Friday, March 28, 2008

First pilot takes to the air!

On 19 March, ABB in Norway kicked off the migration of ABB's intranet.

The migration went smoothly and intranet users in Norway are now able to comment on all pages on inside/no (both News and other pages) and rate each page on a scale from 1 to 5.

Since the launch, there have been more than 18.000 visits to the Norwegian intranet, 200 ratings have been recorded, and roughly 15 comments have been submitted.

-Posting comments live on the intranet may seem like a daring thing to do, so I think the readers will need some time to get used to that functionality, says Helene Gunther Merg, head of Corporate Communications in Norway. -But quite a few of our pages have already been rated by many of our users, and we are happy to receive any feedback, good or bad.

Read more about how the pilot was received in this article on (requires intranet access).


david.marshall said...

SI I find it strange that you allow someone else to post entries to your BLOG. Is this normal practise. In the Blogersphere that I am used to this would be treated with suspision.

Stein-Ivar said...

I'm sure you're right that most blogs are so personal that others have no access beyond commenting. But outside the "raving and ranting" segment there are quite a few blogs with several contributors. The most prominent example in my field is perhaps O'Reilly Radar at where Tim O'Reilly is certainly not the most frequent contributor. Charlene Li's blog Groundswell is another example at
Perhaps the problem is not that others are posting, but that I have been to busy with other things to do much posting recently? I'll try to catch up!