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How Your Intranet Can Grow Your Business [Download]

Written by Paula Darch on 2 February 2016

Many organisations know they need an intranet but aren’t aware of just how powerful a great intranet can be in terms of how it can help grow your business. Most of us access intranets on a daily basis from our smart phones, tablets and other devices without appreciating its true ability. Today intranets are becoming the digital hub of the business so it’s more important than ever to understand the impact of a successful intranet on your business.

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Topics: digital workplace, intranet benefits

Most Popular Ways To Calculate Intranet Return on Investment

Written by Paula Darch on 28 January 2016

Calculating Intranet ROI 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

Resources to help you with your Intranet Project Management [Download]

Written by Paula Darch on 26 January 2016

If you are responsible for your organisations intranet project management and are new to intranets, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by the task ahead of you or just confused about where to start. I thought it would be useful to outline some of the free resources available to help you and also walk you through our recommended way of approaching an intranet project.

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Topics: intranet planning, intranet journey, intranet project management, Intranet branding

Beginners Guide to Intranet Training

Written by Paula Darch on 21 January 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 planning, intranet training

Should your intranet campaigns embrace Valentine’s Day?

Written by Paula Darch on 18 January 2016

 We have just recovered from Christmas and now we are speeding into February which brings us the intranet marketing dilemma as to what to do with Valentine’s Day. Should our intranet campaign even mention the V word?! Should we be British and give it a brief mention or go all out and embrace the season of love in the workplace?!

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Topics: intranet planning, Valentine's day campaigns, intranet campaigns, intranet showcase

How to make your company intranet even greater in 2016.

Written by Paula Darch on 14 January 2016

You are half way through January, re-energised and focused on the year ahead. Company and personal targets have been set for the year and you are looking forward to tackling your intranet and making it the hub of your digital workplace by year end. The big question is where do you start with your company intranet?

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Topics: stakeholder interviews, company intranet, intranet review

Why goals, budgets and timescales are essential for your intranet creative brief.

Written by Paula Darch on 12 January 2016

It’s more and more common these days for intranet design to be outsourced as part of your intranet redesign or continual development. This is supported by the latest Nielsen Norman report. We all recognise the visual importance of a great intranet design, but writing an intranet creative brief can be challenging if you have not written a creative brief before.

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Topics: intranet goals, intranet timescales, intranet budgets, intranet creative brief

How twitter has sparked the intranet engagement debate (in our office)

Written by Paula Darch on 7 January 2016

There is a great deal of social debate on the latest news that twitter may well be expanding its character count from 140 to 10,000 by the end of Q1. 10,000 characters is roughly 2000 words (I’ve checked), so a substantial blog or whitepaper. Twitter succeeds by forcing its users to deliver a key message in few words. Short and to the point. Twitter and other social media channels are changing the way we navigate pages, engage with fellow users and search our way through the digital world and this has trickled down to the way we use intranets. Social intranets are widely accepted these days.

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Topics: intranet engagement

10 Steps to Successful Intranet Planning

Written by Paula Darch on 5 January 2016

It’s the New Year and for many the start of a new exciting project schedule. We have been inundated with enquiries for intranet software and it seems many intranet professionals are planning a new intranet for their organisation this year.

If you are planning a new intranet or drafting a continuous development programme, then dedicating some time to intranet planning is essential. To support you, we have created a bank of free training material “Uncovering your intranet opportunities” which you can access as you need to.

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Topics: intranet governance, intranet planning, intranet engagement, intranet collaboration

What Are Your 2016 Intranet Resolutions?

Written by Paula Darch on 30 December 2015

Happy new  year! This year looks set to be a great year for intranets. We have seen the intranet's profile raised in many organisations and it’s now become recognised as a key strategic driver. At the same time, we have all been experimenting with bringing our content to life with videos, micro blogs and inviting feedback and sharing. As we begin 2016 what are the things you would like your intranet to achieve? I thought I would share my thoughts to get you started.

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Topics: intranet

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