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In today’s modern world of business, collaboration is gaining greater importance among employees to remain connected with each other and face the tough global competition. The rise of cloud computing with the proliferation of smart technologies has led to the rise of online collaboration tools, which enable greater numbers of employees to work remotely while remaining continually connected with their fellow co-workers.

This effortless connectivity and collaboration ultimately helps to increase employee morale, creating a more productive workforce while encouraging a feeling of ‘community’ within the organization. …


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Research reports indicate that more than two-thirds of company intranet projects face issues with cost overruns. If modernizing your company’s Intranet is your top concern and estimating your returns on investment, then it’s important to plan your Intranet budget well in advance. You will often find that many businesses have unrealistic budget expectations because they haven’t properly planned their intranet project in advance, and this can lead to their intranet project, unfortunately, failing.

Before commencing any intranet project, it’s critical to understand the upfront and ongoing costs involved with setting up your intranet solution. It is also crucial to consider the overall financial impact alongside your long-term plan for deploying this intranet company-wide, and even more important to be aware of the ROI benefits therein. Many of our prospective customers get very excited when they see the potential benefits of a company intranet — its holistic system integrations, useful collaboration features, improved engagement with internal comms, etc — but the one thing they all struggle with is posing a feasible return on investment argument to their management. …


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Choosing the right name for your intranet can actually have a significant impact on the way your employees utilise and interact with the system. Just putting your company logo on your platform will inevitably lead to your users calling it ‘the intranet’, which is so uninspiring it will ultimately lead to your company intranet being perceived as just another system your employees have to use. To really promote the usefulness of the system and drive engagement, your employees need to genuinely want to visit your intranet because they find it informative, fun and inspiring.

One step towards better engagement is to ensure your intranet reflects the culture of both your company and its employees. Giving the system its own identity, with its own unique name and branding can really help ensure your intranet platform resonates with your end users, helping your employees to feel like it’s their intranet. …


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Employee communication can have a drastic impact on the bottom line of every company. The Society For Human Resource Management (SCHRM) has found that most businesses are losing hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars every year because of poor company communication methods, resulting in a loss of productivity and overall efficiency within organisations.

Part of this is due to an antiquated view of internal comms, where management meetings and company-wide email broadcasts are the only way organisations communicate with their employees. For the younger generation of Millennial employees, who are so used to connecting and communicating instant with other people, and expect quick, easy access to information via apps, the ‘traditional’ method of company comms is not only unappealing, it is also ineffective, unengaging and uninformative. …


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Every company that deploys an intranet solution does so with the best of intentions. The purpose of any company intranet is to make internal processes smoother within the organisation, enabling better communications and efficient management of content.
Whether your organisation is looking to providing easier access to resources, improve collaboration and internal comms with employees, or boost engagement and productivity levels, every intranet solution ultimately has objectives to meet.

But what if your company intranet doesn’t live up to expectations? …


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The modern workplace is undergoing a drastic transformation in terms of technological advancements and changing work culture. This has resulted in companies across the globe discovering new ways to collaborate and communicate with their employees, using Intranet software as a social tool to reengage end-users. One of the best ways to engage, inform and empower your employees in the workplace is by providing content that is genuinely interesting, with topics that truly resonate with your end users — which is why your Intranet News is the cornerstone of your company intranet.

Studies by PWC and Gallup have indicated that companies with engaged employees have 51% lower employee turnover rates and 33% more profitability. On the contrary, the annual cost of employee disengagement for companies can prove to be quite expensive — to the tune of $450-$550 billion. …


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Internal communication is a company’s most valuable tool, and their employees are their most valuable asset — so it stands to reason that companies would want to capitalize on having effective communications with your employees. This means recognizing and delivering value to your employees — and your company intranet is one tool that can help empower those employee communications.

Studies show that companies described as “highly effective communicators” with their employees achieved 47% higher returns for their stakeholders.

An integrated digital workplace is key to establishing successful communication and boosting overall productivity within any organisation.

Enterprises looking to maximise the effectiveness of their company communications by deploying an intranet solution need to identify their key stakeholders before undertaking anything. …


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Gamification has been on the rise since 2010 and has become a buzzword among companies keen on improving employee engagement and boosting their communication processes.

According to NICE systems, only 31% of companies are deploying unique forms of digital mechanisms or introducing gaming techniques within their internal processes to help drive better employee engagement.

It’s no surprising then that leading organizations such as Google and Deloitte have reportedly achieving immense success by embracing gamification principles within their internal communications.

So, what do we mean by ‘gamification’ and what makes it such an interesting and unique tool among employers?

What is Gamification?

Put simply, ‘Gamification’ is the process of taking an existing system (i.e. an intranet or website) and integrating it with gaming mechanisms which reward you for completing tasks. Gamification taps into our competitive nature and desire to achieve, by introducing reward systems into everyday tasks, this helps motivate users, encouraging them to interact with content and ultimately boosts productivity as users undertake tasks more frequently when they know they will receive a positive outcome. …


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In recent years, intranets have made a huge impact in boosting employee engagement within many organisations across the globe. These company intranets are provide the key tools that their digital workplaces required, helping businesses to foster better internal communications among employees, improving knowledge sharing and collaboration

One of the key factors that can help drive continued employee engagement within your intranet, is to focus on sharing compelling content that gives your employees a reason and a want to engage with it. …


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As an intranet solution, Microsoft Sharepoint is widely used by a large number of global enterprises, but increasingly many users are considering other intranet alternatives because of the challenges they face when using Sharepoint. Organisations in today’s environment require a robust Intranet that offers a user friendly, cost-effective solution, and provides an effective communications platform that encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing among employees.

So why do all these things have to be so hard in Sharepoint?
Let’s look at some of Sharepoint’s shortfalls as an Intranet solution and why it might be better to switch to a better intranet alternative.

Why Sharepoint Is Losing Its Relevance?

Sharepoint tends to be the ‘go-to’ software of choice for IT Managers looking for a quick intranet solution. Because it’s Microsoft (i.e. trusted) and part of the Office 365 package (i.e. …

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