interests : Digital Workplace & Intranet


What is the Best Knowledge Management Tool?

January 30th, 2023

Knowledge management in business organizations is the process of collecting, storing, and organizing the information shared among employees in various channels. ...


Powell Intranet is a Top 3 Value Choice in the ClearBox Intranet Report 2023!

January 23rd, 2023

ClearBox Consulting has featured Powell Intranet in its review of the best intranet and employee experience platform providers 2023. The annual independent report compares the best intranet platform providers, and Powell Software is delighted to be one of them. ...


What is an Intranet, Definition, Benefits, and Best Practices?

January 19th, 2023

Communication and sharing information are two of the most critical aspects of an organization. So, effective means of sharing information resources and applications are essential.  To fulfill this, companies must utilize a solution that allows them to create a secure, private, and centralized enviro...


A Comprehensive Guide to Microsoft SharePoint

November 8th, 2022

Microsoft SharePoint is a solution that offers a myriad of benefits for organizations of all shapes and sizes, especially ones that already use Microsoft Office applications. ...


What does a Content Management System do?

October 18th, 2022

With more businesses switching to the digital workspace, content management is now widely considered a vital factor for business success. Organizations need to be able to create and publish content faster. This has led to demand for content management systems as they allow users to create and put ou...


4 Key Considerations for Your Intranet Built on SharePoint Online

October 13th, 2022

So, you’ve decided to get an intranet built on SharePoint Online. Now what? First, you need to consider which features of SharePoint will be most beneficial to your needs. After all, you want to ensure your company dollars are well spent, right? ...


Do I Need Microsoft 365 to Use SharePoint?

October 5th, 2022

Considering all the Microsoft products, applications, and services that exist today, it’s reasonable to have some questions. In this article, we will provide helpful information regarding the relationship between Microsoft 365 and its web-based collaborative platform SharePoint. ...


Can You Use SharePoint as an Intranet?

September 22nd, 2022

SharePoint is a popular Microsoft program used by millions of business organizations globally. Its popularity is thanks to SharePoint’s superior features, such as Microsoft 365 integrations, collaboration, and document management. This is why organizations looking for an internal communications tool...


How to Set Up & Improve Audience Targeting in SharePoint

September 20th, 2022

SharePoint audience targeting helps get the right content to the right people. However, it can be tricky to set up natively. Here’s a step-by-step guide. ...


Is SharePoint Obsolete?

September 1st, 2022

Despite the growing belief that SharePoint is outdated, we are here to tell you that’s far from the case. Microsoft continues to roll out new solutions and features for the web-based, collaborative platform. ...


How Does SharePoint Improve Productivity?

August 24th, 2022

Have you thought about investing in a SharePoint intranet for your organization, but you aren’t quite sure how the tool can help increase productivity? Or have you been using SharePoint for some time but are wondering how you can get more out of the tool? ...


Why is SharePoint Online better than On-Premise?

August 23rd, 2022

SharePoint is a Microsoft 365 service primarily used by organizations to create websites for internal communications, document management, and knowledge sharing. It was first launched in 2001 while SharePoint Online became available in 2013. As of December 2020, SharePoint has over 200 million users...


How to Create a SharePoint Site Both IT & Employees Will Love?

August 18th, 2022

Creating a SharePoint site that employees love using and IT teams can easily manage is a challenge. While end-users want an attractive, easy-to-use intranet, IT teams can’t always achieve this because of SharePoint limitations. ...


Is It Time to Retire Your SharePoint On-Premise Intranet?

August 16th, 2022

SharePoint on-premise is slowly becoming a thing of the past as organizations move to the cloud and Microsoft ends support for on-premise intranets. ...


[On-Demand Webinar] How Opaa! Built an Effective Intranet on SharePoint Online

August 9th, 2022

In this watch-anytime webinar, we speak to Opaa! Food Management about their intranet journey. From outdated on-premises to SharePoint online and modern experience – Cody Null and Jonathan King talk us through all the steps in between. ...


Are You Prepared For SharePoint 2013’s End of Life?

August 2nd, 2022

The deadline is fast approaching for the SharePoint 2013 end of life. Users with an existing on-premises SharePoint 2013 intranet should make plans to migrate over to SharePoint Online before the end of life (EOL) date of April 11, 2023. ...


What Is Viva Engage, And Is It A Complete Engagement Solution? 

