What's In Your Social Intranet? Top 10 Most Common Intranet Tools [Report]

Wondering how other organizations are faring with the social transformation of their corporate Intranets? The Go To” report for companies interested in knowing what other companies are doing has just been released by Prescient Digital Media.

The Social Intranet Study December 2011 examines social media use on corporate intranets and the magnitude, use, and popularity of social media by employees and executives. The study findings and analysis are based on  the survey conducted between late May and early June 2011 by Toby Ward, Prescient Digital Media, in association with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The results reveal  rapid adoption of social media on the corporate intranet in the past year.

The survey was completed by over 1,401 participants in small, medium and large organizations in all types of industries, from all corners of the globe.

The Top 10 Most Common Intranet Tools

The report found that social media tools such as blogs, wikis and other vehicles are present on most corporate intranets: 61 percent have at least one social media tool available to some or all employees. The most popular Intranet 2.0 tools are blogs, discussion forums, instant messaging and wikis.

  1. Blogs – 75 percent have intranet blogs; 26 percent have deployed blogs enterprise wide; only 4 percent have no plans or interest in deploying blogs.
  2. Discussion Forums – 65 percent have intranet discussion forums; 26 percent use them enterprise wide; 7 percent have no plans or interest in deploying intranet discussion forums.
  3. Instant Messaging – 63 percent have intranet instant messaging; 44 percent use instant messaging enterprise wide; 16 percent have no plans or interest in intranet instant messaging.
  4. Wikis – 61 percent have intranet wikis; 19 percent use intranet wikis enterprise wide; 12 percent have no plans or interest in deploying intranet wikis.
  5. User Commenting – 60 percent have user commenting on their intranets; 32 percent have enterprise wide user commenting on their intranets; 8 percent have no plans or interest in user commenting.
  6. RSS Feeds – 56 percent have intranet RSS; 21 percent use RSS feeds on their intranets enterprise wide; 10percent have no plans or interest in intranet RSS.
  7. Search Tagging – 51 percent have intranet tagging; 26 percent use intranet tagging enterprise wide; 12 percent have no plans or interest in intranet tagging.
  8. Video – 43 percent have user videos/vlogs; 15 percent have enterprise wide user videos/vlogs; 16 percent have no plans or interest in user videos/vlogs.
  9. Social Networking – 43 percent have intranet social networking; 19 percent use social networking enterprise wide; 22 percent have no plans or interest in intranet social networking.
  10. Microblogging – 42 percent have microblogging; 18 percent use microblogging enterprise wide; 22 percent have no plans or no interest in microblogging.

This is the free, summarized version of the complete Social Intranet Study. Non-participating individuals and organizations wanting a full copy of the 46 page report may purchase a copy for$89.00 through Prescient Digital.


Elizabeth is a strategic communications leader with nearly 20 years experience in both internal and external communications. She is a passionate advocate for developing communications that foster a stronger relationship between the organization and its employees. She is a global keynote speaker on employee engagement and HR communications. Elizabeth is a certified professional in Employer Brand through Universum Global’s Employer Branding Academy.

53 thoughts on “What's In Your Social Intranet? Top 10 Most Common Intranet Tools [Report]

  1. My social intranet (Bitrix24) also has CRM and project manager. And as far as microblogging goes – honestly, why does anyone needs in in the business environment?

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