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
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
Summary: Reducing email volume is a primary goal for many organizations. We have provided 3 unqiue time-saving ideas for your office! Don't work harder; work smarter. There's a finite amount of time we spend at the office so being efficient and highly productive are crucial. Don't worry though - there are a variety of ways you can ease the time-crunch. Below are three time-saving ideas for your office that are sure to help your team to get sh*t done. Spoiler alert: they all focus on reducing email volume. 1. Reduce Email Volume. Remove All Staff Emails. “But I love my excess
Summary: When pursuing a new intranet project, it’s easy to get tunnel vision on the features and functionality that you need to resolve your immediate business needs. However, it's important to consider effective intranet scalability in order to continue evolving. Perhaps the in-house intranet your IT admin built out 10 years ago and has slowly fallen to pieces; creating more frustration than it is helpful. Or maybe it has finally become apparent that the shared drive is not an effective document management tool and employees are at risk of utilizing outdated policies due to lack of version control. Whatever the
Summary: Striking a balance between a Business Intranet and a social tool is tricky. We outline 3 steps to take to find both productivity and engagement in your intranet! With applications like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter playing a more active role for many businesses it can sometimes be difficult to understand how social elements should be deployed on a Business Intranet – or if there is even a place for them to begin with. Drawing the line between a Business Intranet and a social tool can sometimes feel like balancing a set of scales. On one end, you have productivity
Summary: We highlight 7 reasons organizations make the switch from SharePoint to an intranet software alternative; including price, complexity, and resources! Many Intranet Connections customers have made the switch from SharePoint. When asked why they made the switch, common answers we receive is that SharePoint is too difficult to use, too expensive and requires too many resources to maintain. Aside from that, though, how does Intranet Connections differ? We’ve put together this helpful comparison list showcasing the main differences between SharePoint and Intranet Connections.
Summary: How would Michael Scott and Dunder Mifflin have benefited from an intranet? We found 6 episodes where intranet software would have saved the day! I’m a fan of The Office. I’m also the Marketing Manager at Intranet Connections. Despite doing my best to strike an admirable work/life balance, when it comes to binge-watching The Office, I fail miserably. I inevitably think of how many ways intranet software would have benefited Dunder Mifflin. So, how would Michael Scott and the Scranton gang have used their intranet?
Summary: Lincoln Murphy’s 5 factors for customer success, and how these factors contribute to our customers’ success with Intranet Connections’ Intranet Software. Are you an ideal customer for Intranet Connections? I often think about whether or not our product is the right fit for our customers, but after attending Lincoln Murphy’s presentation on customer success (as part of AceTech’s speaker series), I have a new way of thinking about it. You can learn more about how Lincoln describes Customer Success, but here’s my understanding in a nutshell:
Summary: Create a document retention strategy for your organization using these top 3 requirements which include; defining a retention policy, keeping documents relevant, and maintaining records. A document retention plan is one of the top requirements for any organization. Your employees are constantly finding, editing and revising documents so taking control of document retention is crucial to ensure your organization runs smoothly. Your intranet can help you with your document management goals using tools such as Document Read and Agree, Document Versioning and more. Before you get started on document retention, make sure your documents are of value. Your intranet can accumulate a
Summary: 3 reasons a CEO blog on your intranet is important, from building a strong culture to communicating ‘big picture’ strategy. Blogging has become much more than just a popular way to communicate, it has become an integral part of the way we do business. Many organizations have a blog on their public website to share information with their customers, as well as build their brands. However, many organizations now also have an internal blog, usually kept on their intranet, that is used to communicate directly with company staff. One of the best ways to utilize intranet blogging is with a