August 1st, 2022

Many organizations today struggle to build a culture of communication and engagement, but all of that is about to change as Microsoft unveils a new feature, “Viva Engage.” With this feature, which is essentially a social network, employees in an organization can connect with leadership, ...


How to Measure Engagement in Powell Intranet

July 22nd, 2022

Measuring engagement on your intranet is a good indicator of corporate culture and who participates in company life. Yet, measuring this isn’t always easy. That’s why Powell Intranet created engagement reports. ...


12 Must-Have Features in Your Finance Intranet

July 11th, 2022

If you operate in the financial services sector – whether in a bank, credit union, wealth management, or other financial institution – an intranet can bring endless benefits. Here are the features to look out for in a finance intranet. ...


Is SharePoint Document Management Right for You?

July 7th, 2022

Finding the right document management system is critical to the overall efficiency of a business. The fundamental purpose of digitized document management is to help operations run smoother by reducing the time-consuming task of searching for documents and manually filing them. ...


Powell Intranet vs. SharePoint: The Comparison You’ve Been Looking For

June 20th, 2022

For organizations using Microsoft 365, SharePoint Online is an attractive intranet solution. But its functionalities only go so far, third party providers like Powell Intranet help it go the extra mile. ...


What Are The Benefits Of SharePoint?

June 16th, 2022

SharePoint has over 290 million users, yet so many under-utilize the Microsoft tool and don’t realize the true benefits of SharePoint. ...


[On-Demand Webinar] Launch & Animate your Intranet: Best Practices from an Expert

June 13th, 2022

Content, in how it’s created, published, and managed, is the lifeblood of your organization. And having the right tools and strategy to leverage this content internally will help achieve business goals and build culture. That’s where an intranet, at the forefront of internal communications, comes in...


Why is SharePoint Not a Complete Intranet Solution?

June 10th, 2022

Intranets have been around for a few decades but have evolved significantly. What started as a space to display corporate communications has become a single source of information and centralized document management. The modern intranet is a “virtual front door” to your business. For many, it’s a com...


How to Build a Better Intranet While you Migrate to SharePoint Online

June 8th, 2022

Is now the right moment to migrate to SharePoint Online? And if you do make the move, how can you build a better intranet at the same time? ...


What is a CMS intranet?

June 1st, 2022

These days, just about every company has an intranet. Whether it’s a formal software solution or a collection of storage and communications tools, an intranet is crucial to the day-to-day operations of any business that works digitally. And while an intranet may function well on its own at first, th...


How to Design a Multi-lingual Intranet with SharePoint

May 17th, 2022

A multilingual intranet has become a necessity in today’s mobile and global workforce. ...


How to avoid information overload & ensure staff read intranet content

May 13th, 2022

Your company intranet is a communications platform where people are constantly sharing content, from company news to documents, or events. This “information overload” can cause issues when it is not properly managed. ...


5 Reasons to Move from Classic to Modern SharePoint

May 6th, 2022

Have you made the move to modern SharePoint? If you haven’t yet, here are 5 reasons why you should consider it. ...


6 Reasons To Update Your Council Or Government Intranet

May 3rd, 2022

Outdated, impossible to search for documents, and a dumping ground for internal information. If that sounds like your government or council intranet, it’s time to discover the modern intranet. ...


On-Demand Webinar: Our Secrets Revealed – How to Build a Successful Intranet

April 20th, 2022

Too traditional, uninviting, not inclusive, or poorly adapted to the needs of Communications, HR, IT, and employees – 90% of intranets fail to achieve their objectives! But intranet success is just around the corner when you have the right solution and a good plan. ...


Show Your Employee Appreciation by Sharing Kudos in Powell Intranet

April 12th, 2022

Management practices like employee appreciation and recognition are not often given the importance they deserve. Employee recognition & appreciation involve praising employees for their hard work, day-to-day tasks, teamwork, and how they contribute to a company’s life and culture. Employee...


What is Microsoft Viva, Can it Replace Your SharePoint Intranet?

March 10th, 2022

The release of Microsoft Viva paved the way for a revolution in the digital employee experience. But what exactly is Microsoft Viva? Will it replac your  SharePoint intranet, or is it the perfect complement to the digital workplace? ...


SharePoint vs Teams: Can Microsoft Teams Replace Your Intranet?

