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Expert Advice From Our Intranet Support Team

Summary:  Our stellar intranet support team help customers with a deep dive into technical issues, resolving problems, and sharing best practices. Our Tech Team Works Hard So Yours Can Stay On Task When we ask our customers why they’re satisfied with Intranet Connections, the most common response is our intranet support team. Our annual maintenance renewal fee includes unlimited product support, and we deliver on this promise. But rather than just solving problems and rushing to close tickets, our intranet support team aims to enhance understanding of the software by sharing best practices, checking settings, and gaining deeper insights

Preparing for Google Search Appliance End of Life

Summary:  Google Search Appliance end of life is approaching, meaning businesses need to seek out a new search solution. We discuss 3 with pros and cons.. Over the last year or so, Google has switched direction with some of their commercial search options, bringing both GSS (Google Site Search) and GSA (Google Search Appliance) to end of life. This forces businesses to seek out a new search solution, particularly for their intranet where about two-thirds of deployments occurred based on user surveys. Are you one of them? Subscribe for Intranet Tips A similar proportion of clients have come to

Simple Workflow Automation Software by Intranet Connections

Summary:  If you think workflow automation software is only for enterprise corporation, think again. We help small to mid-size companies achieve big results by automating manual processes to change them from lengthy and tedious to quick and easy. "Give Me An Automated Workflow And I Can Leverage The Earth" To begin this blog article I decided to play with the famous quote from the Greek mathematician Archimedes in order to fully express the power of workflow automation software in the business universe. Automated workflow, in fact, is having such a strong impact in the life of millions of companies

Workflow for Onboarding New Employees

Summary:  Creating a workflow for onboarding new employees significantly improves the process. Here's how: Emails get missed and paper gets misplaced. Communication issues in the workplace are one of the primary reasons our customers are drawn to Intranet Connections. As a new customer, one of the first applications our customers use is the workflow functionality. Using this significantly improves communication while boosting efficiency, visibility, and accuracy in day-to-day tasks. The most common example is creating a workflow for onboarding new employees. There are so many things that go on behind the scenes before an employee starts their

On Premise Intranet Security: How Much Do You Trust Your Intranet?

Summary:  How much do you trust your intranet security: are you willing to risk it all? Whether it's invoices, social security numbers, home addresses or medical records, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to protecting the information you store on your intranet, especially if you require remote access. Intranet Connections specializes in *on-premise* Intranet solutions.  There are a number of inherent security benefits to having an on-premise intranet and in fact, certain regulated industries (such as finance) basically require you to have complete control over your data warehouse, the connections to it, etc.  But what

3 Tips To Building An Intranet Business Case

Summary:  Build an intranet business case to present to the executive level using these best practices. In most organizations, the person who is out there researching solutions, going through demos and narrowing down providers is rarely the one who holds the checkbook. Time after time we hear potential customers come to us saying we love the solution/ it’ll solve our problems, but because of budgeting constraints or a lack of willingness to change the project gets shelved. This is particularly prevalent in organizations that don’t currently have an intranet because while from a high level it may seem

TravisNet Shares 3 Pillars of a Successful Credit Union Intranet

Summary:  Travis Credit Union intranet replaced Microsoft FrontPage and saved thousands of IT hours while becoming the go-to resource for company materials. Kelly Swanson, Sr. E-commerce Analyst has been with Travis Credit Union since the Microsoft days when he was the full-time intranet admin. He was apart of the decision to find a more effective intranet solution since Microsoft was far too complex and imposed a strain on their resources. When they made the switch, they weren't just happy with the thousands of hours they saved in the IT department. They now have a central, secure and user-friendly location their employees

Stop Using Email For Internal Collaboration Software

Summary:  Email was never meant to be used as an internal collaboration software, so why is it still the go-to source for information sharing? We've listed some common mistakes that emails fail us and solutions to improve collaboration. We’ve all experienced that ‘OH NO’ moment, either on the receiving end or as the sender of an email that should not have been sent. Perhaps you cc’d the wrong person, been stuck on a ‘reply-all’ chain that’s not relevant to you, missed an important memo that went to your junk mail, wasted time on a phishing email, didn’t delete casual

Improving Employee Engagement With Our Intranet

Summary:  Four daily principles for improving employee engagement while creating a connected, motivated, high-performing team. Our people are our most critical component to success. This is true for virtually all businesses, and it’s certainly true at Intranet Connections. Subscribe for Intranet Tips And while I’m proud of our intranet technology, I’m more proud of the people I work with day in and day out. If you’ve talked to our support team, you may have met Karl, who lives by the sign he put above his desk that says “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”. If you’ve visited our blog, you’ve

Five Ways To Motivate Employees

Summary:  Make use of your internal tools at hand to motivate employees to create an ultimately more efficient, energized workplace. It isn’t always easy to know whether your employees and coworkers feel highly motivated at work or not. They may seem happy and excited to come to work, but in reality, there may be some hindrances that aren’t allowing them to reach their full potential. What we do know is that employee motivation matters – Highly engaged businesses see a 20% increase in sales and a 10% increase in customer ratings compared to businesses with low engagement levels (officevibe).