An intranet is the generic term for a collection of private computer networks within an organization. An extranet is a computer network that allows controlled access from the outside for specific business or educational purposes.
While there is ample anecdotal evidence to suggest that companies are using SharePoint in many ways other than the original concept of SharePoint as a collaboration platform, many companies are still using it for their intranets..
Today's intranet software allow co-workers in different locations to meet in a virtual meeting room. Problem is, meetings — including virtual ones — can take up a lot of time and end up being unproductive.
How do you define and refresh intranet strategy in your organization? Is it aligned to your wider business strategy? What structures have you got in place to ensure intranet governance on both a strategic and operational level?
Many intranets fail with users because they contain outdated information, poor collaboration features and badly organized data. Experts say social tools such as tagging and user polls can boost intranet usefulness and create user interest.