the perfect launch can create a basis for your new digital platform’s adoption. We’ll delve into VELUX’s story – from initial ideas to the launch of their new digital workplace… and the Awesomeasarus!

    Maggy Gibson  13 May

    Driving Digital Workplace Adoption with VELUX
  • Unily Team Tour the East Coast

    It was a busy week for BrightStarr US with two excellent Intranet events happening on the same days: We.Connect’s IntraNET Reloaded in Boston and Ragan Communication’s Intranet Makeover Summit in Chicago.

    Allison Quinn  5 May

    Unily Team Tour the East Coast
  • 3 Things To Do Before Launching A New Collaboration Solution
  • BrightStarr and Unily Recognized at Microsoft Public Sector Day

    We’re delighted to announce that at Microsoft UK’s Public Sector Day, BrightStarr were recognised for the work they are doing with the Royal Free Hospital, a major NHS teaching hospital and NATS, a global leader in air traffic control services.

    Maggy Gibson  3 May

    BrightStarr and Unily Recognized at Microsoft Public Sector Day
  • Gartner Digital Workplace Summit

    This year we're Platinum sponsors at Gartner's Digital Workplace summit in London. Take a look at our speaking session and get a discount on your registration!

    Maggy Gibson  30 Apr

    Gartner Digital Workplace Summit
  • Top Tips for Driving Better Digital Workplace Adoption

    As a continuation of our Digital Workplace Adoption Series, experienced BrightStarr Consultants Matt and Martyn discuss best practice for driving great intranet adoption.

    Katy Smith  28 Apr

    Top Tips for Driving Better Digital Workplace Adoption
  • Intranet Adoption Q&A: How did dorma+kaba introduce their Unily intranet?

    As part of our intranet adoption series, we sat down with Alex Wood, Internal Communications and Group Media Relations Manager at dorma+kaba to understand how this 16,000 strong global organization got employees engaged with their new digital workplace solution built on Office 365.

    Katy Smith  26 Apr

    Intranet Adoption Q&A:  How did dorma+kaba introduce their Unily intranet?
  • Introducing Our Digital Workplace Adoption Series

    Over the next few weeks the Unily and BrightStarr teams are putting together a series of bite-sized knowledge pieces around digital workplace adoption. This will be our best tips contained in a series of blogs, videos, whitepapers and events to help you to getting your staff more engaged.

    Martyn Perks  25 Apr

    Introducing Our Digital Workplace Adoption Series
  • SMiLE London Workshop - The go-to Conference for Internal Communicators

    Join the BrightStarr team at this year's smilelondon Workshop this May.

    Maggy Gibson  21 Apr

    SMiLE London Workshop - The go-to Conference for Internal Communicators
  • 8 Reasons the BrightStarr Marketing Team love Office 365 Planner

    Office 365 Planner is a new experience from Microsoft which offers a simple, highly visual way to organize teamwork. As a global Marketing team who run multiple, time conscious campaigns at once which include a variety of people, it's an application that's making a huge impact on us as a team.

    Katy Smith  21 Apr

    8 Reasons the BrightStarr Marketing Team love Office 365 Planner
  • Webinar Recording - Unily's Spring Updates

    We're excited to announce the Unily Spring Updates 2016 are here.

    Maggy Gibson  19 Apr

    Webinar Recording - Unily's Spring Updates
  • 5 Ways We Plan To Use Office Graph

    Microsoft Office Graph has been discussed in the corridors and offices for Microsoft for quite a while. Satya Nadella is on record as saying that Office Graph is one of the most exciting developments to come out of Microsoft for a while.

    Michael Draisey  19 Apr

    5 Ways We Plan To Use Office Graph
  • What’s new for Unily’s 2016 Spring Updates?

    If you keep up with Unily, you might know that its evergreen roadmap of new features is something we mention a lot (for good reason). Remember our Spring Updates announcements from last year?

    Katy Smith  18 Apr

    What’s new for Unily’s 2016 Spring Updates?
  • Wiggle's Unily Hub Shortlisted in Retail Week's Customer Experience Awards

    We’re delighted to be shortlisted with UK sport retailer Wiggle in this year’s Retail Week Customer Experience Awards!

    Maggy Gibson  8 Apr

    Wiggle's Unily Hub Shortlisted in Retail Week's Customer Experience Awards
  • IT Matters Forum: Big Data, Social Media, Cloud Computing and Now...?

