What's in a name?

It seems like it has been a while since I posted anything about intranets, so I thought I'd write a post that
covered not one but two (almost) related topics. That topic is "names" and the reason I'm posting about names is because of two (unrelated) blog posts which I've read on this subject.

The first is a post on one of my favourite blogs the Intranetizen blog and is called "What does your intranet job title mean?" In it the authors ask the blog readers to complete a survey on what their job title is and their role and responsibilities. I would encourage you to complete this survey, but naturally only if you work with intranets or other internal communication tools! It will definitely be interesting to see what the range and scope of the job titles are when the Intranetizen team publish the survey results.

The other blog post is from the Intranet Connections blog and is called "Top 6 names for intranet software" in it the author looks at some of the other names organisations have given their intranets/intranet software. These range from; internal employee website to enterprise social network. I actually think some of the names listed in the blog posts aren't actually intranets, but I totally see the point the blog post is trying to make. That is that whilst intranets might have many different names they all do very similar things and irrespective of what you call it the aim of an intranet, enterprise social network or internal communication software will broadly be the same.

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    # by Melissa Del Monte - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

    Hi James,

    I'm glad you liked my blog post! (http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/other-names-intranet-software/) And thank you for sharing it.

    While I do agree that some of the things I listed are not necessarily an intranet, they still function as one. I have heard different organizations refer to their "intranet" as each of these things and found it very interesting that though it may not be what you or me would refer to our intranet as, to them it is their intranet. This is what sparked me to write about this topic.

    As I'm an industry newcomer, I would love to further discuss this topic with you and gain insight into other valuable intranet resources.

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    # by Melissa Del Monte - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

    Hi James,

    I'm glad you liked my blog post! (http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/other-names-intranet-software/) And thank you for sharing it.

    While I do agree that some of the things I listed are not necessarily an intranet, they still function as one. I have heard different organizations refer to their "intranet" as each of these things and found it very interesting that though it may not be what you or me would refer to our intranet as, to them it is their intranet. This is what sparked me to write about this topic.

    As I'm an industry newcomer, I would love to further discuss this topic with you and gain insight into other valuable intranet resources.