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How we got from Cave Drawings to Websites; The Evolution of Languages Like JavaScript

Summary: The evolution of early communications via prehistoric cave drawings to advanced computer language such as JavaScript. Graphic communication has come a long way since our primitive hunter-gatherer beginnings. From prehistoric cave drawings, to the first printing press, to the World Wide Web, and the countless leaps and bounds in between, the human journey has been incredible. People first recorded information as early as 100,000 years ago by marking patterns on things like jewelry. By 40,000 years ago, graphic communication had evolved into more meaningful forms, such as the Paleolithic cave drawings, which are now thought to be methods of

5 Pitfalls of Using a Shared Drive for Document Management

Summary: Do you rely on your shared drive for document management? Then you may want to consider these 5 disadvantages of doing so. In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in technology, especially in the workplace. Many organizations have gone “paperless”, transitioning paper documents onto an electronic document system. While a number of organizations have installed specialized document management software, some are still just relying on the shared drive to manage documents. However, there are some disadvantages to using a shared drive for document management that you should be aware of.

Using Your Intranet for Project Management Tools

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.

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.