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Intranets & Extranets Website Development

According to a recent business survey, normal businesses with more than around 30 people are not very good at internal communications. Businesses who don't communicate with staff online tend to spend significant sums printing a whole heap of 'stuff' :

  • Newsletters
  • Staff handbooks
  • Staff telephone directories
  • HR policy documents
  • Holiday request forms, expenses forms, forms and more forms
  • Internal reports, surveys etc.

In a business of any size the list can be seemingly endless - any time somebody writes something important you need to print it. Migrate all this communication online and you'll save money, save time and cut down a lot less trees. Even the biggest document can be uploaded as a pdf and another beauty of online information management is that it can be updated with just a few keystrokes.

Intranets & Extranets is the answer for this. Poor Internal Communication can be fact of the past. Discover the secret of good internal and employee communication only with Kwebmaker Digital Agency.

An intranet or extranet is absolutely no different from a website, because it is a website. We use the term intranets and extranets to differentiate the fact that the content on these websites is not for public consumption, but targeted at and meant for a 'closed user group' of staff. Intranets can normally only be accessed within the existing network of a business - within a Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN) behind a an existing security provision such as a firewall. Usually this covers people in your business with desk-based jobs and PCs provided by the business. If you have staff who need to access the content from a non-business browser, say from home, a mobile device, a shared kiosk or even and internet cafe, we call it an extranet.

And yes, you don't need to be worried about the security measures. For both intranets and extranets the content can be password protected which makes content much more secure than any printed equivalent that can get left lying around on a photocopier. Protected by an individual password & varying levels of access ensures that people can only see the amount or extent of content you want them to see. Thus there may be 'all staff' content, but also 'departmental content' or 'board director only' content.

More and more businesses are not just using their intranets and extranets for compliance and information purposes. Enlightened businesses with visions of a wider staff community are using their online communication for a broad variety of functions :

  • Email 'blasts' and SMS messaging to push to content
  • Divisional or geographic self-administered micro sites
  • Training, examinations and membership
  • Internal online auctions
  • Messaging forums and blogs
  • Contact points for ideas and questions to leadership
  • Video broadcast

An intranet or extranet can be as diverse and versatile as any website. At Kwebmaker Digital Agency, we believe they are the secret of great staff and internal communications that lead to enhanced productivity and greater ROI.

Get Intranet or Extranet solutions that empower your business, staff, members or customers. Contact us now to design and develop your Intranet solution.

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