Whether an employee intranet portal is available to access 24/7 depends on the company and its policies. Though most larger companies offer 24/7 intranet access, many smaller companies turn off their servers during weekends or nights in an effort to cut costs.

Improved intranet technology has lowered the cost of continuously running employees intranet portals relative to older and small-scale portals. While this has influenced a growing number of smaller companies to offer 24/7 access, the technology is not universal. Consulting the IT department or management of the company offering the employee intranet portal helps employees to establish hours of access.