Choosing the right platform suite is the single most important decision an intranet manager must make
Most intranets are built on a patchwork of individual applications such as a content management system (CMS), search, social media and digital asset management. There may be several versions of the CMS or even multiple CMS applications. The problems of managing a set of applications from different vendors are not visible to the intranet user, but they certainly are to intranet managers, IT managers and content contributors.
Many large organisations already use enterprise suites to manage intranets and digital workplaces.
Considerations for choosing or migrating platforms are myriad, and include:
mobile access support
cost of adoption
Factors to weigh in platform selection
The main elements of an enterprise suite that could support the evolution of an intranet towards a digital workplace are:
digital asset management
Timetable – think months or years, not weeks
“The secret of the successful migration/upgrade of a CMS-based intranet to an enterprise suite with social media applications is the amount of planning that takes place before any binding decisions are made.”
The intranet “in-a-box” market is now very mature, offering considerable choice for intranet teams, particularly those seeking intranets based on SharePoint Online and Microsoft 365. At a recent Technology Lab organized by the DWG Technology and Research Institute we were ...
Have you been tasked with dealing with the content on an intranet that is tired, full of outdated pages and documents, and no longer fit for purpose?
Has a new platform been procured, which is clean, fresh and full of the ...
It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly up to 40 episodes of the Digital Workplace Impact podcast. Since the very first episode DWG’s CEO and Founder, Paul Miller, has spoken to a huge variety of people involved in the digital ...
I hereby acknowledge that the Digital Workplace 24 Video Library is designated for my professional use alone and may not be shared with any other parties, in whole or in part, without express written permission from the Digital Workplace Group.