March 3rd, 2022

Use of Microsoft Teams as a collaboration tool has grown immensely over the past few years. It has become such an integral part of many digital workplaces that people wonder if teams will replace their SharePoint intranet? In the battle of SharePoint vs teams, it’s safe to say that the SharePo...


Powell Software in the Forrester Wave Intranet Platforms Report 2022

February 24th, 2022

Powell Intranet has made it into The Forrester Wave™: Intranet Platforms, Q1 2022 report. ...


Why Intranets Fail & How To Make Sure Yours Won’t 

February 21st, 2022

If you’re agonizing over your intranet project, don’t despair. In this article, we share the top reasons why intranets fail and how to ensure yours won’t. We’ll help make your intranet deployment a success.  ...


Is a SharePoint Intranet-in-a-Box the Right Solution for You?

January 28th, 2022

The intranet in a box is becoming popular for companies wanting to develop and deploy a complete SharePoint intranet in minimal time. But what exactly is a ‘SharePoint intranet-in-a-box,’ and is it right for your business? ...


5 Reasons Why You Still Need A Corporate Intranet

January 7th, 2022

What do you picture when we mention the ‘corporate intranet’? If the first image that comes to mind is an old, clunky, difficult to navigate, and ugly intranet platform, then think again! ...


6 Leadership Challenges a Digital Workplace can Help Tackle

December 17th, 2021

The 2020s have been a rollercoaster, with most companies facing challenges never before seen. Yet, obstacles inspired innovation, and the workplace changed for the better in many ways. We’ve experienced intense digital transformation, rapid adaption, and great learning. The key takeaway? Organ...


Episode 18: Phone calls go the way of the dodo

October 20th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we wonder if Gen Z phone anxiety is causing calls to become extinct. ...


Episode 17: Is there a future for TikTok’s video resumes?

October 8th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we wonder if TikTok resumés have become the norm? ...


Episode 16: Paradox as big tech calls for a return to the office

September 29th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we discuss how big tech are calling staff back to their desks. ...


Episode 15: Facebook experiments with virtual reality meetings

September 22nd, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we explore VR meetings. ...


Is flexible working better than a hybrid workplace?

August 31st, 2021

The future of work is defined by flexibility. Gone are the days of the 9-5 in office, replaced by more inclusive and hybrid workplaces embracing flexible working. ...


Episode 11: Horizons Broaden for Digital Nomads

August 11th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we discuss why digital nomadism is increasingly popular, with workers, some earning very nicely, taking to the open road, or the high seas, in camper vans, sailing yachts, or simply cruising from city to city to get a taste of a different culture while m...


Episode 9: What the Stock Market Reveals About the Future of Work

July 21st, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we discuss how the stock market may be the best indicator of the future of work, as investors bet for (and against) tech companies that are trying to make remote work as easy as possible. Research shows that there’s a lot at stake for CEOs, who need empl...


Episode 8: Going YOLO and the Growth of Freelancing

July 7th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal we discover why more and more workers are going YOLO – the philosophy that You Only Live Once – and ditching their jobs for new adventures. But is Freelancing the best way to achieve dreams of independence? More than a third of the 26 million ...


10 Intranet Content Ideas to Drive Employee Engagement

July 6th, 2021

In the grand scheme of things, launching your corporate intranet is just the beginning of a successful digital workplace. A steady rotation of relevant intranet content is key to keeping employees engaged with digital communication channels. But coming up with original intranet content ideas is hard...


Episode 7: Salesforce Wants its Employees Out On the Ranch

June 30th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal we discuss how Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wants to buy a ranch as a new location for meetings and team building, and apparently, he’s taken his inspiration from Disney. As office workers shudder at the idea of returning to their desks in city offices, th...


Episode 6: What is Happening to Entry-Level Jobs and Middle Managers?

June 23rd, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal we’re discussing how the number of entry-level positions has been declining rapidly over the last decade, a trend that has accelerated in the last 12 months. The demand for tech skills has never been higher, something higher education will have to factor ...


Powell Software named Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

June 23rd, 2021

Digital workplace solutions provider, Powell Software, is delighted to be recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum for 2021. ...


Deliver the Viva Connections experience in a few clicks

June 3rd, 2021

The launch of Microsoft Viva generated quite the stir and left people wondering just what it is, when its different features will be available, and most importantly how will it work with their digital workplace. After first being announced in April 2021 we’re excited to see the first of four feature...


