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Short, practical tips on building better intranets.
Exploit email to strengthen your intranet
Monday, October 23, 2006Many IT managers would like their intranet to reduce the organization’s dependence on email. Is this realistic?
Email is an incredible communication and collaboration tool: It’s freeform, multimedia (with attachments), easy to learn, easy to use, and platform-independent. It’s not going anywhere.
So instead of trying to reduce email with your intranet, consider how you can exploit email to strengthen your intranet:
Send links to important announcementsYour intranet may do nothing to reduce the size of your inbox. But if you embrace it, email could do wonders for your intranet.
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.
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