Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

Take Your Intranet Software from Basic to Branded in 3 Steps

Summary: Branding your Intranet Software accelerates intranet adoption and boosts employee engagement. Go from dull to delightful using these three easy steps!
Branding your Intranet Software can take it from dull to delightful in less time than brewing a pot of coffee. I can attest to this because as a designer, I am often called upon to skin intranets for trials sites or client demos, which are sometimes required in a time crunch.

What is the Difference Between Us and SharePoint?

Summary: We highlight 7 reasons organizations make the switch from SharePoint to an intranet software alternative; including price, complexity, and resources!
Many Intranet Connections customers have made the switch from SharePoint. When asked why they made the switch, common answers we receive is that SharePoint is too difficult to use, too expensive and requires too many resources to maintain. Aside from that, though, how does Intranet Connections differ? We’ve put together this helpful comparison list showcasing the main differences between SharePoint and Intranet Connections.

3 Best Practices for Implementing Your Bank Intranet

Summary: Ensure your bank intranet is successful by implementing these 3 best practices.
All organizations have a specific set of needs, so it’s important that not all intranets are built the same. That’s why we worked closely with our bank customers to deliver an effective bank intranet that answers the pain-points experienced by banks. However, knowing that you need a bank intranet is half the battle. You also need to know how to implement your new intranet. Below are 3 best practices for implementing your bank intranet:

By |January 24, 2017|Best Practices, Finance Intranet|0 Comments

Make the Switch from Discontinued Microsoft FrontPage

Summary: Discontinued Microsoft Office FrontPage left a gap in functionality. From SharePoint to out-of-the-box intranet software, we determined the best alternatives for you.
Microsoft Office FrontPage is a (tech talk) WYSIWYG HTML Editor or a (real talk) computer program for editing the markup of a website. It’s used primarily in creating an internal communications site for your organization.

5 Intranet Design Tips to turn Your Intranet into a Winter Wonderland

Summary: Turn your intranet into a winter wonderland for the holidays with these 5 intranet design tips.
Let’s face it, the holiday season isn’t the most productive time for employees (except for Intranet Connections, of course). There are so many things that preoccupy us at this time of year, whether it be finding that last minute gift or figuring how to get to work during snowmageddon. If employees aren’t on holidays yet, they’re counting their last days in the office, and your intranet engagement is most likely suffering. This means it’s the perfect time to give your engagement a boost with a holiday intranet design theme makeover!

By |December 27, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Events, Top 5 List|0 Comments

6 Employee Retention Resolutions to Make This New Year

Summary: Having a hard time thinking of a new years resolution? Make it to improve employee retention using these 6 strategies!
It’s that time of year again; the time of year that brings change and new beginnings. With 2016 coming to a close and 2017 slowly creeping up, it’s time to make the dreaded new years resolution. New years resolutions seem scary because we often set resolutions we don’t intend to keep. However, new years resolutions don’t have to be scary! So don’t put down that last piece of gingerbread and rush to the gym just yet.

How TV Sitcom “The Office” Would Have Used Intranet Software

Summary: How would Michael Scott and Dunder Mifflin have benefited from an intranet? We found 6 episodes where intranet software would have saved the day!
I’m a fan of The Office. I’m also the Marketing Manager at Intranet Connections. Despite doing my best to strike an admirable work/life balance, when it comes to binge-watching The Office, I fail miserably. I inevitably think of how many ways intranet software would have benefited Dunder Mifflin. So, how would Michael Scott and the Scranton gang have used their intranet?

Customer Success with Intranet Connections [5 Factors]

Summary: Lincoln Murphy’s 5 factors for customer success, and how these factors contribute to our customers’ success with Intranet Connections’ Intranet Software.
Are you an ideal customer for Intranet Connections? I often think about whether or not our product is the right fit for our customers, but after attending Lincoln Murphy’s presentation on customer success (as part of AceTech’s speaker series), I have a new way of thinking about it.

You can learn more about how Lincoln describes Customer Success, but here’s my understanding in a nutshell:

10 Ideas to Give Thanks at Work

Summary: Research shows that employees are more satisfied at work when they feel appreciated. Use these 10 ideas to give thanks at work!
In our fast-paced work lives these days, it’s too easy to move from task to task and not take the time to celebrate the small wins along the way. To succeed, we are incredibly reliant on those around us, so it’s vital we recognize and nurture our teammates to show we care, creating long-lasting relationships. Thanksgiving shouldn’t be a “once-a-year” thing only practiced at home, but rather a ritual we design into how we work and conduct our daily lives. Here are ten proven, simple ways to express your gratitude to a colleague!

By |November 24, 2016|Best Practices, Leadership & Strategy, Top 5 List|0 Comments

3 Ways HR can Improve Employee Engagement with an Intranet

Summary: 3 ways HR can use the intranet to support key initiatives and better serve employees.
Throughout my professional life, I’ve worked with enough organizations to know the impact human resources has on a company. An HR department plays a critical role in managing any organizations most valuable asset – its employees. And many don’t consider how important HR’s role can be in their intranet implementation, despite the department being a core business function to serve employees.

By |November 21, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments