Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

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 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 and 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 through consulting services and a elongated implementation period.

By |February 25, 2016|Intranet Software|0 Comments

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.

By |April 2, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

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

By |August 11, 2014|Collaboration, Social Intranets|0 Comments

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

By |July 28, 2014|Leadership & Strategy, Product News|0 Comments

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 using our own Intranet Connections Intranet Software. At Intranet Connections we love how our intranet not only assists us in our day-to-day business needs, but also helps to improve our Company Culture and makes Intranet Connections a great place to work.

By |December 6, 2013|Intranet Software|0 Comments

3 Steps to Buying an Intranet

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!

By |November 28, 2013|Best Practices, Collaboration, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Intranet Connections Technical Mo Bros

With only one week left the Intranet Connections ‘ICGROMO’ Team, consisting of 8 Mo Bros, 1 Mo Dog and a Mo Sista, have come a long way in raising awareness and gathering donations for the funded programs of Movember.  If you missed the Movember intro blog, have a quick read to meet the team and discover what Movember is all about.

So far, the team has raised over $3,800 in the fight against prostate and testicular cancer, as well as men’s mental health challenges.  They have also garnered much attention from friends, family and complete strangers for their moustache attempts, sparking conversation about the importance of regular cancer screenings. Contribute to the team’s efforts and check out our Mo Bro’s Movember ‘staches on our ICGROMO Team Page.

By |November 26, 2013|Intranet Software|0 Comments

Intranets Battle Enterprise Social Networking

I recently read an article in CMSWire titled “Are Intranets Becoming Irrelevant?” (see article link below) that brought about some strong beliefs surrounding the use of social networking tools in the enterprise.

I have to first admit that I am not privy to the author, Tom Petrocelli’s research data and can only speak to the subject based on my own experience with our more than 1,600 customers, as a provider of intranet software for over 14 years which consists of both business tools and social utilities, as well as a dash of my own opinion, to which everyone is entitled.

The statement of debate is that enterprise social networking tools such as Yammer have taken the place of business intranets. The article states that “Ultimately, the goals and usefulness of an intranet can be achieved by the enterprise social network but not the other way around”.

I disagree. Intranets are far from obsolete and I’ll tell you why.

By |November 21, 2013|Intranet Software|6 Comments

4 Tips for Better Intranet Management

My fellow colleague Ayendra recently posted Removing the “IT Intranet” Perception, which outlined his previous experience working in a company where the IT department had become a bottleneck in the intranet communication process. After joining the Intranet Connections team and working with our customers, he saw examples of businesses using a different method of intranet management – smart delegation.  In these businesses distribution of content management meant the intranet was being utilized as a platform for collaboration, leading to a variety of benefits for the organization.

By |October 3, 2013|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments