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How to use Intranet Statistics/Analytics Effectively

There is often a tendency with intranets to overcrowd the intranet home page in an attempt to showcase as many options as possible in hopes that users will find the resources they need quickly.  I think a better approach when designing your intranet is to analyze how it’s being used and create task-driven navigation and calls to action (CTA) that speak to the most critical content and features used by your employees. Highlight the Most Popular Content Within our intranet stats/analytics package and admin section, you can gather some data on which pieces of content or applications are getting the

Show Employee Appreciation to Boost Engagement

Intranet software is typically used as a business tool, streamlining everyday work tasks. However, it is also a great tool for improving employee engagement and employee retention. With the addition of enterprise social networking tools, intranet software has progressed toward stronger employee communication and collaboration the last few years. The integration of more social, fun features has elevated employee appreciation and employee engagement in the workplace. At Intranet Connections, we have included a number of these features in our out-of-the-box solutions to help improve business processes and help organizations better appreciate, recognize and celebrate employees to boost engagement. Such intranet features include:

Can a Hospital Intranet Benefit Your Small Hospital?

The question of whether a hospital intranet will benefit your small hospital is an inquiry many hospitals are making today with your hospital becoming busier and your staff continuing to grow. Keeping everyone at the hospital up-to-date with the latest policies, procedures, intake forms and hospital news is a juggling act that Hospital Administrators and IT Staff try to manage without letting one ball drop. Communicating through staff wide emails no longer seems to be effective. You need communication and collaboration tools that can be accessed on-the-go and are more interactive to keep your hospital staff engaged. A Hospital Intranet

What’s in a Corporate Intranet?

Intranet Connections' Corporate Intranet is jam-packed with over 100 features designed to help your organization better connect, collaborate and create. With so many different features, you may not be aware of all the functionality Intranet Connections has to offer. Luckily, our brand new, revamped Corporate Intranet Whitepaper is to unveil all you have been missing! From communication and collaboration tools to information sharing and onboarding tools, Intranet Connections' Corporate Intranet has you covered. This comprehensive platforms goes beyond just assisting with day-to-day work related tasks. For many of our clients, it has become the go-to resource. Love What You've

Create a Secure Intranet Web Application

In my last post, my aim was to provide value to IT administrators supporting their intranets and discuss how to optimize performance, covering topics around browsers, server hardware and configuration options available to you within the Intranet Connections platform. Continuing along that path, I would like to cover security, the common vulnerabilities found in web applications and the features available to you within Intranet Connections, including how to address these. Last week, I had an interesting conversation with a prospective intranet customer who broached the subject of securing our intranet web application and asked how we address known web application

The DOs & DON’Ts of Intranet Site Taglines

The Chinese have been credited with the creation of many important inventions: paper, acupuncture, the Open-spandrel segmental arch bridge (fully stone). It is thought that the Chinese also generated the world's first tagline when they promoted their newly finished wall as "The Great Wall: Protecting the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces since the 7th century BC." Not quite as pithy as "Behold the power of cheese" but it was a seminal influence on Calvin Klein's famous "Between love and madness lies obsession" tagline. What is

How to Launch a Successful Portal Naming Contest

Launching a new intranet can be an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. Especially when you've put a lot of time and effort into the intranet and don't receive the user adoption rates you anticipated. A great way to engage users and promote intranet adoption is by including employees in the intranet portal naming process. Many of our customers do this by hosting an Portal Naming Contest on their intranet, which not only gets users excited about the new intranet, but also gets them on the intranet to participate. Why You Need a Portal Name Having an intranet

Improve The Employee Onboarding Process with the Intranet

Every organization must establish a proper employee onboarding process.  It can be a struggle to do this efficiently, especially lacking the proper processes and systems in place to perform the onboarding precisely and completely for each new employee.  Most companies create an onboarding checklists, detailed documentation and of course, plenty of forms to onboard a new employee.  But paper-based checklists, documents, and forms get lost, become outdated and often end in rouge processes being executed by different departments. Stop the madness! Streamline and organize your Employee Onboarding on your intranet to ensure each new employee is given the same onboarding

5 Creative Tips for your Intranet Rollout

You've gone through the entire intranet evaluation process, selected the best intranet solution to meet your company needs, learned how to use the software and uploaded all your intranet content.  You've spent all this time working away at a solution to help your employees Connect, Collaborate and Create and you are extremely excited for your intranet rollout. The only problem?  That one, underlying fear that every intranet manager faces...."Will employees use it?" When implementing a new intranet solution, there are five things that you can do as an intranet manager to help ensure your employees are happy with their new intranet:

The DOs & DON’Ts of Intranet Design

I hate to say it but there are a lot of ugly intranets out there. Believe me. I have seen them and have been called upon to do something about them on occasion. An ugly intranet is often an outdated intranet, an out-of-touch intranet or an unloved intranet. People do not want to look at an ugly intranet design any more than they want to look at my kids rotting pumpkin on the patio - not that I am cleaning that smelly mess up - the kids wanted them, they can clean them up. Well good news, you also get to