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A Quantified Diabetic

At Quantified Self Europe 2014, ILUMY’s own Stefan Hoevenaar told a story about his father and how he measured his diabetic life. Trained as a chemist, Stefan’s father kept daily logs for 30 years with his blood sugar levels and personal notes explaining any discrepancies. This makes him a Quantified Selfer avant la lettre, with paper logbooks and hand-drawn annual graphs to understand himself and his disease, rather than today’s handy online services and mobile apps.

Preparing and presenting this story helped Stefan better understand his father, and made all of us at ILUMY think about better ways for application users to record and make sense of their data.

Social Bankers

Bankers are getting a bad rep lately. But not those in development finance. Through a number of state-owned development banks, such as FMO in the Netherlands and IDB in New York, these bankers provide government-backed loans to companies in developing countries. But although they all share the same lofty goals and visit the same far-away countries, they hardly work together. And this is where ILUMY comes in.

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Brandweer on fire

On two evenings last year, 500 Amsterdam firefighters came together to vote on innovations suggested by their colleagues. In the line of fire: communications advisor Remco de Korte, who pitched one of four shortlisted ideas (from a longlist of 36). He got the crowd all fired up about his mobile intranetapp.Brandweer IntraAppel taart2

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Small innovation, Big impact

ILUMY is all about digital innovation. That may sound grand, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. Yes, we do help clients devise digital strategies and design sophisticated online platforms and apps. But innovation can be small and quick, too. It’s all about looking for new ways to do things better, easier or faster. Big things, but also seemingly little things that can have a big impact.

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To Russia with love

Russia is getting some bad press recently. So here’s some good news coming to the land of onion-domed churches, oligarchs and – soon – exterior cladding: our client Trespa just launched a Russian-language mini-site. We developed it for them, of course, and used parallax scrolling to make it interactive and intuitive. Have a look for yourself.

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Plek at the Intranet Conference 2014

On March 18, the sixth annual intranet conference took place at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. This year’s event attracted over 600 visitors – and Plek!

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Evolve intranet event

After his speech at the Plek launch in January, it was time for our friend Peter Haan’s own scoop: at an impressively well-organised event in Utrecht last week, he presented the findings of his study into internal social media usage in 76 mostly big Dutch companies and organisations.

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Peter Haan on social intranets

Yesterday social business expert Peter Haan spoke at our offices about the success factors for internal social networks within organisations. The occasion was the official launch of Plek, which conveniently coincided with ILUMY’s New Years drinks. His main message: choosing a good platform, such as Plek, is only a first step – albeit an essential one. For a successful implementation a good activation plan is equally important.

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Start-up Plek slaat brug tussen klassiek en sociaal intranet

Sociaal intranet wordt volwassen

Amsterdam – De Nederlandse start-up Plek Nederland lanceert op 10 december een nieuwe intranet-dienst voor bedrijven. Plek combineert het beste van traditionele intranetten – vertrouwde huisstijl, bedrijfsnieuws, informatie over processen, personeelszaken en faciliteiten – met de voordelen van nieuwe sociale netwerken: directe communicatie, kennis delen, samenwerking faciliteren en medewerkers verbinden met elkaar en de organisatie.

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Internship vacancies starting from January

At ILUMY we like to work with talented interns. As from January there are some new vacancies. Check out the join us page for more info.

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