Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

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,

By |April 20, 2015|Best Practices|1 Comment

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

By |April 13, 2015|Intranet Applications|0 Comments

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

By |April 9, 2015|Intranet Applications|0 Comments

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

By |April 6, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

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

By |February 19, 2015|Customer Stories, Healthcare Intranet|0 Comments

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

By |January 26, 2015|Intranet Software, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

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

By |January 12, 2015|Intranet Applications, Intranet Events|0 Comments

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

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 working with Leo.  He is educated, driven and dedicated, and I have personally seen this drive for excellence and desire to improve hospital communication, reduce emails and increase productivity at Gold Coast Hospital. Click here to read the full Gold Coast case study.

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

By |October 16, 2013|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments