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How Governance Can Save Your Intranet

 

Once, we were working with a fairly small company with an equally small intranet. While going through their sub-sites and libraries, we found that most libraries had about 10 files total and 3 levels of folders. When we had almost finished, we had only documented about 100 files. Then we got to the last library. Three levels of folders - par ...


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Julia Nikolich

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Intranet Tips

5/24/17 10:20 AM

Why User Experience Design is Important for Your Intranet

 

Companies of all sizes often suffer from miscommunication - between executives and middle-management, between departments, between locations, etc.  Whether you're trying to collaborate on a document, send an announcement to your team, or gather feedback from your entire department,


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Jordan Weaver

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Intranet Tips

9/1/16 8:30 AM

5 Reasons Why SharePoint is the Best Intranet Platform

 

Dozens of companies provide corporate intranet software, but none of them have managed to exceed the robust capabilities of SharePoint.  Challenges that large organizations face, in terms of documentation management and collaboration, demand solutions that organize countless tasks into efficient processes.  The ...


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Trey Galletly

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SharePoint,

Intranet Tips

8/19/16 9:00 AM

5 Steps to Drive Intranet User Adoption

 

A successful intranet can serve as a centralized portal for internal communication, employee engagement, and business processes, but it won't be successful without user adoption.  In the average organization, 31 percent of employees don't use the company intranet at all,


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Jordan Weaver

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Intranet Tips

8/11/16 7:30 AM

Corporate Intranet Design Trends

 

A well designed corporate intranet helps increase productivity and communication among employees.  The process of designing a great intranet starts and ends with the people who use it the most - the users.  Reviewing the top intranet designs of 2016, as determined by ...


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Alice Zheng

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Design,

Intranet Tips

8/3/16 8:00 AM

The Importance of an Intranet in Business

 

Think for a moment of a manufacturer, let's pretend it is a bicycle manufacturer, but any manufacturer would do.

 

The sales department gets a request from a retailer for 12,000 bicycles.  They post their sale and notify accounting, purchasing, and manufacturing departments.  The accounting department views the ...


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Julia Nikolich

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Intranet Tips

7/27/16 7:30 AM

How to Measure the ROI of Your Intranet

 

Measuring the investment needed to upgrade or develop a new intranet portal is not an exact science.  Intranets can be expensive, especially intranets built on SharePoint.  In order to get additional budget for future improvements, there will come a time when the ROI of the project has to be proven to an executive.  There ...


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Joelle Farley

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Intranet Tips

7/14/16 10:15 AM

4 Reasons Why No One Uses Your Company Intranet

 

If your organization has an intranet, but no one in your company is using it, you are missing out on a chance to really improve internal communication and increase employee engagement.  Unfortunately, simply investing in an intranet does not mean you will instantly see widespread employee usage.  Knowing why your employees are ...


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Diana Winecoff

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Intranet Tips

7/7/16 9:30 AM

6 Benefits of Investing in a Better Intranet

 

Is your organization long overdue to improve your intranet? Inc.com writes that the single most common management mistake is failing to encourage communication between employees and staff. Communication barriers can cost companies an ...


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Jordan Weaver

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Intranet Tips

5/20/16 9:00 AM

How to Organize Your Intranet

 

Organizations may find themselves in a situation where a redesign of their intranet is desperately needed. However, for budgetary reasons, migrating to a new version of SharePoint or hiring a third party to assist with the redesign may be out of the question. In this article we are going to take a look at a few things that can be done to clean ...


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Joelle Farley

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SharePoint,

Intranet Tips

5/17/16 9:30 AM