At Intelligent Decisioning, we believe in giving back to our community and inspiring the next generation of leaders. Recently, our representative, Mark Cherry, had the honour of attending a Cadets Day event on behalf of Intelligent Decisioning. This event, organised by the East Midlands RFCA (Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association), provided an opportunity for Mark to engage with young cadets and share his insights into the IT industry and the work we do at Intelligent Decisioning.
Empowering Future Talent:
The Cadets Day event was a platform for cadets who were on the cusp of embarking on their further education or starting apprenticeships. It was a crucial stage in their lives where they were exploring various career paths and seeking guidance from professionals. At Intelligent Decisioning, we recognize the importance of supporting and empowering young individuals who are eager to shape their future.
Engaging with the Cadets:
Mark Cherry, our enthusiastic representative, spent the entire day interacting with the cadets, sharing his knowledge, and igniting their interest in the IT industry. Mark emphasised the significance of technology in today’s world and shed light on the exciting developments that Intelligent Decisioning is involved in. The cadets had the opportunity to ask questions, gain insights, and broaden their understanding of the IT landscape.
Supporting the Armed Forces Covenant:
As a company, Intelligent Decisioning takes great pride in our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. This covenant serves as a pledge to support the men and women who serve in the armed forces, as well as their families. Our dedication to this cause has been recognized with the prestigious Silver Award.
By participating in events like Cadets Day, we aim to demonstrate our support and gratitude to the armed forces community. We believe in nurturing the potential of young cadets and providing them with valuable guidance as they embark on their professional journeys.
Inspiring the Future:
Our presence at Cadets Day was not only about sharing information but also about inspiring the cadets to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact in their chosen fields. By showcasing the opportunities available in the IT industry, we aimed to encourage their interest and passion for technology.
Intelligent Decisioning’s participation in the Cadets Day event, through the presence of Mark Cherry, allowed us to engage with aspiring young leaders and provide them with valuable insights into the IT industry. By sharing our expertise and supporting the Armed Forces Covenant, we hope to inspire and empower the next generation of talent. We remain committed to nurturing young individuals’ aspirations, enabling them to contribute positively to their communities and excel in their chosen careers.
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Recently, Microsoft made an exciting announcement at their conference in Las Vegas that has captured the attention of organisations worldwide. The big news is that Microsoft is infusing Artificial Intelligence (AI) throughout the entire Office 365 platform. Named “Copilot,” this AI implementation promises to bring remarkable advancements and benefits to users. Intelligent Decisioning had the privilege of being present at the conference when this groundbreaking announcement was made to an audience of 2,500 people. Now, let’s delve into the top highlights of Microsoft’s AI integration and explore how it can transform your organisation.
SharePoint users will soon witness the arrival of Copilot, an invaluable assistant that streamlines content creation. With natural language capabilities, Copilot will enable users to author SharePoint sites and pages effortlessly. This feature promises a significant boost in speed and ease for content authors. Moreover, a new SharePoint home page and co-authoring pages experiences will allow content authors to collaborate in real time, eliminating the frustrations of locked editing.
Increased effectiveness and efficiency for content authors.
Rapid onboarding of new content authors.
Microsoft is revamping the SharePoint user interface (UI), enabling users to create visually stunning sites and pages that captivate their audience. Embracing images and videos in innovative ways, you can now express your brand with unprecedented creativity. Additionally, you will have the flexibility to specify your corporate font, empowering your SharePoint sites to reflect your organisation’s unique identity. These UI updates can also be applied retroactively to existing SharePoint sites.
Engage users with visually stunning sites, fostering greater communication and collaboration.
Leverage the power of video through new templates and capabilities.
Seamless integrations between SharePoint, email, Teams, and Microsoft Viva offer unparalleled engagement opportunities. Now, SharePoint can meet your readers where they work, allowing you to measure the impact of your content effectively. Furthermore, the integration of SharePoint pages into emails enables you to preview and send full news posts directly to your readers’ inboxes.
Reach and engage your audience more effectively, increasing communication and collaboration.
Gain insights into content performance and make data-driven decisions.
Microsoft’s commitment to SharePoint shines through their investment in new site and page templates, SharePoint Framework, and Microsoft Graph. Your existing sites, solutions, and content will seamlessly transition to the updated user experience, enabling you to tailor your SharePoint sites to specific workflows and integrate them with custom applications.
Continuity of support for your organisation’s unique needs.
Future-proofing your SharePoint platform for continued growth and innovation.
SharePoint remains at the heart of Microsoft’s Office 365 universe, and their ongoing investment in its development is a testament to its importance. By harnessing the power of Microsoft’s AI-driven enhancements, SharePoint empowers content authors to create compelling and engaging content that resonates with users. If you have already embraced Intelligent Decisioning’s Mercury Intranet or docCentrum products, you are well-positioned to leverage the substantial investments Microsoft is making in this area. However, if you haven’t yet explored our Mercury Intranet or docCentrum solutions, now is the time to seize this opportunity. Don’t miss out on the incredible possibilities that lie ahead.
Contact us today to learn more about how you can unlock the true potential of your SharePoint intranet with Copilot and the Modern Mercury platform.
At Intelligent Decisioning, we believe in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. That’s why we are proud to announce that we are a Disability Confident Committed employer. This commitment reflects our dedication to providing equal opportunities for disabled individuals and ensuring they have access to fulfilling careers.
As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we have implemented several initiatives to support this mission. First and foremost, we have made our recruitment process inclusive and accessible. We understand the importance of removing barriers that may prevent disabled candidates from applying for positions. By doing so, we can tap into a diverse talent pool and benefit from unique perspectives.
