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About Melissa Del Monte

Melissa joined the Intranet Connections team shortly after graduating from the Marketing Management program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology School of Business. She brings a strong passion for all things marketing, specializing in content marketing and copywriting. When she's not at the office, you can find this retired competitive figure skater at the ice rink, or exploring the great outdoors with her trusty sidekick, Fou Fou the Pomeranian.

Why Your Organization Needs an Internal Blog

Almost all organizations that provide a product or service to its customers keep a blog on their public website. Having a blog is a great way to connect with customers and potential customers, informing them of what is going on in your organization, such as new product or service releases. In addition, a blog is a great tool to keep customers up-to-date on the latest industry trends that may effect them or your organization. In other words, a blog is an indispensable tool for communicating with your customers and potential customers, and most organizations would argue that you need a

4 Powerful Internal Communication Tools to Eliminate Emails

In the late 1990s, email went from a secondary communication source for most businesses, to the main communication source, changing the face of business and internal communications forever. Emailing was seen to be one of the most efficient forms of communicating, and many employees transitioned to firing off a quick email over placing a phone call. Now with all the different internal communication tools available to a workforce, emailing almost seems primitive today. While many organizations still rely heavily on email, most businesses are slowly trying to reduce the number of emails sent in favor of a simpler, more efficient form

An Intranet for Marketing Departments

Intranets are often thought of as a tool for the IT or HR departments. Very few organizations think "marketing" when they hear intranet, and because of this the intranet is often overlooked by many Marketing department. However, the intranet can be an indispensable tool for Marketing and here's how: Share & Promote Company Blogs Most organizations have a company blog, usually owned by marketing. While many of our customers have an internal blog on their intranet, a great way marketing can utilize the intranet is by feeding their company blog onto the intranet. This is a great way to ensure all

How to Find and Select Your First Intranet

When shopping for a suit, you usually have a vision in mind of what you're looking for - color, fit, size, brand, blazer? You have a pretty good idea of what you want, but of course you still need to spend some time trying different suits on before you make the commitment of purchasing, as a suit should be timeless and last you awhile. Shopping for an intranet is a similar process. Before you make the big purchase, you'll need to know what exactly you are looking for, and what your users require. Once you figure that out, it is best

Revolutionize Enterprise Search with Super Search

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. And it isn’t Superman, either. It’s Super Search! The much anticipated Super Search release is finally upon us and we at Intranet Connections could not be more excited about it. Like with every product release, a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this (ok, maybe that is a little dramatic). But our team has taken a lot of time to ensure Super Search fills in any gaps the previous search functionality had, completely revolutionizing Enterprise Search on your intranet. The Super Search release includes several new, helpful features that will

Healthcare Intranet: From IT Program to Overall Corporate Strategy

Nothing is more satisfying than hearing about a happy customer’s positive experience with our intranet software. We love sharing these stories with the rest of the Intranet Connections team to let them know all our hard work is paying off. But even more so, we love to share these stories with you, our Intranet Connections family. The story of how Westminster Canterbury went from an IT program to an overall corporate strategy is no different. Searching for an All Employee Intranet Most organizations purchase intranet software to make their employees’ lives easier. However, when Robert Mann, IT Manager at Westminster

0 to Intranet in 90 Days

First and foremost, our customer’s satisfaction, happiness and intranet success is most important to us. So when a client comes to us, dissatisfied with their current intranet and in search of a new intranet solution, we go above and beyond to make sure their experience is as stress-free as possible. That’s exactly what happened with one of our clients, Diversified Search. The organization was unhappy with their previous intranet as it became too costly and way too difficult to administer themselves. A Temporary Intranet Solution Diversified Search has grown and evolved since its inception 40 years ago. The organization now

5 Highly Effective Financial Intranet Examples

I recently published a blog showcasing three customers’ highly effective Corporate Intranet examples. We received a lot of positive feedback as well as requests for more examples. In lieu of Financial Planning Week last week, I thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase five customers’ highly effective Financial Intranet examples. In skimming through our previous blogs featuring our outstanding clients, I came across a number of interesting Financial Intranet examples I could showcase. In fact, we just recently published two blogs featuring two of our financial clients, InTouch Credit Union and Pima Federal Credit Union – I encourage you to

3 Highly Effective Intranet Examples

"Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery" - Charles Caleb Colton famously wrote in Lacon, Or, Many Things in a Few Words: Addressed to Those who Think Lately (1824). Given this, we decided to share some highly effective intranet examples you could, um...'flatter' them, by leveraging the incredible ideas and innovative ways they have been using their intranets. Digging through our previous blog posts, there were number of highly effective intranet examples we could have highlighted. However, through a diplomatic internal vote and impending time constraint, we have presented the three fantastic highly effective intranet examples below of our customers

5 Keys to Improving Employee Retention

Recently, we published a blog about how eLearning can help improve employee retention, and I've stumbled upon several other articles on ways to boost employee retention. Employee retention has become a hot button topic these days as it is a growing concern for many companies. According to a recent Forbes article, employees are abandoning their current employers at a record rate making employee retention evermore crucial for employers today. 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