Most organizations devote considerable resources into the planning and implementation of their intranet as it is of strategic importance to the organization's success. Some of the planning would include topics such as:
- What they hope to achieve from the intranet
- Which person or department would "own" (take control of) the technology and the implementation
- How and when existing systems would be phased out/replaced
- How they intend to make the intranet secure
- How they'll ensure to keep it within legislative and other constraints
- Level of interactivity (eg wikis, on-line forms) desired.
- Is the input of new data and updating of existing data to be centrally controlled or devolved.
These are in addition to the hardware and software decisions (like Content Management Systems), participation issues (like good taste, harassment, confidentiality), and features to be supported.
The actual implementation would include steps such as
- User involvement to identify users' information needs.
- Setting up a web server with the correct hardware and software.
- Setting up web server access using a TCP/IP network.
- Installing the user programs on all required computers.
- Creating a homepage for the content to be hosted.
- User involvement in testing and promoting use of intranet.