Usability, content, search and analytics on the corporate intranet

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#IntranetNow, the first of many more.

3 Sep 2014

The energy on the day was buzzing. The pace was fast. It didn’t go without a few bloopers, but it didn’t matter. The atmosphere was uplifting and positive and it’s clear that a lot of thought had gone into making this event happen. The central London location was ideal. The layout and convenience of the […]

Proving the case for a task-based intranet

31 Aug 2014

I read a post from Enterprise Strategies claiming to have statistically proven the case for a social intranet. I found both the statistics and the interpretation of the statistics interesting.

Intranet un/conference in London

10 Aug 2014

The Intranet Now un/conference takes place on 2nd September in London. The day will be made up of three flavours of talks with main speaker presentations, lightning talks and unconference-style sessions.

Content Migration Guide

26 May 2014 1 comment

A start to finish guide on migrating content to a new CMS.

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.

Predictive search

Intranet predictive search test results

20 Feb 2014 2 comments

21 search phrases to test the intranet’s predictive search feature, recently released on the new Northern Ireland Office intranet.

Do intranets need an archive machine?

26 Jan 2014 2 comments

Do we need something similar to the web archives on our intranets? Is there a case for going back to a snapshot of the intranet at a particular date?

GovIntranet gets a People Profile and Staff Directory

24 Jan 2014 4 comments

As part of the latest release of the intranet theme, we’ve integrated a set of customised Staff Directory templates. On the intranet You can search the staff directory from the main intranet search box or the staff directory pages. You can find people based on their name or job title. If you don’t know a name […]

How to track documents as pages in Google Analytics

23 Jan 2014

How to setup Google Analytics to track your documents as part of regular content.

Northern Ireland Office goes live with DCMS intranet theme

20 Jan 2014

To kick off the New Year, the Northern Ireland Office launched their new intranet, using the GovIntranet WordPress theme, based on the DCMS intranet. Una Flynn, Head of Communications at NIO, wanted to improve the existing intranet, which was a collection of documents that had grown organically by content publishers. Having introduced social media to […]

Tags vs Keywords

7 Jan 2014

What are the differences between keywords and tags?

GovIntranet beta release 3

2 Nov 2013

The latest major release of GovIntranet is available in beta on GitHub. Find out what’s new.

Relevanssi WordPress plugin: intranet search comparisons

5 Oct 2013 2 comments

Two intranets. Both built in WordPress. Very different search experience.

Intranet CMS compare and contrast

12 Sep 2013 3 comments

I’ve been reminiscing over my time working on the Justice intranet and it got me thinking about the differences between the hoops and obstacles that I used to have to put up with compared to some of the standard issue features of using WordPress as a CMS today. It’s been with great joy that I […]

One year on

6 Sep 2013

I’ve been at Helpful Technology a year this week, so thought it would be an opportune time to dredge myself out of the wilderness to blog about what I’ve been up to. I’ve certainly been quiet on social media and here on my blog. And that’s for many reasons. While I still get involved with […]

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