(Based on Google & WordPress)
Small businesses don't need rocket science solutions. They need functional solutions that are easy and inexpensive. That's why we recommend using low-cost and open source technologies like Google and WordPress.
"Introducing TinyIntranets... the first small business social intranet that helps you organize all of your business tools and information into one central Portal using WordPress."
What's the alchemy to create a TinyIntranet ? Go ahead and use the best free tools you can find from SaaS vendors like Google. Then use Google authentication to log in to WordPress for ultimate security. You are then logged in to both Google and WordPress on the same portal, and the magic begins.
Your portal pages are WordPress pages. Make them as simple or fancy as you like.Either way, they are easily customized through drag-and-drop.Here is an example of a simple portal page:
To help with the possibilities... here are some core features you can start with:
Engage employees by giving them visibility to conversations that are happening right now across your organization.
Allow employees to interact with each other online in real time for increased productivity and better use of time.
Embedded Google calendars help employees see personal and work schedules in the same view.
Provide a single place where members can search and find each other, see contact information, and build connections.
Create a shared document repository in Google Drive that is accessible and browsable through your Intranet website as well.
Enable employees to collect and act on data by creating customized, embedded surveys and forms.
Give employees a "virtual water cooler" to collaborate on projects and build a searchable discussion library over time.
Create a centralized media library in Google Drive that automatically populates playlists for instant playback on WordPress pages.
WordPress and Google are more extensible than almost all other technologies. Knock yourself out!
If you're already using Google Apps, you're half way to a TinyIntranet. WordPress by itself is already a platform of choice for many business intranets. Combining Google Apps with WordPress creates a nicely integrated collaboration platform.
A TinyIntranet is Perfect If:
Price depends on number of users, app integrations, customizations, wild and crazy requests, etc.
Want it done fast and right? We can help. We use ready-made templates, pre-developed code enhancements, implementation checklists, and custom integrations to get you all set up the right way the first time--in no time. We've got this.
Rather build your own instead? Download our FREE Intranet Gear List that shows you the top 16 tools & plugins you need in order to build your own social intranet.
Sam has led intranet and cloud technology transformations since 1997 within companies both large and small. At Sprint, he supervised the support and operations of 20 content management systems (CMS), serving 43,000 users and 19 million hits per month. He enjoys transforming business environments into digital workplaces that are highly secure and collaborative. He has served as Director of a Project Management Office (PMO), Director of an onsite Data Center, and is certified in UNIX and ITIL. With degrees in Organizational Information Systems and Organizational Administration, his superpower is performance improvement and organizational transformation through people, process, and technology.
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