Summary: In light of the recent epidemic of malware attacks on healthcare, corporate and governmental computers, we sat down with our Development Manager Calvin, to discover what happened with the biggest cyber-attack we've ever seen, and how it can be prevented. In April 2017, over 300,000 computers were hacked by aptly named ‘WannaCry’ malware. The virus infected over 50,000 companies in 150 countries, crippling operations and demanding ransoms. Experts estimate that the hackers collected over $50,000 in ransom payments. A 22-year-old security researcher in the U.K. located a 'kill-switch' which has stopped the spread. Included in this blog post are
Summary: Starting a new position can be challenging; here are the top three features of your Intranet to ease the employee onboarding process. Like the old saying ‘Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day. You teach them to fish and you give them an occupation that will feed them for a lifetime’ The same applies to new hires at a company. You can give a new hire the information they are looking for ad-hoc, but supply the resources in a collaborative software and teach them how to retrieve the answers themselves, and they'll thrive. Information retention
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 apparent that the shared drive is not an effective document management tool and employees are at risk of utilizing outdated policies due to lack of version control. Whatever the
Summary: We've come up with five best practices to reduce the number, and severity, of difficult conversations you may have to conduct in the office. Spoiler alert: the number one best practice is to eliminate the need for them! We’ve all been there – have an all-encompassing sense of dread towards a conversation you know you have to have. Whether it’s giving an employee a poor performance review, asking for a raise or delivering unflattering results to your client, the anxiety leading up to that conversation can be debilitating. With that in mind, we did the research and found five
Summary: Attracting and retaining a strong and productive workforce is the best investment for your organization. Here are 5 tips to improve your employee connection. It's a competitive environment for employers when trying to keep their best resource - employees. So how can you maintain a strong pool of highly productive employees? Simple - keep them happy. Sure you could pay them more, but that's not always feasible or the right tactic. Making sure they're satisfied, appreciated and challenged in the office will make all the difference. We've put together a list of five ways you can improve your employee connection
Summary: We've released Intranet Insights, our new Intranet Analytics tool that helps you get big picture HR metrics and analytics with at-a-glance dashboards! Intranet Connections heard your requests, and listened! Now we have new Intranet Analytics and Metrics for you to track the success and usage of your intranet. As you know, each major release focuses on one area of the product. Version 13.0 was focused on Search, Version 13.5 focused on policy and procedure management, and this upcoming version focuses on Statistics. We’d like to thank our customers who participated in our working group for this new release. Your
Has there been a change in your organization and the intranet admin duties have fallen on your lap? The best indicator of a successful intranet is the people that power it, and in most cases in small to mid-size organizations, there’s a single point person championing the cause. Because of this, it can be a difficult time when that person is gone for an extended leave, retirement or moving on to other opportunities. Below are 5 tips to ensure a smooth transition in your intranet admin takeover.
Summary: Capterra ranks Intranet Connections’ Top 20 Document Management Software placing in the number 10 spot! We cover what Document Management Software is and who stacks up! We may be new to the Capterra Top 20 list, but we’re not new to intranet software. At Intranet Connections, we believe in simplifying the way you work by continuously improving our software. We have turned, what is traditionally known as a communications network, into a robust, out-of-the-box software
Summary: Mergers and acquisitions, though exciting, can also be challenging for employees. Your intranet can help ease the transition with features such as; Online Forms, Document and Policy Management, and ADSync. Change, while inevitable, is uncomfortable for most people. This discomfort can be exaggerated for employees experiencing change brought on by mergers and acquisitions, due, in large part, to the complexity involved. New policies, procedure adoption, and management can be daunting at first.
Summary: Ensure your Business Intranet engages employees, supports daily initiatives and reflects corporate values using these 5 features. A business intranet is only effective if it engages employees, supports daily initiatives, reflects company values and ultimately helps people get work done. As an intranet administrator, it is up to you to ensure that these basic needs are being met by your business intranet platform. So where do you start? Make sure your business intranet has these 5 things: