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Do You Need a Cloud Intranet Software?

Summary: On-Premise or Cloud-based intranet software: which is better? At Intranet Connections, we provide both an on-premise intranet, as well as a private cloud-based solution. Unlike most affordable cloud-based intranet providers, we never use a multi-tenant cloud-based solution, we'll explain why below: Choosing between Cloud vs. On-Premise Intranet Is it a... Accounting Decision - a monthly operating expense over a capital cost investment? IT Resource Constraint - a matter of hands-off server maintenance and management? Corporate Trend - a decision to move with 'everyone else' to the 'future' of software? Choosing between a cloud or on-premise solution only has

How West Vancouver Got Personal | Internal Communication Tools

Summary: The District of West Vancouver needed a better internal communication tool for employees to connect with one another, simplify and maintain useful contact, and communication with their 750+ employees. The District of West Vancouver is a district municipality in British Columbia. It is home to over 40,000 people, and more than 750 full-time equivalent employees. With a sprawling collection of diverse employees, and facing an ever-growing workforce, the District of West Vancouver needed a better for employees find each other, simplify and maintain useful contact, and keep track of what's going on in their organization. Intranet Connections delivered

Formulate Intranet Success with Intranet Training

Summary: Why is intranet training necessary? How to get started with intranet training. Which tools can assist with intranet training? You have been tasked with the project of putting together your company’s new intranet. After spending X amount of time adding content and designing your intranet’s look and feel, you’re finally ready to launch. Now it's time to dive into the next steps and ensure your intranet launch is successful. After investing so much time into building your intranet, you may have several questions, such as: How do I encourage employees to start using the

Top 7 Best Employee Retention Strategies That Work

Summary:  We've compiled 7 of the best employee retention strategies that are tried, tested and true to IC. With only about 32% of the workforce in the United States engaged in their jobs, and 51% actively looking for a new job (or watching job listings), employee retention is a growing concern for many companies. With employee engagement initiatives on the rise,  is there something your organization could be doing better to retain your top talent?  I was curious myself and set off on a mission to ask this question to our outstanding talent here at Intranet Connections as

Employee Engagement: Strategies to Have Fun at Work

Summary: SEDC has worked hard to make a community that their employees are proud to be a part of. Here are 10 employee engagement strategies they developed to make their employees have fun at work and feel valued. A few months ago, I had a member of our support team share a recording he had with a very enthusiastic customer of ours. Their call started off as normal, but Chris noticed when he was remoting in on John's computer that their intranet had so much character, so many widgets and images, he was intrigued and asked to see more of

Web Design Trends to Apply to Your Intranet

Summary: The designs from your favorite websites can be applied to your intranet design. Read on to learn how! Some of the website designs from the ‘90s were so awful, they make me cringe. You know what I’m talking about, the sites full of Comic Sans font and animated GIFs? To think how far web design has come since then is pretty amazing. However, I have some bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that some of your intranets still look like those cringeworthy ‘90s websites. The good news, they don’t have to.

3 Ways to Improve Internal Communication Through Intranet Redesign

Summary: Make sure the most relevant and recent internal communication is easy to find on your intranet to improve user experience and boost employee morale. Imagine you had a stack of newspapers from the past few months – and somewhere lost in the mix were the papers from yesterday and today. If the information wasn’t absolutely critical, how motivated would you be to dig through the pile for the relevant content? Now imagine that stack of newspapers as your intranet homepage or navigation. How hard do users have to work to find recent, relevant content? Is it time to

7 Best Document Management Tips for Housekeeping

Summary:  How organized is your document management? Would it earn the Martha Stewart stamp of approval? Or does it resemble a storage locker that hasn’t been cleaned out in decades…. Most new customers of ours need to switch from a Shared Drive to Document Management software. I’ve seen everything from well manicured, neat as a pin shared drive that's only lacking external access, to a chaotic black hole of files in files in files. Most often I see numerous versions of the same file stored in multiple locations. This causes confusion for users to find the correct version.

3 Internal Marketing Strategies To Engage Employees

Summary: We discuss 3 internal marketing strategies that help you build your brand and engage employees PLUS tips on how your intranet can help! In the age of technology and automation, one can get lost in a sea of generic auto-replies and designs. To ensure your employees are engaged, we rounded up 3 internal marketing strategies for you to try. Adding personal touches to your intranet engages employees and reminds everyone that there is still a real person behind the brand. Automated technology is everywhere, from replying with a text of a pre-populated list of replies instead of answering your

What Is An Intranet? Intranet Defined

Summary: What is intranet software? We define and outline the 7 main reasons organizations look to an intranet for improving their business. If you’ve been tasked with finding intranet software and don’t know where to begin, you’re not alone. Most people don’t realize they need an intranet until they have a problem such as; document management, streamlining policies and procedures and improving internal communications. Their search tends to end with an exclamation of; “We need an intranet!”