The Intranet is dead! Long live the Intranet! …so the refrain goes.
The promise of the Intranet was that it was going to liberate content and spread the wealth locked inside information repositories, closed networks, siloed file systems and even physical file cabinets. In many ways Intranets — when done well — have improved life behind the firewall.
However, we are far from the holy grail.
A Forrester Research survey found that just 43% of enterprise employees access an intranet every day. Worse, 35% don’t even use their intranet on a monthly basis.
The fact is that Intranet promises have not been fully realized, and this is exactly where the power of social comes in.
Social Intranets - The Promise
Social Business technology supplies the essential functionality missing from conventional intranets and turns them into the dynamic collaborative environments known as social intranets.
The promise of Social Intranets is to build on the successes of the original Intranet vision, but add these benefits:
- Open up content creation and curation to the full enterprise, leveraging the wisdom of the crowd
- Break down the walls between people, groups and departments via tools as simple as the @joesmith reference.
- Utilize internal social graph intelligence to enhance the relevancy of the intranet experience, improve search results and reduce the time to task completion
- Efficiently capture ideas and harness the innate innovation found in your workforce, leading to a more robust and streamlined ideation process
To learn more about how these benefits are being realized in practice, you can join the upcoming social intranet panel discussion on May 30th (live and online).
Infographic — The Benefits of a Social Intranet
Join the Social Intranet Best Practices Panel Discusion
On May 30th you can join in for a live, online panel discussion focused on current trends and best practices for designing, implementing and succeeding with a Social Intranet.
Panel members include:
- Dion Hinchcliffe of the Dachis Group will discuss at a high level, the latest industry research and trends on how leading companies are revamping dusty, soul-sucking intranets, and giving employees a social, collaborative, engaging experience that drives productivity, fosters innovation, and yields staggering results.
- Tyson Cornell of PricewaterhouseCoopers will dig a level deeper, into the strategies and processes that global enterprises are using to deploy Social Business Software — both to drive business transformation, and to add value to existing communication and information infrastructures.
- Tiffany LaBanca and Kristen Ritter of News Corporation will round out the panel, sharing a case study of how their company is becoming a social-powered organization. News Corporation's OurNews Social Business Network is changing the way the company communicates, collaborates, and innovates — connecting more than 50 businesses and 15,000 employees on a unified global platform.
If social intranet success is your curiosity or mandate, sign-up for the online panel discussion here.
This article was sponsored by Jive Software.
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