Create a winning intranet elevator pitch

Create a winning intranet elevator pitch

The elevator pitch: a short prepared speech that can be given in the time it takes to go up in an elevator.  Picture it, you are in the elevator and in walks the one person who you need to ‘get on board’ with your idea or provide the go ahead for your big project.  You have around thirty seconds to give all the information they need to hear. Where do you start and what do you sell?

Creating your elevator pitch for your current or future intranet, or even your current or future intranet role, is hugely important as you’ll never know when your next opportunity with the bigwig will come. We look at how you can create your elevator pitch for your intranet.

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Intranet metrics & KPIs – only measure what you mean to act upon

Intranet metrics & KPIs – only measure what you mean to act upon

Statistics can help you understand how people use your intranet, and whether you manage a massive SharePoint solution or a smaller intranet CMS, you will want to measure the right things so that you can optimise the intranet experience. Here are six major measurements to track and ten further ideas.

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10 #Intranet features that really should exist

10 #Intranet features that really should exist

We learned yesterday that JP Morgan have an online resignation tool as part of their employee engagement programme. We expect there’s more to it than a big red “sod this, I’ve had enough, I’m off” button on the homepage.

But it got us thinking: as well as an ‘I resign’ button, what are the features that an intranet really needs?

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It’s back: 10 more signs you’re losing the #intranet plot

It’s back: 10 more signs you’re losing the #intranet plot

As intranets evolve into fully mobile, functioning digital workplaces, we’re discovering a whole bunch more ‘features’ that we find downright horrible! We’ve already presented 24 signs you’re losing the plot (14 signs, 10 signs, we did the maths ourselves) but we’ve discovered yet more signs you’re losing the intranet plot. How guilty are you?

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What’s the future for the ESN market?

What’s the future for the ESN market?

This week news broke that leading enterprise social network Jive is searching for a buyer. It follows in the footsteps of Yammer and Socialcast in moving from successful enterprise social startup to acquisition by technology giants in just a few short years.

It’s thought that Oracle and SAP have decided against acquiring Jive. Some analysts suggest the most likely buyer is Salesforce; while they have their own Chatter product, Jive could bring enhanced functionality and a sizable user base.

We at Intranetizen are left wondering what this all means for enterprise social. Will it create greater choice and flexibility, or force organisations to put all their intranet eggs in one vendor basket?

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