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4 Tips for Better Intranet Management - Intranet Connections Blog

My fellow colleague Ayendra recently posted Removing the “IT Intranet” Perception, which outlined his previous experience working in a company where the IT department had become a bottleneck in the intranet communication process.

After joining the Intranet Connections team and working with our customers he saw examples of businesses using a different method of intranet management – smart delegation.

In these businesses distribution of content management meant the intranet was being utilized as a platform for collaboration, leading to a variety of benefits for the organization.

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Social Enterprise Collaboration Governance: A Little Done, A Lot More To Do

Metalogix didn't wasted any time in incorporating the SharePoint governance and administration assets it acquired from Axceler in August into its corporate portfolio. This week, Axceler has rebranded itself and its remaining assets under the umbrella of a new company called View Do Labs, which will focus on offering enterprises governance and analytics across social networks.

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Worldwide Intranet Challenge (WIC): Intranets: the signal and the noise and the need for a 'content miner'

Andrew Wright

In science and engineering, signal-to-noise is a measure that compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise. The term is also commonly used to describe a ratio of things that are useful (signal) to less useful (noise).

In intranets, it’s a useful analogy to describe the relationship between work-in-progress (WIP) type content such online collaboration & discussions (noise) and more formal content such as policies, procedures, work instructions, templates and forms (signal).

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Superhero Intranets = Superhero Culture

Eric Ryan, co-founder and self pledged co-parent of method believes that the method culture is their only sustainable competitive advantage for innovation and that all employees must embody the brand. Imagine that. Imagine the power of that statement. Now imagine the many ways to transfer that statement to every single staff member. Enter the intranet and you have a primary driver to making your intranet site a critical component of your competitive advantage and company health....

Source: Posted by IntranetConnectionsIntranetConnections 484 days, 13 hours, 5 minutes ago

7 Common Mistakes That An Intranet Administrator Should Not Do | Intranet Extranet Blog

We all love intranets (at least in Claromentis). Intranets don’t just allow you to manage and organize your precious data in your corporation, but it also encourages your users to get involved in the workplace; if it is used correctly. In this article, I am going to list the 7 common mistakes that an intranet administrator shouldn’t do. I hope this helps you optimize your intranet and make it work more efficiently for both you and your users.Keep It Simple, Yet Efficient

We all are busy, aren’t we? Nobody wants to come to an office and see a load of irrelevant documents nagging them and announcements that they have no interest...

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From intranet to iPad: Top tips to repurpose online content - Melcrum | Effective internal communication

With employees more mobile, informed and influential than ever before, dynamic access to quality intranet and website content has never been more critical. Better business results depend on it. Are you making the most of your virtual potential? Chevron’s Allyson Ward Neal explored precisely this at IABC’s recent 2013 World International Conference in New York.

By Allyson Ward Neal and Megan Sheerin.

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How Analytics Can Support Intranet Management - Jed Cawthorne

A lot of the big data noise revolves around how marketers use data analytics to improve marketing performance. But how do these tools and techniques effect what is going on behind the scenes?

Conceptually there is nothing new here, nor is this rocket science, and yet the built in analytics of intranet CMS solutions are often lacking in features and functionality. However if you have the latest all singing all dancing version of Webtrends, or IBM's analytics suite, or some cool open source tool kit, do you have the in resources in the form of people, expertise and time to make the fullest use of these capabilities on the digital marketing front?

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Your Intranet: A Strategic Planning Necessity

As the CEO of NeoStream Technologies, I know our annual strategic planning session isStrategic Planning the glue that keeps everyone focused and working in alignment for the upcoming year. There’s a lot riding on these sessions.

A company intranet is a powerful tool to help you plan, collaborate and communicate all activities and outcomes related to the annual planning session.

Here are four ways your intranet can improve your approach to strategic planning....

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How I archive a SharePoint Team Site | Ellen's Digital Workplace

As you may know from earlier posts, I am always struggling with the amount of storage space in my site collections. So whenever I find a site that appears not to have been used for a long time, I ask the Site Owner if the site can be deleted or archived. I have a dedicated site collection for archiving, so moving a site there allows me space in the original location.

Archiving a site involves some actions to make it clear that this site is in “no-change”  mode. Please read on to see how I do it. Is that how you do it? Suggestions welcome!

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Valuing information tip 2: can you rely on your content ? | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

What is it you can do for people to realise your content is of value, it is useful, reliable, and authoritative?  In my previous posts in the series of ‘Showing the value of your information’ I help you to show to people how valuable it is.

