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Onboarding is key to user retention

11/19/2014

Bringing desktop apps to a mobile experience can be a dream come true for some users, while others tend to find a conversion a bit of a struggle. The key to a successful app lies in the retention rate of users: Can your app be so good/even better than the desktop version so that even non-power users want to come back? Let them have an "Aha" moment quickly When Twitter was seeing new users to their app returning less and less they researched what can be done to persuade users to come back and …

5 questions to determine if you need a stand-alone native app

11/6/2014

You can probably imagine a situation where managers or power users demand a native business app to run on their iPads and phones. And despite numerous drawbacks of native apps vs. web apps you will hear justifications why web apps aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. So here are five questions we recommend are good guideline to decide whether a native app is actually a venture worth having. Is the service you’re planning to develop/the user asked for already available is a …

Why You Need An Intranet Communications Plan

10/4/2014

According to a report from Nielsen Norman Group, while 70% of most corporate employees use the Intranet every day, most of what they do is just look up a corporate phone number and read the latest corporate news. Imagine convincing that 70% of your user base to take advantage of the deeper features and functionality your Intranet has to offer them. Not only will your Intranet be more successful, worker productivity will increase exponentially. The best way to help make this happen is to …

One reason Dropbox scares IT

9/15/2014

For the most part mobile devices go hand-in-hand with cloud offerings. And the cloud today has been off the rocky start inside companies. The idea of making corporate files available off-site made every sensible IT administrator startle with angst over the potential dangers a leak, so an unadministered diffusion of the files, could bring for the integrity of the business. The concept didn't fly. Meanwhile Dropbox came and offered an easy solution to bypass corporate policies by uploading data …

Sketch Out The Big Picture With A Site Map

9/5/2014

When most people hear the phrase “site map,” they think of a page on an existing web site with a long list of links to everything available on it.In web design circles, a “site map” is a schematic drawing or blueprint of the intended site. This document looks a lot like an organizational chart and helps development teams determine the overall navigation and structure of an intranet or web site. While many people sketch out site maps by hand or with diagramming software, …

Turn Your Intranet Social In 5 Steps

8/20/2014

Building an effective community around your intranet can actually help employees work smarter. Blogs, forums, videos, calendars, wikis, and other social networking tools are being used right now in many global corporations to help distributed teams collaborate in real time and work together more effectively.Here are 5 steps to help you get started on the road to a clearly defined and well-managed intranet community.   Step 1: Establish clear and realistic goals Building an intranet …

Stayin' Alive: Create New Content For Your Intranet

8/16/2014

Remember the video game Pac-Man? Sometimes it can seem like your intranet is the little yellow guy gobbling up all of your time. How do you keep fresh content flowing through the system while you attend to other responsibilities?The key is to distribute content ownership throughout your organization. While overall intranet responsibility should reside with one group, a healthy intranet needs lots of content providers from across the enterprise. Assuming you have the ok from the top, it’s …

100 tasks IntelliEnterprise can help you to manage

5/15/2014

Intranets are meant to be a real help in your everyday work. Well, how do they help you? They act as an online repository, for every kind of information that exists in your organization. Now, there are several approaches to make this information accessible.You can look for it within the structure of your intranet, navigating through the different levels of hierarchy your site is built on. Or you can search for information, using filters, metadata and so on. Or: You can just tell your intranet …