8 Microsoft Teams problems Powell Teams solves

March 18th, 2021

The adoption of Microsoft Teams has been growing significantly for several years, and the Microsoft 365 teamwork platform is now widely implemented. Microsoft Teams is becoming a space where teamwork, repetitive tasks involving employee collaboration, and communication occur. However, the sudden ado...


Azure AD Conditional Access Authentication Context in the Digital Workplace

March 4th, 2021

With the newly announced Conditional Access authentication context feature from Azure AD, and Powell Software, IT can add an additional layer of security to the digital workplace. ...


Powell Software Launches New Employee Advocacy Tool

February 25th, 2021

Marketing wants to boost brand awareness, HR needs to increase employee engagement, and Sales are asking for more qualified leads. Employee advocacy is the secret tool to help every department achieve its goals. ...


13 Ways to Improve Internal Communications and Engagement

February 18th, 2021

Employee engagement is about connections built through everyday interactions. Yet, in a hybrid or remote work context, people have fewer chances to interact. Ensuring employees still feel connected to each other and the organization falls to HR, managers, and comms. With its increasing importance, n...


Is the Digital Workplace the Best Remote Work Solution?

February 17th, 2021

A virtual space like the digital workplace is a crucial remote work solution, allowing employees to connect and work together just like in the office. More than that, it’s also a key tool for creating a sense of belonging and company culture. ...


Powell Software Awarded Gold Medal for Digital Workplace Solutions

February 15th, 2021

Powell Software continues to be a leader in digital workplace solutions and we’re proud to announce our most recent achievement, being awarded a Gold Medal in SoftwareReviews 2021 Digital Workplace Data Quadrant. ...


Drive Employee Engagement through Intranet Adoption

January 6th, 2021

Employee engagement and experience are more than just buzzwords, they directly impact communication and collaboration within a company. A great way to encourage employees to be engaged is through the adoption of the company intranet. ...


Digital Wellbeing and the Digital Workplace

December 4th, 2020

Employee mental and physical wellbeing is becoming more important than ever. But there’s a new topic facing managers – digital wellbeing. ...


Powell Software in Gartner’s Market Guide for Intranet Packaged Services  

November 2nd, 2020

Powell Software is thrilled to be named in Gartner’s Market Guide for Intranet Packaged Services. This guide lists 20 Intranet Packaged Service (IPS) vendors representative of the IPS market, chosen from a market of over 100 intranet vendors.   ...


Powell Software the Complete Digital Workplace for Hybrid Work 

October 6th, 2020

The world of work has changed for good and employees will no longer be routinely in the office. With some staff at home and others at their desks, hybrid work is becoming the new norm.  ...


5 Key Technologies for Accelerating Digital Transformation in Business

September 17th, 2020

Digital transformation was once viewed as an aspirational goal for companies that performed well and could afford to dedicate resources to futuristic initiatives. But in light of recent global events, it’s clear that this is no longer just a nice to have. Companies need a long-term digital transform...


8 Ways to Leverage the Social Intranet for Remote Workers

September 10th, 2020

Companies everywhere are preparing for a new era with the future of remote work. Despite the many advantages of a remote workforce, there’s no denying that it has its challenges. Managing remote employees is vastly different from operating physical offices, which means changing gears and adopting a ...


Microsoft Inspire 2020 Key Takeaways

August 4th, 2020

Every July, Microsoft hosts its annual Inspire conference, a multi-day event that brings the tech giant’s global Microsoft Partner Network together. Powell Software looks forward to participating in Inspire every year to learn about new and emerging technologies in the Microsoft space. This year’s c...


Delta Private Jets

July 13th, 2020

Delta Private Jets partners with Powell Software to transform their digital workplace and establish the “DPJNet” ...


HJ Sims

July 9th, 2020

HJ Sims works with Powell Software to transform their digital workplace ...


There’s More to Microsoft 365 Than Just Microsoft Teams!

June 30th, 2020

In April 2020, Microsoft announced that the number of daily Microsoft Teams users had more than doubled to 75 million in less than two months. While this rapid increase was brought on by COVID-19, it wasn’t a new trend; Teams users had been on the rise long before the pandemic, with numbers growing ...


ZEISS Group Success Story

June 17th, 2020

ZEISS collaborates with Powell Software to establish TEAM ZEISS ...


10 Intranet Security Best Practices for Remote Workers

June 9th, 2020

Remote working is laden with benefits for companies and employees alike. But employing a remote workforce isn’t immune to its own set of problems, and intranet security is among the top concerns. Corporate security is enough of a challenge when company secrets remain, for the most part, confined wit...


