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What are the most popular requirements for a successful intranet?

At Interact Intranet we are very lucky to work with some brilliant customers who are achieving great success across the world with their intranets. Talking with hundreds of different businesses each year allows us get insight into how they are improving the way they work and the results they are achieving through their use of a… read more >

Source: www.interact-intranet.com Posted by InteractIntranetInteractIntranet 7 days, 13 hours, 7 minutes ago

Why you should go to Intranatverk 2014 | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Are you going to one of the best conferences in Sweden for 2014?  I’m talking about Intranatverk 2014 of course!

Intranätverk is an intranet conference for those of you who want more than presentations.  You will help to create an engaging, fun and participating conference, where everyone can learn from each other.

Intranätverk 2014 takes place, 20-22 May, 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden at Folkets Hus Konferens.20 May is swedish intranet day, all presentations in Swedish.21 May is the international intranet day and the presentations will be in English.22 May is the works...

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 9 days, 12 hours, 22 minutes ago

10 Ways to Improve Intranet ROI (Part 1)

The soft benefits, the intangible assets that your company or organization acquires, come from many parts of an intranet deployment. They include everything from the convenience of finding documents from a centralized document repository to ease of communication between people, teams and leaders.

However, to truly quantify the money saved (even generated) from an intranet strategy requires a deeper and comprehensive look at how organizations:

  • Seek to Control Expenses
  • Increase Revenues
  • Improve Business Efficiency
Source: www.intranetconnections.com Posted by IntranetConnectionsIntranetConnections 13 days, 1 hour, 56 minutes ago

10 Ways to Improve Intranet ROI (Part 2)

Hello Intranet Compadres. I’m back with 5 more ways to improve your intranet ROI with time savings and cost savings.

There is not a single organization that lacks the need to share information and feedback in a timely, effective manner.  From various cohorts who fall outside of the immediate employee groups, such as Board Of Directors, Advisory Groups and Customer Feedback Groups, there is inherent value in tapping these external contributors...

Source: www.intranetconnections.com Posted by IntranetConnectionsIntranetConnections 13 days, 1 hour, 54 minutes ago

Is your intranet better than this one?

Synopsis: The first entry in the My Beautiful Intranet 2014 competition is in! It’s a real looker, but is it the most beautiful intranet out there?See the My Beautiful Intranet 2014 competition page to vote on entries, submit your own intranet homepage screenshots and see contest guidelines and details.

Source: www.digitalworkplacegroup.com Posted by EphraimJFEphraimJF 11 days, 7 hours, 36 minutes ago

How to manage your intranet | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

After you have developed a clear intranet strategy as explained in my post ‘How to develop an intranet strategy‘ you then need to follow this with an implementation plan, publishing standards and a governance framework.

While every intranet is different there are some common factors that need to be considered so your intranet supports your business requirements:The size of your organisation will affect how you manage your intranet.  If it is based in one location and you know everyone by their first name then it is likely you can manage your intranet on your...

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 16 days, 12 hours, 45 minutes ago

10 advantages of focusing enterprise mobility on frontline workers

Synopsis: Enterprise mobility is still at an early stage of maturity in most organizations, but interest is accelerating. There are ten core advantages of mobility, including portability and the ability to capture data in real time, which help unlock value for frontline workers...

Source: www.digitalworkplacegroup.com Posted by EphraimJFEphraimJF 14 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes ago

How to collaborate while you are mobile | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I am looking forward to participating at the World Class Mobile and Social- Enabled Enterprises event on 5 and 6 June in Frankfurt, Germany.

If you are thinking of coming to one of the best mobile events in 2014 please use this code WCMSSPEAKYOURLASTNAME in the special requirements section on the registration form.

I will be running a workshop on mobile collaboration.  I intend to cover how to can be worthwhile, making it easy, and gain the benefits of people collaborating while using their mobile device.

I will also be finding out...

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 22 days, 13 hours, 8 minutes ago

Healthcare Intranet Top 10 Product Enhancements

There are over 60 applications built directly into your Healthcare Intranet, including staff directory, centralized document management, multi-site functionality and online forms. Itemized below are just some of the features within our Healthcare Intranet (see feature checklist), which provide unique benefits for hospitals, medical centers, end-of-life care facilities and other healthcare organizations.

Healthcare organizations are multi-level, multi-organizational structures. Your intranet needs to facilitate the communication and collaboration of this multi-dimensional workplace while simplifying how your employees access resources. Now you can with Healthcare Intranet Mega Menus.

Source: www.intranetconnections.com Posted by IntranetConnectionsIntranetConnections 20 days, 4 hours, 43 minutes ago

Financial Intranet Top 10 Enhancements of 2013

Gone are the days of a single static navigation bar. Spice up your Financial Intranet and offer your employees access to the all the resources they need from the Mega Menu interface. Our Mega Menus feature allows you to create a “mini-page” of menu ideas with links, content and images to be displayed within the menu itself.

Mega Menus provides quadruple navigational space available on a single item traditional menu layout. This interactive navigation presents employees with more options on their intranet. By placing the most popular links and frequently used resources on your Mega Menu, this facilitates easier usability for your branch employees, which yields higher employee engagement on your intranet.

Source: www.intranetconnections.com Posted by IntranetConnectionsIntranetConnections 23 days, 23 minutes ago

4 ways to scope your digital workplace focus

Synopsis: Trying to overhaul your entire digital workplace simply won’t work. Instead, examine these four ways to narrow the scope of your digital workplace improvements.

Source: www.digitalworkplacegroup.com Posted by EphraimJFEphraimJF 20 days, 7 hours, 4 minutes ago

We finally found the world’s best intranet!

As with the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot, we always assumed the perfect intranet was a myth. But now we’ve found the world’s best intranet and have created annotated intranet screenshots explaining its many strengths.What does the best intranet in the world look like?And what makes it so great?

Source: www.digitalworkplacegroup.com Posted by EphraimJFEphraimJF 22 days, 20 hours, 28 minutes ago

Chaotic or consistent: What is your intranet experience? | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I recently wrote a guest post on how you can change a chaotic intranet experience into a more consistent and better experience.  I showed how a governance framework that has roles, responsibilities, and publishing standards that are implemented smartly can encourage people to use the tools and information more frequently and deeply with consistent design, features and structure.

You can read ‘Chaotic or consistent: What is your intranet experience?’ here.....

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 29 days, 12 hours, 42 minutes ago

Will the digital workplace evolve like the intranet did? I hope not.

Synopsis: The evolution of digital workplaces looks similar to that of intranets before them. It’s critical to recognize the patterns, master the success factors and know where the similarities end.

Source: www.digitalworkplacegroup.com Posted by EphraimJFEphraimJF 30 days, 6 hours, 21 minutes ago

It’s back: 10 more signs you’re losing the #intranet plot | Intranetizen

As intranets evolve into fully mobile, functioning digital workplaces, we’re discovering a whole bunch more ‘features’ that we find downright horrible! We’ve already presented 24 signs you’re losing the plot (14 signs, 10 signs, we did the maths ourselves) but we’ve discovered yet more signs you’re losing the intranet plot. How guilty are you?

Source: intranetizen.com Posted by http://ellenvanaken.wordpress.com/http://ellenvanaken.wordpress.com/ 32 days, 6 hours, 55 minutes ago

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Use your intranet to engage volunteers and remote workers

Geoff Garcia, of March of Dimes, winner of the 2013 Interact Community Influence Award will be doing an online tour of his intranet, ‘Dimension’ to demonstrate great ways you can use your intranet to engage your volunteers and remote workers... read more >

Source: www.interact-intranet.com Posted by InteractIntranetInteractIntranet 30 days, 11 hours, 7 minutes ago

Intranet spring-cleaning revisited | Ellen's Digital Workplace

In the past weeks I have asked many users if they still need their sites that are empty or look abandoned. Now we have had a very mild winter in the Netherlands, and the temperatures have not risen dramatically, so there must be different forces at work. ;) But whatever the trigger, I can only conclude that it is time for intranet spring cleaning again!

An interesting post by Mimi Dionne suggests that a cleanup project can very well be managed by the records management department. I think that is a good idea. But even if you have no records management department to help you, cleaning up your intranet on a regular basis is always a good idea that will bring many rewards!

Source: mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com Posted by http://ellenvanaken.wordpress.com/http://ellenvanaken.wordpress.com/ 32 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes ago

How to develop a mobile strategy | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Recently I posted on how to develop an intranet strategy and how to develop a digital workplace strategy.  One of the key factors either strategy must consider is the growing needs of people who use mobile devices to access information needed to help with their work.  I believe it is so important that it justifies its own strategy to help achieve the full benefits.

When developing a strategy for people who are mobile it is important you consider the following factors....

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 35 days, 12 hours, 9 minutes ago

The hidden costs of SharePoint

There’s no doubt that Microsoft SharePoint has been a huge success for Microsoft with over one hundred million licenses sold in its history. However, these facts mask the truth about the failed return on investment for many companies, with many discovering the hidden costs of SharePoint during and post implementation. There have been too many… read more >

Source: www.interact-intranet.com Posted by InteractIntranetInteractIntranet 37 days, 6 hours, 9 minutes ago

How to develop a strategy for SharePoint | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Recently I posted on how to develop an intranet strategy and how to develop a digital workplace strategy.  I now want to cover SharePoint because it is used by so many organisations.  I have covered in earlier post if SharePoint is good or bad and what organisations need to do to help decide if it is.

This post focuses on a strategy for using SharePoint.  Note it is NOT a SharePoint strategy!  This is a mistake organisations have made and it can have serious consequences.  A strategy for SharePoint needs to consider far more than just implementing technology...

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 43 days, 12 hours, 35 minutes ago
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