Small Businesses Need an Intranet
As a small business owner, you enjoy the ability to operate quickly when action is needed. You appreciate the ease of communication within your office, and you can get things accomplished simply and efficiently. At least, that’s the goal; maybe things aren’t so smooth. One way to fix that is by integrating an intranet into your workplace.
What an intranet boils down to is an internal network which helps your business stay connected. This generally includes things like websites, portals, and email. Larger corporations tend to use intranets due to the sheer size of their workforce, but that doesn’t mean that small businesses can’t use them too. Using an intranet to stay in touch can benefit both your business and your work relations.
There is No “I” in Team
Unless your business plans on flying solo, teamwork is important. If your goal is to keep your team informed, then an intranet can help you make leaps and bounds toward that goal. Even if your business is small, you’re likely to deal with the “everybody knows everybody” syndrome, where gossip spreads and rumors are started. This leads to miscommunication, which can prevent tasks from being accomplished.
The key is to focus on goals and integrate proper planning. This can be accomplished by integrating a proper intranet into your business. An intranet can help you lay out clear, set goals. Your team can then strive to accomplish these as one uniform entity.
Save Time and Save Money
We all know that wasted time in the workplace is, quite honestly, wasted money. In order to not waste time, you want to make information available to your team through the use of an intranet. If important information, such as deadlines, meeting dates, and workplace policies are all made publicly available, the chance of people being uninformed is mitigated. In turn, your team’s productivity levels will soar.
Why Not Email?
We suppose you could just use email instead of an intranet, but we don’t recommend it. Unlike an intranet solution, you won’t be able to collaborate and edit in real-time circumstances. It will only lead to confusion and miscommunication. All of this is unnecessary when using an intranet solution from Protek.
We’ll work with you to determine what kind of needs your business requires for its intranet, and make sure you meet them. At Protek, we’re IT professionals who make the technology do the hard work, so you don’t have to. Contact us for a free intranet consultation at 801.999.4767. Stop worrying about whether or not tasks will get done with an intranet solution from Protek.
Eric is the owner and CEO of Protek Support and is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). He graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Information Technology (IT). He is an IT Services expert in a variety of technology related fields. Some of these fields include document management software/hardware, enterprise level networking and VoIP phone systems, as well as large scale software implementation projects and the setup of small business networks.