Making sure your content is up to date so people using it can rely on it is vital to showing its value to everyone.

Source: Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 486 days, 19 hours, 54 minutes ago

4 Tactics to Justify a New Intranet Solution - ThoughtFarmer Blog

Trying to decide whether it’s worth it to upgrade to a new intranet this year or next year? While we have a lot of resources to guide you through the process of starting a new intranet project, we still know it’s a significant undertaking. Many businesses come to us to discuss the problem of their intranet. It’s messy, out-of-date, confusing, unattractive, or unreliable. But how do you even start to fix it?

Here are four tactics to start building your business case for a new intranet solution.

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Two trends that transform the intranet manager role - J. Boye

Concerned about your career as an intranet manager? Overwhelmed by the latest in social, collaboration and mobile software? Unsure how the 'digital workplace' will affect your job? One thing is certain: you're not alone!

Let's have a closer look at two areas where most intranet investments are being made, and discuss how you as an intranet manager can stay on top of things.

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Valuing information tip 1: Show who owns your content | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

In my post ‘Showing the value of your information’ I wanted to help you to show to people using your information how valuable it is. I asked ‘What is it you can do for people to realise your content is of value, it is useful, reliable, and authoritative?’ and what pitfalls should you avoid.

I want to show you how knowing who owns your content can help people realise how valuable it can be.....

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5 Tips for Intranet System Success - IntraTeam

A successful intranet system is one that keeps employees engaged and assists them in performing the daily tasks they need to complete their job more efficiently. The problem is, too often intranets do not live up to their potential because employees don’t know how to use it, or don’t have a good reason to. Here are five tips from our 101 Intranet Ideas e-book to help ensure intranet system success in your organization...

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Do-it-yourself intranet personas - Rebecca Jackson

When considering what topic I could present about at this week’s Ark Intranet Yousability forum intranet personas were not far from my mind. It’s something that comes up for a lot of intranet managers. Deciding whether or not to do personas, how to demonstrate value to leaders and whether to do them in-house or hire a consultant. Having developed ours in-house earlier this year I thought I could share our approach for the benefit of other intranet managers.

To persona or not to persona

We made the decision to include personas in our intranet project as one of our key objectives centered on user experience. I knew from research ...

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The Intranet of the Future: Less Stuffy, More Engaging?

A new study from Appirio and the International Association for Human Resource Information Management suggests that successful employee intranets will begin taking more cues from social media. The office intranet is still important, but it could stand to learn a few new tricks, according to a new study.

The 2013 Appirio Employee Portal/Social Intranet Survey, based on research done by the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM), suggests that the employee information stalwart is taking some cues from social media—and as a result, has the potential to be a major engagement tool. Among the key study points...

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Intranetizen explained

We often get asked what the long term plan for intranetizen is. Tongue-in-cheek, we suspect a few consultants are slightly worried we might sneak on to their patch! But it’s a great question and one that we had struggled to answer.

Recently, the team gathered to discuss our long range plan and in the spirit of transparency that we hope you’ve come to enjoy, we thought we’d share it.

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Are you an intranet optimist or pessimist?

Last week James Robertson did a great post which outlined six reasons why he was optimistic about the future of intranets. These reasons include the way intranets are finally proving their value by being essential work tools rather than purely corporate comms channels, as well as the breadth of knowledge of intranet teams. James finished his post by saying:

Those who say that “intranets are dead” are flat-out wrong. Instead, intranets are now starting to emerge from their “adolescence”, to play a much more important role in organisations.

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How To Measure Intranet Engagement - Do Mobile Apps Offer A Clue?

Measuring intranet engagement is an important task for any intranet vendor, developer or manager. After all, intranet is often touted as a miracle cure that fosters collaboration, increases productivity, improves internal communications and makes employees more engaged. When reality turns out different, the shortfall is blamed on the wrong ‘implementation strategy‘ or lack of training.

But is it really true? Does it make no difference what platform you chose for intranet or do some intranet platforms advance engagement, while others hinder it? This answer is extremely hard to answer. At Bitrix24 we use a number of tools to mea...

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Intranet broken? This might be why

“Our intranet sucks.”

“Why is our intranet so unusable?”

“Intranet? No, we just use Dropbox.”

Those quotes, and many, many more just like them, can be found sprinkled throughout my notebooks from my time as a consultant with our enterprise division. Time and time again, with clients of every size and vertical, our consultations and end-user interviews turned up feedback just like that.

What is it about the lowly corporate intranet that tends to strike such discontent among users?

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