Prescient’s boardroom was full for both sessions of the “How to
fix a broken intranet” seminar on October 11th, and the
attendees clearly saw high value in the event, providing an average
rating of 7.8 out of 10.
Julian Mills of Prescient started the seminar by suggesting how to
determine when an intranet is broken, and then outlining a plan for
fixing it. He suggested an important flag is e-mail usage: if that is
the most common means by which employees exchange information and
manage projects, then the intranet is clearly not functioning
Seth Gottleib of Optaros, then demonstrated how open source
solutions can fix key elements of an intranet, including improving
content management with Plone and Alfresco, and how blogs can be
deployed with Roller and Drupal. He also showed how Trac, bug tracking
software, is now being used for project management.
Attendees felt the information was excellent and well organized
with all of them indicating they would attend another event by
Prescient and Optaros.