How Airtight Can Help
Planning your Company’s Intranet:
Do you already know what data you want to share on your Intranet? We can help you consider resources most helpful to employees. We’ll work within your budget to plan the most powerful internal operations tool possible. In addition to planning features, we’ll include these factors in the requirements document:
- Can you use an out-of-the-box Intranet or do you need a custom solution?
- What staff members will manage content on the Intranet?
- Will all users have access to the same resources?
- What other systems and data sources will the Intranet connect to?
- Where will the Intranet be hosted and what is our long-term plan for maintenance and security?
We will design the Intranet and organize data so employees can access information quickly and easily. We’ll work closely with you to create a design and user interface that is professional, stylish and easy to navigate. Unlike many public facing websites, our focus is not on flashy branding and graphics that elicit an emotional response. Instead your Intranet will be a resource that helps people find the information they need as quickly as possible.
Building the site will take a lot of hard work – on our part. We’ll need your input and insider’s knowledge of the company, but we’ll keep the process simple and fun. Learn more about the web development process here.
Launching your company Intranet
We’ll thoroughly test the Intranet and help you gather the data you need from the various departments within your company. Our DevOps team will help you establish an appropriate hosting environment for the Intranet. Now it’s time to announce the launch of the Intranet to your co-workers. This is the rewarding part. Sit back and wait for your co-workers’ (and boss’) compliments.
Choosing Content For Your Intranet
Every company’s Intranet is different, but here are some of the more common features
and elements found on company intranets we have built:
- Staff Directory
- Company Announcements
- Employee Handbook
- Event Calendar
- Tech Support Ticketing System
- Expense Reports and Forms
- New Hire Orientation
- Emergency Notifications
- Software Help Manuals
- Press Releases and News
- Benefits & Insurance Information
- Emergency Phone Numbers
- Collateral / Sales Materials
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Is your organization large enough that you cannot efficiently manage user access on a one-off basis? Our DevOps team has many years of experience implementing single sign-on systems. We’ve developed numerous applications that integrate identity providers such as Okta and ActiveDirectory. We’d love to put the power of these well-established solutions to work for your organization.
Your Info Is Secure
Most of the information on your company’s Intranet is highly sensitive. We’ll work with your network administrator to ensure that only your employees will have access to the site. Airtight will also have our DevOps team implement intrusion detection and prevention software, establish a regular backup plan, and recommend a software maintenance routine.
Web Design Technologies
These are some of the web design and development tools and techniques we like to use:
The industry standard software suite for designing websites and web applications. This is our primary tool for creating interactive mockups.
No other server-side language is as popular as PHP. With vast open source resources and a huge community, it’s a logical choice for most sites.
There’s a reason that more than 40% of all websites use WordPress. It’s an easy way to have a ton of functionality and an intuitive CMS. What started as a basic blog platform has become an extremely flexible and powerful platform for building complex websites and web applications.