One Intranets Inc.
home    services    portfolio    intranet ideas    contact us

Idea Archives

July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
July 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
April 2006
May 2006
July 2006
October 2006
November 2006

Previous Posts

Intranet success is not linked to the technology

Wednesday, September 22, 2004  

The technology used for an intranet or corporate portal does not determine success or failure. There are dozens of excellent technology solutions. Success or failure is much more closely linked to these issues:
  • Does it have the support of senior management?
  • Do the business objectives mesh with user goals?
  • Is it easy to use?
According to Tom Davenport, best-selling author and expert on knowledge management: "If you're spending more than a third of your energy on the technology side, you're probably not going to be successful."

About the Author

I'm Chris McGrath, an intranet consultant in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I've been working on intranets since 1997, and on plain ol' web sites for even longer. I run One Intranets, the firm that co-created ThoughtFarmer -- an enterprise collaboration platform for Windows-based intranets.