Summary: To ensure you are getting the most out of your intranet solution, this blog covers 7 lesser known intranet features that have a big impact. I have the pleasure of working with hundreds of organizations each year to assist with their intranet evaluation process, as well as assess the benefits that an Intranet Connections’ Intranet Solution can provide. Our process begins by gathering a firm understanding of our customers current business challenges, then conducting a product demo that features the specific intranet applications built to meet those needs.
Summary: Do you rely on your shared drive for document management? Then you may want to consider these 5 disadvantages of doing so. In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in technology, especially in the workplace. Many organizations have gone “paperless”, transitioning paper documents onto an electronic document system. While a number of organizations have installed specialized document management software, some are still just relying on the shared drive to manage documents. However, there are some disadvantages to using a shared drive for document management that you should be aware of.
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?
Summary: A breakdown of the difference between intranet sites, pages and apps, including examples. Since I started working on the Support Team at Intranet Connections, I have noticed that many of our new customers need help understanding the difference between sites, pages and apps. When first starting out with your intranet, it may be difficult to figure out where things should go and who should have access to those things. In this blog, I’m going to provide examples of sites, pages and apps so you can better understand the difference.
Summary: 4 common pain points you may experience with your old intranet solution, and when it’s time to consider purchasing a new one. A new year often means a fresh start. For many, it’s the time of year for people to reflect on the past year. For others, it’s a time to set goals for the year ahead. But don’t worry, this blog won’t guilt you into dusting off your old set of dumbbells taking up a corner of your basement. Instead, I’ll outline if the new year means it’s time to consider purchasing a new intranet solution. If you and your organization
Every year, the Worldwide Intranet Challenge (WIC) conducts an intranet benchmarking survey. The online survey allows participants to anonymously benchmark their intranet. The best part is...it's FREE! Register for the WIC Intranet Benchmarking Survey Now! Founder of the Worldwide Intranet Challenge, Andrew Wright, created the WIC survey to give participants the opportunity to quickly and easily obtain and benchmark feedback about their intranets from end users. Each year, more than 200 organizations participate in the WIC survey. Some notable organizations that have participated are Deloitte, Coca-Cola, Emirates, Swisscom and Nestle, which have all benefited from the WIC survey. To see a complete list
It is no secret that SharePoint is the proverbial Gorilla for enterprise intranets. Early adopters of a SharePoint Intranet have often called upon us as they found SharePoint was too much work and too costly to actually get off the ground. Although initially they romanticized about customizing the perfect intranet solution with a custom built SharePoint intranet, they quickly realized it was an unmanageable and cost prohibitive project that likely would never come to fruition. Now they seek a SharePoint alternative that is a simpler, comprehensive, out-of-the-box solution with reliable customer service and fast installation/implementation. Looking for a SharePoint
No, this is not another predictions blog. Not that I don't enjoy the flurry of new predictions that surface this time of year, but to me, many feel too contrived. I am not going to predict the future of intranet software, but rather paint the reality of where intranets are today, or rather, how organizations are already utilizing their intranet in innovative ways they had not dreamed of in the past. This post will also touch on how intranets are continually shaping our workplace and impacting our customers. While this is not a predictions blog, it does follow a shotgun
You may have noticed that recently we revamped our Intranet Connections, logo with a new tagline: Connect. Collaborate. Create. However, this is more than just a change to our logo, it speaks to how Intranet Connections helps and interacts with organizations every day. How We Connect. Collaborate. Create Connect. Collaborate. Create. not only showcases what our intranet software, helps you and your organization do better, but also it speaks to all facets of what we do at Intranet Connections. This includes our interactions with you - our customers, our Intranet Connections family, and potential clients that would like to join the
If you missed it, check out 10 Complaints About Your Intranet Portal, Part 1. Let's take a closer look at 5 more complaints about your intranet portal and how to resolve them: 6. "Our Intranet Portal is No FUN" Your employees pop onto the intranet, grab the material they need and pop off, but there's no real engagement. Social tools such as an Employee Wall, Instant Chat and Social Toolbox are all great engagement tools to get your employees online and interacting through the intranet portal. If you aren't quite ready for social, there are lots of other options to