We recommend using Google Sites as the website builder platform for the Intranet to the small and micro businesses. The rationale are as follow:
(a) It is FREE. The free Google account comes with 15GB of storage space for your Gmail and Google Drive, which is more than sufficient for most of the businesses and users in general. The fee to upgrade the storage space is also reasonable if you need a larger storage.
(b) It is hassle-free. Google Sites is cloud-based software-as-a-service (SAAS). You do not need to install or maintain any intranet software on a computer or a server in your office. You do not need to worry about system downtime, backup and recovery matters.
(c) It is popular. Most of the small and micro businesses in Malaysia (and other ASEAN countries too) are very familiar with the Google products, and it is almost certain most of them have at least one Google or Gmail account. Some of them are also very familiar with Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Meet and other useful Google Apps for office productivity. Familiarity to the Google Apps allow self-support by the small and micro businesses (after our handover) and this is very critical to ensure these businesses will continue using the Intranet as their office productivity tool, just like the way they use a telephone, a computer or a photocopier in the office.
(d) It is simple. Editing a Google Sites is just like editing a word document using Microsoft Word or Google Doc. Hence, most of the staffs or co-workers for a small or micro business can pick up this digital skill and become self-support after the Intranet is handed over to them.