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Why SharePoint isn't an Intranet

Written by Paula Darch on 18 July 2016

If you have ever experimented with SharePoint you know how complex it can be. It provides the platform to manage documents, store lists as well as plug in to many other Microsoft products. In this blog I’m going to discuss why some organisations choose to use SharePoint as an intranet and why I believe it is not.

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Topics: SharePoint

Do You Measure Your Intranet Return on Investment?

Written by Paula Darch on 13 July 2016

Calculating Intranet Return on investment is a task that has been made more difficult than it should be and often underestimated. Showing the true value of a new intranet is essential when pitching for additional budget to demonstrate just why it’s business critical. Here are some simple ways in which you can evaluate your intranet platform ROI. You might also like to download our business case guide for further insight.

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Topics: intranet return on investment

Beginners Guide to Defining Your Intranet Objectives

Written by Sam Lipscombe on 12 July 2016

The first step of an intranet project is to define your intranet objectives, which in turn, will form part of your business case. While an intranet survey can help you identify areas to improve, more businesses are using stakeholder interviews to get a clear insight into intranet goals and objectives. In this blog I’m going to show you how you can use stakeholder interviews to achieve this. 

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Topics: intranet objectives

How Your Chief Executive Can Create Great Intranet Content

Written by Paula Darch on 11 July 2016

For many organisations, the CEO can be a remote figurehead that staff have little interaction with. To help familiarise employees with them, a growing number of CEOs are blogging or Vlogging through their intranet software. I thought it would be useful to highlight how your Chief Executive can help create great intranet content.

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Topics: intranet content

Intranet Launch: Beginners Guide

Written by Paula Darch on 4 July 2016

How to launch an intranet and sustain engagement was a hot topic at our user conference. We discussed different intranet launch methods and agreed that some organisations may need to adapt their launch strategy depending upon their organisation’s size, culture and locations. If you would like to read more, you can download our expanded guide to an effective intranet guide. 

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Topics: intranet launch

Guide to Intranet Document Management

Written by Martin Miles on 30 June 2016

When organisations look to deliver their first intranet, a feature that is often important is how the intranet centralises and manages documentation that the business creates. In this blog post I want to give you an insight into some of the real world impact that our intranet document management delivers and how you can use this in your business. If you would like to see any of these features in more detail or understand how it may overcome some of your challenges, book an intranet demonstration.

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Topics: intranet document management

Do You Really Need a New Intranet Name?

Written by Paula Darch on 28 June 2016

I’ve written before about how to generate names and the importance of them, but I think it’s also worth considering how important intranet names are in helping with user adoption. You can read more by downloading our  Top 86 intranet names document. A must read for anyone planning a new intranet.

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Topics: intranet names

Don't Forget Your Intranet Training

Written by Sam Lipscombe on 27 June 2016

In past blogs I have covered how to plan your intranet but one area that is often overlooked by organisations is how to train colleagues on your new intranet. Yes your new intranet should be intuitive but intranet training is essential to ensure everyone adopts and engages with your new software.

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Topics: intranet training

Beginners Guide to Intranet Accessibility

Written by Amy Lewis on 24 June 2016

Nearly 1 in 5 people (7 million) in Great Britain have a disability according to the Disabled Living Foundation. Intranet accessibility is therefore something that should be a core part of the delivery of your intranet software. Every employee within your organisation needs to have the same intranet experience regardless of any disabilities they may have. I thought it would be useful to provide some insight into intranet accessibility and the benefits of ensuring your intranet is accessible by everyone within your business. If you would like to discuss your intranet software needs contact our intranet experts.

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Topics: intranet accessibility

How Our Team Spaces Intranet Application Can Help Your Business

Written by Marc Roberts on 23 June 2016

The intranet is a great tool for bringing teams together. In this blog I’m going to share how our Team Spaces intranet application has made teams more productive. You can see this powerful intranet application for yourself by booking a demo with one of our intranet consultants. 

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Topics: intranet applications

Here at SORCE, as intranet software and intranet consultancy providers our software powers the intranet and extranet for hundreds of organisations. Our clients cover a wide range of sectors from finance to manufacturing, not for profit organisations (such as charities and housing associations) as well as local authorities and other public sector agencies. To see how we can help your intranet project, get in touch.

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