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Which of these Intranet Options is Best for You?

Summary: We compare various intranet options, such as On-Premise, The Cloud, Custom-Built and more, to one another to determine the best fit for your organizations needs. The landscape for intranets is vastly different in 2016 than when our company was founded back in 1999. There are many more intranet options available, such as: On-Premise The Cloud Out-of the-Box (multiple applications from one vendor) Best of Breed (applications from multiple vendors) Custom-Built Vendor Platform SharePoint/Google Apps for Work But how do you choose from all of these possible intranet options? On-Premise vs. The Cloud (or SaaS) A lot has already been written

The Benefits of Enterprise Search on Your Intranet Site

Summary: How effective Enterprise Search on your intranet can benefit your organization by saving time and returning more accurate results. I don’t know about you, but I am always ‘online’. Whether it’s my phone, my desktop or my laptop, my daily life revolves around a high level of connectivity. Unfortunately, it has created an unrealistic expectation for instant access to everything. Whether it’s a call back, an email response or a text message, I always seem to need the answer instantaneously.  The reality is I don’t need it now, I want it now.

What’s New in Active Directory Synchronization (AD Sync)

Summary: With the latest release, Policy Assist, many improvements and modifications were made to AD Sync. The recent Policy Assist release includes a dramatic update to our Active Directory Synchronization tool. There were several deficiencies in the original AD Sync that needed to be addressed and we took the opportunity to improve the user interface and workflow for setting up connections. Among the items we wanted to address with the latest release are:

Effectively use Your Intranet as Collaboration Software

summary: 4 tools to turn your intranet into fully-functioning collaboration software, such as Project Sites and Discussion Forums. Many people don’t think ‘intranet’ when they hear ‘collaboration software’. This is due, in part, to people still believing that intranet software is an IT only program. While IT may assist with setting your intranet up, we have seen a shift in the types of users that manage and maintain the intranet. Instead, users are much more communicative and collaborative, and the purpose of the intranet is for just that.

Uh Oh InfoPath! How To Find Your Online Form Builder Replacement

Summary: Online form builder, InfoPath with Office 365 has been discontinued. We discuss issues with the solution and alternatives for you to try. InfoPath is an online form builder solution that was released with Microsoft Office in 2003 and could be used in conjunction with SharePoint. We’ve previously discussed some great all-in-one SharePoint Alternatives on the blog.

Understanding the Difference Between Intranet Sites, Pages & Apps

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.

Intranet Software Designed for the Creative User

Summary: 3 ways your intranet software caters to the creative user rather than to the technically-savvy. Intranet software is often thought of as an IT-only tool. However, with the addition of Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) tools, intranet software is no longer just for the technically-savvy. It is a business tool that also improves communication and collaboration. Many of our customers who first sought us out during their evaluation process are in the communications, marketing or community engagement departments.

Engage Employees by Celebrating Personal Milestones

Summary: Engage employees on your intranet by adding 3 easy-to-implement personal milestone tools which include; anniversaries, birthdays and employee recognition. Your intranet is a crucial connection between resources and employees. That being said, once you’ve driven employees to the intranet to retrieve a document or complete an Online Form, there are a variety of ways to engage employees and open up lines of communication regardless of department or location.

Helpful Tips for Building Intranet Applications

Summary: How to create intranet applications using pre-existing templates, or from scratch. In working as a support technician for Intranet Connections, I find many of our new customers come to me for guidance in creating intranet applications. To make this process easier for you, we have several pre-built intranet applications available. However, we also give you the option to create your own applications from scratch. Or to make it even easier, you can copy an existing intranet application but re-structure it to create your own application.

What’s in a Financial Intranet?

Summary: An overview of what our Financial Intranet Software has to offer from Employee Communication tools to E-Learning & Onboarding tools. We worked closely with our current financial customers to discover what pain points they were experiencing, and how we could solve those issues with our Financial Intranet Software. As a result, we delivered Financial Intranet Software stocked with over 100 finance-focused features to help your bank, credit union or other financial institution better connect, collaborate and create. With so many features available, knowing what to do with them can be a challenge. Luckily, our brand new Financial Intranet Whitepaper will walk you