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With just two weeks to go until we kick off Unite 19, it's time to give you the full rundown of what's in store. We've got a packed house of attendees from the world's most recognized and innovative brands and lineup loaded with game-changing content. See below for all the information you need to ensure you don't miss a thing.
A silo forms when a business’s culture has devolved to the extent that different teams and departments cannot work effectively with each other. A company usually has one ultimate goal. But if many different departments are working towards that goal without sharing their respective information and expertise, this can be referred to as silo mentality.
In the modern age, it is easy to become frustrated with the way technology is constantly changing consumer behavior. If companies are to continue to succeed, they need to utilize the tremendous advantages provided by digital technology properly. Digital technology can create efficient solutions to enable businesses to evolve alongside consumer expectations.
Any department works best when it is well managed, and the employees feel empowered to do their best work. However, often the high pressure applied to certain departments causes them to run inefficiently and fall short of their goals. This is not ideal for anyone. However, some management issues can be solved by working with digital tools.
This webinar, hosted by Unily's Chief Technology Officer - Sam Hassani and Product Evangelist - Matthew Boyd, will introduce you to Unily’s Digital Experience Cloud, explaining the new capabilities in depth and helping you understand the new solutions they make possible.
Is your enterprise feeling the pressure or not running as smoothly as you hoped? Do not despair; you are not alone. Many businesses could be making gigantic gains and innovating faster if they had the right tools and the time to deploy them. It is important to embrace digital technology sooner rather than later so that you can get an edge on your competitors.
A digital platform can help to positively transform the operation of your business, providing the platform has the right features and capabilities to support the needs of your organization. There are a number of digital platforms on the market, so how do you decide what platform you need? Let’s take a look at some of the absolute must haves for any effective digital platform.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to Madrid. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to Melbourne. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to Chicago, IL. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
The Adecco Group in France is the country's #1 Human Resources provider, placing an average of 120,000 interim staff in temporary jobs every week.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to Denver, CO. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
Unily has today announced a winning bid to provide a major new digital workplace platform for British Airways.
Modern technology has transformed the workplace and how organizations operate. Digital workplace platforms have provided an innovative and more effective way for staff to communicate and collaborate, helping to improve productivity and efficiency throughout the business. Despite the clear benefits for employees, companies have been slow to apply these principles to external partners.
Driving employee engagement is becoming mission critical for internal communications teams across the globe. Find out how to make your intranet the home of employee engagement with some simple design hacks that will transform the way employees interact with your content. Download our no-nonsense guide to designing an engaging intranet.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to Munich. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to Dallas, TX. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
Consumers are becoming increasingly demanding. It’s therefore absolutely vital for businesses to embrace the technology required to provide an exceptional customer experience to maintain a competitive advantage. Failure to do so can lead to your enterprise falling behind competitors and making up this lost ground can be very difficult.
Are you in the process of choosing a digital platform to support your business needs and deliver an exceptional online experience to customers? With so many different solutions out there, it can feel overwhelming, not to mention confusing – after all, we’re an industry that loves an acronym.
Today, many businesses are turning to intelligent sales enablement platforms in order to improve sales performance, increase productivity and achieve overall business growth. Sales enablement platforms are essentially integrated systems that supply sales teams with everything they need to connect with customers and sell more effectively.
Emails can negatively impact employees when it comes to managing their time. Excessive emails can lead to employees spending more time managing their communications than actually doing productive work that benefits the business.
Unily celebrates a successful start to 2019, having won in three categories of Ragan's Intranet Awards with Micron Technology Inc, Ellie Mae and The Specialist Works.
After a record breaking 2018, Unily is excited to announce our expansion into Canada. Already established in the UK, USA and Australia, a further location has been added in Toronto.
Unily scoops another significant award-win with Flight Centre's digital workplace platform being recognized as one of the world’s 10 best intranets for 2019 in Nielsen Norman's 19th annual Intranet Design Awards.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to New York, NY. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to Amsterdam. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
Spreading goodness across a global market in the internet age required Hershey to adapt its workplace so employees could continue inventing, manufacturing, and marketing snacks that tempt us. Tune in to Hershey's video case study to find out how they united disparate employees, contractors and partners with a powerful, modern intranet.
Microsoft Chief Operating Officer in the UK, Clare Barclay, forewarned us at Digital Enterprise Network Live just before we entered 2018 that “with significant digital technology changes occurring, businesses that fail to embrace them will fail”. Embracing innovative digital technologies will not just benefit businesses but will also be vital for future success.
Following another year of lightspeed advances in workplace technology, we review our progress and consider key themes that will drive digital workplace success in 2019.
As Unily continues to evolve, we are always aiming to increase the value it adds to our customers businesses, delivering a truly comprehensive digital workplace platform. One aspect of this journey has been to create a user experience engine in the form of Hendrix. Hendrix allows you to remain close to the exciting Unily roadmap and our new features, while still having huge flexibility to design and build user experiences that can really elevate your solution.
Create a winning intranet strategy for a new or existing platform at this FREE one-day bootcamp. Through a series of interactive labs with our expert consultants, you’ll leave with a blueprint that covers all phases of our battle-tested success framework: plan, design, launch and grow.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to London. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to Toronto. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to Vancouver. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
Unily today announced that it has successfully completed a Type 1 SOC 2 Service Organization Control (SOC 2) examination. The audit, conducted by Lindford & Company LLP, found that Unily meets the SOC 2 standards for Security, Availability and Confidentiality with zero exceptions listed.
Long gone are the days when the word ‘intranet’ conjured images of a static, text-heavy, top-down communication vehicle. The best intranet software now acts as the nervous system of an organization – allowing the head and the limbs to communicate with ease, unrestricted by size, global spread or choice of device. But the choice of intranet service providers is vast and it is tricky at first glance to differentiate between them. So what needs to be considered when shopping for the best intranet solution for your business?
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to Los Angeles, CA. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
Digital experience platform (DXP) is a phrase you may have been hearing more often. The digital experience platform is becoming more important due to the increasing need for digital to provide a fulfilling user experience. A successful solution should engage with its audience across a variety of digital touch-points.
Unily is excited to announce an industry-first and a Unily-first; Unite 19, the Unily digital workplace conference. Having spent the last 11 years earning a reputation as a leader in the digital workplace arena, Unily is thrilled to be hosting its first conference, in which we bring the most influential people in the field of workplace technology together to tackle critical questions that are deciding the future of our industry.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to Auckland. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
Launch activities are an essential part of maximizing returns on an intranet investment. Planning an effective launch gets new sites buzzing from day one, resulting in faster adoption and increased engagement. Whether there’s budget available – or just manpower and internal communications – the key to a successful intranet launch is having a solid plan backed by reams of enthusiasm.
It’s been a month since Microsoft Ignite and while a lot of the things that were announced weren’t earth-shattering, there was much to mull over and consider. It wasn't the new tech that was displayed that was most interesting about the conference: it was the overall direction of Microsoft as a company and what they are telling us about how they plan on meeting their customer’s needs moving forward.
We're bringing our exclusive Intranet Masterclass to Phoenix, AZ. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you how to maximize employee engagement with an intranet.
The year is now 2018 and once again the scent of pumpkin spice fills the air. ‘Tis time for another round of intranet horror stories to send chills down the spines of internal communications teams cross’d the globe. Behold…
Your staff are used to personalized digital experiences. At home, their social networking account knows to push cat memes to the top of their feed, their chosen music service knows they like ballads in the morning and jazz in the evening, and their smart speaker knows what they’re favourite brand of coffee is when to remind them to order more. In the consumer world, life is getting easier and people’s expectations are changing. In the corporate world, intranets are striving to keep up.
Fortnum has a centralised model with a head office based in North Sydney that’s responsible for bringing the business and partners together through processes, compliance, communication, best practice, advice, news and cross learning.
After months of planning, preparation, and just a little frustration, Unily's new New York hub is finally open. Our brand new digs are located at 31 Bond St, just three blocks from our previous office on Spring and Broadway.
Create a winning intranet strategy for a new or existing platform at this FREE one-day bootcamp. Through a series of interactive labs with our expert consultants, you’ll leave with a blueprint that covers all phases of our battle-tested success framework: plan, design, launch and grow.
Much like a business, an intranet is an ever-evolving beast. A company intranet should grow with an organization, reflecting changing goals, demands, and approaches taking place within the wider business. In order to deliver a truly innovative platform that continues to engage employees and be valued as a key tool for communication and collaboration, is there is a need to elect a dedicated someone to oversee the maintenance of the digital workplace? And if so, who?
We're bringing our exclusive intranet masterclass to Paris. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you what it takes to create an intranet your employees will love in 2018.
At a time when universities face ominous challenges that threaten to change the face of further education, we ask whether prioritizing digitalization and introducing a cutting-edge intranet could be the answer.
Unily, today announced that Stantec, a leading global design firm, has selected Unily to build out an internal news room for their employees around the world.
Collaboration can be a challenge at the best of times. For example, when you’re working with multiple teams, departments or require departmental and cross-location collaboration with different schedules or even time zones. Online spaces for your teams to collaborate are critical in overcoming these challenges. Unily’s new features have been designed to enhance the way you collaborate daily, from discussing new ideas in a social channel to managing confidential documents on a private project site.
You would be forgiven for thinking that artificial intelligence is simply a buzzword, void of any true meaning or application and used solely to intrigue hapless web surfers into viewing content. It seems everyone has an opinion on AI. Will it lead to mass unemployment? Is it going to revolutionise our everyday lives? Will the machines take over? In this blog, we leave the would-be-could-be’s behind to find out exactly how AI is being used to enhance the digital workplace experience.
We're bringing our exclusive intranet masterclass to Boston, MA. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you what it takes to create an intranet your employees will love in 2018.
Unily today announced that Celanese, a global specialty materials company, has selected Unily’s unique cloud-based intranet employee engagement platform to support the company’s new employee intranet system.
Inspire your digital workplace with an evening of drinks and an exclusive session with the Institute of Internal Communication on Thursday 6th September at Jewel Piccadilly in London.
We're bringing our exclusive intranet masterclass to Sydney. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you what it takes to create an intranet your employees will love in 2018
We’ll be showcasing the latest trends in internal communication, digital workplace expertise and of course, Unily’s latest functionality at Ragan’s employee communications, PR and social media summit at Microsoft’s headquarters in Washington State.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we’re excited to be sponsoring this year’s Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida.
The primary function of your digital workplace is to promote productivity by facilitating enriched communication across your workforce. Yet we know that external entities, such as contractors and consultants, are playing an increasingly pivotal role in the day-to-day running of a business, without enjoying the benefits of a unified hub of knowledge. Thanks to Unily’s June 2018 release, this problem is no more! External user invites offer a simple solution to providing third parties, even those without Office365, with tailored access to all the relevant tools and information they need to successfully support your business at the touch of a button.
Cricket Australia is the national governing body and administrative organisation responsible for the game in Australia. In 1905, this official body was formed to take control of international cricket tours, drive funding for the sport and distribute success across multiple team states.
Productivity is a critical business issue. Improving employee output is a precondition for growth. Without driving ever-greater efficiency and flexibility, organisations risk stagnation and dwindling revenues.
We're bringing our exclusive intranet masterclass to Atlanta, GA. In this seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you what it takes to create an intranet your employees will love in 2018.
It’s no surprise that making use of gamification across your digital workplace is a great way to engage employees and support the fantastic work they do. The Unily badge functionality is a form of gamification that can really motivate employees to interact with your digital workplace, complete tasks and share their views, turning it into a challenge to win more and more badges.
Creating a new intranet for the first time can be challenging when your employees have low expectations of its potential. Yet it can open up many new ways to engage your staff that until now may have been impossible to consider. Just how do you go about bridging those expectations, ending up with something new and at the same time valuable?
Microsoft's annual partner conference of the year, Microsoft Inspire will be cohabited with Microsoft's internal marketing, technical and sales event, Microsoft Ready in Las Vegas.
We’re excited to announce our gold level sponsorship of the Digital Workplace Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Get your hands on a free ticket and learn how telecommunications giant Telstra launched a digital workplace to drive communication and productivity in our speaking session
We’re thrilled to announce our sponsorship of the 2018 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. Hear from Mars’s Digital Experience Senior Manager in our theatre speaking session and get up close and personal with Unily’s new user-experience engine, Hendrix.
We’re thrilled to announce our sponsorship of the 2018 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo we're we'll let you get up close and personal with Unily’s new user-experience engine, Hendrix.
We’re delighted to announce our sponsorship of the 2018 Gartner Digital Workplace Summit as a Platinum level sponsor. Get €325 off a full priced ticket, and learn from Shell’s VP of Internal Communications in our Solutions Provider Speaking Session.
With a diverse mix of support staff, security guards, grounds staff and coaches split across three sites, the club needed a simple way to modernise the flow of information to every employee, while improving processes and streamlining tools. A ready-to-go intranet platform was the answer in the shape of Unily, the first of its kind for Saints.
Understanding the performance of your digital workplace is critical. Armed with clear insights, you will be best placed to continue to publish high performing content that your employees need every day. Unily’s innovative analytics service provides a powerful, rich and fully featured set of dashboards for monitoring all aspects of your digital workplace in real-time. Whether you want to measure views, users or performance of any kind of content, our reports provide you with everything you need.
Unily's Head of Customer Insight, Martyn Perks, explains why enterprises must engage all employees, especially the hard-to-reach employees who often bring unique perspectives that drive productivity and improve customer value.
NFU Mutual is the UK’s leading rural insurer, providing insurance, investment and pension products to more than 900,000 members. With over 3,800 employees and a network of more than 300 local agency offices, the intranet is a crucial part of the company strategy to streamline business processes, promote employee connectivity and make applications accessible.
Unily has always been ‘social first’, with the right tools to help employees be heard, take part and get involved. Initially, Microsoft’s Yammer was Unily’s main social channel, bringing real-time conversation into the heart of the intranet, giving people a way to start discussions and share ideas from any device. In 2016, Unily launched its own social channel – Unily Social. Unily Social offers an alternative for organizations who want to use enterprise social networking tools to engage their entire workforce, from head office to front-line, regardless of whether they have an Office 365 license and the ability to use Yammer.
Watch our webinar as Independent Digital Workplace Consultant, James Dellow, exclusively interviews Cricket Australia’s Collaboration Manager, Technology - Grant Godwin, on how they successfully brought together all of Australia’s state and national cricket bodies with a single digital workplace platform to offer a truly engaging communication and collaboration experience.
Unily today announced that Lexmark, a global imaging solutions leader, has selected Unily to help build the foundation of Lexmark's digital workplace. As part of the agreement, Unily will provide cross-platform support, new engagement and knowledge sharing opportunities across the Lexmark organization.
Over the years we’ve seen a notable increase in the number of organizations moving off Jive to a complete modern digital workplace platform. Executing a successful migration from Jive can be a daunting task for even the most experienced intranet managers. With so much to consider, where do you start?
BrightStarr, the company behind the award-winning Unily digital workplace solution is rebranding as Unily. The company has garnered tremendous success for its Unily digital workplace solution and the rebranding initiative will help leverage the brand equity it has built in Unily and simplify the company’s go-to-market strategy around one platform and corporate name.
Launching an intranet in 2018 is more exciting than ever before, with so much to consider it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to formulating a goal-scoring strategy.
We're bringing our exclusive intranet masterclass to New York, NY. In this seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you what it takes to create an intranet your employees will love in 2018.
Download our case study to learn how leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, Ellie Mae, used a Unily intranet to achieve their goal of providing employees with a gateway to collaboration solutions from a central source, while providing access to company information and tools to increase productivity and engagement.
After working incredibly hard for weeks and months on planning, designing and launching your intranet, what better way to celebrate your accomplishment than with an Award praising your efforts, design skills, or launch plan!
We're bringing our exclusive intranet masterclass to Houston, TX. In this seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you what it takes to create an intranet your employees will love in 2018.
Watch our webinar as Unily’s CTO, Sam Hassani and Global Product Manager, Michael Draisey introduce Hendrix – Unily’s new UX engine. We'll give you a deep dive into Hendrix and features that make it so powerful.
We're delighted to introduce the new mandatory content read feature to Unily!
At Unily, we’ve supported a number of organizations migrating from Jive to Unily and Office 365. This is due to a need for more modern communication and collaboration experiences, improved governance and improved integration with the various Office 365 tools. Download this guide to learn why a growing number of organizations are considering a migration from Jive to the Unily platform.
Today, we launch Hendrix, Unily's new user-experience engine designed to give you increased flexibility to quickly and simply develop unique digital experiences for your employees, advancing organizational collaboration and communication as business demands continue to increase.
In the age of GDPR and with the safety and security of data in the spotlight, Unily is delighted to announce that BrightStarr has achieved the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the internationally recognized standard.
We're bringing our exclusive intranet masterclass to Chicago, IL. In this seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you what it takes to create an intranet your employees will love in 2018.
We're bringing our exclusive intranet masterclass to San Francisco, CA. In this seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you what it takes to create an intranet your employees will love in 2018.
We're excited to be sponsoring this year’s Intra.Net Reloaded Conference in Berlin, showcasing the latest innovations to our Unily intranet platform and an exclusive speaking session with Flight Centre.
On one hand, it’s simple. How much did your digital workplace cost to create? The technology involved, design time, licensing, and its ongoing support all have tangible associated costs. On the other hand, measuring its overall future value is a more challenging question to answer, but is essential to know. Download our guide today to help you figure out the best way to prepare and measure the value of your digital workplace.
Unily will be sponsoring and presenting at this year’s Intra.Net Reloaded conference in Boston, USA.
After touring across the United States, we're adding more dates to our Intranet Masterclass Roadshow. Next stop - Dublin Ireland. In this seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you what it takes to create an intranet your employees will love in 2018.
In 2017, Microsoft announced some really exciting changes to the Office 365 stack; Microsoft Teams, Communication Sites and Hub Sites which were announced at Microsoft’s Ignite Conference in September. These new tools tie into Microsoft’s “new vision for intelligent communications”, supporting their on-going mission to create “an intranet in your pocket.” So with these new tools available from Microsoft, can the out-of-the-box technology from SharePoint and Office 365 finally replace the need for a customized intranet?
Your homepage is the landing page of your intranet and you have just seconds to grab your employees’ attention. How do you ensure it’s relevant and engaging enough to keep people coming back for more? Unily’s brand new targeted homepage functionality is here to help!
Natalie Henderson, interim Internal Communications Manager for Hammerson, the owner, manager and developer of retail destinations in Europe, understands that an employee intranet platform has to deliver value for both employees and the business.
With more than 30,000 organisations now using Facebook’s enterprise communication tool, Workplace by Facebook, we’re asking where it sits within your wider intranet strategy. Does it replace your intranet entirely or does it fulfil a specific purpose within your digital workplace?
As Nielsen Norman announce the winners of the 17th Intranet Design Annual Awards, we share 9 insights from the report that you might find very surprising…
The Unily CMS (Content Management System) permissions model, updated last year, revolutionized the way that our customers manage access to intranet content, giving users granular control over who can be given what level of access and to which content. Building on these improvements, we’re excited to announce that CMS users are now able to use groups from Azure Active Directory to secure the CMS, as well as Sites and Pages on the front end of Unily.
Over the last 10 years we've seen digital workplace and intranet focused events play a pivotal role in supporting organisations through their digital transformation. As a result, the number of events in this market place have increased year on year, leaving us spoilt for choice.
IntraTeam is the leading intranet and digital workplace event in Copenhagen, offering three days packed with over 30 sessions designed to inspire and inform the intranet, internal communications and IT community.
Follow the story of one global business who transitioned over 33,000 files, documents and sites from Jive to Office 365 and Unily. Why did they make the move? How did they do it? And has it been a success?
We're bringing our exclusive intranet masterclass to Seattle, WA. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you what it takes to create an intranet your employees will love in 2018.
We're bringing our exclusive intranet masterclass to Los Angeles, CA. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you what it takes to create an intranet your employees will love in 2018.
Planning and implementing an intranet takes time and commitment to get right. As well as meeting staff needs, it must also provide a return on the business's overall investment. As modern technology platforms offer so many different kinds of capabilities, agreeing upon a clear definition of success can be complicated. Can it be measured by a financial improvement on the bottom line? Or are the benefits more personal?
As global productivity is reported to still be in decline, it has to be said that there’s one man in town whose productivity rates are through the roof year on year. With the population rising by 11% in the last 10 years, Santa’s productivity has increased alongside it, getting presents under the tree for every family around the world who celebrate Christmas Day.
We're bringing our exclusive intranet masterclass to Dallas, TX. In this FREE seminar co-hosted with Microsoft, we’ll show you what it takes to create an intranet your employees will love in 2018.
As the New Year approaches, here we take a look at what will make our digital workplace projects a success in 2018. The year ahead will provide an opportunity to improve the bottom-line, along with cost savings, productivity gains and better engaged workers. It will be essential to achieve these goals in order to secure ongoing digital workplace investment.
One of the most challenging areas for any business is how to capture, keep hold of, and make use of knowledge to sustain and improve business performance. It has a somewhat mysterious and complex quality: it’s more than data, facts or information. Knowledge is the sum of experience, expertise and human intuition — knowing the best way to solve a problem, or how to do something the right way.
Get involved with the first US Unily Success Seminar at Microsoft's offices in New York for a chance to network with the Unily community and learn how to drive success. Please note: We can no longer accept registrations as this event is now full.
2017 has been another big year for Unily, with over 500,000 new users added to the platform! As well as this, the product saw some significant updates that make it easier than ever to create reactive and engaging experiences for employees.
It’s coming up to that time of year where we look back on our progress and what we have achieved throughout the previous months. So what better time to do the same for your digital workplace and try to plan what the New Year means for your platform.
Unily to sponsor IntraTeam 2018 in Copenhagen as a Gold partner. The three day event will share the latest insights and knowledge on intranet technology, SharePoint and enterprise search.
Join us at the first EMEA Unily Success Seminar at Microsoft’s London HQ for a chance to network with the Unily community and learn how to drive success.
With over 10 years of experience creating intranet platforms and supporting business case creation, we’ve pooled our knowledge to create a compelling intranet business case guide and supporting template designed to win leadership support.
We're excited to announce our Gold Level sponsorship of the 5th annual internal communications conference 2018.
Amongst a slew of major announcements from the recently held Microsoft Ignite conference was the news from Jared Spataro, General Manager for Microsoft Office, that the preview of SharePoint Server 2019 is expected to arrive by mid-2018. While only 35% of licenses are on-premises, this is a strong signal that Microsoft is still focused on providing businesses with both online and on-premises versions.
Sometimes the hardest part of implementing your new intranet is engaging the rest of the organisation with it. There’s nothing more disheartening than spending months creating a fantastic new tool, that you know will positively impact the way people work, and they just don’t care.
As another year of the Unily community wraps up, we’ve seen thousands of pieces of content created across the platform. From business critical corporate updates to the weekly lunch menu, some content is certainly more popular than others.
Connect, Collaborate and Create with Unily at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. The conference will focus on Microsoft's Enterprise Technology including Office 365, SharePoint and OneDrive.
Watch our webinar as we speak to L'Oréal USA and KBC on how they created a compelling business case that demonstrates the value of an intranet and wins leadership support. Learn the key things you need to consider when creating your own business case and seize the opportunity to ask live questions.
Watch our recording as we're joined by Southampton FC and KBC at Intra.Net reloaded London 2017.
Unily will sponsor Ragan’s Intranet Best Practice Summit, Hosted at IBM’s Offices in Boston this December
Unily has come out on top in Clearbox Consulting’s ‘SharePoint intranets-in-a-box report 2018’. The latest report introduces new categories to highlight products that “stand out” with Unily named as ‘Intranet Choice – Europe’ and ‘Intranet Choice – North America’ – the only product named in both categories.
Unily, the leading cloud intranet platform has been chosen by one of the founding members of the Premier League, Southampton FC, to connect its world-renowned team.
Watch our webinar recording as we partner with internal communications consultancy simply communicate for our Preparing your business for a successful social intranet webinar.
Making the move from a static, brochure-style intranet to a dynamic and social engagement platform can be a huge undertaking. To make this process easier, we've put together a comprehensive guide in partnership with simplycommunicate, outlining 16 steps to take you from gathering objectives to measuring ongoing success. Download this guide by filling in the form on the right.
Earlier this month, we announced brand new widgets that are making their way into Unily Intranets. We are now pleased to introduce brand new User Profile Widgets to enrich your profile and enhance your networking experience across the intranet. So, what’s changed? The user profile has been refined and reorganized. A new clean layout with fewer tabs and some new additions to continue to improve user experience.
Microsoft has released another SharePoint site type to help people organize content across SharePoint sites, but how much value does it provide?
Having viewed a number of sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017 this year, one of the key areas of interest for me personally and the rest of the Infrastructure and Platforms team at Unily, was around Office 365 and Azure networking and infrastructure performance. Not the sexiest of topics, but one of paramount importance to all of us at Unily and many of our clients, especially those with global workforces distributed across the planet.
Traditionally, organisations rely heavily on email for all forms of internal and external communication. However, with the rise of collaborative tools and in particular, intranet software, this is changing.
Watch our seminar recording direct from the Microsoft Technology Center in New York as we show you how to create your very own modern intranet.
Unily by BrightStarr will sponsor the Knowledge Management & Enterprise Solutions Conference this November.
We’ll be showcasing the latest trends, digital workplace expertise and of course, Unily’s latest functionality at Ragan’s employee communications, PR and social media summit at Microsoft’s headquarters in Washington state.
Unily has been appointed by Shell to connect its 135,000 internal users in over 70 countries and territories.
Over the last couple of months, our team have been hard at work designing and developing even more Widgets, to help you bring in essential information from outside of your intranet, too. These simple, yet high-performing tools are one more step closer to your intranet becoming the place where everything starts.
Microsoft’s flagship conference, Microsoft Ignite, concluded last Friday after a week filled with announcements straight from Microsoft’s senior product teams. With big news surrounding SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, PowerApps, Teams and more, we’ve highlighted the most significant for your intranet and digital workplace.
We’re excited to be giving away complimentary tickets to some of our favourite upcoming digital workplace events across Europe and the US. As a sponsor, we are always keen to give you the opportunity to get involved, learn, share and network with some of the greatest minds in the digital workplace arena.
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business with a growing portfolio including everything from market analysts Datamonitor, the academic publishers Taylor Francis, Monaco Yacht Show event organisers, to owners of the historic maritime intelligence publication Lloyd's List. They operate in 43 countries and are run by 7,500 staff.
Watch our seminar recording to learn how to squeeze the most out of your intranet investment. You'll hear directly from the BrightStarr team as they help you think differently about how you approach your intranet project. You'll also hear from clients Penspen and the Barbican Centre in our client panel session.
Watch our recording as we were joined by Informa's Digital Communications Manager on stage at Gartner's Digital Workplace Summit in London this year.
Award-winning intranet solution Unily has been recognized by KMWorld as a trend-setting product for its ingenuity and innovation.
Learn how this FTSE 100 company uses a single digital workplace solution to unite five international business divisions. By working in agile sprints and bringing in multiple business representatives in the process, Informa has ensured the final result matches the organization's expectations and supports all business areas effectively.
There is little doubt of the benefits of modern intranet software over an aging, static legacy intranet. But with so many options out there, how do you know where to start? Download our comprehensive guide today to understand the questions you should be asking before deciding upon intranet software.
A modern intranet can go beyond just serving your core business objectives; it can create a fail safe for many of the difficult, unwanted situations that burden us in our everyday working lives. Here are four common workplace examples of how an intranet can help you stay out of trouble:
It’s time to leave SharePoint Workflows behind. I say this with a heavy heart. I was a fan of SharePoint Workflows from the very first time I discovered them back in 2007, but they’ve proved too inflexible and too difficult to manage effectively in large organizations.
In just a few months' time we’ll be moving into 2018 and we plan on making every second of this year count! We've complied a list of the hottest intranet and digital workplace events coming up this year; a combination of our own seminars, webinars and conferences around the world. Don’t miss them!
We’ll be showcasing Unily’s latest update at London’s Intra.Net Reloaded Conference this November.
With Unily’s impending 4.0 release launching this summer, we’ve been looking back at how far we’ve come. In just 3 years, the product has blossomed into a scalable enterprise solution that sits at the forefront of the intranet-as-a-service market. Organizations such as The Hershey Company, Monsoon Accessorize, Amec Foster Wheeler and many more continue to utilize the power of a Unily intranet to drive employee engagement and boost productivity.
Join our webinar as we show you how Unily’s latest Update will transform the way you use your intranet. More control. More versatility. More power.
One of the best things about being a customer of Unily is how well it integrates with and complements Office 365, making Office 365 intranets simpler.
Unily by BrightStarr supports Gartner's Digital Workplace Summit as a Platinum sponsor. Get €325 off a full priced ticket, and learn from Informa's Digital Communications Manager in our Solutions Provider speaking session.
Unily’s Summer Update brings with it a host of new ways to configure your intranet design to make every page shine. With a load of new Widgets to play with, new configuration options, page layouts and more, we’ve put together some of our favourite intranet page designs to get you inspired.
Traditional intranet software can sometimes focus too heavily on improving global communications and collaboration, aiming for the qualitative benefits of improved engagement and morale. But for organizations looking for the intranet to be a crucial part of their digital workplace, other capabilities need to be taken into account.
Delivering a digital workplace solution that employees actually adopt requires more than simply implementing the technology. From idea to launch to on-going engagement, your employees must be front and centre to the plan and equipped to make the most of a digital workplace.
At Unily, we’re committed to ensuring your intranet drives tangible benefits across five capabilities: Communication, networking, productivity, collaboration and knowledge. Individually or used together, they illustrate the myriad ways your intranet investment will provide value to your business.
Download our essential guide as we highlight eight ways your intranet can transform your internal communications, the bedrock of every digital workplace. Packed with practical solutions from real organizations such as the Hershey Company and Microsoft, this guide will help to inspire your own communications strategy.
Intranets are no longer static tools to share intermittent communications; they have the potential to be living, breathing platforms that can support your employee engagement initiatives. From getting people around the world talking, to helping people share knowledge and collaborate, all of these activities can organically help to keep people more engaged.
Everyone loves a badge, a label, a way of describing themselves or signposting what they do. As participants in the front-line of digital workplace technology, how can you conduct your own social experiment into how your employees interact with your intranet?
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.
Unily by BrightStarr sponsors this autumn's Intranet Now conference in London as a gold level sponsor.
Join us at Microsoft’s London headquarters as we show you how to formulate an intranet strategy that will consider multiple elements of your business including communication, networking, productivity, collaboration and knowledge.
Join us as we show you how to create an intranet platform which utilizes the rich functionality of the Office 365 ecosystem.
Learn what goes into launching a modern intranet that is agile and fast to deploy. Ellie Mae discusses how they are improving engagement and productivity in their workforce.
We're taking our intranet masterclass seminar to Manchester, UK this November.
Adam Wildash, BrightStarr's Developer Team Lead shares his excitement about the recently announced SharePoint framework extensions in developer previews.
Inspire your intranet and digital workplace with an evening with BrightStarr on Thursday 20th July at the Sanctum Soho Hotel in Soho, London.
Learn how to build an intranet that unites your entire workforce from head office to front line without breaking the bank.
Unily’s Summer update, coming soon, introduces some game-changing features that transform the power you hold to customize and configure your intranet product, without the need for development.
The modern intranet is gradually changing the way that employees go about their everyday tasks. With centralised access to forms, policies, documentation and resources, the intranet is now a place where work happens, rather than purely a hub for communication. However, for organisations with users based on the road, who are unfamiliar with how the intranet works, what is the most efficient way of navigating to each of these tools on a daily basis?
Preview the game-changing features coming to Unily this summer that give intranet managers the power to customize and configure their intranet.
BrightStarr brings its intranet masterclass seminar to Microsoft's Technology Center in New York City this Autumn.
FTSE 100 publishing, intelligence and events group Informa has launched a Unily intranet to help its 7,500 colleagues around the world connect, collaborate and work smarter.
Download our case study to learn how engineering giant Amec Foster Wheeler used a Unily intranet to support employees through a period of great change. With personalized news, social tools and new channels for global collaboration, the intranet is not only the central location for essential updates, it's a place where work happens.
Microsoft & BrightStarr Co-presents at Microsoft's Dublin Offices
Information architecture is an incredibly complex but ultimately rewarding exercise. So often, a large organisation will find itself swamped with clutter and content that has long gone past its sell-by date. Full to the brim intranet sites with stuff no longer being read or found.
Unily by BrightStarr will be sponsoring and presenting at this year’s Intra.Net reloaded Boston event this April.
For organisations who have already invested in Office 365, it makes financial sense to attempt to utilise more of the stack to enable global productivity, solving some of the common challenges around communication, collaboration and knowledge sharing.
BrightStarr is once again sponsoring and presenting at Intra.NET Reloaded in Berlin this April.
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.
Microsoft Office 365 is becoming an increasingly popular choice as an intranet or digital workplace platform for many organisations looking for a scalable, manageable enterprise platform. In this guide, we dig-deep into Office 365 and how it can be utilized to add value to your digital workplace.
When a large enterprise launches an intranet, the focus is often on head office workers who fit a ‘standard’ profile with a desk and a work device. But what happens if employees’ needs differ? What if some of your employees work in retail, in a factory or on the road and have no access to a desktop and no company phone?
With Marketing departments managing various complex campaigns at a time, even the most prudently thought-out plan can be disrupted.
Download the case study to learn how globally recognized Football Club Tottenham Hotspur uses a Unily intranet to support their internal brand and unite their team on and off the pitch.
If implemented and maintained effectively, the value of an enterprise social network can be huge for a global organisation. It provides new ways to communicate, collaborate and bring people from disparate parts of the business together.
Over the last month, we’ve been hard at work on our 28-page essential guide to help inform your Office 365 intranet strategy. If you haven’t had a look at that already then you should do today. It’s packed with insights on the Office 365 tools you need to know, when and where to use each service to meet use cases, how this practically works in an intranet solution and more.
BrightStarr sponsor the Digital Workplace Experience in Chicago
Earlier this month Brightstarr sponsored a touchtennis tournament in the UK, one of the country’s newest and growing racket sports.
Join us as we embark on a journey which will take you behind the scenes of how our industry leading clients created a digital workplace, which their employees love.
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 guide.
Join us for our free, half-day Intranets Masterclass at Microsoft's London HQ
We're taking a deep dive into Unily's new document experience, giving you an inside peek into it's enhanced integrations with SharePoint and OneDrive plus a brand new user interface.
Our Consulting team work with a diverse, ever-changing set of organisations with completely different needs and requirements from their digital workplace.
During a visit to NASA Space Centre in 1962 President John F. Kennedy spotted a janitor carrying a broom. He deviated off to the man and said “Hi, I’m Jack Kennedy. What are you doing?” “Well Mr. President,” the janitor responded, “I’m helping to put a man on the moon.”
With thousands of users on the Unily platform, we see a lot of content being published. From informative news articles, insightful blogs, comical videos and events, hundreds of new pieces of content are created daily. As a new year kicks-off, we wanted to discover what content topics were performing best for our clients, and identify the content with the most views and social interactions.
We are delighted to announce that our client, global jewellery manufacturer PANDORA, have been shortlisted in two categories in the CIPR #Insidestory Awards for their Office 365 intranet project and accompanying international communications campaign.
For any brand or marketing manager worth their salt, the sight of a stretched logo or an off-brand font is enough to give them a sleepless night (And the last thing any of us want is a tired and grouchy marketing manager in the office).
Our leading Intranet-as-a-Service product Unily saw some awesome innovations in 2016 and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got planned for 2017!
So you’ve decided upon needing a new intranet, but what applications are you going to need to support how your teams work? Making sure employees have access to the right tools is important for improving their productivity, communication and collaboration. Here are some ideas as to the essential intranet applications you might wish to consider.
In the time honoured tradition of reviews and “best of” articles that tend be prevalent at this time of year, we’ve decided to take a look back at our top 5 most popular blog posts from the past year.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Choosing, customizing and deploying an intranet solution can be a tricky business. Get it right and your business could see benefits that include an increase in employee efficiency, engagement, communication, productivity, and flexible working. Get it wrong and your organization could be left with an expensive white elephant. So when searching for a new intranet product, what should you be looking out for?
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.
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!
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.
BrightStarr is a Platinum sponsor for Smile London Conference 2016.
In this video case study, we go inside Monsoon Accessorize's new Office 365 Unily intranet, named Moogle. Press play below to watch the video.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
BrightStarr joins Microsoft to market the synergistic properties of Unily and Microsoft Office 365 at this event in Dallas, hosted by the National Retail Federation.
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.
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?
BrightStarr is a premier sponsor at this pivotal SharePoint event in Washington D.C.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Intranets (as one aspect of the broad suite of digital workplace technologies) tend to suffer from low levels of usage once they’ve been launched, when the initial period of excitement has ebbed away. Download our 12-page guide as we dive into digital workplace adoption, helping you to understand how to plan for it, measure it, and put a strategic plan in place.
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.
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).
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. With real life examples from the global enterprise, download the guide today to inspire your own intranet strategy.
Brand new Unily Web Form functionality is here! Find out how this new feature will help to drive adoption of your intranet.
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!
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.
The phrase ‘if you build it, they will come’ is sadly not always the case for digital workplace solutions. Creating an intranet solution that is truly loved and adopted by employees takes commitment and a solid launch plan is essential to success.
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.
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!
As a continuation of our Digital Workplace Adoption Series, experienced BrightStarr Consultants Matt and Martyn discuss best practice for driving great intranet adoption.
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.
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.
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.
Join the BrightStarr team at this year's smilelondon Workshop this May.
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.
We're excited to announce the Unily Spring Updates 2016 are here.
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?
We’re delighted to be shortlisted with UK sport retailer Wiggle in this year’s Retail Week Customer Experience Awards!
The challenges and opportunities for insurance businesses (irrespective of size) in this digital age are enormous.
Join us for our free, half-day Intranet Masterclass: Overcoming the Adoption Problem at Microsoft's brand new London offices.
Employees are often the forgotten customers in retail, but their contribution and engagement in internal discussions is key to a company's success. Download our guide to creating an exceptional retail intranet, using engaging design and social tools to improve employee engagement.
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’.
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.
Join us at Intra.NET Reloaded Berlin this April.
2016 is the first year an as-a-Service product has won the Best Intranet Design award, bucking the trend of long custom builds.
This year we're heading to the Windy City to sponsor Ragan's annual event.
We're delighted to be sponsoring Intra.NET Reloaded Boston this year.
Working together with Microsoft on their FastTrack program.
We're excited to be returning to this year's IntraTeam Event in Denmark!
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about Unily in this 90 second video. We like to keep things short and sweet.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
UK Unily client The Royal Free Hospital was 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.
As Microsoft announce the public release of Microsoft Graph, what does it mean for your enterprise solutions?
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?
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?
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?
Get your ticket for SMiLE (Social Media in the Large Enterprise) - the leading conference in Europe for internal communicators looking to evaluate the potential impact of enterprise social.
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?
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.
Where should you be investing in technology to drive employee engagement? In our latest seminar, we’ll debate the best strategy to drive employee engagement with technology for a more agile, flexible and transparant workplace.
With more vendors, consultants, experts and commentators rushing to join the bandwagon, how do you make sense of it all?
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?
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?
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!)
Watch the recording of the Spring Updates webinar, held on June 25th 2015
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.
Do the common reasons for custom developing an intranet from scratch make sense and stand up to closer scrutiny?
From the definition of a digital workplace to how to develop a strategy that can actually be delivered within your organization, this informative guide explains it all in practical, business-centric terms. Download a free copy by completing the on-page form.
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?
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?
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.
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.
We're proud to be sponsoring SharePoint Fest in Washington this August, packed with over 70 sessions across multiple SharePoint tracks.
Unily creators, BrightStarr, today announced that it will be exclusively embarking on a national, ten city tour with Microsoft.
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.
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?
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?
What is the magic formula that makes some intranets ‘award-winning’ and how do we translate this into a strategy for our clients?
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.
Hybrid search in SharePoint Online makes finding content easy, wherever the content lives.
At this year’s Microsoft Ignite Conference, the BrightStarr & Unily team received some exciting news from the Metalogix Best of Breed Awards.
Today is a banner day for BrightStarr, with two big announcements coming out of their corporate headquarters.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Online retailer Wiggle have chosen the Unily Intranet as a Service as their new Intranet platform.
Congratulations! You’ve invested in your shiny new intranet but this isn’t the end of a journey, it’s just the beginning.
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?
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).
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.
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.
Designing a good intranet is difficult, not least because ‘good’ means so many different things to different organizations.
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.
Unily is the brand new cloud Intranet as a Service built on Office 365, SharePoint and Yammer, built by Microsoft Gold Partner BrightStarr.
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
Enterprise Social is no longer a hot trend, it is an essential business tool supporting greater employee productivity and collaboration. To find out how enterprise social networking tools can enhance your digital workplace, download our whitepaper today.
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.
The latest digital workplace news, events, guides and case studies.