    The challenges and opportunities for insurance businesses (irrespective of size) in this digital age are enormous.

    Maggy Gibson  30 Mar

    IT Matters Forum: Big Data, Social Media, Cloud Computing and Now...?
  • Intranet Adoption Masterclass - London

    Join us for our free, half-day Intranet Masterclass: Overcoming the Adoption Problem at Microsoft's brand new London offices.

    Maggy Gibson  1 Mar

    Intranet Adoption Masterclass - London
  • Creating Exceptional Retail Intranets: Your Employees are the New Customers

    Employees are often the forgotten customers in retail, but their contribution and engagement in internal discussions is key to a company's success.

    Maggy Gibson  25 Feb

    Creating Exceptional Retail Intranets: Your Employees are the New Customers
  • Design, Technology and Productivity: The Year Ahead

    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’.

    Martyn Perks  17 Feb

    Design, Technology and Productivity: The Year Ahead
  • How to Implement an Award-Winning Intranet in a Fraction of the Time

    The average time to design, build and deploy an intranet that appeared on the list of 10 winners from the 2016 Nielsen Norman Design Annual was 1.3 years.

    Glen Chambers  4 Feb

    How to Implement an Award-Winning Intranet in a Fraction of the Time
  • Intra.NET Reloaded Berlin

    Join us at Intra.NET Reloaded Berlin this April.

    Maggy Gibson  1 Feb

    Intra.NET Reloaded Berlin
  • Intra.NET Reloaded Boston

    We're delighted to be sponsoring Intra.NET Reloaded Boston this year.

    Maggy Gibson  29 Jan

    Intra.NET Reloaded Boston
  • Ragan Intranet Makeover Summit

    This year we're heading to the Windy City to sponsor Ragan's annual event.

    Maggy Gibson  29 Jan

    Ragan Intranet Makeover Summit
  • Unily, the One and Only

    2016 is the first year an as-a-Service product has won the Best Intranet Design award, bucking the trend of long custom builds.

    Will Saville  29 Jan

    Unily, the One and Only
  • IntraTeam Event

    We're excited to be returning to this year's IntraTeam Event in Denmark!

    Maggy Gibson  27 Jan

    IntraTeam Event
  • Microsoft FastTrack Program

    Working together with Microsoft on their FastTrack program.

    Maggy Gibson  27 Jan

    Microsoft FastTrack Program
  • Webinar Recording - What Makes an Award-Winning Intranet?

    We know a thing or two about award winning intranets, having won the Nielsen Norman Award for Best Intranet Design for four of the last five years.

    Michael Draisey  26 Jan

    Webinar Recording - What Makes an Award-Winning Intranet?
  • Satisfying the Need for Speed with as-a-Service

    On this year's list of Nielsen Norman Best Intranet Design winners is dorma+kaba Group with their Unily Intranet implemented in just 60 days.

    Maggy Gibson  13 Jan

    Satisfying the Need for Speed with as-a-Service
  • dorma+kaba Win Nielsen Norman Award for Best Intranet of 2016

    We are delighted to announce that dorma+kaba has been awarded the Nielsen Norman Best Intranet Design Award 2016. Chosen by expert review based on design and usability, the winning solution is built on a Unily intranet.

    Maggy Gibson  11 Jan

    dorma+kaba Win Nielsen Norman Award for Best Intranet of 2016
  • Discover Unily in a 90 Second Nutshell

    Learn more about Unily in this 90 second video. We like to keep things short and sweet.

    Katy Smith  1 Jan

    Discover Unily in a 90 Second Nutshell
  • A Year in the Life of Unily

    2015 has been a huge, award-winning year for Unily. We’ve welcomed thousands of new users to the platform, helping people to work smarter and connect their organizations.

    Katy Smith  18 Dec

    A Year in the Life of Unily
  • Festive Wrap-Up Webinar 2015 - The Best of the Q&A

    On the 8th of December, we held our annual festive wrap-up webinar. Weren’t able to make the session? You can catch up on what we covered in our roundup blog. We wanted to share a selection of some of the questions we received during the webinar and hope you find them useful when planning your own initiatives in 2016. It’s a varied mixture of topics from the Digital Workplace, Social, Gamification, User Experience and more. Enjoy!

    Glen Chambers  16 Dec

    Festive Wrap-Up Webinar 2015 - The Best of the Q&A
  • 2015 Wrap Up & What's Hot for 2016?

