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Webinar summary: Tune in to IBF Live on Tuesday, January 7th to see how two very different major global financial companies are using internal social media.

Show topics: 1) Live tour of Barclays’ SharePoint 2010 + Newsgator environment
2) Live tour of AXA’s IBM Connections implementation
Date & time: Tues, Jan 7th  |  11:00 New York-EST · 16:00 London-GMT
Access: Guests can sign up for a one-time free guest pass. Subscribers and IBF members will receive login details via email.
One-time guest pass



Comparing online collaboration at financial institutions

Most large organizations today are wrestling with collaboration: how do you properly implement online social tools that truly help employees and the company? Financial institutions face increased challenges due to special rules and regulations targeted at protecting personal and financial information.

During IBF Live on January 7th see how two very different global financial institutions, Barclays and AXA, are using online collaboration tools for employees. Both Barclays and AXA work in over 50 countries and employee around 150,000 employees globally. Based in the UK, Barclays has a history spanning over 300 years and offers a broad range of financial services. AXA, based in France, started out as an insurance company and now has many services in savings and asset management.

Barclays and Axa social intranets - SharePoint Newsgator and IBM Connections

SharePoint 2010 + Newsgator vs. IBM Connections

The AXA intranet team recently launched IBM Connections and is exploring best practices in enterprise social media adoption and metrics.

The Barclays intranet is built on SharePoint 2010 with the NewsGator social media platform. The team has gained traction over the past year engaging employees via user-generated content, ideation, badging and mobile, while also working on a data warehouse for analysing the social events and gaining insight via sentiment analysis.

This episode of IBF Live offers a unique opportunity to compare two different and very popular enterprise social platforms side-by-side.

One-time guest pass



IBF Live – intranet and digital workplace insights in a monthly online broadcast

IBF Live is the unique online show from IBF. Going out live on the first Tuesday of every month it offers live tours and expert insights on intranets, social and collaborative software, mobile apps and the broader digital workplace. Learn about subscribing to IBF Live.

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. Brenda Hutchings

    Please send me login details for this webinar.

  2. I wanted to attend this but have another meeting from 4.00 p.m. London time (leaving about 3.45 to attend). Is there anyway I can get a recorded copy please?



  3. Ephraim Freed

    Thanks for your question Nicky.

    IBF Live episodes are all recorded and stored in a video library with hundreds of other related recordings. The videos are sortable by topics and other key details.

    This video library is available to IBF Live subscribers and to IBF Members. IBF Members have access to this video library plus a massive research library and new IBF research reports.

    You can learn more about both here:

    Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  4. Alison Newman

    Hi Brenda, please check your inbox as I will send you some information very shortly. Kind regards Alison

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