Modernizing the Intranet

Modernizing the Intranet

Contrary to popular belief, the intranet is not entirely obsolete. The average intranet needs a face lift, and a new technology platform, but the intranet is still seen as a critical communications and business process system in most organizations. However, the intranet’s bad reputation is not entirely unfounded. CMS Wire says employees tend to shy away from […]

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The New SharePoint: SharePoint 2019

The New SharePoint: SharePoint 2019

“At the center of digital transformation, isn’t technology, it’s people,” says Seth Patton, GM, for Microsoft Office 365 Product Marketing, opening up this year’s SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. “It’s about fostering a culture of work and embracing workplace trends.” Good to know that Microsoft gets it; the intranet is more about people and process […]

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7 Traits of A Winning Intranet (Part II)

7 Traits of A Winning Intranet (Part II)

Winning intranets tend to vary in look and feel, with different user experiences, applications, technology, and approaches to content and governance. And they should – every organization and culture is unique, and the intranet and digital workplace should reflect that unique culture. There is no magic bullet or template for creating a winning intranet. A […]

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7 Traits of a Winning Intranet

7 Traits of a Winning Intranet

A winning intranet is like a snow leopard; very rare, mysterious, and beautiful. Winning intranets are years in the making; building and enhancing slowly over time, supported by active executive champions and funding. Emphasis on executive support — money follows the chiefs, and it flows down from the executive suite. And without funding, and the executive sponsorship to ensure it, […]

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Intranet information architecture

Intranet information architecture

I can’t find anything! This is the number one ‘intranet’ complaint of most employees at most organizations, regardless of size, industry and geographic location. Notwithstanding the effectiveness of the search engine which, more often than not, is rated as being somewhere between ‘awful’ and ‘piss-poor,’ information architecture is often the top priority of most intranet […]

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