This is the second article in our series of “how to” articles. “How to
create an intranet” is a common search, and therefore a common business
query, but before we go any further, it makes sense to first deal with the
question “What is an intranet?”
What is an intranet?
No matter how much you try to clear the waters, the confusion between the
terms “intranet” and internet” remains. So, yet another time, an
intrAnet is broadly a set of “internal facing” web pages and tools, or in
other words, a website available only to the employees of a company. An
intranet may also be sometimes referred to as “company portal”. This
internal facing website, when extended to a company’s broader network of
clients, partners and vendors, is referred to as “extranet”.
It might be pointed out that this article is intended to get you started with
intranet creation, and point you in the ... (more)
This post would qualify as a part of the “back to the basics” series.
While cloud based business software has gained mainstream adoption over the
past couple of years, many companies are dipping their toes in it for the
first time, and are still asking the “why” questions.
This post answers the “why” for intranet software. Why should my company
implement an intranet at all? How will it benefit me? Here’s why.
1) Productivity. An intranet is the “home” for employees (ideally) and
the intranet desktop is probably the first thing they see in the morning. An
intranet which gives empl... (more)
We tend to get carried away in the mood of the moment. As enterprise social
networks started to pick up, weren’t we a little too quick to grab our
shovels, prepare tearful eulogies post the “death of intranets” in the
manner of “intranets were great BUT…..”, and start to drag the intranet
Not so quick.
Admittedly, intranets have had a rocky past, suffering from adoption
problems, never quite delivering their promise. However, the objectives where
sound, and lots of companies which thought through their intranet
implementation, did have great success. Social software on th... (more)
Collaboration, or the act of working together, is universal across business
types and industries – education, healthcare, real estate, government or
any other. However, each industry has its own specific language for referring
to things, and puts different emphasis on different collaborative
The purpose of this series is to use a simple visual format to describe how
cloud collaboration technology could be useful in your industry.
The first infograph is about cloud collaboration software in the healthcare
and wellness industry – hospitals, doctors offices, laboratories,... (more)
The rapidly growing cloud market and the significant shifts in the voice and
data services marketplace have created unprecedented challenges and
opportunities for service providers. While the challenges presented to
service providers are numerous and of strategic significance, in the interest
of brevity, I will focus on opportunities specific to cloud collaboration.
The Collaboration Market
Business OTT services like UC, UCC, and social collaboration are experiencing
a surge in demand (Gartner predicts the collaboration market with grow to $21
B by 2018), and offer much greater m... (more)