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What is Intranet Design vs Web Design

Summary: As a web designer an intranet company, the first question I typically receive after 'what do you do' is 'what is intranet?' So I've written this blog post to explain the difference between intranet design and website design. Often when I tell people I work for a company that makes intranets, they think I’m talking about internets. I’m not sure what they think we’re doing, but they’ll usually just smile and nod their heads. I’ll be honest with you, before I started working here I didn’t even know what an intranet was, and I consider myself tech-savvy. I figure I

Cloud vs On Premise Intranet Security

Summary: When it comes to selecting a cloud vs-premise intranet, the main difference to take into consideration is intranet security. This blog post discusses the three main concerns when it comes to intranet security, and with advice to mitigate these risks. Whether it’s intellectual property, credit information of your clients, or the home addresses of your employees, taking measures to ensure the content you share on your intranet is secure is a crucial responsibility for any organization. If you are in an industry that is highly regulated or has strict compliance laws, internet security is especially pertinent. Below we discuss

FAQ on our New Intranet Help Center

Summary: With the inauguration of our brand new Intranet Help Center, we thought we'd compile some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our intranet software, and have one of our expert support staff, Michelle, give her expert advice. Intranet Help Center Since coming onboard with Intranet Connections and starting within our Support team, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to see how our customers use our software, as well as the types of questions that come up from time to time. With that in mind, I’ve compiled some of our common questions together in a traditional Q&A style below! Q:

Intranet Trends & Microsoft’s SharePoint Strategy

Summary: As a SharePoint Alternative product, we like to keep an eye on the intranet trends happening within our industry. Microsoft has been making a lot of changes this year, so we got our product manager here at Intranet Connections to break it down and explain what's happening this year. As the Product Manager for Intranet Connections, a SharePoint alternative, I watch intranet trends in the business environment very closely. There is an 800-pound gorilla in the room, whose name is Microsoft SharePoint, and that gorilla has been making significant moves in the last year:  SharePoint 2016 no longer has

What Does An Out-Of-The-Box Intranet Cost?

Summary:Often, the first question we receive from our customers is 'What does an intranet cost?' We get it, 'non-essential' software takes effort to show management the real ROI. You have budgets to follow, and a boss to report to. In this blog post, we give you some insight into what 5 years of Intranet Sales experience will teach you when researching getting an intranet. You’ve heard it time and time again – employees grumbling in frustration as they struggle to find that document or form; sending emails to their colleagues asking if they know where it might be. When they

Meet Vanessa: The Best Intranet Software Demands The Best Staff

Summary: This week on 'Meet The Team' we are introducing Vanessa: the very talented web graphic designer who helps us make the best intranet software for small to mid size companies. Not to brag, but we know our product is the cat's meow, and it's because we figured out what it takes to keep this kitty purring. It's our wonderful staff. So now that we've let that cat out of the bag, let us introduce to you the creator of all things beautiful, our graphic web designer: Vanessa. Vanessa is a creative powerhouse with an endless pool of ideas - which

What Is Intranet Connections? A Workplace Problem Solver

Summary: What is Intranet? This is a question we often receive from prospects who recognize the problems they face in the workplace but aren't exactly sure how to solve them. That's where Intranet Connections comes to play. So the question is not' What is Intranet' but should be 'What is Intranet Connections, and how can they help? Most of our clients have switched from SharePoint or from a previously in-house intranet. But many people who come to us, have never used an intranet or don’t fully understand what it is or its capabilities. This blog post is to answer the basic

The Employee Onboarding Process: They Said YES! Now What?

Summary: They said yes, and signed the offer! The first steps of the employee onboarding process are crucial for entering into a long lasting, mutually beneficial professional relationship. Here is some advice from our CEO at Intranet Connections to make sure the honeymoon period starts off organized and welcoming. Getting an accepted offer from a candidate can feel much like getting engaged.  After all, you’re likely going to spend more time together over the next few years than you will with your partner at home.  With all the time and energy invested: application screening, phone and in-person interviews, tests, reference

Get Noticed With Employee Profile Tips and Tricks

Summary: We highlight the importance of having an engaging Employee Profile and how to make yours stand out with hidden tips and tricks. We recently started sharing a series of blog posts highlighting the profiles of our very own employees at Intranet Connections, including Monica Zlotnik (HR) and Karleen Murphy (Client Services). Engagement comes when people see the ‘human-side’ of organizations, so there’s no better way to increase engagement in your company than by having Employee Profiles that shine! We’ve covered some unique ways to build an employee profile, but below takes you through the step-by-step instructions to achieve your all-star

Get The Look; The 3 Best Intranet Designs

Summary: When it comes to your intranet, the look and feel speak volumes to your employees! Get inspired with 3 of the best intranet designs and how to achieve them. The design of your intranet is the first thing employees notice, so it's a good idea to put some thought into it before diving in. The best intranet designs based their concept off of their company brand and style guidelines such as their online website. That way there is instant familiarity with the company brand, which helps to excel intranet adoption. But intranets aren't websites, therefore knowing where, and how,