Admit it. You can’t find a thing on your company intranet. The search sucks. The navigation sucks. Anything you can find, you don’t trust. It is all out of date, incomplete, wrong, or worst of all — you’re not sure. The only way to communicate is by email. When you have a question, you ask somebody. When you tell people you are going to post a file to the intranet they laugh at you. “Why not just bury it your backyard?” they ask.
We knew that great things were bound to happen after beginning the Academic Initiative partnership at Base22. The idea was to give back to the Academy everything we've received through the years: knowledge and experience. The difference we have found between the classroom and the project trenches are gaps we always try to reduce in our workforce. A partnership could not only help Base22, but the whole community.
As part of our simple explainer video series, we decided to tackle software frameworks. This might not seem like an area to create and find business value, but from a pragmatic standpoint a lot can be gained or lost depending on what frameworks are used.
Companies are destined to change: changes in the market situations, changes in opportunities, changes in supply and demand, and hundreds of other changes. In order to be able to offer a quick response to changes in demand, an organization needs to be agile and keep its performance adaptive and finely tuned according to its specific goals. Information Technology is a key factor in supporting these goals.
Picking a website structure for your next development is extremely important. A lot of questions are going to come up, and a lot might fall through the cracks. Partnering with an experienced firm to work on design, development, and strategy can remove the pain of taking on the next important project.
In mid-November of last year IBM released a new Software as a Service (SaaS) content management offering known as IBM Watson Content Hub. Base22 participates in a design partner program with IBM, and as a part of that, we have had the opportunity to review plans and provide feedback to the product team on various aspects of this offering since prior to the initial release. As a result, we have been closely tracking the evolution of the product and we believe that if you haven’t had an opportunity to check out this solution yet, it is definitely worth a look now.
Building a good website is hard. It takes planning, it takes skill and talent, and most of all, it takes content. Ideally, that content would tell a compelling and useful story of who you are, what you do, and how to work with you. In a perfect world, as soon as you published that content all of your potential customers would instantly read it and the phone would start ringing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way.