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Do You Need a Cloud Intranet Software?

Summary: On-Premise or Cloud-based intranet software: which is better? At Intranet Connections, we provide both an on-premise intranet, as well as a private cloud-based solution. Unlike most affordable cloud-based intranet providers, we never use a multi-tenant cloud-based solution, we'll explain why below: Choosing between Cloud vs. On-Premise Intranet Is it a... Accounting Decision - a monthly operating expense over a capital cost investment? IT Resource Constraint - a matter of hands-off server maintenance and management? Corporate Trend - a decision to move with 'everyone else' to the 'future' of software? Choosing between a cloud or on-premise solution only has

Formulate Intranet Success with Intranet Training

Summary: Why is intranet training necessary? How to get started with intranet training. Which tools can assist with intranet training? You have been tasked with the project of putting together your company’s new intranet. After spending X amount of time adding content and designing your intranet’s look and feel, you’re finally ready to launch. Now it's time to dive into the next steps and ensure your intranet launch is successful. After investing so much time into building your intranet, you may have several questions, such as: How do I encourage employees to start using the

3 Internal Marketing Strategies To Engage Employees

Summary: We discuss 3 internal marketing strategies that help you build your brand and engage employees PLUS tips on how your intranet can help! In the age of technology and automation, one can get lost in a sea of generic auto-replies and designs. To ensure your employees are engaged, we rounded up 3 internal marketing strategies for you to try. Adding personal touches to your intranet engages employees and reminds everyone that there is still a real person behind the brand. Automated technology is everywhere, from replying with a text of a pre-populated list of replies instead of answering your

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

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

Summary:  'Peak' into what we have in store with the 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 toolbar, and a

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

On Premise Intranet Security: How Much Do You Trust Your Intranet?

Summary:  How much do you trust your intranet security: are you willing to risk it all? Whether it's invoices, social security numbers, home addresses or medical records, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to protecting the information you store on your intranet, especially if you require remote access. Intranet Connections specializes in *on-premise* Intranet solutions.  There are a number of inherent security benefits to having an on-premise intranet and in fact, certain regulated industries (such as finance) basically require you to have complete control over your data warehouse, the connections to it, etc.  But what