Sometimes there are postings on intranet discussion forums where people say “I’ve been asked to write an intranet strategy and was hoping I could have a look at somebody else’s”.
To me that’s a little like saying “I’m planning to have a really enjoyable holiday and was hoping I could come on yours”. Although seeing what somebody else does can be useful to get ideas, it is unlikely to be a good fit to your particular requirements.
At the IntraTeam Event in Copenhagen earlier this year, the ever-popular debate about how much news should feature on your intranet homepage was given another outing. There are other variants such as “who should own the intranet?” and “should we have one intranet or several?”.
One of the questions I increasingly encounter with intranet governance is when to use team sites (collaboration areas) and when to use publishing sites (‘intranet’ pages).
Only a fool would attempt to predict the future, particularly the future of something so susceptible to changes in technology as an organization’s intranet. It takes an even bigger fool to put the prediction in writing, where it can be mocked and ridiculed forever.
So let me begin.
Martin White, Intranet Focus has written a briefing paper about opportunities and challenges for intranet managers with Enterprise Information Mobility.
This report reviews the designs and usability of ten intranets that Nielsen Norman Group have chosen from a much larger number of nominated designs. The report is richly illustrated with 198 full-color screenshots, giving readers the unique opportunity to see good intranet designs that are usually hidden behind a firewall.
My Tweets from this workshop at KM World November 15, 2010
My tweets and notes from Peters pre-conference workshop at KM World