Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

About Intranet Connections

Founded in 1999, Intranet Connections has built simplicity and creativity into our intranet software from the beginning. Simplicity is ingrained in our core values, seen through our intranet software, our pricing model and our ongoing product development. Our customers aren't just another number or contract, they are truly a part of the Intranet Connections family. We connect, collaborate and create with them to improve our intranet software and services with every new release.

Is Having too many Programs Killing Productivity? Solve it with Intranet Software

Summary: The slogan, “there’s an app for that” is truer than it’s ever been. But are all the different programs we use to accomplish things killing productivity? Boost it back up by centralizing various programs into one with intranet software.
In today’s digital world, we often get bombarded with a plethora of platforms to complete the same tasks. For example, popular social media channels that essentially do the same thing (think Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Instead of sticking to one platform to share photos and status updates, you probably use all of them.

Build An IT Knowledge Database Employees Will Use

Summary: Build an IT knowledge database that employees will use in 3 easy steps including; adding necessary information, maintaining relevancy and promoting regularly.
Many departments in your organization are frequently asked the same questions over and over. The solution? A dedicated knowledge database where departments can share their knowledge and reduce time spent answering repetitive questions.

The Importance of a CEO Blog

Summary: 3 reasons a CEO blog on your intranet is important, from building a strong culture to communicating ‘big picture’ strategy.
Blogging has become much more than just a popular way to communicate, it has become an integral part of the way we do business. Many organizations have a blog on their public website to share information with their customers, as well as build their brands. However, many organizations now also have an internal blog, usually kept on their intranet, that is used to communicate directly with company staff. One of the best ways to utilize intranet blogging is with a CEO blog. Here’s why:

By |November 3, 2016|Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

What is an intranet?

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!”

By |October 28, 2016|Intranet Software|0 Comments

5 Pitfalls of Using a Shared Drive for Document Management

Summary: Do you rely on your shared drive for document management? Then you may want to consider these 5 disadvantages of doing so.
In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in technology, especially in the workplace. Many organizations have gone “paperless”, transitioning paper documents onto an electronic document system. While a number of organizations have installed specialized document management software, some are still just relying on the shared drive to manage documents. However, there are some disadvantages to using a shared drive for document management that you should be aware of.

By |October 20, 2016|Intranet Applications, Top 5 List|0 Comments

The 5 Challenges of Creating a Strategic Planning Process

Summary: Before starting your strategic planning process, review the following 5 challenges and accompanying solutions so you can ensure your planning goes as smoothly as possible!
Employees are often head-down in the day-to-day operations of the company. It can be easy for them to forget what their hard work is contributing towards; the big picture. This is why many companies are interested in implementing a strategic planning process. Strategic planning processes can be broken down monthly, quarterly and yearly, and they focus on individual, departmental and corporate goals.

The Benefits of Enterprise Search on Your Intranet Site

Summary: How effective Enterprise Search on your intranet can benefit your organization by saving time and returning more accurate results.
I don’t know about you, but I am always ‘online’. Whether it’s my phone, my desktop or my laptop, my daily life revolves around a high level of connectivity. Unfortunately, it has created an unrealistic expectation for instant access to everything. Whether it’s a call back, an email response or a text message, I always seem to need the answer instantaneously.  The reality is I don’t need it now, I want it now.

By |September 12, 2016|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments

How to use Your Intranet for Successful Employee Onboarding

Summary: 4 ways your intranet can help with the employee onboarding process.
Starting a new job can be stressful, whether it be new graduates just starting out, or experienced individuals starting a different job. You don’t know anybody, you don’t know where the lunch room is, where the water cooler is, or even where the bathroom is. It can be overwhelming for the employee, but impact the company as it takes time before they become productive and contributing members of the organization. But there are things you can do to help the employee adjust and bring them up to speed using your intranet. Here are 4 tips for successful employee onboarding.

By |September 6, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Effectively use Your Intranet as Collaboration Software

summary: 4 tools to turn your intranet into fully-functioning collaboration software, such as Project Sites and Discussion Forums.
Many people don’t think ‘intranet’ when they hear ‘collaboration software’. This is due, in part, to people still believing that intranet software is an IT only program. While IT may assist with setting your intranet up, we have seen a shift in the types of users that manage and maintain the intranet. Instead, users are much more communicative and collaborative, and the purpose of the intranet is for just that.

By |August 11, 2016|Collaboration, Intranet Applications|0 Comments

The Benefits of an On-Premise Solution For Your Intranet

Summary: Take control of your intranet, and avoid falling into the SaaS trap, by discovering the benefits of an on-premise solution.
For a long time the intranet was thought to be an IT responsibility. Make’s sense right? It is software after all. At some point though, organizations began to see the light.
The Non-IT Intranet
An intranet is meant to streamline communication within an organization. It serves to enhance engagement and improve internal processes. In short, it is the company lifeline that strengthens the overall corporate culture.