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Perttu Tolvanen

Perttu Tolvanen is a Web Technologies & E-Commerce Expert at North Patrol. Perttu assists clients on early-phase service design, defining requirements, and in technology selections.

37% of large organizations use WhatsApp – and that’s a problem

25.6.2020

We conducted a survey about digital work environments, which surprisingly showed how much WhatsApp is used for work communication. A staggering 37% of the 111 organizations who took part in the survey mentioned WhatsApp as one of the tools for information management and teamwork in their organizations. In previous years, WhatsApp has not even been mentioned as a major work communication tool. Although the question was not asked as directly in the past, almost 40% is still a noticeable result.

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How to start intranet renewal

Apr 6, 2016

There are several potential needs for intranet renewal. The technology platform may be rotting away, the intranet in its present form does not meet today’s needs, the organization has changed in mergers and acquisitions, a new strategy combines formerly independent units into one global actor with the resultant intranet needs, or the intranet has just become so stale that the best solution is to start again from scratch and launch it under a new “brand” to make it useful to the organization. Continue reading “How to start intranet renewal”

Office 365, Slack and other intranet technology trends

Mar 7, 2016

I held a two-part presentation at a conference in Oslo last year, the first part of which discussed typical intranet concepts and technologies in the Nordic countries. The second part was about intranet conceptualization methods and things like various workshop techniques. In this story, I’ll summarize the topics of the first presentation through five assertions.
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Intranets in large enterprises

Oct 13, 2015

Genuinely large corporations constitute their own special group in the field of intranet technology. With thousands of employees working in many different countries and business functions, designing an intranet concept is not entirely straightforward.For such complex organizations, intranets are essential business systems – often in many ways. Continue reading “Intranets in large enterprises”

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