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Do You Need a Cloud Intranet Software?

Summary: On-Premise or Cloud-based intranet software: which is better? At Intranet Connections, we provide both an on-premise intranet, as well as a private cloud-based solution. Unlike most affordable cloud-based intranet providers, we never use a multi-tenant cloud-based solution, we'll explain why below: Choosing between Cloud vs. On-Premise Intranet Is it a... Accounting Decision - a monthly operating expense over a capital cost investment? IT Resource Constraint - a matter of hands-off server maintenance and management? Corporate Trend - a decision to move with 'everyone else' to the 'future' of software? Choosing between a cloud or on-premise solution only has

Formulate Intranet Success with Intranet Training

Summary: Why is intranet training necessary? How to get started with intranet training. Which tools can assist with intranet training? You have been tasked with the project of putting together your company’s new intranet. After spending X amount of time adding content and designing your intranet’s look and feel, you’re finally ready to launch. Now it's time to dive into the next steps and ensure your intranet launch is successful. After investing so much time into building your intranet, you may have several questions, such as: How do I encourage employees to start using the

Cloud vs On Premise Intranet Security

Summary: When it comes to selecting a cloud vs-premise intranet, the main difference to take into consideration is intranet security. This blog post discusses the three main concerns when it comes to intranet security, and with advice to mitigate these risks. Whether it’s intellectual property, credit information of your clients, or the home addresses of your employees, taking measures to ensure the content you share on your intranet is secure is a crucial responsibility for any organization. If you are in an industry that is highly regulated or has strict compliance laws, internet security is especially pertinent. Below we discuss

3 Best Practices for Implementing Your Bank Intranet

Summary: Ensure your bank intranet is successful by implementing these 3 best practices. All organizations have a specific set of needs, so it’s important that not all intranets are built the same. That’s why we worked closely with our bank customers to deliver an effective bank intranet that answers the pain-points experienced by banks. However, knowing that you need a bank intranet is half the battle. You also need to know how to implement your new intranet. Below are 3 best practices for implementing your bank intranet:

Which of these Intranet Options is Best for You?

Summary: We compare various intranet options, such as On-Premise, The Cloud, Custom-Built and more, to one another to determine the best fit for your organizations needs. The landscape for intranets is vastly different in 2016 than when our company was founded back in 1999. There are many more intranet options available, such as: On-Premise The Cloud Out-of-the-Box (multiple applications from one vendor) Best of Breed (applications from multiple vendors) Custom-Built Vendor Platform SharePoint/Google Apps for Work But how do you choose from all of these possible intranet options? Subscribe for Intranet Tips On-Premise vs. The Cloud (or SaaS) A lot has

Why Your IT Team is too Busy for Intranet Management

Summary:IT often gets tasked with maintaining the intranet. However, IT is too busy for intranet management and can cause bottlenecks. One of the primary reasons our customers choose us as their intranet provider is to remove IT as a bottleneck in keeping their intranet updated. Why is that?

Agile Development and Letting It Go

Summary: How a large organization like Disney overcame massive hurdles in the production of two popular movies, and how it relates to agile development. Have you ever poured hours of time into a project, only to discover later something isn’t working, resulting having to start from the beginning? You’re not the only one. In fact, this even happens to experts, such as Disney, more than you’d think. Take the smash hit Disney movie Frozen, and the more recent Zootopia, for example. Developing these two movies didn’t necessarily go as planned, but the outcome was still a major success.

10 Complaints About Your Intranet Portal (Part 1)

Summary: We address 5 common intranet complaints with ways in which you can solve them. Your intranet portal is a valuable tool which helps to connect your employees, collaborate on documents/projects and create content to improve overall business efficiency.  However, if you aren’t getting the engagement you are looking for from your users, you may not be harnessing all the advantages your intranet has to offer.

Should You Buy or Build Your Intranet

Summary: The difference between a buy intranet and a build intranet, with checklists to determine which one better suits your needs. Should you buy or build your intranet? Every company purchasing an intranet faces this question. There are advantages and challenges to moving forward with either option. To move forward with a ‘buy intranet’ means choosing out-of-the-box functionality that you can quickly deploy. You can even delegate deployment to non-IT or technical related staff. To select a ‘build intranet’ means choosing to customize and architect an intranet that fits around your specific environment. This option requires consulting services and a elongated

Who Should Own Your Intranet?

Summary: How to delegate intranet ownership and tips to get started, including; understanding intranet basics, onboarding new users, setting permissions and effective menu navigation. When establishing who should take ownership of your intranet the age old adage ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ rings true. Your company is a culmination of many departments who all have different goals. To think that one person can determine the needs of an entire organization would be overreaching. With that in mind, it’s important that more than one person holds the key to your intranet!