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
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
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,
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
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
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
Summary: We've released Intranet Insights, our new Intranet Analytics tool that helps you get big picture HR metrics and analytics with at-a-glance dashboards! Intranet Connections heard your requests, and listened! Now we have new Intranet Analytics and Metrics for you to track the success and usage of your intranet. As you know, each major release focuses on one area of the product. Version 13.0 was focused on Search, Version 13.5 focused on policy and procedure management, and this upcoming version focuses on Statistics. We’d like to thank our customers who participated in our working group for this new release. Your
Has there been a change in your organization and the intranet admin duties have fallen on your lap? The best indicator of a successful intranet is the people that power it, and in most cases in small to mid-size organizations, there’s a single point person championing the cause. Because of this, it can be a difficult time when that person is gone for an extended leave, retirement or moving on to other opportunities. Below are 5 tips to ensure a smooth transition in your intranet admin takeover.
Summary: Capterra ranks Intranet Connections’ Top 20 Document Management Software placing in the number 10 spot! We cover what Document Management Software is and who stacks up! We may be new to the Capterra Top 20 list, but we’re not new to intranet software. At Intranet Connections, we believe in simplifying the way you work by continuously improving our software. We have turned, what is traditionally known as a communications network, into a robust, out-of-the-box software
Summary: Mergers and acquisitions, though exciting, can also be challenging for employees. Your intranet can help ease the transition with features such as; Online Forms, Document and Policy Management, and ADSync. Change, while inevitable, is uncomfortable for most people. This discomfort can be exaggerated for employees experiencing change brought on by mergers and acquisitions, due, in large part, to the complexity involved. New policies, procedure adoption, and management can be daunting at first.