Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

Make the Switch from Discontinued Microsoft FrontPage

Summary: Discontinued Microsoft Office FrontPage left a gap in functionality. From SharePoint to out-of-the-box intranet software, we determined the best alternatives for you.
Microsoft Office FrontPage is a (tech talk) WYSIWYG HTML Editor or a (real talk) computer program for editing the markup of a website. It’s used primarily in creating an internal communications site for your organization.

Customer Success with Intranet Connections [5 Factors]

Summary: Lincoln Murphy’s 5 factors for customer success, and how these factors contribute to our customers’ success with Intranet Connections’ Intranet Software.
Are you an ideal customer for Intranet Connections? I often think about whether or not our product is the right fit for our customers, but after attending Lincoln Murphy’s presentation on customer success (as part of AceTech’s speaker series), I have a new way of thinking about it.

You can learn more about how Lincoln describes Customer Success, but here’s my understanding in a nutshell:

Is Having too many Programs Killing Productivity? Solve it with Intranet Software

Summary: The slogan, “there’s an app for that” is truer than it’s ever been. But are all the different programs we use to accomplish things killing productivity? Boost it back up by centralizing various programs into one with intranet software.
In today’s digital world, we often get bombarded with a plethora of platforms to complete the same tasks. For example, popular social media channels that essentially do the same thing (think Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Instead of sticking to one platform to share photos and status updates, you probably use all of them.

Build An IT Knowledge Database Employees Will Use

Summary: Build an IT knowledge database that employees will use in 3 easy steps including; adding necessary information, maintaining relevancy and promoting regularly.
Many departments in your organization are frequently asked the same questions over and over. The solution? A dedicated knowledge database where departments can share their knowledge and reduce time spent answering repetitive questions.

What is Intranet Software?

Summary: What is intranet software? We define and outline the 7 main reasons organizations look to an intranet for improving their business.
If you’ve been tasked with finding intranet software and don’t know where to begin, you’re not alone. Most people don’t realize they need an intranet until they have a problem such as; document management, streamlining policies and procedures and improving internal communications. Their search tends to end with an exclamation of; “We need an intranet!”

By |October 28, 2016|Intranet Software|0 Comments

The 5 Challenges of Creating a Strategic Planning Process

Summary: Before starting your strategic planning process, review the following 5 challenges and accompanying solutions so you can ensure your planning goes as smoothly as possible!
Employees are often head-down in the day-to-day operations of the company. It can be easy for them to forget what their hard work is contributing towards; the big picture. This is why many companies are interested in implementing a strategic planning process. Strategic planning processes can be broken down monthly, quarterly and yearly, and they focus on individual, departmental and corporate goals.

Top 3 Content Marketing Trends to make Your Intranet Content more Engaging

Summary: Spice up your intranet content delivery with these top 3 content marketing trends.
Many organizations rely on content marketing as the core to their overall marketing strategy (we do!). The top priorities of a content marketer include creating engaging content, developing a better understanding of what content is, or isn’t, effective for their target audience, finding better ways to re-purpose content and becoming better storytellers. The more content your organization produces, the more aware people are of your brand and the more engaged people are with your brand.

That being said, what does content marketing have to do with your intranet?

By |October 11, 2016|Best Practices, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Using Your Intranet for Project Management Tools

Summary: Streamline and organize projects with Project Management Tools on your intranet using the following 5 tools.
The intranet is an amazing way to help streamline communication and share information within an organization through the use of applications, such as Company News, Blogs, Shared Calendars and Automated Alerts.

Most of the time, this information is shared both globally on the home site, and through other intranet sites built out for various departments or locations.

Which of the 5 Workplace Personality Types Are You?

Summary: We’ve rounded out the top 5 personality types you’ll find in your workplace including; The Socialite, The Innovator, The Researcher, The Organizer and The Achiever. Which one are you?
You see the people you work with more often than close friends, and sometimes even family.  When it comes to your workplace you’ve been hand-selected based on skill set and experience, in addition to some degree of ‘cultural fit’. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that we all interact and engage with one another differently.

How to use Your Intranet for Successful Employee Onboarding

Summary: 4 ways your intranet can help with the employee onboarding process.
Starting a new job can be stressful, whether it be new graduates just starting out, or experienced individuals starting a different job. You don’t know anybody, you don’t know where the lunch room is, where the water cooler is, or even where the bathroom is. It can be overwhelming for the employee, but impact the company as it takes time before they become productive and contributing members of the organization. But there are things you can do to help the employee adjust and bring them up to speed using your intranet. Here are 4 tips for successful employee onboarding.

By |September 6, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments