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What’s The Difference Between a Social and Business Intranet?

Summary: Striking a balance between a Business Intranet and a social tool is tricky. We outline 3 steps to take to find both productivity and engagement in your intranet! With applications like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter playing a more active role for many businesses it can sometimes be difficult to understand how social elements should be deployed on a Business Intranet – or if there is even a place for them to begin with. Drawing the line between a Business Intranet and a social tool can sometimes feel like balancing a set of scales. On one end, you have productivity

The Importance of a CEO Blog

Summary: 3 reasons a CEO blog on your intranet is important, from building a strong culture to communicating ‘big picture’ strategy. Blogging has become much more than just a popular way to communicate, it has become an integral part of the way we do business. Many organizations have a blog on their public website to share information with their customers, as well as build their brands. However, many organizations now also have an internal blog, usually kept on their intranet, that is used to communicate directly with company staff. One of the best ways to utilize intranet blogging is with a

5 Ways to Improve Internal Information Sharing

Summary: 5 ways to improve information sharing in your organization from content delegation to asking for feedback. If you’re like one of the hundreds of client’s I’ve worked with who are looking for a new intranet, chances are the reason you went searching was to find a faster, more efficient way to get information out to your employees. Email blasts?  Annoying. Documents hidden beneath the depths of a shared drive?  Frustrating. A static webpage with millions of links but no search functionality?  Terrifying. The good news is there is a better way!

Engage Employees by Celebrating Personal Milestones

Summary: Engage employees on your intranet by adding 3 easy-to-implement personal milestone tools which include; anniversaries, birthdays and employee recognition. Your intranet is a crucial connection between resources and employees. That being said, once you’ve driven employees to the intranet to retrieve a document or complete an Online Form, there are a variety of ways to engage employees and open up lines of communication regardless of department or location.

Should You Buy or Build Your Intranet

Summary: The difference between a buy intranet and a build intranet, with checklists to determine which one better suits your needs. Should you buy or build your intranet? Every company purchasing an intranet faces this question. There are advantages and challenges to moving forward with either option. To move forward with a ‘buy intranet’ means choosing out-of-the-box functionality that you can quickly deploy. You can even delegate deployment to non-IT or technical related staff. To select a ‘build intranet’ means choosing to customize and architect an intranet that fits around your specific environment. This option requires consulting services and a elongated

How to Find and Select Your First Intranet

When shopping for a suit, you usually have a vision in mind of what you're looking for - color, fit, size, brand, blazer? You have a pretty good idea of what you want, but of course you still need to spend some time trying different suits on before you make the commitment of purchasing, as a suit should be timeless and last you awhile. Shopping for an intranet is a similar process. Before you make the big purchase, you'll need to know what exactly you are looking for, and what your users require. Once you figure that out, it is best

Top 6 Other Names For Intranet Software

You may remember my last post about stellar intranet experts and thought leaders I researched to get a better understanding of this fascinating and exciting industry. As I’m still fairly new to this industry, I take every opportunity to learn more about intranets as I can. In my research, I’ve found intranets are referred to as so many different things, it’s hard to keep up! Everything from ‘Internal Website’ to ‘Web Workplace’, intranet software can have many names. My blog post today covers what other names for intranet software are, and what other software systems an intranet replaces. What is

Connect. Collaborate. Create. with Intranet Connections

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

An Intranet Connections Movember Success

Last month men everywhere gave up their upper lips for Movember, a global movement which raises funds for prostate and testicular cancer research and promotes awareness for men’s mental health issues. Movember 2013 consisted of 1.1 million registered Mo Participants and raised a total of 146.6M CAD! For the second year in a row some of our Intranet Connections’ team members joined the Movember movement. Our Team ICGROMO raised over $4,300, grew some interesting facial hair, raised awareness about an important cause and had a lot of fun.  The best part?  We tracked it all and promoted our efforts internally

3 Steps to Buying an Intranet Software

For a first-time buyer, choosing a new intranet software can be a daunting, time-consuming process. Each organization holds different values and is looking to achieve different goals, which means an intranet that works for one company, may not be the right fit for another. The following three simple steps will help to identify the specific needs of your business, and ensure a successful intranet purchase: Set Your Goals, Choose Your Features Identify Show Stoppers Create a Short List & Try It Out!