    In this year’s festive wrap-up event, we discussed the hottest Digital Workplace trends of 2015, the biggest Microsoft releases and what to expect for 2016. We’ve wrapped up our biggest findings for you in this blog to get you in the know for next year’s initiatives. Enjoy!

    Katy Smith  15 Dec

    2015 Wrap Up & What's Hot for 2016?
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On the 8th day of Christmas BrightStarr Gave to Me...The future of tech-nolo-gy!

    Missed our December webinar? Find out what we had to say about the biggest trends of 2015 and what we think will be big this coming year - watch the video below!

    Maggy Gibson  14 Dec

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On the 8th day of Christmas BrightStarr Gave to Me...The future of tech-nolo-gy!
  • Webinar Recording - 2015 Festive Wrap-Up Webinar

    Join us in our final webinar of the year as we share insights into how the biggest releases and trends this year are impacting your solutions. We’ll also be discussing the hot trends on the horizon, helping you to plan more effectively for you digital solutions in 2016.

    Katy Smith  8 Dec

    Webinar Recording - 2015 Festive Wrap-Up Webinar
  • Plotting the Way to Intelligent Tech with Microsoft Graph

    As Microsoft announce the public release of Microsoft Graph, what does it mean for your enterprise solutions?

    Michael Draisey  26 Nov

    Plotting the Way to Intelligent Tech with Microsoft Graph
  • Royal Free Hospital Choose Unily Intranet

    UK Unily client The Royal Free Hospital were invited to speak on stage at the SMiLE. Watch Marc Wright, founder of simply-communicate, discuss the hospital’s implementation of a social Unily intranet solution.

    Katy Smith  26 Nov

    Royal Free Hospital Choose Unily Intranet
  • 6 Ways to Give Your Company Intranet The Power of Purpose

    It is of vital importance that leaders inspire their employees with vision and strategic purpose but how many apply that thinking to their company’s intranet?

    Stuart Aldridge  24 Nov

    6 Ways to Give Your Company Intranet The Power of Purpose
  • The ROI Of Collaboration

    In business, decisions are made by running the numbers and choosing the optimum outcome, but what happens when the benefits don’t appear to reach the bottom line?

    Jon Parker  17 Nov

    The ROI Of Collaboration
  • Using Card Style Design to Improve your Intranet Design & User Experience

    First pioneered by Pinterest and now adopted by Facebook, Twitter, Google and other web titans, card based user interfaces are the on-trend web and intranet design. What is the reason for this shift and what are the benefits of applying this idea to your organization's internal intranet?

    Glen Chambers  10 Nov

    Using Card Style Design to Improve your Intranet Design & User Experience
  • Avoiding analysis-paralysis: 5 Tips for getting started faster on your next intranet project

    Creating a new intranet experience is at times a daunting task. Even after you have selected a platform and tool, organizations still struggle with analysis-paralysis and don’t know how to get started. What can you do to take the first step?

    Michael Draisey  3 Nov

    Avoiding analysis-paralysis: 5 Tips for getting started faster on your next intranet project
  • How to Effectively Connect the Global Organization with an Intranet

    As more and more employees need to work with colleagues across the globe, the advantages of a fully-featured intranet solution are clear: greater understanding, richer relationships and ultimately a more productive and effective workforce.

    Glen Chambers  27 Oct

    How to Effectively Connect the Global Organization with an Intranet
  • In An Era of Digital Workplace - Is your Intranet Dead?

    With more vendors, consultants, experts and commentators rushing to join the bandwagon, how do you make sense of it all?

    Glen Chambers  20 Oct

    In An Era of Digital Workplace - Is your Intranet Dead?
  • Retail Focus: Why A Consumerized Intranet is Your Secret Weapon

    In an industry where customer experience, communication and staying modern is do or die, is the retail industry missing a trick by delivering sub-standard digital experiences when it comes to their employees?

    Will Saville  13 Oct

    Retail Focus: Why A Consumerized Intranet is Your Secret Weapon
  • Never Ending Tasks and the Intranet Treadmill

    What challenges do we face in management and intranet implementation that are like ‘painting the Forth bridge’? (or the Brooklyn Bridge, or the Golden Gate, for that matter!)

