Six Ways a Custom Intranet Boosts Workplace Productivity

Posted by Dave Fisher on 10.20.21

Is there anything more frustrating than getting an email from a coworker who can’t find a company document when you think its location is obvious?

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Topics: Intranet, SharePoint Intranet

How to Create an Amazon-like Search Page on your SharePoint Intranet

Posted by Dave Fisher on 09.02.21

As companies grow, they inevitably encounter problems with inefficient internal processes and document tracking and searching top the list.

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Topics: Intranet, SharePoint Intranet, Document Management System

Key considerations when building a company intranet with SharePoint

Posted by Brooke Appe on 09.04.20

Building a new intranet may seem daunting at first. Companies have many moving parts, and consolidating them into one intranet that is easily navigable for employees to quickly find what they need requires planning.

Even more, building an intranet that employees want to visit and use is also challenge. Maintenance and updates can become convoluted. Employees may not have proper training in its use. Admins may get confused in how the thing actually works. The list goes on. All of this leads to an intranet no one wants to visit or update.

But DO NOT WORRY. We have summarized all the considerations you should make while planning, building, and implementing your new intranet to ensure its success. 

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Topics: SharePoint, Intranet, SharePoint Intranet, Corporate Intranet, SharePoint Intranets, Modernization, Hub Sites

The Security Benefits of Office 365 Enterprise Mobility Suite

Posted by Dave Fisher on 04.06.17

In an increasingly mobile-centered world, business needs are changing, and so are the tools their employees use. 

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Topics: SharePoint, Office 365, Intranet, Security

Must-Have Features for Your Company Intranet

Posted by Dave Fisher on 03.22.17

Intranets come with all kinds of bells and whistles these days. 

Want a social newsfeed? You got it. Media gallery? No problem! But as you plan your deployment, keep in mind there are a few “must-have” features every intranet should have. These components often mean the difference between a productive, dynamic portal and one that tanks.

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Topics: SharePoint, Intranet

Why Your Employees Hate the Company Intranet

Posted by Dave Fisher on 01.18.17

It’s enough to drive someone to the brink of madness.

Your HR Director or Communications Manager posts an important notice on the corporate intranet, only to get inundated by messages from employees asking him or her to email it.

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Topics: Intranet

Creating a SharePoint Intranet Governance Plan

Posted by Dave Fisher on 11.21.16

 

An intranet without a governance plan it is like a virtual Wild West, a place where lawlessness rules the land and the whiskey is poor quality.

A little heavy on hyperbole, perhaps, but it’s true that one of the biggest mistakes people make with SharePoint is turning it over to end-users without any delegation of responsibilities.

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Topics: Intranet

What is the ROI of a SharePoint Intranet?

Posted by Dave Fisher on 06.20.16

If you’ve already researched the costs of a corporate intranet, you know it takes more than chump change to deploy one. You’ve also heard that many companies are achieving great things with them, so you might be wondering what ROI to expect from SharePoint.

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Topics: SharePoint, Intranet, Company Intranet

The Future of Intranets is Here!

Posted by Josh Darragh on 10.21.15

It’s any consultant’s job to build or recommend solutions that are extensible and compatible with future releases and evolving technology. While it’s not always black and white, some of the publicized information regarding SharePoint 2016 has me more confident than ever that the intranet of the future is already here. If you Google SharePoint 2016 you’ll find at least one article with the word ‘Hybrid’ in the title. Microsoft appears (rightfully so) to be pushing to make hybrid deployments easier and 2016 will provide an improved experience. I won’t go into the details since there are a million articles available already, but this does help shed some light on the intranet of the future.

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Topics: SharePoint, The Cloud, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online, Content Search Web Parts, Intranet, , SharePoint 2016

Principles to Intranet Success- Part 3: Search

Posted by Dan Sonneborn on 09.23.15

So far I have touched upon two vital principles of intranet success: Governance and Information Architecture. Continuing onto Part 3, I will discuss the importance of search capabilities.

Search is that crazy cousin of Information Architecture. Related but not really a descendant or a sibling. It also represents the most significant change in Intranet design since Intranets became a thing.

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Topics: Information Architecture, Strategy, Intranet

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