As the centralized point of access to organizational information, your Intranet portal may also represent a potential security risk. This is especially true if your portal is accessible to employees via the Internet. If your Intranet authentication is tied to your Active Directory or LDAP, be sure to put policies in place that ensure that your employees change their passwords on a periodic basis. In addition, be sure to encourage (or require) employees to use “strong” passwords, that are comprised of a combination of alpha characters, numbers, symbols and mixed cases.
How often do we question the technologies that our organization relies on? Are we trapped by legacy systems and users who are unwilling to adopt new solutions? Do these excuses keep us from asking “Why” we need a specific solution, is it useful, and is there a better alternative? This article looks at one such situation and provides some good justification for Intranet Portals.
One of the strengths of a good Intranet portal is the ability to integrate the disparate applications that exist within an enterprise. Just because links to the applications are presented in the portal or, in some cases, even natively surfaced in the portal doesn’t make them effectively integrated. Take a look at the following tips and see if they indicate that your portal has mashups or messes.