All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘intranet’
Many intranets are only now beginning to show their true potential. However, many staff, having had unsatisfactory previous experiences of the intranet, may need quite some convincing that the intranet is now genuinely useful.
The key difference between an (old-fashioned) Intranet and a Portal
Internal blogging is discussed more and more. It doesn’t surprise me. If we compare to web communication in general an intranet is for many companies more effective in terms of ROI than an external site.
What are the effective compromises in supporting multi-languages on a global Intranet?
Within most corporations, taking ownership of an intranet is an unglamorous, exhausting, and thankless job for a new intranet manager. Many corporate intranets lack thoughtful, focused, and disciplined design and are often extremely large and unwieldy. Fixing these intranets can seem an impossible and futile task.
Intranets don’t self-organize. Without planned, centralized information architectures and clearly defined published processes, they become unproductive. Intranets often have applications that either don’t work properly, are too difficult to learn, or have no clear business benefit. Applications, like content, must be able to establish a clear return on investment.
Finally, organizations are getting serious about how they manage their intranets. The intranet is now moving out of an evolutionary, experimental phase into a more systematic, managed phase. It is being seen as an asset, a driver of productivity. However, return on investment measurement for the intranet still requires a lot of work.
This article discusses the value of design in the development of an intranet and how it can create cost savings not only in it’s development, but in the future as company employees leverage the system to save time.
The needs of businesses and their networks are evolving daily. Even in this time of recession, many corporations that have not previously had an Internet presence are considering such a presence to increase sales, service and customer support. Many small, static websites are being upgraded to offer all kinds of dynamic information. We have almost fully entered the information age.