New PDF release: A Concise Dictionary of English Slang

By B.A. Phythian

ISBN-10: 0340184825

ISBN-13: 9780340184820

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Interestingly, good intentions do not always lead to cross-boundary information sharing. As reported by Sue Newell, Harry Scarborough, and Jacky Swan of the University of London (2001), internal “electronic fences” emerged as an outcome of intranet development in one case study. However, with the increasing recognition of the need for knowledge as an imperative for a globally aware world, information will need to be available across natural boundaries such as language, time, and expertise in ways that enable both a breadth and depth of understanding.

Even so, the intranet has not seen the same intensity in uptake as the Internet. Are there technologies out there that will impact the intranet? , organizational drivers) that will impact the usefulness of the intranet? Most certainly, but to what degree remains uncertain. The future is dependent on organizations’ adoption preferences, and these are tied to organizational culture as well as the perceived value proposition of an intranet. Information professionals are accountable for helping to bring on new improvements, even if they are not disruptive ones, in a meaningful context, in accountable ways.

Both intranets and the Internet share common elements in search, navigation, and the need to deliver a predictable experience. Still, intranets remain a less-orchestrated experience, often tied together through some minimal amount of branding, templates, and information architecture standards. The Internet is a heavily studied, monitored, and resourced experience. An intranet is usually a mosaic that is organized, at best, by an information architecture and governance structure and, at worst, not at all.

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