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Employee Profile: Meet Michelle! Customer Success Rep

Summary: This week on Meet The Team, We are pleased to present Michelle's employee profile. Whether it’s World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, or figuring your way out of an escape room, our resident gamer Michelle is all in. Michelle has been at Intranet Connections since 2013, and is familiar with multiple versions of our software after having worked with customers in Support. When she returned from maternity leave, Michelle upped her game as our Client Support Rep, helping customers get more from their software by reaching out to both brand new and long-established customers with product information and how-tos.

Upgrade to 14.0 – Promote Employee Engagement Today!

Summary: Intranet Insights is here and ready for takeoff – we provide the instructions on how to upgrade to 14.0 – and how to use it to promote employee engagement. The new upgrade for intranet ‘insights’ has been released in September 2017. This release includes handy new statistics that promote employee engagement and adoption on your intranet, manage your content and make improvements to the search function. Dig deep into the intranet usage with stats at every level. How Do I Upgrade to Version 14.0? I'm glad you asked! Pack your bags and get ready to take off to

What Does An Out-Of-The-Box Intranet Cost?

Summary:Often, the first question we receive from our customers is 'What does an intranet cost?' We get it, 'non-essential' software takes effort to show management the real ROI. You have budgets to follow, and a boss to report to. In this blog post, we give you some insight into what 5 years of Intranet Sales experience will teach you when researching getting an intranet. You’ve heard it time and time again – employees grumbling in frustration as they struggle to find that document or form; sending emails to their colleagues asking if they know where it might be. When they

Meet Vanessa: The Best Intranet Software Demands The Best Staff

Summary: This week on 'Meet The Team' we are introducing Vanessa: the very talented web graphic designer who helps us make the best intranet software for small to mid size companies. Not to brag, but we know our product is the cat's meow, and it's because we figured out what it takes to keep this kitty purring. It's our wonderful staff. So now that we've let that cat out of the bag, let us introduce to you the creator of all things beautiful, our graphic web designer: Vanessa. Vanessa is a creative powerhouse with an endless pool of ideas - which

Current and Future Technology Trends To Keep An Eye On

Summary: As purveyors of intranet software, we are really passionate about current and future technology trends. In this blog post, we have listed a few trends in technology that piqued our interest. Are advancements in technology accelerating? Futurist and author, Raymond Kurzweil believes it is as do many others.  However, there is a debate on whether advancements in technology are accelerating due to the slower adoption of personal computers and mobile phones by 50% of households than the adoption of their predecessors, radios, and televisions. One could argue that the adoption rate of technology is affected by the comparative price and

Get Noticed With Employee Profile Tips and Tricks

Summary: We highlight the importance of having an engaging Employee Profile and how to make yours stand out with hidden tips and tricks. We recently started sharing a series of blog posts highlighting the profiles of our very own employees at Intranet Connections, including Monica Zlotnik (HR) and Karleen Murphy (Client Services). Engagement comes when people see the ‘human-side’ of organizations, so there’s no better way to increase engagement in your company than by having Employee Profiles that shine! We’ve covered some unique ways to build an employee profile, but below takes you through the step-by-step instructions to achieve your all-star

Get The Look; The 3 Best Intranet Designs

Summary: When it comes to your intranet, the look and feel speak volumes to your employees! Get inspired with 3 of the best intranet designs and how to achieve them. The design of your intranet is the first thing employees notice, so it's a good idea to put some thought into it before diving in. The best intranet designs based their concept off of their company brand and style guidelines such as their online website. That way there is instant familiarity with the company brand, which helps to excel intranet adoption. But intranets aren't websites, therefore knowing where, and how,

What’s The Alternative To Sharepoint Foundation 2016?

Summary: Microsoft has recently announced the SharePoint Foundation 2016 is no longer available in the SharePoint Server 2016 release, which has many organizations scrambling to uncover some suitable SharePoint Alternatives. SharePoint Foundation 2013 is a limited free software provided by Microsoft as a SharePoint alternative.  That being said, Microsoft will no longer support Sharepoint Foundation 2013 nor will it sell Sharepoint Foundation 2016 (or the licenses for it) unless your company already has Exchange or Office365. Can we say 'uh-oh'? Sharepoint Foundation 2013 provided a basic collaborative document management system that integrates with Microsoft Office. Primarily best for small companies

Should Small Companies Have Intranet Software?

Summary: Intranet software has a lot of value for larger organizations who need an efficient method of communicating with thousands of staff. But what about smaller companies? Intranet Connections has customers which range in size, with head counts than from 50 staff to over 4000. Customers with less than 100 staff must be finding some value with our product because their average customer lifetime with us (so far) is for 6.5 years. As a smaller, but growing company, do you need an intranet software? When should you invest in communication automation software? Department meetings are replacing company meetings, but not

The Importance of Effective Intranet Scalability

Summary: When pursuing a new intranet project, it’s easy to get tunnel vision on the features and functionality that you need to resolve your immediate business needs. However, it's important to consider effective intranet scalability in order to continue evolving. Perhaps the in-house intranet your IT admin built out 10 years ago and has slowly fallen to pieces; creating more frustration than it is helpful. Or maybe it has finally become apparent that the shared drive is not an effective document management tool and employees are at risk of utilizing outdated policies due to lack of version control. Whatever the