Reading this CMSWire article this morning, Reimagining the Intranet: Content in Context, I’m reminded of a presentation I made in 2007 on integrating Enterprise 2.0 into your corporate intranet. One of the slides I used was based on some academic research, published in 2001 that looked at the relationship between information and knowledge:
I borrowed this concept from the paper, that discussed the idea of:
- Information spaces;
- Communications space;
- Awareness space; and
- Collaboration spaces.
For far too long traditional intranets have focused on communication and to an extent information. But I wouldn’t say content in context. I’d say its all about context – that part in the diagram where all four spaces meet.
And considering the impact that mobile is having on the enterprise, context is going to be more important than ever.