Author Archive : Michael Sampson

Interactions 2012 - The Intranet is Becoming a Collaborative / Social Workplace

While I was in London early last month, I attended an intranet conference hosted by Interact, a vendor of “intelligent intranet” software (to use their…


Adoption of Mobile Devices and Apps—What's Different?

In my last blog post I wrote about five roadblocks to the adoption of collaboration systems at work. While there are a range of practical…


Why is New Technology Not Adopted?

Adoption of new ways of working is a key interest in my work—it’s a topic on which I wrote the book and run workshops with…


Video Conferencing Where You Work

A couple of reports this week paint an interesting picture on the adoption of video conferencing equipment and approaches in the enterprise. According to a…


Tracing the History of IBM Connections 4

At Lotusphere in mid-January this year, IBM announced that the next edition of its Connections product would ship later in 2012. IBM Connections 4 hasn’t…


How Collaborative Tools Can Lead to Organisational Efficiency

I’ll be in Europe again during the first week of October for another raft of workshops and conference presentations. For one of my conference talks,…


The Power of Demonstrating Results, and Collaboration Beyond SharePoint

At the inaugural Working in Collaborative Environments conference in New Zealand last week, there were a couple of case study presentations about introducing and using…


Overcoming the "Too Many Tools Problem"

At the conclusion of a recent presentation on user adoption strategies for new collaborative environments, one of the attendees asked me this question: We have…


The Power of Turning Up

In a recent client engagement I have been reminded again of the importance of turning up in person when you are exploring possibilities for how…


Taking Collaboration Too Far

In a couple of recent conference presentations, I’ve shared some concerns with taking the concept of collaboration too far, or pushing it into areas that…