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7 Tips to Drive Intranet Adoption

“If you build it, (t)he(y) will come.” This is the lesson learned from the 1989 cult-classic Field of Dreams, starring a down-to-earth, dreamboat farmer, played by Kevin Costner. The tagline for this movie furthers the dream saying: “If you believe in the impossible, the incredible can come true.” The key takeaway here – Dream It + Build It = SUCCEED. This is exactly what happened when you dreamt and built your intranet, right? Okay, it may have taken a little more planning, a bit more strategy and a ton more ongoing execution than the dream, build and succeed process, but

How to use Intranet Statistics/Analytics Effectively

There is often a tendency with intranets to overcrowd the intranet home page in an attempt to showcase as many options as possible in hopes that users will find the resources they need quickly.  I think a better approach when designing your intranet is to analyze how it’s being used and create task-driven navigation and calls to action (CTA) that speak to the most critical content and features used by your employees. Highlight the Most Popular Content Within our intranet stats/analytics package and admin section, you can gather some data on which pieces of content or applications are getting the

Show Employee Appreciation to Boost Engagement

Intranet software is typically used as a business tool, streamlining everyday work tasks. However, it is also a great tool for improving employee engagement and employee retention. With the addition of enterprise social networking tools, intranet software has progressed toward stronger employee communication and collaboration the last few years. The integration of more social, fun features has elevated employee appreciation and employee engagement in the workplace. At Intranet Connections, we have included a number of these features in our out-of-the-box solutions to help improve business processes and help organizations better appreciate, recognize and celebrate employees to boost engagement. Such intranet features include:

If You Want the Best Intranet, Stop Doing These 5 Things

Sometimes seeking out the best intranet and getting genuine intranet buy-in feels like a pretty elusive goal. Like trying to pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time; you can do it for a few minutes but somewhere along the way you miss a step and lose your rhythm. For many of us intranet admins, it feels like we work double time to provide more than enough valuable and relevant information and resources on the intranet, so then why are employees STILL not jumping for joy over the intranet, despite our efforts? Perhaps it is because we are doing

Healthcare Intranet: From IT Program to Overall Corporate Strategy

Nothing is more satisfying than hearing about a happy customer’s positive experience with our intranet software. We love sharing these stories with the rest of the Intranet Connections team to let them know all our hard work is paying off. But even more so, we love to share these stories with you, our Intranet Connections family. The story of how Westminster Canterbury went from an IT program to an overall corporate strategy is no different. Searching for an All Employee Intranet Most organizations purchase intranet software to make their employees’ lives easier. However, when Robert Mann, IT Manager at Westminster

2015: The Year of the Impactful Intranet Software

No, this is not another predictions blog. Not that I don't enjoy the flurry of new predictions that surface this time of year, but to me, many feel too contrived. I am not going to predict the future of intranet software, but rather paint the reality of where intranets are today, or rather, how organizations are already utilizing their intranet in innovative ways they had not dreamed of in the past. This post will also touch on how intranets are continually shaping our workplace and impacting our customers. While this is not a predictions blog, it does follow a shotgun

How to Launch a Successful Portal Naming Contest

Launching a new intranet can be an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. Especially when you've put a lot of time and effort into the intranet and don't receive the user adoption rates you anticipated. A great way to engage users and promote intranet adoption is by including employees in the intranet portal naming process. Many of our customers do this by hosting an Portal Naming Contest on their intranet, which not only gets users excited about the new intranet, but also gets them on the intranet to participate. Why You Need a Portal Name Having an intranet

Does Your Intranet Need a Vision Statement?

We've all been there. Taking on a new project, gathering the troops and trying to define a common objective that resonates with everyone. Is your intranet project different than undertaking any other IT project? The answer is NO. And to successfully execute an intranet's deployment, it requires the same structure and planning. WHY an Intranet Vision Statement? Our friends at Prescient Digital Media define the need well: "Planning is critical for any intranet -- without a thorough plan, an intranet is dead before it gets a chance at life." We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Honestly, too many companies are

Improve Staff Training with Your Hospital Intranet

Leo Marneros, Director of Emergency Training at Gold Coast Hospital in Australia, consistently works to improve staff training, reduce overall hospital costs and most importantly, enhance patient care. Two years ago Leo took a leap in the right direction by implementing an intranet designed to help him with his mission.  The end result? An estimated time cost savings of $10,000AUD per year, an in-demand intranet built by hospital staff and the icing on the cake – a commendation from the 2013 Intranet Innovation Awards. As a member of the Support Team here at Intranet Connections I have had the pleasure of

Even the Fluffiest Cloud Can House a Storm: Intranet Best Practices

As the Sales Manager here at Intranet Connections I get a lot of questions from prospective clients on intranet best practices and installation.  One question that seems to be popping up frequently during my intranet discussions is: “Can I put Intranet Connections in the cloud?” The answer to this absolutely, yes, but I have to ask….do you really want to? There are arguments as to why the cloud is a good option for a place to house your intranet, including low maintenance and included tech support.  However, putting your intranet in the hands of a provider can also lead to