Humorous and Clever Intranet Names

Intranet Names Tied to Deeper Goals of Community and Team Spirit

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Intranet users hold the key to sharing knowledge.

Mounds of employee information, corporate policies, and product inventories, among many data sources stored on servers or in cloud services are meaningless without the motivation to share and use the information. 

One way to make intranets appealing, as organizations are discovering, is to design them as the go-to place using humorous and clever intranet names.

The intranet names are customized for a company, and carefully designed much like you would name a website. But, take a step further and you can have fun with it. 

You can turn out names like Pitstop, the intranet for a car dealer in Scotland, or the car dealer in Oklahoma that came up with the name Glove Box. 

Names that company intranets are adopting have a lot more meaning than meets the eye. The intranet names are tied to deeper goals that unlock sharing through community and team spirit.

I asked intranet software people to share names of their customer’s intranets. See how you feel about them and try to come up with one of your own.

Homer

Dan Connolly, enterrpise sales director at ​Interact Intranet Ltd.  says their company’s own intranet is named Homer, after the cartoon character, Homer Simpson of the television series, The Simpsons. “Homer has a user profile and loves donuts," says Connolly, “and that ties in nicely for us, using donuts for gamification as rewards.”  

Pitstop

Serving as a model for Interact’s customers who slant their intranet sites to their business, the Pitstop has been named for the company intranet at Macrae & Dick, a new and used car dealer group in Scotland. The company has been in business since 1878, and even the contemporary intranet signals change in the way information is shared.

 (See also review of Interact.)

Wikidelia

Fidelia, an insurance assistance company represented in the Covea Group based in Paris, serves over 1100 employees on their intranet named Wikidelia (rhymes with Fidelia). Built on the ​XWiki SAS product, the intranet is a new paradigm for a document repository. Wikidelia has become a written culture for Fidelia that now relies on business procedures and knowledge resources for employees to readily find answers.

TechWatch

EADS Innovation Works now rebranded as Airbus Group runs TechWatch. This collaborative intranet, also a product of XWiki, is used for TechWatch researchers to disseminate strategic information in real time. (See also review of XWiki.)

Huluverse

Hulu, the subscription service for streaming video named their intranet, Huluverse. As shared by ​Igloo Software, the company that runs Hulu’s intranet, say their employees are called Hulugans. Sounds like work at Hulu is more fun than work. (See also review of ​Igloo Software.)

Club of Love

Sounding more like a music band, the Club of Love is actually an intranet creation of middle school students at Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville, Maryland. "The Club of Love is derived from the idea of idea of spreading love in the community," says Pankaj Taneja, marketing manager for ​​​HyperOffice, the software that the intranet is built on.

The students share information, like pictures and documents, chat, and email, and organize community projects to earn credits for student services learning (SSL). (See also review of HyperOffice.)

Dwight

In Tuscon, Arizona, PIMA Federal Credit Union’s intranet, named Dwight spins a contemporary theme. The intranet is named after Dwight Schrute, the know-it-all character on NBC’s The Office. As Maz Mohammadi, sales engineer for Intranet Connections says, “The client wanted their intranet to be the “know-it-all” place for employees.” 

MILO

Intranets don’t necessarily have to take a persona. In fact, Karleen Murphy who monitors customer sites for Intranet Connections, shared some names in use on their client intranets, including MILO that is an acronym for "mountains of information logically organized".

 

Fetch

Also from Intranet Connections, Fetch is one of my favorite intranet names and is currently in use at the Sand Diego Humane Society, says Murphy.  (See also review of Intranet Connections.)

Glove Box

The Bob Moore Auto Group of Oklahoma named their intranet, Glove Box, as the name represents the place to find vital information, and built on the Intranet Connections platform.