Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

About Erica Hakonson

Erica Hakonson, Director of Marketing & Communications, brings over a decade of marketing strategy, digital marketing, brand development, content creation, project management and strategic planning in the software industry to the Intranet Connections team. With a diverse skill set and a MBA in the Management of Technology, she is a strong team collaborator and creative thinker. When Erica takes a day off, you'll likely find her in the mountains running a trail with her Vizsla, enjoying a scenic hike with her family.

Should You Buy or Build Your Intranet

Summary: The difference between a buy intranet and a build intranet, with checklists to determine which one better suits your needs.
Should you buy or build your intranet? Every company purchasing an intranet faces this question. There are advantages and challenges to moving forward with either option. To move forward with a ‘buy intranet’ means choosing out-of-the-box functionality that you can quickly deploy. You can even delegate deployment to non-IT or technical related staff. To select a ‘build intranet’ means choosing to customize and architect an intranet that fits around your specific environment. This option requires consulting services and a elongated implementation period.

By |February 25, 2016|Intranet Software|0 Comments

How Intranet Software Can Benefit Your Hospice / Palliative Care Facility

Working as the Director of Marketing & Communications at Intranet Connections, I have the opportunity to interact with a number of our stellar customers and prospective customers from a variety of industries.  Most recently, I have spoken with a number of end-of-life-care facilities, palliative care facilities and/or hospices about their use of healthcare intranet software.

This segment of customers and prospective customers are unique and have very specific needs in the

By |July 6, 2015|Healthcare Intranet, Intranet Software|1 Comment

How to Engage the Unwired, Non-Digital Workforce

Have you drank too much of your own Kool-aid? Have you become illusioned with how your employees are actually interfacing with your intranet? It is easy to do…getting caught up in the hype, neglecting the end user. Unfortunately, this is all too common with software and with those administering it.

By |May 28, 2015|Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

Apply Social Influence to Get Hooked On Your Intranet

Recently, I attended the inspirational Art of Marketing Conference, which I suppose is not the biggest surprise as the deemed Marketing Maven of Intranet Connections.  But what was a surprise was how applicable these speakers, lessons and best practices resonated for intranets as well.  After all your intranet is an internal website, which is rich with features, tools and functionality well beyond the means of a public website, for your

By |May 14, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

7 Tips to Drive Intranet Adoption

“If you build it, (t)he(y) will come.” This is the lesson learned from the 1989 cult-classic Field of Dreams, starring a down-to-earth, dreamboat farmer, played by Kevin Costner. The tagline for this movie furthers the dream saying: “If you believe in the impossible, the incredible can come true.”

The key takeaway here – Dream It + Build It = SUCCEED.

This is exactly what happened when you dreamt and built your intranet,

By |April 20, 2015|Best Practices|1 Comment

Can a Hospital Intranet Benefit Your Small Hospital?

The question of whether a hospital intranet will benefit your small hospital is an inquiry many hospitals are making today with your hospital becoming busier and your staff continuing to grow.

Keeping everyone at the hospital up-to-date with the latest policies, procedures, intake forms and hospital news is a juggling act that Hospital Administrators and IT Staff try to manage without letting one ball drop. Communicating through staff wide emails no

By |March 5, 2015|Healthcare Intranet, Intranet Applications|0 Comments

2015: The Year of the Impactful Intranet Software

No, this is not another predictions blog. Not that I don’t enjoy the flurry of new predictions that surface this time of year, but to me, many feel too contrived. I am not going to predict the future of intranet software, but rather paint the reality of where intranets are today, or rather, how organizations are already utilizing their intranet in innovative ways they had not dreamed of in the

By |January 26, 2015|Intranet Software, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

Improve The Employee Onboarding Process with the Intranet

Every organization must establish a proper employee onboarding process.  It can be a struggle to do this efficiently, especially lacking the proper processes and systems in place to perform the onboarding precisely and completely for each new employee.  Most companies create an onboarding checklists, detailed documentation and of course, plenty of forms to onboard a new employee.  But paper-based checklists, documents, and forms get lost, become outdated and often end

By |December 15, 2014|Intranet Applications, Leadership & Strategy|2 Comments

Brandon Ricci – In Memoriam

It is with a very heavy heart that I share with our Intranet Connections Family & Community of the sudden passing of one of our team members at Intranet Connections, Brandon (Brando) Ricci. Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this very difficult time.
A Passionate Team Member
Brandon joined our Intranet Connections team in August of this year as a Support Technician, diving in to help and connect

By |November 18, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

How to Optimize Your Finance Intranet for Financial Planning Week

As Financial Planning Week descends upon us, the hustle and bustle of getting your bank, credit union or financial firm prepared for this busy week is daunting. The good news? Your Financial Intranet can help by eliminating the dozens of emails that need to be sent to all employees, providing a central depository for all related documents to be stored and educating/training staff on financial planning week initiatives.

Want more good

By |October 6, 2014|Finance Intranet|0 Comments