#E2sday: The Problem With the Intranet

|   Sep 13, 2011

With the advent of social media and the speed at which the creation and sharing of knowledge is changing, the traditional Intranet is showing its inherent limitations. From a knowledge management perspective, these systems are having trouble accommodating the growing needs of the modern enterprise. Today’s #E2sday explores why the Intranet is struggling and how it can be improved.


#E2sday: The Problem With the Intranet


  • Great stuff. I had been pulling together similar information for a conference paper. Keep ’em coming

    Commented on September 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm
  • Very interesting infographics! Simplicity is key in today’s fast moving world, and I agree that contribution has to be easier and shorter. Innovation around the use of social features in tools are becoming important in injecting relevance in driving desired business outcomes.

    Much of the use in social tools today are about adopting and adapting. And I think that the design of social tools is key to producing more direct benefits to the business.

    Some thoughts around this…

    Commented on September 14, 2011 at 2:35 am
  • You did it again guys, excellent info graphic.

    Commented on September 27, 2011 at 6:17 am
  • This graph tells exactly where the pain is when is comes to unusefull intranet (from an enduser perspective): It is all about stratgey and content. In all intranets that we have been across, we have primerely dealt with these two topics before even thinking of integrating social media tools. As long as the foundation of the intranet has not been fixed (finding up-to-date and relevant information and knowledge), all social initiatives will be very hard to integrate. The mashup of formal and infomal content, internal and external content will be the greatest challenge when it comes to meaningful social media integration.

    Commented on September 28, 2011 at 8:35 am
  • Totally agree with the explanation.

    When I began design and implement SaltOS (a business tool as CRM/ERP/Management suite), my first objective was to do a useful tool for the users of my organization. My concern was that the work made ​​to customers was not billed, or not control the deployment of our projects, or the lost of documentation related with the daily work. For this objective, I design a simple intranet with few features but powerful. The results was that never lost information, all works was invoiced to our costumers and the management was correct.

    This is a very big error: the company need tools to work, but not all tools are good. It’s important the review of the tools, detect improvements and apply it because never, the first release is good.

    An intranet can solve some problems but need feedback and needs to evolve as the rest of the software to acomplish all real objectives.


    Commented on September 30, 2011 at 5:16 am

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