    Michael Draisey  6 Oct

    Never Ending Tasks and the Intranet Treadmill
  • Spring Updates Webinar Round-up

    Watch the recording of the Spring Updates webinar, held on June 25th 2015

    Katy Smith  6 Oct

    Spring Updates Webinar Round-up
  • Wiggle Inspire Staff With A Unily Intranet

    Wiggle is the leading online retailer for cycling, running and swimming across the globe and No.1 in Tri-Sports internet retail. In our case study, discover the journey of their first intranet solution, designed to drive communication, collaboration and support their rapidly expanding business.

    Will Saville  29 Sep

    Wiggle Inspire Staff With A Unily Intranet
  • Do Custom Developed Intranets Make Business Sense? A Review of Common Rationale.

    Do the common reasons for custom developing an intranet from scratch make sense and stand up to closer scrutiny?

    Nanette Murray  22 Sep

    Do Custom Developed Intranets Make Business Sense? A Review of Common Rationale.
  • The Digital Workplace Guide: Everything You Need to Know

    From the definition of a digital workplace to how to develop a strategy that can actually be delivered within your organization, this informative whitepaper explains in practical, business-centric terms. Have a free copy emailed to you immediately by completing the form.

    Katy Smith  18 Sep

    The Digital Workplace Guide: Everything You Need to Know
  • What Can We Learn from the Millennial Mindset?

    Millennials are always plugged into something digital - social media, smartphones or apps. Why not make your youngest employees’ comfort with technology work for you and your intranet strategy?

    Katy Smith  16 Sep

    What Can We Learn from the Millennial Mindset?
  • 5 things you'll be able to do now you have the Unily App

    Mobile devices are becoming the new primary design point for end-user access and users are demanding experiences in the enterprise that mirror their consumer experiences so how can organizations keep pace with demand?

    Will Saville  8 Sep

    5 things you'll be able to do now you have the Unily App
  • 5 Risk Reducing Benefits of a Turnkey Intranet

    In addition to the clear benefits in plain sight, there are also significant discrete benefits when choosing a platform that offers predictable results. Neatly avoiding the risk and opportunity costs associated with custom work.

    Glen Chambers  25 Aug

    5 Risk Reducing Benefits of a Turnkey Intranet
  • 4 Ways to Gain Executive Support for Your New Intranet

    You have identified replacing your ineffective Intranet of strategic importance, so how do you get started? Getting your leadership team on-board is vital to getting your project off the ground – here's how.

    Glen Chambers  18 Aug

    4 Ways to Gain Executive Support for Your New Intranet
  • Microsoft and Unily Embark on National US Tour

    Unily creators, BrightStarr, today announced that it will be exclusively embarking on a national, ten city tour with Microsoft.

    Glen Chambers  13 Aug

    Microsoft and Unily Embark on National US Tour
  • 5 Most Common Mistakes in Internal Communications

    You know it's time to implement a cohesive internal communications strategy, but what should be a relatively simple process can cause as many problems as it solves. Here's our round up of the top 5 internal communications mistakes, and how to avoid them.

    Glen Chambers  11 Aug

    5 Most Common Mistakes in Internal Communications
  • SharePoint Administrators Love Unily (And You Should, Too!) - 5 Reasons Why

    When envisioning, designing and implementing a new Intranet it is all too easy to be focused on the exterior aesthetics and overlook those who will be managing the solution once it is launched and in active production use - so what can it do for SharePoint Administrators?

    Glen Chambers  4 Aug

    SharePoint Administrators Love Unily (And You Should, Too!) - 5 Reasons Why
  • Pitney Bowes Talk Unily Success At The Microsoft CIO Conference

    Microsoft has hosted their invite only North America CIO Summit, playing host to 350 of the world’s leading CIOs to share some insight into the future of Microsoft enterprise technology.

    Jon Parker  28 Jul

    Pitney Bowes Talk Unily Success At The Microsoft CIO Conference
  • 6 Ways 'As a Service' is Changing the Way Enterprise Approaches Intranets

    With a traditional 'box of software' or custom intranet solution comes the problem of obsolescence. The old way is rigid, inflexible, expensive and time consuming - so what's the alternative for modern enterprises?

    Glen Chambers  21 Jul

    6 Ways 'As a Service' is Changing the Way Enterprise Approaches Intranets
  • What Makes an Award Winning Intranet Solution?

    What is the magic formula that makes some intranets ‘award-winning’ and how do we translate this into a strategy for our clients?

