Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

About Doug Sabiston

Doug is a web developer, writer and photographer with a passion for everything digital. He graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, specializing in Web and Mobile App Development, with an additional diploma in Journalism & Public Relations. Prior to Intranet Connections, Doug was a freelance web developer where he developed several web apps. Doug looks forward to growing in web & mobile development with the Intranet Connections team and in his spare time, he tends to his saltwater reef aquarium and temperamental cats.

Tech-Savvy Background of Intranet Analytics & Insights

Summary: We’re celebrating the release of Intranet Connection’s Intranet Analytics & Insights! We discuss the beneficial configurations of the software when it comes to tracking employee engagement from a technical standpoint.
The release of our much-anticipated Intranet Analytics & Insights software brought a lot of excitement, not only around reporting, but the technical advancements made. The Intranet Insights technology was created from a user’s perspective, work-shopping with our current client base.

By |May 8, 2017|Intranet Software|0 Comments

How we got from Cave Drawings to Websites; The Evolution of Languages Like JavaScript

Summary: The evolution of early communications via prehistoric cave drawings to advanced computer language such as JavaScript.
Graphic communication has come a long way since our primitive hunter-gatherer beginnings. From prehistoric cave drawings, to the first printing press, to the World Wide Web, and the countless leaps and bounds in between, the human journey has been incredible.

People first recorded information as early as 100,000 years ago by marking patterns on things like jewelry. By 40,000 years ago, graphic communication had evolved into more meaningful forms, such as the Paleolithic cave drawings, which are now thought to be methods of communication rather than art.

By |November 7, 2016|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Better Leverage Your Intranet Solution to Find Information

Summary: 4 effective tips to better leverage your intranet solution for finding important information.
We all know how frustrating it can be when we can’t find something. Whether it’s a lost phone, a misplaced card, or important notes buried under desk clutter, the letdown of a fruitless search is something anyone can relate to.

Just like material items, digital content can also elude us. If users can’t find what they’re looking for, they may circumvent your intranet solution, or give up, which wastes time. While we can’t help find lost phones, we do have some helpful tips on resolving the “I can’t find anything on my intranet” complaint.

By |July 5, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

How to Build a Great Intranet Design Theme

Summary: 4 tips for building engaging intranet design themes, from understanding color to reflecting your brand’s image.
When we think of intranet design it’s usually about things like usability, interfaces, structure and content. Often overlooked is the importance of a visually-appealing intranet design theme. It doesn’t have to be eye candy, but if your staff don’t like it, your intranet won’t reach its full potential. Content will be glossed over, engagement will suffer, and worse, some employees may just not use it altogether. Whether you’re the do-it-yourself type, or have the luxury of a graphic designer at your disposal, utilizing these tips will help you create a good-looking intranet that your employees will love.

By |May 4, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

6 Tips for Building Great Navigation Menus

Summary: 6 tips for building navigation menus from the correct way to label, structure and layout menus to security options.
Every intranet needs navigation menus to help users find their way around. While the Enterprise Search is best for scoping out specific items with keywords, navigation menus create a call to action by advertising important options that users may not otherwise know exist. However, not all menus are created equal. Building great navigation menus comes with experience, so here are 6 tips to help give your menu-building skills a boost.

By |February 22, 2016|Best Practices, Top 5 List|0 Comments

5 Enterprise Social Networking Tools to Boost Communication

Summary: Discover 5 enterprise social networking tools built-in to your intranet that improve internal business communication and collaboration such as, Status Updates, Employee Profiles, Employee Milestones and more.
Internal business communication has made great strides in the past few decades. Gone are the days of inter-office mail, photo-copied newsletters and cluttered bulletin boards. These days, communication channels aren’t even limited to email and video conferencing. Technological advances have revolutionized the way people communicate in the workplace.

By |November 30, 2015|Collaboration, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Bolster Engagement with an Intranet Scavenger Hunt

Summary: Why an intranet scavenger hunt can boost employee engagement. What some suggested tasks for an intranet scavenger hunt are. How to design your own scavenger hunt.
The importance of high employee engagement in the workplace is undeniable. Engaged employees are more motivated to reach their full potential, inclined to contribute to positive company culture and committed to shared values and goals.