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Thanks for visiting the Digital Workplace Group (DWG) website. You'll see this post may refer to the "Intranet Benchmarking Forum (IBF)," the "Digital Workplace Forum (DWF)" or "IBF Live." But that doesn't match our website name!

In a nutshell, we merged IBF and DWF into one service and changed our name to "Digital Workplace Group." The new name represents the broader set of services we've grown to offer, beyond an original focus on just intranets. We also changed the name of our monthly webinar from "IBF Live" to "Digital Workplace Live."

Although we've relabelled things, we're proud of our decade+ history and have left this page intact. Enjoy your time on our site and please contact us with any questions or comments.

IBF Live – the online broadcast featuring the best intranets from around the world.

Digital Workplace Live is the unique online intranet show from IBF. Going out live on the first Tuesday of every month, it’s unmissable for anyone who works with intranets, portals and information workplaces.

2 April episode featuring:
Safeway’s open source intranet and
Group Health Cooperative’s before/after journey

April’s IBF Live episode offers up a virtual intranet feast, with two very different, very interesting live tours.

Jeremy Person (@jeremyperson), Corporate Communications Group Director at large US grocery chain Safeway, will join the show to walk us through Safeway’s intranet, built using only open source software.

Jeremy will explain Safeway’s success with low software costs, agile development and robust application integration. Is the open source approach better than shopping around for expensive software? Tune in to find out.

Also joining the show will be Becky Farone (@bk29), Senior Manger for Intranet & Information Resources at Group Health Cooperative. Becky has led a complete modernization of the intranet based on a rigorous, data-driven project.

Becky will take us through the steps she took to gain stakeholder buy-in, gather and analyse user data, and implement the project.

What IBF Live
When: 2 April at 16-17:00 UK-GMT · 11-12:00 US-EST
Register: – DWG members will receive their login details via email.
– Guests can sign up for a one-time free guest pass.

We hope to see you there!

About the author

Ephraim Freed, Communications Manager for the Digital Workplace Group (DWG)Ephraim Freed is a communicator and self-proclaimed “intranet nerd”.

Ephraim works at Riot Games now, but previously worked at DWG overseeing marketing, facilitating in-person & online member events and hosting our monthly webinar, Digital Workplace Live.

Prior to that, as a writer and professional services consultant for social intranet software company, ThoughtFarmer and managed internal communications and launched a social intranet at Oxfam America.

In his spare time Ephraim raises his two baby girls, goes trail running and plays many sports with great mediocrity.


  1. Unmissable yes, but sadly even I am not dedicated enough to watch at 01:30am which is when the live broadcast is in my timezone. Any chance of access for a limited time to the broadcast, say for 24hrs following?

  2. Ephraim Freed

    Hi Jo. Thanks for the comment and your question.

    We do record IBF Live and make the episodes available to IBF members for playback on our confidential member extranet.

    I can’t quite tell from your name and comment information – are you an IBF member?

  3. I don’t know a lot open source software but I do know Drupal very well and it’s a really efficient and practical application that we use at TALCOD (French Web and Open source agency I work in) and I can tell that customers are quite satisfied with it.

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