    Glen Chambers  14 Jul

    What Makes an Award Winning Intranet Solution?
  • Can your intranet drive innovation?

    Can intranets help how companies innovate? That was the question posed to a panel of industry experts at our BrightStarr seminar on 'What makes an award-winning intranet?'​​ at Microsoft’s offices in London last week.

    Glen Chambers  23 Jun

    Can your intranet drive innovation?
  • The Unily Hybrid Experience

    Hybrid search in SharePoint Online makes finding content easy, wherever the content lives.

    Glen Chambers  23 Jun

    The Unily Hybrid Experience
  • Unily wins 'Best Cloud or Hybrid Deployment' Award

    At this year’s Microsoft Ignite Conference, the BrightStarr & Unily team received some exciting news from the Metalogix Best of Breed Awards.

    Glen Chambers  22 Jun

    Unily wins 'Best Cloud or Hybrid Deployment' Award
  • BrightStarr Shine Twice As Brightly, Thanks To Microsoft And Unily

    Today is a banner day for BrightStarr, with two big announcements coming out of their corporate headquarters.

    Glen Chambers  4 Jun

    BrightStarr Shine Twice As Brightly, Thanks To Microsoft And Unily
  • Unily Continues to Blossom with Spring 2015 Updates

    We talk a lot about the importance of how our Unily intranet platform is evergreen and continues to appreciate rather than depreciate over time. With that in mind, we are thrilled to announce all the latest and greatest features of our spring update!

    Glen Chambers  3 Jun

    Unily Continues to Blossom with Spring 2015 Updates
  • BrightStarr Video Blog SharePoint 2016

    Welcome to the BrightStarr Video Blog where you can hear our RockStarrs talking about all the latest hot trends in enterprise technology. In this episode we are talking predictions for SharePoint 2016.

    Michael Draisey  23 Mar

    BrightStarr Video Blog SharePoint 2016
  • Unily Finalist In European IT And Software Excellence Awards

    The ITEuropa Awards recognise the best IT projects during the last year that have helped organisations address everyday challenges through the use of innovative enterprise technology. Unily is therefore delighted to be a finalist in two of the categories - ISV Connected / Mobility Solution of the Year and ISV: Software Innovation Solution of the Year.

    Glen Chambers  17 Mar

    Unily Finalist In European IT And Software Excellence Awards
  • BrightStarr CEO Jon Parker Presents Unily at Microsoft CIO Summit

    BrightStarr CEO, Jon Parker, recently received an invitation to attend the exclusive Microsoft CIO Summits hosted in Redmond, WA. With over 300 leading global CIOs in attendance, Jon Parker presented BrightStarr’s out-of-the-box Intranet as a Service, Unily.

    Jon Parker  17 Mar

    BrightStarr CEO Jon Parker Presents Unily at Microsoft CIO Summit
  • New Era For Intranets

    Our bet is that if you asked your workforce to describe how the Cloud works, or what they know about different Office apps, chances are not many of them would give you a full or detailed answer.

    Glen Chambers  5 Mar

    New Era For Intranets
  • The A - Z Of SharePoint Solution Support - Part 2

    Welcome back to the A – Z of SharePoint Solution Support. We have been taking the insights from the BrightStarr support team to put together a list of some of the core qualities they need to deliver the truly world-class support that our clients expect.

    Glen Chambers  25 Feb

    The A - Z Of SharePoint Solution Support - Part 2
  • The A - Z Of SharePoint Solution Support - Part 1

    Below is the first half of our A - Z of SharePoint solution support, giving you an insight into how world-class support can drive the success of an enterprise technology solution.

    Glen Chambers  11 Feb

    The A - Z Of SharePoint Solution Support - Part 1
  • Wiggle Chooses Unily Intranet For Their Winning Team

    Online retailer Wiggle have chosen the Unily Intranet as a Service as their new Intranet platform.

    Glen Chambers  22 Jan

    Wiggle Chooses Unily Intranet For Their Winning Team
  • Top 3 Post Intranet Launch Activities

    Congratulations! You’ve invested in your shiny new intranet but this isn’t the end of a journey, it’s just the beginning.

    Glen Chambers  8 Jan

    Top 3 Post Intranet Launch Activities
  • 'Best Intranet Design of 2016' - dorma+kaba's 6 Week Social Intranet Story

    dorma+kaba's social intranet solution has been chosen as 1 of the 10 Best Intranets in the World in 2016 by user experience firm, the Nielsen Norman Group. Find out how they drove access to innovation for 16,000 employees in just 6 weeks in our free case study.

