As we are gearing up for our Super Search release, I began to think about all the different things an intranet can help with within an organization. Not just the "techy" things, but how it helps with productivity, efficiency, employee engagement, collaboration and even employee retention. But another, perhaps less thought of way to utilize an intranet is with change management, which is critical in today's fast-paced, ever-changing business world. Change is in the Air Whether we embrace it or avoid it, change is inevitable. Especially in today's workplace with how quickly technology improves. And often when organizations introduce change,
You may have noticed that recently we revamped our Intranet Connections, logo with a new tagline: Connect. Collaborate. Create. However, this is more than just a change to our logo, it speaks to how Intranet Connections helps and interacts with organizations every day. How We Connect. Collaborate. Create Connect. Collaborate. Create. not only showcases what our intranet software, helps you and your organization do better, but also it speaks to all facets of what we do at Intranet Connections. This includes our interactions with you - our customers, our Intranet Connections family, and potential clients that would like to join the
Get out your binoculars folks. Beyond the hills is a massive group of young and talented misfits that have learnt to value the meaning of cool. Many organizations today are faced with a Baby Boomer generation approaching retirement and now is a critical time more than ever for organizations to start attracting Millenials to their workplace. Beat your competitors by getting a head start on the development of your future assets. Build a talent pool that encourages future innovation, creativity, technical adeptness, cultural understanding and competitive advantage. With an increasingly rampant competitive business sphere, great young minds have a long
If I had five bucks for every time someone talked about 'the Cloud' in conjunction with intranet software, I would surely be able to fly our team off to Brazil to watch the World Cup finals! Investing in a cloud-based, SaaS (Software as a Service) model, for corporate enterprise intranets is a hot trend that continues to build momentum in the market. Having said that, interestingly, when we talk to our Intranet Connections customers about making the move to 'the Cloud', the answer is - No, they will not. Perhaps many of them are not interested in moving their on-premise intranet
If your company is similar to the many of the small businesses that I speak to, you likely still have workflow systems that were implemented based on the size of the company back when you were just starting up. The most common methods of communication that I've run into include sending internal emails and filling out paper forms. These manual workflow methods are efficient and cost effective methods of running your business when your company still has a relatively small number of employees. However, as the size of your company grows these methods can cause information to fall through the cracks, causing potentially
Hello Intranet Connectors! As the newest addition to the Intranet Connections team, I had a thirst and desire to ramp up my intranet knowledge quickly. Probing my stellar and informative Intranet Connections teammates on who and what they read to stay informed on intranet trends, ideas, research and thought leadership, they provided me with a wealth of knowledge that you may also find valuable to you.
When it comes to internal processes and technology we've heard it a million times: “It's working just fine, so why should we upgrade?”. I understand the hesitancy - if things are going smoothly, why risk a bump in the road to get the advantages of upgrades that you aren't even sure you need? However, when I hear our customers say this about their intranet, the internal solution which is meant to streamline business processes and enhance company efficiency, I must admit, I cringe a little. I cringe because your business is not a stagnant entity, but a constantly evolving enterprise packed with
Greetings Intranet Followers and welcome Blogosphere Readers to another edition of the Intranet Connections Blog. Using Intranet Connections, employees are able to embed intranet media such as images and videos on their intranet site. Media can be embedded right on the homepage, or added through a video or picture library. This week, we’re going to touch on the benefits of including intranet media (e.g. photos, intranet videos, podcasts) on your corporate intranet. Intranet Media that Engages Your Users Traditional methods of communication typically come in the form direct dialog or writing. Of course, these methods of communication do have their
If you missed it, check out 10 Complaints About Your Intranet Portal, Part 1. Let's take a closer look at 5 more complaints about your intranet portal and how to resolve them: 6. "Our Intranet Portal is No FUN" Your employees pop onto the intranet, grab the material they need and pop off, but there's no real engagement. Social tools such as an Employee Wall, Instant Chat and Social Toolbox are all great engagement tools to get your employees online and interacting through the intranet portal. If you aren't quite ready for social, there are lots of other options to
The most common questions prospective clients ask us about intranets are: "What is the payback of an intranet?" "How do I quantify the investment in intranet software?" "How do I determine intranet ROI?" Our Product Manager, Neil Chong-Kit, recently discussed how to ensure intranet ROI through effectively utilizing the Form Builder application. As a follow up to that post, this post will cover a more general overview of how you can plan for and improve your intranet ROI. The soft benefits, the intangible assets that your company or organization acquires, come from many parts of an intranet deployment.