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  • 10 Best Intranets of 2014

    January 5, 2014

    Intranet team sizes continue to grow at a slow but steady pace, while smaller organizations are producing the best intranets. Focusing on Agile development and wireframing methods, intranet teams are completing design and deployment within much shorter timeframes.

    Mobile Intranet Design

    August 19, 2013

    Supporting field staff and mission-critical apps are core reasons to take enterprise computing mobile, but users also value access to news and internal social networks.

    Intranet Social Features

    March 2, 2013

    Employee collaboration and open communication are now business drivers in many companies, but social enterprise features are often poorly integrated with the rest of the intranet.

    10 Best Intranets of 2013

    January 6, 2013

    Winners of the Intranet Design Annual competition for 2013, with summaries of key intranet design trends. The number of people on intranet teams grew substantially compared to earlier years.

    Intranet Users Stuck at Low Productivity

    December 3, 2012

    Although intranet design is improving, it hasn't kept pace with increased complexity in enterprise requirements, so measured usability is down slightly.

    10 Best Intranets of 2012

    January 3, 2012

    Social networking and personalization rise to higher levels this year, while mobile intranets continue to cut their teeth. Also, smaller organizations get larger teams and better designs.

    10 Best Intranets of 2011

    January 4, 2011

    Knowledge management progressed from cliché to reality, based on simpler and thus more-used features. Mobile intranets doubled.

    Does SharePoint Destroy Intranet Design?

    June 7, 2010

    As intranet projects benefit from powerful implementation platforms, teams should focus on optimizing the user experience for specific organizational needs, as 4 winning examples show.

    10 Best Intranets of 2010

    January 4, 2010

    Intranet design is maturing and reaping the rewards of continuous quality improvement for traditional features, while embracing new trends like mobile access, emergency preparedness, and user/employee-contributed content.

    Social Networking on Intranets

    August 3, 2009

    Community features are spreading from 'Web 2.0' to 'Enterprise 2.0.' Research across 14 companies found that many are making productive use of social intranet features.

    10 Best Intranets of 2009

    January 5, 2009

    Intranets are getting more strategic, with increased collaboration support. Team size is growing by 12% per year, and platforms are becoming integrated, with a strong showing for SharePoint.

    Enterprise Portals Are Popping

    July 14, 2008

    A usability analysis of 23 intranet portals finds strong growth, increasing collaboration features, and cross-functional governance.

    Link List Color on Intranets

    May 13, 2008

    Lists of links are an intermediate case between content-embedded links and menu items. Showing listed links in blue or in the site's main link color is the recommended design - and the one most intranets follow.

    10 Best Intranets of 2008

    January 7, 2008

    Consistent design and integrated IA are becoming standard on good intranets. This year's winners focused on productivity tools, employee self-service, access to knowledgeable people (as opposed to 'knowledge management'), and better-presented company news.

    Intranet Information Architecture (IA) Methods

    November 26, 2007

    In analyzing 56 intranets, we found many common top-level categories, labels, and navigation designs, but ultimately, the diversity was too great to recommend a single IA.

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