The Internet has seen amazing advancements in the past few years. We’ve gone beyond web 2.0 and ventured into the “Internet of Things” (IoT), where everything online is integrated and connected – from taking a picture of a check that needs to be deposited to sharing pictures of your kids with family hundreds of miles away.
It’s all about getting and giving information quickly and easily. It’s about connecting and engaging even through your smartphone. It’s anytime, anywhere access. And it’s convenient.
But what about intranets, those websites you use at work?
Intranets need overhauling
According to a Gatehouse study, 61% of internal communicators worldwide are planning on increasing their usage of their intranet. But how effective is your current intranet? Chances are good it needs an overhaul to enable social media integration, enable employees to generate content, make it mobile-friendly and more.
Some companies are plowing ahead, moving into the 21st century. Shel Holtz, IABC Fellow, covers this new wave of intranets indicating Motorola went through a major upgrade – with wikis, RSS feeds, social networking integration and more – and now 92% of employees use their intranet.
To internal communicators, that’s a dream come true.
But these interactive, engaging intranets aren’t built overnight. They need to be rethought and planned with Information Technology, Internal Communicators, and Human Resources professionals in the room.
That’s where Rob Colwill, CEO of ElevatePoint, comes in.