During a webinar last week, we explored how companies have been able to overcome knowledge-access and intranet-adoption challenges by embracing a search-driven “Intranet of Everywhere.” Intranets have seen much evolution in the 20+ years they’ve been around, but one of their core objectives from the start—to connect workers with the knowledge they need, when and how they need it—is rarely achieved even today. Poor knowledge access and “abandoned” intranets are the result.
That’s because traditional intranets do not appreciate the truly dynamic nature of modern work, and the sheer volume, velocity, and variety of knowledge and expertise this new type of work creates. Mobilized, socially networked, and “always on” workers are collaborating and sharing knowledge across a diverse and ever-evolving mix of productivity, messaging, and collaboration tools. Corporate intranets that do not synthesize and analyze these diverse knowledge streams in real-time and enable secure, efficient, and intuitive access to this knowledge will simply not succeed. Read more and comment »