The distribution of information has always been one of the most important tasks of an intranet. But with digitization, the volume of e-mails in companies has increased dramatically and led to a real flood of data in many places. Now the news features offer a whole range of possibilities which help managing news in an effective way. With Swisscom Sharespace publishing news can be easily organized via containers. For example, a container can publish news on company level, another is limited and only allows to publish news on department level. This way, the total amount of news can be significantly reduced. Employees themselves can subscribe to news on intranet topics that they need to know or care about. The news are delivered via their start page or can be received via RSS feed. For sensitive communications, which should only be read by a certain group of people in the company, Swisscom Sharespace offers Closed User Groups (CUG). It also allows content creators to publish news in ways that ensure they are read by the users including statistics so, for example, you can make sure everybody in the company knows about important regulatory changes.
Allow users to consume information based on their preferred filters via RSS feed. They can get the information they need in different RSS-tools such as MS Outlook without accessing the intranet and stay informed about topics they are interested in.
News Topic Subscription
Users can subscribe to topics which are not part of their current job description. This allows them to get a bigger picture of the company and stay informed about what’s happening around them.
Metadata allows your site to show further related news in the context of your site.
Closed User Groups allow you to spread sensitive information based on AD Security groups. This ensures that only those who are allowed to read it have access
This Web Part allows you to highlight special news in a rotator format. It will cycle through important news articles and capture the attention of the users. Have the most important news in one place and give them a special look.
The News List Web Part allows you to display important news matching configurable criteria within a Web Part like a portal of a newspaper. It can be placed on the landing page to keep employees informed about specific topics or on any other page to make sure no one misses relevant information. Populate important news to your employees, share knowledge and let everyone be informed.
Article and News
Easy creation of new article pages or news based on a template with comments and likes and metadata for content targeting. Use scheduled publishing for news you prepare for the future.
Filter your landing page and Web Parts with terms to only display news and articles of a particular topics, channels, types and more.
Define the news your staff must read. Select between “Enforce reading” which blocks the intranet until the user confirms that he has read the news, and “Confirm reading” which allows users to continue using the intranet, but asks them to confirm if the news has been read. Both options come with statistics that allow the content creator to see if the information has been seen by everyone or just by a part of the consumers.
A news container is a special kind of site where news are created. Several containers can exist with different configurations. For example one container can publish news to the whole company, while an other container is limited to public news only on department level. This makes it quick and easy to create news with preconfigured properties.
News can be targeted to specific audiences using channels, functions, departments, topics, keywords, and the CUG feature.