Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

About Karleen Murphy

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Diploma in Business from Simon Fraser University, Karleen gained experience in the software industry teaching Open Text eDocs. She then began a support role at Intranet Connections, quickly becoming a product specialist and eventually moved into her current role as a Client Services Representative. Karleen helps organizations assess the benefits of implementing an Intranet Connections intranet within their organization.

What Does An Out-Of-The-Box Intranet Cost?

Summary:Often, the first question we receive from our customers is ‘What does an intranet cost?’ We get it, ‘non-essential’ software takes effort to show management the real ROI. You have budgets to follow, and a boss to report to. In this blog post, we give you some insight into what 5 years of Intranet Sales experience will teach you when researching getting an intranet.
You’ve heard it time and time again

By |August 29, 2017|Best Practices, Intranet Software|2 Comments

Migrating Your Intranet Content to a SharePoint Alternative

Summary: When presented with an out-of-the-box intranet which rivals SharePoint functionality for a one-time license fee – many organizations are eager to make the switch to a SharePoint Alternative. We’ve provided 7 tips on how to successfully migrate from SharePoint to your new Intranet.
Hundreds of organizations each year look to make the switch to a SharePoint alternative. The most common reasons I hear for choosing a SharePoint alternative include:

“Employees can’t

By |June 16, 2017|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

What’s The Alternative To Sharepoint Foundation 2016?

Summary: Microsoft has recently announced the SharePoint Foundation 2016 is no longer available in the SharePoint Server 2016 release, which has many organizations scrambling to uncover some suitable SharePoint Alternatives.

SharePoint Foundation 2013 is a limited free software provided by Microsoft as a SharePoint alternative.  That being said, Microsoft will no longer support Sharepoint Foundation 2013 nor will it sell Sharepoint Foundation 2016 (or the licenses for it) unless your

By |May 29, 2017|Intranet Software|1 Comment

The Importance of Effective Intranet Scalability

Summary: When pursuing a new intranet project, it’s easy to get tunnel vision on the features and functionality that you need to resolve your immediate business needs. However, it’s important to consider effective intranet scalability in order to continue evolving.
Perhaps the in-house intranet your IT admin built out 10 years ago and has slowly fallen to pieces; creating more frustration than it is helpful. Or maybe it has finally become

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Intranet Solution?

Summary: To ensure you are getting the most out of your intranet solution, this blog covers 7 lesser known intranet features that have a big impact.
I have the pleasure of working with hundreds of organizations each year to assist with their intranet evaluation process, as well as assess the benefits that an Intranet Connections’ Intranet Solution can provide.

Our process begins by gathering a firm understanding of our customers current business challenges, then conducting a product demo that features the specific intranet applications built to meet those needs.

By |January 30, 2017|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Are you Using these Key Credit Union Intranet Features?

Summary: Ensure you’re using your Credit Union Intranet to it’s full potential, benefiting from the below features.
Since 1999, Intranet Connections has worked with over 1,600 customers worldwide to implement an out-of-the-box intranet solution. A large portion of these customers are in the finance industry, many of those credit unions specifically.

Just this past year, I personally helped to evaluate and implement intranet solutions at 12 credit unions across the United States, including OE Federal Credit Union, Northwest Community Credit Union and Hughes Federal Credit Union, to name a few.

By |December 5, 2016|Finance Intranet, Intranet Applications|0 Comments

Using Your Intranet for Project Management Tools

Summary: Streamline and organize projects with Project Management Tools on your intranet using the following 5 tools.
The intranet is an amazing way to help streamline communication and share information within an organization through the use of applications, such as Company News, Blogs, Shared Calendars and Automated Alerts.

Most of the time, this information is shared both globally on the home site, and through other intranet sites built out for various departments or locations.

Reducing Email Volume within Your Organization

Summary: 4 tips for reducing  email volume and relying more on your intranet for communication.
Whenever I tell organizations that we’ve removed “all staff” emails entirely within our company, it is inevitably followed by gasps. Countless organizations rely on email for internal communication, so the concept of removing all staff emails seems inconceivable.  “How else do you communicate?” they often ask, and I reply with, “through our company intranet, of course!”

By |August 2, 2016|Collaboration, Intranet Software|0 Comments

5 Ways to Improve Internal Information Sharing

Summary: 5 ways to improve information sharing in your organization from content delegation to asking for feedback.
If you’re like one of the hundreds of client’s I’ve worked with who are looking for a new intranet, chances are the reason you went searching was to find a faster, more efficient way to get information out to your employees.

Email blasts?  Annoying. Documents hidden beneath the depths of a shared drive?  Frustrating. A static webpage with millions of links but no search functionality?  Terrifying. The good news is there is a better way!

By |June 7, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|1 Comment

Effective Information Sharing on Your Intranet

Summary: 3 tips for effective information sharing on your intranet, from posting information to the Company News application to creating static HTML pages.
When starting out with a new intranet, many organizations want to know how they should set up their site in order to provide the most effective means of communicating information with their employees. For most organizations, the point of having an intranet to begin with is to make important information more accessible, as many employees have the need to “grab-it-and-go” when it comes to information. So how can you ensure your information sharing is effective?

By |March 21, 2016|Best Practices, Collaboration, Intranet Software|0 Comments