Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

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:

By |January 24, 2017|Best Practices, Finance Intranet|0 Comments

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:
But how do you choose from all of these possible intranet options?
On-Premise vs. The Cloud (or SaaS)
A lot has already been

By |September 26, 2016|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments

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?

By |July 28, 2016|Intranet Software, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

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.

By |April 11, 2016|Intranet Software|0 Comments

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.

By |March 10, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software|4 Comments

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 implementation period.

By |February 25, 2016|Intranet Software|0 Comments

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!

Bolster Engagement with an Intranet Scavenger Hunt

Summary: Why an intranet scavenger hunt can boost employee engagement. What some suggested tasks for an intranet scavenger hunt are. How to design your own scavenger hunt.
The importance of high employee engagement in the workplace is undeniable. Engaged employees are more motivated to reach their full potential, inclined to contribute to positive company culture and committed to shared values and goals.

Top 7 Tips To Achieve The Best Intranet Designs

Summary: What is the Intranet Design Annual report? What trends were identified in the winners of the best intranet designs? Mobile access to intranet pages, agile development, mega-menu navigation, picture sharing, employee profiles and more!
Each year the Nielsen Norman Group publishes the Intranet Design Annual1 which digs deep to select 10 winners in their intranet design contest. From the detailed case studies we have distilled the top 7 intranet design trends that will transform your intranet from diamond-in-the-rough to sparkling gemstone!

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.

By |September 17, 2015|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments