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Why Intranets Fail (and How to Fix Them) : A Practical Guide for Information Professionals - Luke Tredinnick

Why Intranets Fail (and How to Fix Them)

A Practical Guide for Information Professionals

Paperback Published: 14th November 2004
ISBN: 9781843340683
Number Of Pages: 196

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Why Intranets Fail (and How to Fix Them) is a practical guide to some of the common problems associated with Intranets, and solutions to those problems. The book takes a unique end-user perspective on the role of intranets within organisations. It explores how the needs of the end-user very often conflict with the needs of the organisation, creating a confusion of purpose that impedes the success of intranet. It sets out clearly why intranets cannot be thought of as merely internal Internets, and require their own management strategies and approaches. The book draws on a wide range of examples and analogies from a variety of contexts to set-out in a clear and concise way the issues at the heart of failing intranets. It presents step-by-step solutions with universal application. Each issue discussed is accompanied by short practical suggestions for improved intranet design and architecture.

  • Jargon-free and aimed at information professionals with sole/mixed responsibilities
  • Draws many examples from broader library management contexts
  • Clearly distinguishes between intranet and Internet technologies

Industry Reviews

...a very recommendable book., Intranets

Part 1 Failing intranets: Why users behave irrationally; Why organisations behave irrationally; Reconciling competing expectations. Part 2 Designing intranets: Elements of intranet architecture; A step-by-step guide to implementing intranets; A step-by-step guide to managing intranets; Anticipating change; Conclusion.

ISBN: 9781843340683
ISBN-10: 1843340682
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 14th November 2004
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.28