Alternatively you can use a cloud hosting provider such as Amazon or Rackspace. If you choose to use a cloud hosting provider please consider the following:
- Email service provider: Your exchange server will need to have the cloud server whitelisted to allow email notifications to be relayed. This may require that the Cloud hosting provider and the Exchange service provider work together to set this up.
- AD Sync: In working with a current customer who recently migrated to a cloud hosting solution, they moved their Active Directory domain controller to a cloud hosted solution. It may be required that you setup a VPN tunnel between your cloud intranet server and your local network. The intranet server will need to be joined to your domain.
- SSL: As you are hosted through the cloud, it may be best to set up SSL on your cloud server to encrypt communication, particularly if you externalize your intranet server.
- Web services: our software communicates with our Web Services which are sent out constantly with updates for any product updates (patches/upgrades) as well as to keep you updated on your maintenance status. This will require the web server to allow traffic using port 443 to the web services URL.
We recommend reading our blog: Who Should Own Your Intranet? For advice and best practices on delegating intranet responsibility internally.
In short, no. Our Intranet Software contains both business features, which assist in improving and streamlining business processes and decreasing internal costs, as well as social features, which assist in improving employee engagement, enhancing intranet adoption and encouraging collaboration. However, you can turn off our social features at any time and still reap the rewards of implementing a business intranet. For more information on whether social is right for your business visit our Blogs section.
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Intranet Connections has changed the way we have conversations with our employees. The tool offers a plethora of out-of-the-box functionality, offering solutions to everyday challenges related to how information is disseminated throughout the organization. The support provided by the team at Intranet Connections is the icing on the cake.