From too many websites to 1

By |June 29th, 2012|

What do you do when your online presence keeps expanding with websites, campaign sites and new online channels, but your resources (surprise!) stay the same? So far to most the futile answer has been to try to maintain and update the ever-growing mountain of sites and content. But that’s a battle you […]

Are industry top level domains attractive?

By |September 7th, 2011|

In the past, the generic Top Level Domains (also known as gTLD’s) have been limited to the well known .com, .net, .org and about 20 more. In addition to these generic TLD’s there are about 250 country-specific top level domains like .us, .ch or .tv (which stands for Tuvalu, a small Polynesian island nation located […]

Governments have too many websites

By |August 15th, 2011|

Today most countries are drowning in central government websites. In a small, but highly digital country like Denmark with just over 5 million inhabitants there are currently 1000+ government websites and in the US the number is 24.000 websites.

There are certainly more government websites out there than necessary.

To put it another way – time has […]

5 intranet trends for 2011 and beyond

By |August 4th, 2011|

Business managers in charge of their organization’s intranet are constantly faced with the challenge to stay on top of their game. They need to cut through hyped-up vendor announcements and media overload to find out which trends are actually important for them.

At J. Boye we regularly discuss these subjects with our members in our many […]

Digital productivity and the semantic web

By |July 8th, 2011|

If we deliver the right information to the right people in the right way, it will help us meet our goalsFrom: Bob Boiko: ”Laughing at the CIO”

New apps are constantly being developed, social media presence seems ever-increasing, video streaming is on the up and the list goes on. New possibilities, products and channels […]

2011 online priorities in higher education

By |January 5th, 2011|

What are the top priorities for 2011 for online professionals working in higher education? Can online technology be “a saviour” when budgets are shrinking and competition gets fiercer?

From my perspective from a large and complex Swedish higher ed organization; Karlstad university, here are the 3 top priorities for 2011

Portals vs Learning Management Systems

Almost all higher […]

A good intranet is about more than impressive key figures

By |September 8th, 2010|

Much has been said and written about the importance of key figures – also in relation to intranets. Intranet managers are expected to constantly produce and provide ”relevant and up-to-date key figures” to management in order to document their every activity and essentially justify their existence.

Moreover, many intranets are being used to publish key figures […]

Web strategy in real life – what happens after a great conference?

By |November 13th, 2009|

At our recent Aarhus 2009 conference, we had some great discussions on the web strategy track. Some of the expert recommendations were:  Expand your mandate. Don’t just manage web content, manage information. Get it right, and you could have a seat at the table. But is all this really achievable in real life?

The advice from […]

What are the 10 most notorious pitfalls when developing a web strategy?

By |October 30th, 2009|

I have been gathering facts and thoughts on pitfalls for web strategy work through our Groups and the research we’ve done on Best Practices for Creating a Web Strategy.

So far, I have come up with 9 common pitfalls:

Speaking “web” – instead of speaking a language that management can relate to
Trying to solve too much […]

Why is your content so bad?

By |October 7th, 2009|

While technology problems often steal the attention, fact is that many Web and intranet professionals struggle just as much with the content side of things. We have too much content, outdated content, content that is not user-friendly. The list goes on.

I talked to Kristina Halvorson, author of the recently published book Content Strategy for the […]