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3 Tips To Building An Intranet Business Case

Summary:  Build an intranet business case to present to the executive level using these best practices. In most organizations, the person who is out there researching solutions, going through demos and narrowing down providers is rarely the one who holds the checkbook. Time after time we hear potential customers come to us saying we love the solution/ it’ll solve our problems, but because of budgeting constraints or a lack of willingness to change the project gets shelved. This is particularly prevalent in organizations that don’t currently have an intranet because while from a high level it may seem

Create An Effective Intranet Navigation In Four Steps

Summary:  Intranet navigation is a key part of successfully building or redesigning an intranet. Here's a four-step plan to get your organization set up for success. Navigation refers to the way users access content on an online site such as an intranet. More formally, it's referred to as information architecture or the organization and labeling of the site’s content. Well-designed navigation means that users can easily access the content they want without hurdles. That’s your goal. Think of navigation as the closet organizer of your intranet: to get a closet that makes sense for

New Year, New Intranet: Suggestions For Office Improvement

Summary:  It's a brand new year, time to start with fresh suggestions for office improvement and eliminate ineffective processes with a brand new intranet. If you’re like the hundreds of organizations I’ve worked with over the years, discussions of a new intranet or an intranet upgrade have probably been on the table for a while. Email overload, frustrations of locating documents on the shared drive, and lengthy approval processes have all created grumbles from staff and the consensus is “we need a better way to do this.” So why haven’t you implemented an out-of-the-box business intranet that can easily

In Pursuit Of The Best Intranet Software: The Hero’s Journey

Summary:  The Buyers Journey to the best intranet software can be a bumpy ride. It diverges from the typical purchasing roadway, due to varying levels budget, security needs, and ease of use - not to mention the colossal impact that the right or the wrong decision will have on your day to day life. But fear not, great hero! We are here to assist you on your journey! Sitting at my desk, I listen to one of our Customer Success Reps help to onboard a new customer on a web call. She’s explaining how to organize content within the architecture

Why Would A Company Use An Intranet?

Summary: Why would a company use an intranet? The way we do business has changed drastically in the last few years. Organizations are operating in multiple locations across the country, collaborating on larger projects with larger groups, abiding by strict compliance and regulations laws, and are constantly inundated with information. An intranet provides the tools that set up your company for success. Our customers come from three different backgrounds: switching from an in-house solution, a SharePoint alternative, or had no previous intranet. We've compiled intranet examples from companies with no previous intranet to answer why would a company use an

Souped Up Tools to Leverage Your HR Intranet

Summary: Intranet Connections is an out-of-the-box solution, meaning that it’s fully customizable, but all the code and technical set up has been done for you. Ready-made features and functionalities, as well as an HR department site, is dedicated specifically to the needs of the human resources department. HR has a lot on their plate, and although I wish I was talking about food right now, that'll have to wait until the next staff event. They are faced with the pressure to not just locate and hire the best talent, but to retain them as well. Luckily our out-of-the-box department site

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