“A top task on an intranet is finding people. […] If you’re running an intranet you must excel at finding people.” This is what intranet guru Gerry McGovern says when speaking about what an intranet manager should focus on.
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Tags: employee db, phone book, staff directory
Can you state the essence about your intranet in a single sentence? You should, because then you have a chance to make the intranet stick in the minds of your executive board.
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Are you, intranet manager, thinking about entering the mobile world by making an iOS app version of the intranet, with maybe five to ten often used tools and features? Then I beg you to reconsider, because in my opinion you do not take sufficient height for the future. Because pretty soon you need to be device agnostic.
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As you probably have noted if you read my blog, City of Malmö likes open source. Our dashboard, news, blogs and wiki run on open source, and it all runs on Linux servers.
In order to be true to the open source philosophy, City of Malmö now makes its open source builds of the intranet available on GitHub.
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A while ago I wrote about our custom built dashboard. Since then we have made another iteration, and today we are in version 1.2.
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You need a CMS for generating your intranet. Statistics says either you choose A) Sharepoint, or B) some other CMS platform that delivers in the same amplitude (you hope), but with a lower price tag and not so many implementation hours (you hope again). Either way, you end up in a long-term engagement and have to accept the choices and the development pace the platform supplier chooses.
If you are full of initiative and build your own additional functions on top of the product, you are usually “punished” when upgrading. More often than not, your own functions break down and have to be rebuilt.
But wait! I am here to tell you there is a third way for your intranet.
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Tags: Best of breed, open source
Our updated intranet design went live in January. Here you can see 24 screen shots. Besides adjusting the masthead we also improved our news pages.
The news pages on the intranet provide the employees with info about changes that affect the working day, they speak about what is important right now. In my blog post A new take on intranet news I wrote about the changes we made in 2012, when we introduced comments on the news pages. Now you will read about iteration #2, some nine months later.
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More than four months since the last post. But I’m alive!
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Do you want to be an exceptional Intranet Manager who accomplish wonderful things and deliver a world class intranet? Then one of the most important things you have to do is “conquer” all areas of expertise involved in the intranet.
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Tags: The intranet manager
Did you just get the question from your senior manager about when all the employees can use the intranet on their smartphones and tablets? Do not panic. You can deliver sooner than you think. You just have to make a basic decision first.
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