How Powell Teams supports Powell Intranet for more connected employees

June 8th, 2020

Over the last few months, organizations have been confronted by an unprecedented situation that led many collaborators to discover remote working for the first time. This resulted in an explosion of video conferences and remote teamwork, imposing tools like Microsoft Teams at the center of business ...


Designing an Employee Experience Strategy for the Digital Workplace

May 19th, 2020

Employee experience (EX) is a term that has long been used to describe how satisfied employees are with their day-to-day lives at work. But with remote working trends on the rise, there’s a new topic being discussed: digital employee experience (DEX). As more companies go virtual, adapting employee ...


Shadow IT: How to Win Back Control Over Your Company’s IT

May 5th, 2020

As business software becomes more and more user friendly, employees and managers are finding that they no longer need to seek help from the IT department before downloading and installing their own solutions. This phenomenon, known as shadow IT, poses obvious risks to company security and productivi...


Why Change Management Is Crucial to Office 365 Adoption

April 14th, 2020

Each day, we witness firsthand the countless benefits that companies get from migrating to a digital workplace. A successful Office 365 adoption is statistically proven to generate better engagement and productivity among employees. But the path to a digital workplace isn’t as simple as deploying th...


Digital Dexterity and the Digital Workplace

March 24th, 2020

The major plight of the digital workplace is user adaptation. As workplaces move towards newly available technologies, employee use of these technologies lags behind. But not all workplaces adapt at the same rate; where some catch on quickly, others take months or years to acclimate. The ability of ...


5 Reasons to Launch Your Digital Workplace in 2021

December 5th, 2019

If your company has ever considered implementing a digital workplace, 2021 is the year to take action. With recent improvements in technology and better accessibility, there’s never been a better time to discover all the benefits that digital workplaces have to offer. ...


Quest Diagnostics

October 29th, 2019

Quest Diagnostics teams with Powell Software to establish ‘Our Quest’ ...


CrossFirst Bank teams with Powell Software to establish ‘CrossFirst Connect’

September 19th, 2019

In March 2018, the Strategic Applications team at CrossFirst Bank set out to replace the company intranet portal. Due to a 400% increase in company size between 2013 and 2018, a point of emphasis when designing the tool was to focus on improving onboarding features and new employee training. After d...


Silva Homes launches digital transformation

August 30th, 2019

Silva Homes contacted Powell Software to replace an existing in-house built intranet that was not longer fit for purpose or meeting user needs, Silva Homes trusted us and SORCE in empowering their employess with a brand new collaborative Digital Workplace. Powell 365 is the native Office 365 intrane...


LiftFund partnered with Powell Software to establish ‘LiftNet’

July 25th, 2019

Although LiftFund had found great success as a non-profit organization and became a strong pillar within their community, the decision was made in June 2018 to make some changes to the company infrastructure. Their intranet at the time was outdated and had limited functionality, which hampered the c...


SteelWave teamed with Powell Software to develop a new digital workplace.

July 25th, 2019

This is the story of how SteelWave successfully realized its goal to install a digital workplace that acted as the central tool for their employees to work within. ...


TDCSS worked with Powell Software to build out their internal communications infrastructure

July 24th, 2019

This is the story of how TDCSS successfully realized their goal to establish a digital workplace that acted as the digital hub for their employees to work within. ...


OPAA! Food Management

October 3rd, 2018

A fast-growing, food management company serving over 250,000 K-12 children across the Midwest realized their on-premises, email reliant workflows were not scaling with company growth. In order to maintain the high levels of customer satisfaction, they had come to expect and continue to be a market l...


Webhelp provides its 38,000 employees with a Powell 365 intranet portal based on Office 365

February 20th, 2018

Webhelp is an international leader in Customer Experience and Business Process Outsourcing. The group has more than 38,000 employees in nearly 30 countries and more than 100 sites. To better understand the Group’s expectations and needs, we interviewed Jean-Baptiste Decaix, Chief Delivery Offi...


AFM-Telethon : A synergy between business processes and information technology functionalities 

April 6th, 2017

Starting a digital transformation project is never easy, especially when it comes to applying new collaboration methods, while learning a new technology. This involves changing one’s habits, changing user habits, revising internal communication methods, and coping with a possible reluctance to...

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