iLink’s Intranet-as-a-service offering, The HUB, is the next-generation (cloud and on premise) employee engagement platform that helps you replace your conventional intranet with a state of the art, fully configurable & social intranet – a platform where your employees can innovate, network, collaborate, converse and engage.


Intranets of the previous era faced the following challenges on the inside and outside dimensions such as:

  • Static Content
  • Very focused on task and project information
  • Non intuitive designs
  • Painful search experience
  • Not geared towards social collaboration
  • Being a set of disintegrated systems
  • Intranet Infrastructure that didn’t exist or scale to allow a geo-distributed force
    to collaborate in real time.

The Intranet paradigm has moved to institutionalize sustained user adoption to usher in a cultural change and produce an engaged workforce.

iLink’s next generation enterprise social collaboration platform – The Hub, creates a seamless, engaging and personalized experience that makes users feel welcome, encourages them to contribute freely, enables them find / access what they need and allows them to stay informed, regardless of where or how they do it.

The HUB augments the SharePoint 2016 Online & App model by providing the following features:

Seamless Enterprise Social and Collaboration

  • Single Sign on into all apps including my sites and yammer
  • Tight integration with Yammer throughout the portal and communities implemented using yammer, in line with Microsoft’s strategy
  • External Social media integration with ability for end user to configure feeds that he/she wants to subscribe to
  • Social features such as comments, likes, share weaved into the entire fabric of the intranet
  • Easy and intuitive methods to create new collaboration spaces, be it team sites, project sites, community sites, department sites with simple request processes.
  • Enhanced my profile – with sections for ask me about, my contacts and my communities
  • Ask the expert, FAQ, my contacts, people directory etc. act as key components for internal knowledge sharing

Smart Mobility

Optimized performance on mobile devices using content priority based repositioning with ability to load rich content on demand.

Intuitive Modern UI Design & Layout

  • Functional footer with designated sections for FAQs, About us, general information apps, feedback links etc.
  • Enhanced navigation using megamenus  to effectively expose subcategories and key content areas
  • Compatible with different browsers
  • A standard set of templates and styles that ensure consistency
  • Relevant, structured, easy to find and easy to discuss

Insightful Personalization

  • Easy customization / personalization of themes and colors to align with company branding guidelines, tone and personality enhancing your company’s brand recall
  • Content – Page layout, feature-set customizable according to users’ wish.
  • Completely customizable and persistent Quick Links fly in throughout the entire site
  • Ability to surface targeted content via #hashtags to individuals/groups based on location, department/business area, employee designation/role

Dynamic Content Management

  • Content lifecycle management
  • Configurable Governance strategies to ensure effective organization of information, active engagement with content and weeding out of stale / irrelevant content
  • Knowledge base
  • Configurable publishing model to make it either centralized or decentralized with support for multi-level approval workflows.


  • Special focus on managing news with new specifically defined news types such as notices, staff, press releases, events, videos etc and ability to automatically move old news to archives
  • Intelligent news engine to show related news, articles by same author etc. to encourage users to explore additional targeted content
  • Unparalleled reading experience with non-intrusive controls
  • Separate Video gallery and Photo gallery with featured, most popular section etc.

Powerful Search experience

  • Enterprise Employee Directory to provide fast, reliable and relevant people search
  • Smart search engine with configurable scope definitions for improved relevancy of results
  • Customized filters and verticals for increased findability
  • What’s trending feature to help understand popular search trends
  • Easily extensible to integrate with existing systems


SharePoint Solutions & Services

  • SharePoint Migration and Upgrade
  • SharePoint Enterprise Social
  • SharePoint Business Intelligence
  • SharePoint Infrastructure Planning

Blogs of interest

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  • SriramGanapathySriram Ganapathy
    Strategist – Cloud Solutions at Microsoft


    Sriram Ganapathy is a Technical Specialist with Microsoft. He has been with Microsoft for 17+ years and has held a variety of roles including solution sales, technical and partner sales, services, support and consulting. During his tenure at Microsoft, his focus has been on the Microsoft Data platform technologies. Sriram is based in Dallas and is focused on providing technology and solution guidance to customers in the US central region in SQL Server, Azure, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and related technologies. 

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    Abhi Vantaram
    Director, iLink Systems

    Abhi has over ten years of experience working on an array of strategic planning, technology assessment, internet infrastructure, software architecture, development and implementation projects. He has over 6 years of experience in working on Environmental applications including Compliance, EMS, Sustainability, Haz Waste, Haz Mat, Conservation, NEPA, etc. He has worked with several fortune 500 clients, startups and product companies, as well as Federal, State & Local, Global Government. He has managed large teams, developed and delivered multiple enterprise solutions. He is well versed and has experience working with both Java/Oracle and Microsoft based technologies.

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    Manigandan Gopalakrishnan
    Director NE Region, iLink Systems


    Mani has over 20 years of IT experience that spans Solution and Services Sales experience across various verticals such as Financial Services, Communications, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, CPG etc. He has worked with iLink for over 6 years, is based out of NJ and currently heads the NE Region Practice for iLink managing Sales and Business Development for NE, Mid Atlantic and some states in North Central, Mid-West and Heartland Districts.

  • ambujbigAmbuj Parihar
    Director – Central region, iLink Systems


    Mr. Parihar, with over 15 years of experience, has overall responsibility for the strategy and business development, including sales and marketing, of the Central region. Mr. Parihar holds a Master degree in Wireless Communication from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.


  • leadership-page-piyushprakash Piyush Prakash
    VP – Business Operations & Innovation, iLink Systems

    Piyush is a performance driven technology leader with 16 years of experience in IT, and has overall delivery responsibility for all projects at iLink. He is intrigued by the ways in which technology binds us all, and touches our life (and business) on a daily basis. He enjoys discovering and simplifying the true value, often veiled behind the seemingly complex technology landscape of today. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies, startups and ISVs to delivery large scale enterprise solutions as well as innovation driven R&D engagements. Personally responsible for iLink’s TCG (Technology Consulting Group) team, he relishes the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies, including delivery of various frameworks and accelerators.

    Prior to iLink, he has served in key positions in Infosys Technologies and TATA Interactive Systems. He holds a Bachelors of Technology degree from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, and Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

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