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Web Based Company Homepage Dashboard
like iGoogle but not connected to Google Acct

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Msg#: 4408378 posted 11:15 pm on Jan 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

We want some kind of web based “homepage” we can allow our staff (about 15 people) to login/default to when they open a browser. Kind of like iGoogle but instead of several personal homepages, we want one, easy to use company dashboard. We only want one admin, but 15 “viewers” so the data is not personalized, it’s the company pushing the data to the user.

The reason we don't use iGoogle is that we'd have to use our main company Google account which is linked to Analytics, AdWords etc.. and for our purposes, we want something without that access.

We don’t need much complexity:

1)Facebook/Twitter – company Twitter and Facebook feeds to keep employees aware of customer communications.
2)Calendar – we would like to use a company calendar to keep track of holidays, schedules etc..
3)Notes/Memos: A place to add company memos, notes
4)Link to Google docs - we do want to link to company documents

Anyone have ideas on best/not too expensive way to achieve this?



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Msg#: 4408378 posted 11:28 pm on Jan 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

Probably not the answer you are looking for, but couldn't you create a second Google Account, and use multi-login option if you wish too?

If not you could custom develop it OR use WordPress plugins /Joomla to get the features you are looking for.

Personally I would opt-in for custom developing it - that way you are more flexible, and not worry about updates and security holes that comes with installing third party applications.


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Msg#: 4408378 posted 11:11 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

Not a problem .. if you have a server on-site you can set employees default home page to an internal IP address that resolves to an internal website. You just build a website at that address that has all the facilties required. No need for the users to go outside your internal network, your web site does that. Not really sure why you need Google at all even if you have off-site employees they can use vpn to access the local server.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 4408378 posted 2:27 am on Jan 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

All great ideas but the fastest method, for now, was to set up a separate iGoogle account. You'd think there'd be a business called "Company Homepage" or maybe catchier ;-) Suuuper simple, just like iGoogle except you add users to it.

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