An intranet is essentially a private version of the internet running on a local area network (LAN). Any computers networked together on a LAN within the same domain or workgroup can create an intranet whether this is on your home network or in an office. Despite their home use potential, intranets are more commonly found in the workplace within companies and organisations.
Intranets use exactly the same protocols and technologies as the internet, websites work in exactly the same way; the only difference being is that an intranet is not directly connected to the internet (the World Wide Web). This isolation from the World Wide Web makes an intranet a secure place for companies and organisations to share and distribute information amongst their employees without it being accessible to the public.
An intranet can contain any number of websites just like the World Wide Web, performing a variety of functions bespoke to the company, ranging from complex tasks such as legacy system integration to the more simple ordering of stationery. In practice however, it is more common for there to be a single company portal intranet website which acts as a central knowledge base for company information and resources.
Huddersfield based Goblin Ridge Limited can help improve your business processes by creating a centralised information management system and communication tool.
It is a common story that over a period of time companies and organisations can become very disorganised in the way they store their knowledge resources. How many times do you find your employees hunting down files, reports and other critical documents that have disappeared off the company radar? Do employees duplicate documents that already exist with out of date content? And how often do you find staff repeatedly asking the same routine questions?
An intranet website can solve all these problems by consolidating information, adding structure to your data storage and establishing workflow controls. Goblin Ridge Limited can create the architecture that can enable staff to achieve their daily tasks more efficiently.
Located in Yorkshire, Goblin Ridge Limited can design, develop and maintain an intranet website for your organisation that will improve internal communication, increase employee productivity and automate your business functions.
An intranet website can host a multitude of tools, services and resources, the possibilities are endless, below are some of the most common applications.