Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

Home>Blog>

What Is An Intranet? Intranet Defined

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!”

How To Elevate Employee Communication

Summary:  Whether it's top-down communication or for a cross-team project, our software helps its users share, comment, update and track engagement of any number of communication items. It's no difficult task to understand that effective employee communication is a challenge for businesses of any size.  At IC, this is probably the single biggest hurdle we help our customers overcome.  Whether it's top-down communication or for a cross-team project, our software helps its users share, comment, update and track engagement of any number of communication items. Recognizable brands like NASA, Unicef, and the Chicago White Sox use IC to power

Sneak ‘Peak’ into the New Release: IC 14.5 Elevate Experience

Summary:  A sneak 'peak' into what we have in store with the new IC 14.5: Elevate Experience software release. At IC, we’re passionate about elevating the employee experience & helping our customers build thriving work environments. It’s why our customer lifetime averages 7 years. We take pride in knowing our customers love how easy it is to communicate and share information within their organizations. That's why we decided to focus IC 14.5 on enhancing the way we communicate internally. There are three areas that we focused on improving features for IC 14.5:  Storyboard (NEW!), the admin

Promote Your Corporate Social Responsibility

Summary:  Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly important to employees and consumer. It may be time to create a plan to promote your CSR activities internally. CSR has been at the forefront of many company business plans at an extraordinarily increasing rate over the past 5-10 years. According to SCORE, the number of companies publishing a CSR report has skyrocketed since 2011: 2011: 20% 2012: 53% 2013: 72% 2014: 75% 2015: 81% Subscribe for Intranet Tips It’s been proven at this point that not only does CSR promote well-being to those served by it, but it has a growing

4 Tips to Create An Amazing Office Culture

Summary:  Your office culture is a crucial part of the workplace. We've compiled 4 tips to keep your workplace full of happy, productive employees. According to the Corporate Leadership Council, “engaged and satisfied employees feel a profound connection to their company and are driven to help their employers succeed.” And—in addition to the obvious elements such as job duties, benefits, and salary—culture is a major factor in how happy employees feel in their jobs. But creating a good culture goes well beyond the typical perks like annual bonuses and Friday drinks. It’s about establishing an atmosphere where people feel

People-Centric Digital Workplace

Summary:  An intranet is one piece of the digital workplace puzzle, and this blog post focuses on the role Intranet Connections can play in delivering a people-centric digital workplace. Because it's currently in vogue, the phrase “digital workplace” is everywhere. If I was selling a screen saver, I would market it as a “digital workplace privacy solution”. Even though digital workplace is a nebulous term, it is often used as the topic when discussing the intersection between work, technology, and people. An intranet is one piece of the digital workplace puzzle, and this blog post focuses on the role

Expert Advice From Our Intranet Support Team

Summary:  Our stellar intranet support team help customers with a deep dive into technical issues, resolving problems, and sharing best practices. Our Tech Team Works Hard So Yours Can Stay On Task When we ask our customers why they’re satisfied with Intranet Connections, the most common response is our intranet support team. Our annual maintenance renewal fee includes unlimited product support, and we deliver on this promise. But rather than just solving problems and rushing to close tickets, our intranet support team aims to enhance understanding of the software by sharing best practices, checking settings, and gaining deeper insights

Preparing for Google Search Appliance End of Life

Summary:  Google Search Appliance end of life is approaching, meaning businesses need to seek out a new search solution. We discuss 3 with pros and cons.. Over the last year or so, Google has switched direction with some of their commercial search options, bringing both GSS (Google Site Search) and GSA (Google Search Appliance) to end of life. This forces businesses to seek out a new search solution, particularly for their intranet where about two-thirds of deployments occurred based on user surveys. Are you one of them? Subscribe for Intranet Tips A similar proportion of clients have come to

Simple Workflow Automation Software by Intranet Connections

Summary:  If you think workflow automation software is only for enterprise corporation, think again. We help small to mid-size companies achieve big results by automating manual processes to change them from lengthy and tedious to quick and easy. "Give Me An Automated Workflow And I Can Leverage The Earth" To begin this blog article I decided to play with the famous quote from the Greek mathematician Archimedes in order to fully express the power of workflow automation software in the business universe. Automated workflow, in fact, is having such a strong impact in the life of millions of companies

Workflow for Onboarding New Employees

Summary:  Creating a workflow for onboarding new employees significantly improves the process. Here's how: Emails get missed and paper gets misplaced. Communication issues in the workplace are one of the primary reasons our customers are drawn to Intranet Connections. As a new customer, one of the first applications our customers use is the workflow functionality. Using this significantly improves communication while boosting efficiency, visibility, and accuracy in day-to-day tasks. The most common example is creating a workflow for onboarding new employees. There are so many things that go on behind the scenes before an employee starts their