A Better Intranet System

Posted by: Today's Tip Contributor on July 1, 2011

No matter how big your business, nothing can get done without communication. Implementing an intranet system is a fast, reliable, and secure way to communicate within any business. If you are considering setting up such a system in your company, here are some things to consider:

1. Get input from employees. Involve your employees in creating the most ideal intranet system for your company. There is no sense in wasting money on a system your employees will not find helpful, so ask what they will actually use on a day-to day basis.

2. Keep it simple. The potential of an intranet system is huge and can be overwhelming at first. One way to keep it simple is only including features that will be useful. Even though all the bells and whistles may be fun, it will just crowd the intranet and confuse your users.

3. Make it secure. Some intranets are actually extranets and can be accessed by a few on the outside of the company. However, most companies would be better off keeping it strictly intranet to ensure ultimate security of information.

4. Plan for growth. Companies always grow, so installing an intranet system that can grow with the company is vital. Having a cushion for growth prevents having to switch to a larger server sooner and also avoids shutting down servers completely.

Dan Martin
IFX
President and CEO
San Diego

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