Blog

28 February, 2020

Challenges and opportunities for modern intranet design

By James Robertson. Intranets are much more than they used to be. While content and news still provide the foundational elements, modern sites are expected to deliver much broader business benefits. This includes folding in collaboration and social tools, delivering to mobile devices, and providing a front door to new business systems. In the years […]

Read More
Search robot
28 February, 2020

Fix your intranet search results with 5 tactical improvements

I just spoke to Martin White about his up-coming enterprise search workshop and while we were ostensibly working out the logistics of the day, Martin gave me an introduction to the complexities of intranet and website search. As a previous intranet manager, and current consultant, I have heard myself promise better search to stakeholders without […]

Read More
28 February, 2020

James Robertson’s London intranet workshop

Of all the authors, conference speakers, and intranet doyens you’ve heard of, surely James Robertson stands out, if only because of his scarcity! James will be over from Australia for a short time, and so his workshop in March may be your only opportunity to learn from him this year. James’ books on intranet design […]

Read More
Milky Way
28 February, 2020

Friendly, great value, expert-led intranet and comms workshops

While known for our annual conference, we are developing Intranet Now so as to serve the intranet community through the year. Brian and I frequently rub shoulders with expert consultants and practitioners, and so we’ve invited several luminaries to run training workshops that we hope will support your intranet and internal communication work in 2016. […]

Read More
28 February, 2020

Join our LinkedIn Group for intranet conversation and no spam

We started the Intranet Now conference back in 2014 on Twitter and Google Plus – those early conversations shaped our annual conference. But while I’m personally delighted with the UI of Google+, as a network, it hasn’t taken off in our intranet / comms world, has it? I’m no fan of LinkedIn – it’s been […]

Read More
28 February, 2020

Intranet strategy – audio and video discussion

Brian talks to Chris tubb and Steve Bynghall about the value of an intranet strategy that guides your intranet development throughout the lifecycle, not just at launch. You can listen to the 13 minute discussion by clicking below, or you can download the MP3 (‘right-click’ to save the 12MB file). Audio, 13 mins – just […]

Read More
28 February, 2020

Our second intranet workshop – formulating your strategy

Do you have an intranet strategy? “We had one for the relaunch.” “I don’t have time for that.” “We have an intranet; it’s not necessary.” “Management set strategy, it’s up to me to follow it.” All real enough reasons for not having a strategy, but if you don’t set direction then someone else will. Next […]

Read More
28 February, 2020

UX testing on a shoestring

Simple usability techniques can offer a route to overcoming common problems. Guest article from Carolyne Mitchell, one of our Intranet Now conference speakers.

Read More