Connect NWO employees to improve scientific efficiency and professionalism.
Joost was designed by Triquanta and is now maintained by GoalGorilla and the Open Social core team. Together, we built a great foundation for the NWO community. A new Joost homepage was created that allowed users to personalize it with widgets, giving its users a filtered view and quick access to applications and latest news. A ‘paragraphs’ module was introduced that gave editors more freedom in constructing the layout of intranet content. This meant that that pages can be composed freely with a set of predetermined elements such as text, galleries, and video.
A good intranet serves as a central hub for all stakeholders and requires easy and reliable user management. Therefore, a link was created between the Active Directory Federation Services with the personnel system Workforce and Active Directory for synchronizing account details. Guest users can be automatically logged-in based on their IP-address.
Content Ownership Feature
Within the NWO intranet, there are a number of editors who publish content for other team members. Therefore, a content ownership feature was added to facilitate this activity. Now, both the content owner and the person who wrote the content receive a notification whenever someone has engaged with the content. To make it even easier for users to find content, the search field was expanded with a drop-down that includes suggestions and a filter based on content type.
The intranet is used by employees of the NWO as well as guest users of affiliated organisations.
The implementation of Joost took 3 months, demonstrating Open Social’s unique ability to develop and deliver a modern and social intranet within a short time span. Moreover, Triquanta and Open Social worked together to customize this intranet according to the needs of NWO employees, such as a personalized homepage. The intranet has already become the central place for NWO employees to find the latest news and interact with each other.