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Category: GovIntranet

GovIntranet Club September 2016

15 Oct 2016

The end of September saw the quarterly get-together of GovIntranet Club members. This time it was hosted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Government intranets acting fast

11 Aug 2016 1 comment

Referendum results, resignations and reshuffles have been causing government intranets to transition fast to cope with the changing political landscape.

Intranet resuscitation in the Cayman Islands

8 Jun 2016

Like previous government departments that I’ve worked with, the in-house team at the Cayman Islands Government setup their own intranet server and followed online instructions for installing the GovIntranet WordPress theme.

Working with the statisticians

14 Dec 2015

I’ve been wading in statistical waters recently with one of our new intranet clients, the Office for National Statistics, and by studying a MOOC on Machine Learning by the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington. ONS intranet The ONS recently blogged about making a modern intranet and I’m really pleased to be working with […]

GovIntranet breakfast meeting

11 Oct 2015

Last week, we held a breakfast meeting for our intranet clients from government departments and agencies, councils and charities. The breakfast meeting was an ideal opportunity to compare and contrast how they use the GovIntranet theme and to share ideas and experiences. The meeting took place at our office in the Clerkenwell Workshops where we have […]

Crown Commercial Service intranet launch

28 Sep 2015

I’d been waiting with anticipation for our latest client intranet launch. It’s the nearest I’ll ever get to fatherhood, but these past weeks I’ve been acting like I’m looking after a newborn. Staff feedback After a little intensive care, the CCS intranet is up and running. A real staff-centred intranet, it has a staff directory, forums, […]

Back in the world of intranet

30 Aug 2015 3 comments

I’ve been busy since the start of the year, working on the new British Antarctic Survey website. We launched this month. It’s a big site, filled with science and research, stunning photography and even a penguin of the day! This month it feels like I’m back in the world of intranet. Two new clients just […]

The intranet staff directory

18 Feb 2015

It’s interesting to hear that the digital team at the Ministry of Justice have developed a new staff directory. I know a few departments are already opting to use this service and it will be interesting to follow progress. The staff directory was a big problem at the Ministry when I worked there. People used a […]

GovIntranet 2014 review

2 Jan 2015

Having a group of clients who all use the same WordPress theme means that there are often requests for new modules, bug fixes and extra functionality. New clients start with a base set of modules and then take the theme in their own direction either through how they organise and display content or through requests for new […]

BIS intranet moves to GovIntranet WordPress theme

4 May 2014

BIS went live with their WordPress intranet at the start of May. This is our third central government department client using the Open Source GovIntranet theme, already in use at DCMS and NIO.


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