Introducing the “Ning-tranet”

5 Responses to “Introducing the “Ning-tranet””

  1. says:

    Hey! I was doing some research on this topic this weekend, because I’m thinking about setting up a Ning/intranet for my company. How’s it working for you guys so far?

  2. Christopher Murray says:

    Hi Ben – I think we can call this implementation a real success. But, a “Ning-tranet” is not for everyone. It won’t get you calendar sharing or document versioning or project management tools (traditional “intranet” functionality). What it will get you is a rich platform for letting employees interact socially: tools for management to keep people posted on internal news, an electronic version of the company bulletin board where people can post whatever they like, a running list of birthdays, etc.

    As with any technology implementation, you should start with a careful review of current company needs and future company goals. Once you have that down and the needs prioritized, selecting the software becomes the easy part.

  3. says:

    That’s fantastic. Thanks for the update. I’m basically looking for a way to keep employees updated and involved with company events, because more than 3/4 of the employees are off-site. I think allowing them to meet coworkers (that they would never otherwise interact with!) via the Ning platform would be an excellent way to foster a community.

    Thanks again. Keep up the great work!

  4. Christopher Murray says:

    It sounds like Ning could be a great choice. If you’d like some expert help with getting an intranet off the ground, we’d love to hear from you.

  5. Hello Christopher, your information was very valuable.
    Thank you!