Intranet Connections Intranet Software will be releasing the latest version of its intranet-in-a-box software in September 2009.  Version 9.5 will feature a more robust Document Management module that incorporates 2.0 tools such as ajax tree navigation, tagging, breadcrumbs, versioning, approval workflow, user subscriptions, document comments and a ratings voting system.

“There is an overload of information on social media and the 2.0 enterprise right now, and how that fits in with your corporate intranet,” states Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections. “Our goal is to merge the social and collaborative networking that employees gravitate towards with the practical intranet tools that are necessary in assisting employees in their day-to-day duties.”

In surveying incoming leads for their intranet software, it became apparent that high on the corporate wish list was not a Facebook social networking component, but a document management system, and a way for employees to find and submit electronic forms.  Respondents wanted to leverage an intranet for cost savings, to reduce resources, help employees to function at a higher productivity level and to provide a central hub for all corporate information.

Enterprise 2.0 tools that encourage communication, collaboration, knowledge and information sharing will enhance the use of an intranet site.  Social media that is regulated and private on the internal corporate network can be a great add on to the core applications that are the backbone of an intranet, such as Document Management, Policies & Procedures, a Form Builder utility, Job Postings, Calendaring, Support Desk Ticketing, a Knowledgebase, and Employee Training.

In addition to Document Management, Intranet Connections v9.5 provides employee social profiles with a mini photo gallery of your co-workers, and an application where employees can go to share ideas, comment and vote.  Embedded videos can be added to any content through the easy to use HTML editor.  The Training Calendar provides more admin control over email notifications and registrations, and streamlines the management of students. The Discussion Forum has become more transparent and employee profiles and photos are featured with topics, and the intranet home page offers content feeds and widgets that can be positioned to maximize the home page real estate and create a portal gateway.

For more information regarding Intranet Connections Intranet Software and the upcoming version 9.5 release, please contact clientservices@intranetconnections.com.

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