Digital Workplace or Intranet?

Is the digital workplace something new, or is it just packaging?

The digital workplace is not an intranet on steroids, or a replacement of an intranet; or the next great enterprise portal, nor is it SharePoint. The digital workplace describes a workplace of digitally interconnected tools used to get work done. It’s that simple. And yet, that complex.

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Digital Workplace Definition

Many will claim to be the first to use or define the “digital workplace.” Consultants love to clamor to be the “first” to coin a phrase or a combination of words that have been in existence for dozens of years. The reality is the digital workplace has existed for dozens of years; it’s present at all of our respective workplaces. I first heard the phrase in 2002 when IBM referred to their internal, online environment as the digital workplace.

The digital workplace is not a piece of software or a platform, or a replacement for the intranet. It includes the intranet and all your digital tools. We’ve all had a digital workplace for decades, the label however is new.

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