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.
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.
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.
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.
As a design intern at ILUMY, I am looking into serious games in healthcare. At the moment, this is a real hype in healthcare. But what are they? Serious games are games that do not have pure entertainment as their main purpose. A good example is ReMission, a game in which patients fight against cancer. This raises self-confidence in their rehabilitation and informs them about the disease itself.
Recent statistics from the Worldwide Intranet Challenge (WIC) proved a point most organisations already know: only a small percentage of employees actively contribute to their intranet. And this is how small a percentage:
How often do you use the intranet to:
Plek, ILUMY’s social intranet platform, reached another milestone this week. The Dutch Council for Human Rights officially launched Plek for its 75 professionals at a launch event in Utrecht. The council had been successfully trying out the platform for several weeks after a soft launch at the end of August. Project manager Marysha Molthoff commented: “We are using the intranet for a week and it really looks great! and works perfectly.”
Last week the International Symposium on Wearable Computers took place in Zurich, Switzerland. Two topics caught our eye, both about technology for communicating with animals. Two-way, that is.
Finding your way in a hospital is never easy, especially if that hospital is one of the biggest in the country, with dozens of outpatient clinics and departments in six buildings on up to 12 floors. ILUMY is now working with Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) to pilot a mobile routing app.
Folks at the University of Washington hooked up the brains of two scientists via wire, so one could control the hand of the other, with his brain. While just a very basic proof of concept, you can see plenty of applications in, as ever, gaming, warfare, sex and healthcare.
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