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How to Achieve Intranet Success

Written by Paula Darch on 24 May 2016

Here at SORCE we work with many clients from many different industries, each with unique requirements. Over the years we have experienced hundreds of intranets and have gained some great insight into achieving intranet success. I thought it would be useful to share some of our insight with you. If you would like to find out more come along to one of our intranet showcase events.

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Topics: intranet sucess

Intranet Accessibility: How Accessible is Your Intranet?

Written by Amy Lewis on 23 May 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

Why Intranets Are Great for Human Resources

Written by Paula Darch on 22 May 2016

Great intranets can exceed expectations, change business processes, enhance cultures and increase productivity and improve the engagement from everyone within the organisation. Today though I want to highlight why intranets are great for Human Resources. If you would like further inspiration we offer free half day Intranet showcase events which enable you to see how other organisations have benefited from their intranets.

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Topics: intranets, human resources

Beginners Guide to Intranet Names and User Adoption

Written by Paula Darch on 21 May 2016

I’ve written before about how to go about generating 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, user adoption

Don't forget Intranet Training When Planning a New Intranet

Written by Paula Darch on 20 May 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

Intranet User Experience:  What you need to know

Written by Paula Darch on 19 May 2016

We advise our clients not to forget about their end users when embarking on their intranet software journey. Intranet user experience should be at the core of your solution and should encompass all of the learnings you gathered during your research phase.  I thought it would be worthwhile to spend some time looking at what is meant by intranet user experience and what you need to do to be able to ensure your intranet solution will benefit your end users.

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Topics: intranet user experience, intranet implementation

Defining Your Intranet Goals And Objectives

Written by Martyn Green on 18 May 2016

The first step of an intranet project is to define your goals and 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: defining your intranet goals and objectives

Employee Engagement: How to Engage Remote Workers

Written by Jo Dodds on 17 May 2016

We are very lucky this month to share with you a great guest blog by Jo Dodds of Counterpoint matters. Here she writes about  the 4 pillars of employee engagement and how to engage remote workers with some great insight and ideas for you to think about.

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Topics: intranet engagement, employee engagement

How Your Intranet Can Drive Employee Engagement Initiatives

Written by Sam Lipscombe on 16 May 2016

Getting employees engaged in the strategic direction of your organisation can have massive benefits. As a tool spanning across the business, I want to show how your intranet software can be at the heat of your employee engagement initiatives.

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Topics: intranets, employee engagement

Why SharePoint Isn't an Intranet

Written by Sam Lipscombe on 15 May 2016

why SharePoint isn't an intranet

 

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: intranet, SharePoint

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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