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The last few hours at IBF24 have been really fascinating and incredibly educational. The nearly 200 current participants on the IBF24 Live Meeting site heard from the folks at Nokia, showcasing some of the capabilities of their portal.  Then, Richard Dennison from BT presented an overview of thoughts around Social Media and adoption of 2.0 capabilities into the enterprise.  Social Media, he says, is mainly about employee participation – and getting the organization to trust their employees so that they can in turn become more natural and communicative about what they do and, importantly, what they know.  More details about his presentation and all of the IBF24 activity will be available on the IBF24 web site after the event.

Next there was a quickie overview of Intranet and Enterprise 2.0 technologies to look out for in the future – talking a bit about how E2.0 is going to be more about implementation and governance than it is about new technologies, although there still will be some evolution in the maturity and capabilities of the solutions offered.  Some related technologies and trends to watch include SOA as a means to support 2.0 capabilities, mobile Intranet, and online application services.

After that we heard from Microsoft’s Kirk Koenigsbauer, General Manager for Office Servers, Microsoft. Kirk
has global responsibility for SharePoint technologies. Kirk went over the Share Point platform and talked about the platform’s capabilities and features. Lots of questiosn from the audience were around implementation and capabilities, as well as lessons learned from the surge in activity around this product.

Finally, Ethanb McCarty is deliverying a really great inside look of the IBM intranet – showcasing the w3 Portal, collaborative and innovative news delivery, the company Blog platform (Blog Central) and a beta networking space called Beehive. Lots of interest in how IBM has delivered these features.

Stay tuned for more updates!

About the author

Nancy Goebel - DWG's Managing Director for Member & Benchmarking ServicesNancy Goebel is DWG’s Managing Director for Member Services. In addition to heading up service delivery, she is responsible for member engagement, retention and growth. Nancy also sits on DWG’s Board of Directors.

Prior to joining the Digital Workplace Group, Nancy was a accomplished executive at JPMorgan Chase where she built and led a global team in desigining and implementing an award-winning intranet. She also led digital enablement and business re-engineering initiatives.

Outside work, Nancy is a wine maker, fundraiser, meditator, wife and mother of two.

Connect with Nancy on Twitter: @nancyatdwg or on Google +.

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