Summary: The slogan, “there’s an app for that” is truer than it’s ever been. But are all the different programs we use to accomplish things killing productivity? Boost it back up by centralizing various programs into one with intranet software. In today’s digital world, we often get bombarded with a plethora of platforms to complete the same tasks. For example, popular social media channels that essentially do the same thing (think Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Instead of sticking to one platform to share photos and status updates, you probably use all of them.
Summary: Create a document retention strategy for your organization using these top 3 requirements which include; defining a retention policy, keeping documents relevant, and maintaining records. A document retention plan is one of the top requirements for any organization. Your employees are constantly finding, editing and revising documents so taking control of document retention is crucial to ensure your organization runs smoothly. Your intranet can help you with your document management goals using tools such as Document Read and Agree, Document Versioning and more. Before you get started on document retention, make sure your documents are of value. Your intranet can accumulate a
Summary: Build an IT knowledge database that employees will use in 3 easy steps including; adding necessary information, maintaining relevancy and promoting regularly. Many departments in your organization are frequently asked the same questions over and over. The solution? A dedicated knowledge database where departments can share their knowledge and reduce time spent answering repetitive questions.
Summary: Before starting your strategic planning process, review the following 5 challenges and accompanying solutions so you can ensure your planning goes as smoothly as possible! Employees are often head-down in the day-to-day operations of the company. It can be easy for them to forget what their hard work is contributing towards; the big picture. This is why many companies are interested in implementing a strategic planning process. Strategic planning processes can be broken down monthly, quarterly and yearly, and they focus on individual, departmental and corporate goals.
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.
Summary: A breakdown of the difference between intranet sites, pages and apps, including examples. Since I started working on the Support Team at Intranet Connections, I have noticed that many of our new customers need help understanding the difference between sites, pages and apps. When first starting out with your intranet, it may be difficult to figure out where things should go and who should have access to those things. In this blog, I’m going to provide examples of sites, pages and apps so you can better understand the difference.
Summary: Discover why many of our customers have switched from SharePoint to a robust SharePoint Alternative like Intranet Connections. To SharePoint or not to SharePoint, that is the question. Early adopters of a SharePoint Intranet have often called upon us as they found SharePoint was too much work and too costly to actually get off the ground. Although initially, they romanticized about customizing the perfect intranet solution with a custom built SharePoint intranet, they quickly realized it was an unmanageable and cost prohibitive project that likely would never come to fruition. Now they seek a SharePoint alternative that is a simpler, comprehensive,
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
Summary: Popular content feeds for your company intranet with different use cases, such as sharing news content, social content and fun content. Employee engagement and information sharing are two of the primary functions of a company intranet. One of the best ways to promote engagement and keep employees informed is to organize your intranet home page with relevant content feeds via intranet widgets. At Intranet Connections we strike a balance with our content feeds by having a mix of notable and news items, as well as fun and social content feeds.
Summary: Best practices to create Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your organization, plus 3 steps on getting started including; assigning responsibility, measuring success and promoting results. The definition of success differs from person to person. To define success for your company in a way that everyone understands, it’s best to quantify. Use numbers, also known as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), to evaluate your success at reaching targets or accomplishing goals. Employees can compare and contrast their KPIs to the overarching corporate goal, work together to achieve departmental KPIs and match personal goals with company expectations.