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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!

How To Name Your Intranet – Includes 15 Intranet Name Examples

Summary: Find the best intranet name for your organization using these top 3 ideas PLUS 15 real client examples such as; Dwight, The Watercooler and VERN. At Intranet Connections, we understand that getting an intranet is a very exciting time for your organization! What’s even more exciting is customizing your intranet so it’s an engaging space for your employees to gather resources, upload documents, keep up-to-date on company news, and learn about their colleagues. One of the key things we’ve noticed when it comes to driving intranet adoption is selecting a name for your intranet. To increase

Working on Your Intranet in a Sandbox Environment

Summary: The benefits of working on your intranet in a sandbox environment with tips to create your own. When working with customers in support, one of the common questions I am asked is “can I work on this within a sandbox environment?” The answer to this question is yes! Within the intranet, you can build out sub-sites and lock them down as necessary. The same principal applies to the idea of a sandbox environment.

How to Build a Great Intranet Design Theme

Summary: 4 tips for building engaging intranet design themes, from understanding color to reflecting your brand’s image. When we think of intranet design it’s usually about things like usability, interfaces, structure and content. Often overlooked is the importance of a visually-appealing intranet design theme. It doesn’t have to be eye candy, but if your staff don’t like it, your intranet won’t reach its full potential. Content will be glossed over, engagement will suffer, and worse, some employees may just not use it altogether. Whether you’re the do-it-yourself type, or have the luxury of a graphic designer at your disposal, utilizing

Healthcare Intranet Case Study: Effective Policy Management, No IT Required

Summary: We discuss the 4 benefits Anderson Hospital experienced when making the switch from an aging and slow homegrown intranet to a full-functionality, easy-to-implement, intranet solution that met the demands of the healthcare industry’s heavy policy management and regulatory security. Our goal at Intranet Connections is to learn about our customers from all industries; Finance to Healthcare and beyond. When we speak to our clients, we unearth amazing stories on how they uniquely use our intranet software, and the problems they faced that caused them to search for an intranet. After being a valued client of Intranet Connections for over 10 years, we knew Anderson Hospital

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

10 Complaints About Your Intranet Portal (Part 1)

Summary: We address 5 common intranet complaints with ways in which you can solve them. Your intranet portal is a valuable tool which helps to connect your employees, collaborate on documents/projects and create content to improve overall business efficiency.  However, if you aren’t getting the engagement you are looking for from your users, you may not be harnessing all the advantages your intranet has to offer.

Does Your Intranet Have a Killer App?

Summary: What is a killer intranet app? Examples of Killer Apps. What is an Anti-Killer app? Previously we discussed intranet usability as it relates to your navigation, Jar Jar Binks and your content. Having banished Jar Jar from your intranet, you will be relieved that he also had no place in the latest Star Wars saga. The role of comic relief went largely to the plucky little ball robot, BB-8. He became the killer app, if you will, at the heart of the new series. Whether he was carrying the map to the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, or making people ponder

Intranet Management Needs a CEO

Summary: How to manage an intranet including tips on assigning an intranet management CEO and leadership team. There is a famous saying that it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a community of people who coach, teach, mentor and care to create a successful company. This is very much the same in regards to the success of your intranet. It takes strategic intranet management and visionary direction for the future of your intranet. When I think about our company core values and vision, I see the need to impart to customers that we care about them and

6 Tips for Building Great Navigation Menus

Summary: 6 tips for building navigation menus from the correct way to label, structure and layout menus to security options. Every intranet needs navigation menus to help users find their way around. While the Enterprise Search is best for scoping out specific items with keywords, navigation menus create a call to action by advertising important options that users may not otherwise know exist. However, not all menus are created equal. Building great navigation menus comes with experience, so here are 6 tips to help give your menu-building skills a boost.