    Glen Chambers  5 Jan

    'Best Intranet Design of 2016' - dorma+kaba's 6 Week Social Intranet Story
  • 8 Steps To Ensure Your Intranet And Internal Comms Launch Succeeds

    How many organizations can, hand on heart, say their collaboration or comms technology has made the difference it’s capable of? How many companies even measure it and therefore know its impact?

    Glen Chambers  17 Nov

    8 Steps To Ensure Your Intranet And Internal Comms Launch Succeeds
  • How Delve Will Enhance The Office 365 Experience?

    The SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas earlier this year seems a long time ago now, but one announcement I can still clearly recall - and to be fair it's often hard to recall much from LV - was Microsoft announcing Delve (code-named Oslo back then).

    Glen Chambers  22 Oct

    How Delve Will Enhance The Office 365 Experience?
  • What Three Features Do Users Expect In A Modern Intranet

    The release of SharePoint 2013 has many IT managers pondering the benefits of upgrading their various SharePoint systems. In truth many will keep with existing 2007 and 2010 installations, at least until the first service pack for 2013 becomes available.

    Glen Chambers  15 Oct

    What Three Features Do Users Expect In A Modern Intranet
  • Get The Right Intranet Get An Extra Day Of Productivity Each Week

    With enterprises constantly trying new ways to save money and run more efficiently, it's amazing how often we have encountered executives who overlook the massive cost that can be incurred by not focusing on organizational needs when adopting a new intranet.

    Glen Chambers  9 Oct

    Get The Right Intranet Get An Extra Day Of Productivity Each Week
  • The RFU raises their game with a brand new Intranet built on SharePoint and Yammer

    The RFU is the governing body of rugby in England and recently they adopted a brand new SharePoint 2013 intranet, designed and built by BrightStarr.

    Katy Smith  3 Oct

    The RFU raises their game with a brand new Intranet built on SharePoint and Yammer
  • Designing A Good Intranet By Collecting Requirements

    Designing a good intranet is difficult, not least because ‘good’ means so many different things to different organizations.

    Glen Chambers  25 Sep

    Designing A Good Intranet By Collecting Requirements
  • The New Unily Windows 8.1 Experiences

    See the new Unily Windows 8.1 experiences on laptop, tablet and mobile phone, all demoed by Will Saville, CEO and Co-Founder of BrightStarr.

    Will Saville  23 Sep

    The New Unily Windows 8.1 Experiences
  • BrightStarr London Unily Launch Presentation

    Unily is the brand new cloud Intranet as a Service built on Office 365, SharePoint and Yammer, built by Microsoft Gold Partner BrightStarr.

    Will Saville  16 Sep

    BrightStarr London Unily Launch Presentation
  • How Cloud And Mobile Support Intranet Adoption

    There is a huge amount of interest at the moment in enabling greater access to company data and capitalizing on intranet investments. Making best use of cloud technologies in conjunction with supporting a diverse range of devices is key to this goal

    Glen Chambers  11 Sep

    How Cloud And Mobile Support Intranet Adoption
  • How to Create an Effective Enterprise Social Network

    Enterprise Social is no longer a hot trend, it is an essential business tool supporting greater employee productivity and collaboration. Since building the English Rugby Football Union social intranet, launched in 2012, the Unily team have been at the forefront of social intranets that deliver business value.

    Glen Chambers  4 Sep

    How to Create an Effective Enterprise Social Network
  • How to Empower Employees with Mobile Technology

    The advent of Bring Your Own Device and the consumerization of IT is changing not only the way we work, but also the devices we work with. Download our whitepaper today to discover how to successfully make use of mobile technologies to empower employees.

    Glen Chambers  3 Sep

    How to Empower Employees with Mobile Technology
  • The Business Value Of SharePoint Sites

    SharePoint sites can deliver real business value and ROI if implemented effectively by the right experts.

    Glen Chambers  2 Sep

    The Business Value Of SharePoint Sites
  • Cloud Intranet Solutions With Office 365

    Cloud technology is advancing rapidly and now more than ever organizations must consider whether the cloud is the right move for them.

    Glen Chambers  1 Sep

    Cloud Intranet Solutions With Office 365