Collaboration & Social Strategy: Part Two- File-Based Collaboration

Katie Kurz
March 30, 2015

Shared FoldersThe network drive is viewed as an extension of the desktop filesystem by most company computer users.  Typically, system administrators will configure desktops to save automatically to a network user folder, and map frequently used shares to letters of

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Collaboration & Social Strategy: Part One- Contemporary Collaboration Tools

Katie Kurz
March 26, 2015

Collaboration: col·lab·o·ra·tion  /kə labə rāSHən/  NounTwo or more people working together toward shared goalsCollaboration is understood by the above definition, but the new technologies enabling collaboration can be confusing. This first in a series of blog posts attempts to define and give examples

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Content Strategy for Intranets: Part Four—Search Optimization

ascendum
March 18, 2015

Defining Enterprise SearchEnterprise search is considerably different from consumer “transactional” web search and desktop file searches.  Good experiences with web search on Google, Yahoo, and Bing lead to expectations that these experiences can be directly transposed to enterprise search.  Unfortunately,

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Content Strategy for Intranets: Part Three—Analytics and WebTrends

ascendum
March 17, 2015

Web analytic tools can shed light on the degree to which employees engage with content. Content analysis is very similar to marketing, and many of the same tactics employed for public sites will work internally.  It is recommended that site

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Content Strategy for Intranets: Part Two—Common Content

ascendum
March 17, 2015

 As we discussed in Part One of Content Strategy for Intranets, categorizing data is extremely important for storing content. However, an even more important part of content is keeping the content targeted to the audience.Content should be categorized by its geographic

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Content Strategy for Intranets: Part One—Metadata

ascendum
March 16, 2015

Metadata is “data about data,” which is a confusing definition. This term is used frequently in content management.  Whenever metadata is used, efforts should be made to remove this jargon from anything a consumer of information may use, such as

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Bluespring, a Vora Ventures Company, is a Gold Sponsor of 2015 SharePoint Cincy

Katie Kurz
March 9, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: CINCINNATI– Bluespring Software, a Vora Ventures Company, is excited to announce its gold level sponsorship of the 5th annual SharePoint Cincy conference, taking place on April 24th at the Northern Kentucky University METS Center. SharePoint Cincy typically draws more than

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Vora Ventures & Ascendum Pay It Forward

ascendum
February 13, 2015

While February is best known for Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, and Groundhog Day, Vora Ventures’ Human Resources Department, in collaboration with Charitable Action Committee (CAC), is working hard to make it memorable in a new way.Building on the success of the December “Pay

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Vora Ventures and Ascendum Named Gold and Bronze Sponsors of 2015 TechOlympics

ascendum
February 5, 2015

 On February 20th, more than 500 of the brightest minds from high schools across Cincinnati will gather at the Millennium Hotel for the 2015 TechOlympics. Over the next three days, they’ll display their skills representing their alma mater as they

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Transform SharePoint into a Corporate Search Tool

ascendum
December 22, 2014

Does your organization use SharePoint as your Intranet? Have years of information tucked away in various sites and share drives? Are you finding it difficult to search and find relevant information?If so, join Ascendum Solutions and Bluespring Software, members of

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