Now Blogging Internally

Wednesday 2nd March, 2005
I've opened up a second blog, this time internally at work. Based around a similar template to this one, it will contain all my project reporting to management, software/hardware reviews etc.

For example, I'm reviewing a Notes based application with a view to purchasing at the moment. I will be blogging internally to my colleagues about it with positives/negatives without having to continually email them. Product datasheets etc. can be attached without sending large attachments to multiple recipients. OK, at the end of the day it's an intranet thing, but it couldn't have been easier to set up.

As it's Notes based, unlike our existing IIS based intranet, it offers improved searching management and other benefits.

I will be posting a review of the application on my public blog at some point, but the supplier hasn't donated to my charity stunt yet ;O)

  1. 1) Bob Obringer Said: (02/03/2005 21:47:02 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Now Blogging Internally

    Very interesting as I have just done the exact same thing... With DominoBlog as well.

    I customized the template to use the exact same look and feel as the rest of our intranet applications, piece'o'cake.

    I've developed a huge set of reusable components that are very easy to plug into any web application to create the same look and feel across the board. Instead of documenting it in a traditional database, I am blogging my documentation. FLAT data, easily searchable. Plus, other developers using my components, read it daily to see what new cool components I have added to our "library."

    My thought is that if it was in a database, users would already have to know what they are looking for to find something. How can you find something new and cool if you don't know what it is? If they read the blog... they see it and can begin using it immediately.

    Funny to see your post as I did the same thing about a week ago.

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