Should your organization buy an intranet, or build one?

An internal hub is a crucial element for employee engagement and communication. Which approach works better will depend on your culture, budget and other variables.

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Every organization looking to establish an intranet faces this question: Buy it, or build it?

There are advantages and challenges with either option.

You might choose an out-of-the-box product that you can quickly deploy and delegate it to non-IT or technical-related staff.

Building an intranet entails customizing it to fit your specific environment through consulting services and a lengthy implementation period.

To ensure that you are making the right decision, ask yourself:

If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, consider buying an intranet. Doing so involves a lower total cost of ownership, smart delegation for multiple site owners and out-of-the-box functionality that translates to a short installation and implementation period.

If you answered “no” to most of the above questions, take a look at these:

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