Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

How we got from Cave Drawings to Websites; The Evolution of Languages Like JavaScript

Summary: The evolution of early communications via prehistoric cave drawings to advanced computer language such as JavaScript.
Graphic communication has come a long way since our primitive hunter-gatherer beginnings. From prehistoric cave drawings, to the first printing press, to the World Wide Web, and the countless leaps and bounds in between, the human journey has been incredible.

People first recorded information as early as 100,000 years ago by marking patterns on things like jewelry. By 40,000 years ago, graphic communication had evolved into more meaningful forms, such as the Paleolithic cave drawings, which are now thought to be methods of communication rather than art.

By |November 7, 2016|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|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

What’s New in Active Directory Synchronization (AD Sync)

Summary: With the latest release, Policy Assist, many improvements and modifications were made to AD Sync.
The recent Policy Assist release includes a dramatic update to our Active Directory Synchronization tool. There were several deficiencies in the original AD Sync that needed to be addressed and we took the opportunity to improve the user interface and workflow for setting up connections. Among the items we wanted to address with the latest release are:

Uh Oh InfoPath! How To Find Your Online Form Builder Replacement

Summary: Online form builder, InfoPath with Office 365 has been discontinued. We discuss issues with the solution and alternatives for you to try.
InfoPath is an online form builder solution that was released with Microsoft Office in 2003 and could be used in conjunction with SharePoint. We’ve previously discussed some great all-in-one SharePoint Alternatives on the blog.

By |July 18, 2016|Intranet Applications, Product News|0 Comments

What’s in a Financial Intranet?

Summary: An overview of what our Financial Intranet Software has to offer from Employee Communication tools to E-Learning & Onboarding tools.
We worked closely with our current financial customers to discover what pain points they were experiencing, and how we could solve those issues with our Financial Intranet Software. As a result, we delivered Financial Intranet Software stocked with over 100 finance-focused features to help your bank, credit union or other financial institution better connect, collaborate and create. With so many features available, knowing what to do with them can be a challenge. Luckily, our brand new Financial Intranet Whitepaper will walk you through what each feature has to offer!

How to Facilitate Online Training with Your Intranet

Summary: How do you make training more effective and consistent? Facilitate online training with your intranet. We cover how to get started, plus tips and examples from real organizations.
No matter what organization you are apart of, there is always a strong need for training employees or volunteer staff. Effective training is imperative, however, training takes up time and resources. The solution? Putting them through training courses using your intranet.

By |January 11, 2016|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Positive First Impressions – Use Your Intranet to Help with Employee Onboarding

Summary:  How to improve the employee onboarding process with your intranet. Tips for the first day, the first few weeks and the first quarter.
If you’ve taken part in hiring for your organization, you know your company invests an incredible amount of time and resources creating talent networks, marketing job opportunities, building its’ brand and selling itself, ultimately guiding candidates through the hiring process. This can span multiple touch points, interviews and weeks, or even longer in time.  You know how important it is to invest this time to find the right match for your organization, and for the candidate.

By |November 16, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

Why Your Hospital Intranet Needs a Training Site

Summary: Why your Hospital Intranet needs a dedicated training site. Covered are the 3 key training site elements; an online training calendar, credentials review and staff self-learning.
Working in a hospital, it is imperative that your staff is fully trained, as well as up-to-date on new practices or certifications. You can leverage your Hospital Intranet for staff training, which in turn leads to a more informed staff and improved patient care. A great way to utilize your Hospital Intranet for training is by creating a site specifically for training.

By |October 26, 2015|Healthcare Intranet, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Best Practices for Effective Online Education

Before I began my journey with Intranet Connections, I was a teacher. Teaching ignited my passion for helping others learn, and my love for technology fueled my desire to use technology to assist with teaching. That is what sparked me to write this blog about online education.

Your intranet is an indispensable tool for educating your employees. There are a number of features built-in to your intranet that can assist with

By |August 3, 2015|Best Practices, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

4 Benefits of Utilizing Department / Team Sites

There are various instances when departments need to share information that is only relevant to them, but not to the rest of the company. But how can you share and store that information on your intranet with only individuals in your department or team, and not clutter the intranet for the rest of your colleagues? The answer: Department / Team Sites.

By |June 8, 2015|Collaboration|3 Comments