Development of the new intranet started in 2011. The aim was to create an intranet which would better serve the needs of the merged TAMK. The double number of users and integration of two different operational cultures also required development of intranet.
The project aims at a new intranet where it is easy to find information with an effective search engine, clear structuring, and sophisticated news forum. The new intranet also offers more interaction and community possibilities. The appearance will also undergo changes to have it in line with TAMK’s visual image.
The needs of diverse user groups and campuses have been considered in building the new intranet. This also applies to the needs of international students and staff, student counselling, and quality management. Accessibility and tablet use requirements have also been taken into consideration in building the web service.
The abundance of contents calls for an easy maintenance tool. In the new intranet, information will be maintained in one system (Liferay) instead of the earlier Wiki-Liferay combination. Connection of the Alfresco document management to the intranet facilitates management of attachments in intranet.