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Migrating Your Intranet Content to a SharePoint Alternative

Summary: When presented with an out-of-the-box intranet which rivals SharePoint functionality for a one-time license fee – many organizations are eager to make the switch to a SharePoint Alternative. We've provided 7 tips on how to successfully migrate from SharePoint to your new Intranet. Hundreds of organizations each year look to make the switch to a SharePoint alternative. The most common reasons I hear for choosing a SharePoint alternative include: “Employees can’t find anything, it’s outdated, unengaging and no one uses it” “It’s too expensive” “It’s too hard to update and manage, and the IT team doesn’t have time to devote

The Five Habits of Highly Engaged Employees

Summary: Typically, the focus is on actions companies can take to foster employee engagement in the workplace.  This is one side of the coin, but a healthy relationship requires a marriage of responsibilities, efforts, and behavior. For a company, it starts with clarity of purpose and strategy. By connecting goals and actions bottom-to-top, employees know what they’re working towards achieving.  An intranet is a support tool to communicate these, through company news, blogging, goal setting, celebration events & posts, employee recognition, job opportunity, promotion, and milestones.  The biggest responsibility is first and foremost in hiring the right people, then providing encouragement,

3 Organizations That Benefit The Most From A New Company Intranet

Summary: We've reviewed case studies from the three types of organizations that benefit the most from a new company intranet. When it comes to improving efficiency, keeping staff up to date on policies, automating processes and improving communication, a company intranet is a vital organ to the heartbeat of many different types of organizations. So what happens if it’s your first time seeking a company intranet? Or if your homegrown solutions have become too draining for IT, or too expensive to maintain? Whether you’re experiencing any of the following, Intranet Connections has can help you solve your problems! A small to

See Why Our Bank Clients LOVE Their Company Intranet [Examples]

Summary: We asked 5 of our bank clients; what has their company intranet helped them simplify, the top features they use, and the problems they faced that made them look for a company intranet. As a bank, we know you mean business, and as a software company that specializes in Bank Intranet’s, we know you like to use tools that other banks have benefited from. With that in mind, we reached out to some of our amazing bank clients to find out the following: What has your company intranet helped you simplify? What are the top 3 features you

Register Now For Our Webinar: Introducing Intranet Analytics and Metrics

Summary: Join us for a webinar on June 21, 2017, to uncover intranet ROI with real-time intranet analytics and metrics. Intranet Insights is our new tool that helps you get big picture HR metrics and analytics with at-a-glance dashboards! Intranet Connections imminent release of Intranet Insights is on the cusp of arrival. The new product offerings include statistics your company can use to determine top contributors, employee activity logs and more. Previous product releases have focused on Search (version 13.0), Policy and Procedure Management (version 13.5), and now version 14.0 Stats. In anticipation of the release, we are hosting a webinar.

Bridging the Communication Gap between Generations

Summary: With three generations blended in today's workforce, bridging the communication gap is a fundamental ingredient to a synergistic workplace. Today’s workforce is comprised of members of three generations. Baby boomers whom are at the sunset of their careers and preparing for retirement. Generation X members whom are mostly mid life and mid career. Generation Y (also know as Millennials) which are in the early stage of the employment lives. There are definite differences in the work ethic, values and attitudes of Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials. Boomers, tend to be very focused on work and career, preferring a

What’s The Alternative To Sharepoint Foundation 2016?

Summary: Microsoft has recently announced the SharePoint Foundation 2016 is no longer available in the SharePoint Server 2016 release, which has many organizations scrambling to uncover some suitable SharePoint Alternatives. SharePoint Foundation 2013 is a limited free software provided by Microsoft as a SharePoint alternative.  That being said, Microsoft will no longer support Sharepoint Foundation 2013 nor will it sell Sharepoint Foundation 2016 (or the licenses for it) unless your company already has Exchange or Office365. Can we say 'uh-oh'? Sharepoint Foundation 2013 provided a basic collaborative document management system that integrates with Microsoft Office. Primarily best for small

Essential Widgets to Generate Intranet Engagement on Your Homepage

Summary: Improve intranet engagement by arranging your widgets to promote ease of use and navigation. Coming from a web and graphic design background, I believe design is a crucial element in creating an effective intranet. The homepage is the first thing employees see when opening the intranet, so it’s important to use this coveted space wisely. Keep employees engaged while ensuring they get important updates and to find the information they seek. This may sound like a tricky endeavor, but with over 100 out-of-the-box applications available on your intranet, it’s easier than you think. You may be wondering what the connection

Protect Your Company From Malware Attacks

Summary: In light of the recent epidemic of malware attacks on healthcare, corporate and governmental computers, we sat down with our Development Manager Calvin, to discover what happened with the biggest cyber-attack we've ever seen, and how it can be prevented. In April 2017, over 300,000 computers were hacked by aptly named ‘WannaCry’ malware. The virus infected over 50,000 companies in 150 countries, crippling operations and demanding ransoms. Experts estimate that the hackers collected over $50,000 in ransom payments. A 22-year-old security researcher in the U.K. located a 'kill-switch' which has stopped the spread. Included in this blog post are

Three Tips to Improve The Employee Onboarding Process

Summary: Starting a new position can be challenging; here are the top three features of your Intranet to ease the employee onboarding process. Like the old saying ‘Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day. You teach them to fish and you give them an occupation that will feed them for a lifetime’  The same applies to new hires at a company.  You can give a new hire the information they are looking for ad-hoc, but supply the resources in a collaborative software and teach them how to retrieve the answers themselves, and they'll thrive. Information retention