Intranets can help your business grow fast and with minimal costs to spread company information, documents and policies. The staff within the business can be its best asset as long as its an informed professional team rather than staff unsure of the information and communicating a confused message.

Intranets

We can work with you to develop your company intranet integrating your management information, systems, policies and documents.

An intranet is a network that uses Internet Protocol technology to share information, operational systems, or computing services within a business. The term is used in contrast to internet, a network between business and organisations, and instead refers to a network within an business or organisations. Sometimes, the term refers only to the organisation’s internal website, but may be a more extensive part of the organization’s information technology infrastructure, and may be composed of multiple local area networks. The objective is to organise each individual’s desktop with minimal cost, time and effort to be more productive, cost efficient, timely, and competitive.

  • Workforce productivity: Intranets can help users to locate and view information faster and use applications relevant to their roles and responsibilities. With the help of a web browser interface, users can access data held in any database the organization wants to make available, anytime and — subject to security provisions — from anywhere within the company workstations, increasing employees’ ability to perform their jobs faster, more accurately, and with confidence that they have the right information. It also helps to improve the services provided to the users.
  • Time: Intranets allow organizations to distribute information to employees on an as-needed basis; Employees may link to relevant information at their convenience, rather than being distracted indiscriminately by electronic mail.
  • Communication: Intranets can serve as powerful tools for communication within an organization, vertically and horizontally. From a communications standpoint, intranets are useful to communicate strategic initiatives that have a global reach throughout the organization. The type of information that can easily be conveyed is the purpose of the initiative and what the initiative is aiming to achieve, who is driving the initiative, results achieved to date, and who to speak to for more information. By providing this information on the intranet, staff have the opportunity to keep up-to-date with the strategic focus of the organization. Some examples of communication would be chat, email, and or blogs.
  • Business operations and management: Intranets are also being used as a platform for developing and deploying applications to support business operations and decisions across the business.
  • Cost-effective: Users can view information and data via web-browser rather than maintaining physical documents such as procedure manuals, internal phone list and requisition forms. This can potentially save the business money on printing, duplicating documents, and the environment as well as document maintenance overhead.
  • Enhance collaboration: Information is easily accessible by all authorised users, which enables teamwork.
  • Cross-platform capability: Standards-compliant web browsers are available for Windows, Mac, and UNIX.
  • Promote common corporate culture: Every user has the ability to view the same information within the Intranet.
  • Immediate updates: When dealing with the public in any capacity, laws, specifications, and parameters can change. Intranets make it possible to provide your audience with “live” changes so they are kept up-to-date, which can limit a company’s liability.