We are also committed to communicating and promoting our job vacancies to disabled individuals. We want to ensure that everyone is aware of the opportunities available at Intelligent Decisioning and feels encouraged to apply. By actively reaching out to disabled candidates, we can foster a more diverse workforce and create a vibrant and dynamic workplace.
Moreover, we firmly believe in offering interviews to disabled individuals who meet the minimum job criteria. This step allows us to recognize and appreciate the skills and abilities of disabled candidates, ensuring fair and equal treatment throughout the recruitment process.
At Intelligent Decisioning, we are proactive in anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required. We understand that everyone has different needs, and we are committed to accommodating those needs to ensure that disabled employees can perform their best. By creating an environment that supports individuals’ unique requirements, we foster an atmosphere of inclusivity and empathy.
Additionally, we are dedicated to supporting our existing employees who acquire a disability or long-term health condition. We firmly believe in enabling individuals to continue their careers and stay in work, irrespective of any challenges they may face. By providing necessary support and resources, we ensure that our employees feel valued, supported, and empowered to excel in their roles.
Lastly, we are committed to engaging in at least one activity that makes a difference for disabled people. We actively seek opportunities to contribute to the disability community, whether through partnerships, volunteering, or initiatives that promote awareness and inclusivity.
At Intelligent Decisioning, we strive to create an environment where everyone’s abilities are recognized and celebrated. By being a Disability Confident Committed employer, we are taking concrete steps to ensure that disabled individuals have equal opportunities to thrive in their careers. Join us in our journey toward a more inclusive and diverse workforce.
To learn more about Disability Confident, please visit www.gov.uk/disability-confident. Together, let’s create a more inclusive future for all. #DisabilityConfident
In the ever-evolving landscape of workplace collaboration, organisations are seeking robust solutions to streamline operations and boost productivity. Mercury Intranet emerges as a leading platform that empowers businesses to harness the full potential of collaboration. Here are seven compelling reasons why your organisation should consider implementing Mercury Intranet and revolutionise the way your teams collaborate, communicate, and thrive:
1. Seamless Communication and Collaboration:
Mercury Intranet offers a seamless and integrated communication platform, enabling teams to collaborate effectively. With features such as real-time messaging, shared calendars, and document collaboration, your employees can effortlessly work together, align their efforts, and drive project success. Experience a significant boost in productivity, timely decision-making, and cohesive teamwork.
2. Centralised Information Management:
Say goodbye to information silos and fragmented resources. Mercury Intranet provides a centralised hub for managing and accessing information. From important documents to company policies and procedures, your employees can conveniently find and share critical resources. This centralisation eliminates information clutter, saves time, and promotes efficient knowledge transfer within your organisation.
3. Enhanced Knowledge Sharing:
Mercury Intranet empowers your employees to share knowledge, expertise, and best practices through internal blogs, discussion forums, and knowledge bases. Experience a collaborative culture that encourages continuous learning, innovation, and idea-sharing. Harness the collective intelligence of your workforce and create an environment conducive to growth and excellence.
4. Dynamic Employee Engagement:
Engaged employees are the driving force behind organisational success. Mercury Intranet provides features such as employee recognition programs, social collaboration spaces, and personalised news feeds that foster a sense of belonging and engagement. Nurture a positive work culture, boost morale, and motivate your employees to perform at their best.
5. Intuitive User Experience:
Mercury Intranet boasts an intuitive and user-friendly interface designed to enhance the user experience. With its straightforward navigation, employees can easily adopt the platform and maximise its functionalities without extensive training. Enjoy a seamless transition and rapid adoption across your organisation, ensuring a smooth implementation process.
6. Robust Security and Data Privacy:
Protecting sensitive company information is paramount. Mercury Intranet prioritises data security and privacy through robust measures such as access controls and encryption. Rest assured that your confidential data remains secure and compliant with industry standards and regulations. Focus on collaboration with peace of mind, knowing that your information is well-protected.
Mercury Intranet offers a scalable and customisable solution to meet your organisation’s evolving needs. Whether you have a small team or a large enterprise, the platform can adapt to accommodate your growing requirements. Benefit from a tailored solution that aligns with your unique workflows, processes, and branding, ensuring a personalised experience for your organisation.
Mercury Intranet empowers your teams to achieve unparalleled productivity and success.
Book a FREE demo today https://bit.ly/3z1grS3MercuryDemo and unlock the full potential of Mercury Intranet for your organisation’s collaborative journey or call 0845 643 9726.
In today’s fast-paced and interconnected business world, effective internal communications have become more crucial than ever. A well-designed internal communications strategy ensures that information flows smoothly across all levels of an organisation, fostering collaboration, engagement, and productivity. Intelligent Decisioning understands the significance of internal communication and offers a comprehensive solution that addresses the following five common challenges faced by organisations.
Enhancing Employee Engagement:
Employee engagement is a key driver of productivity and success. However, maintaining high levels of engagement can be challenging, particularly in large organisations or those with remote teams. An effective internal communications strategy, powered by Intelligent Decisioning’s Mercury Intranet solution, allows for seamless information sharing, promotes collaboration, and provides platforms for employee recognition and feedback. By facilitating transparent and inclusive communication, organisations can foster a sense of belonging, boost morale, and ultimately improve employee engagement.
Breaking Down Silos:
Silos within an organisation can hinder communication, collaboration, and innovation. Intelligent Decisioning’s Mercury Intranet solution provides a centralised platform that breaks down departmental barriers and encourages cross-functional collaboration. By enabling employees to connect and share information easily, irrespective of their location or team, organisations can foster a culture of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and idea generation. This not only improves productivity but also drives innovation and problem-solving capabilities.
Streamlining Information Flow:
In a digital era overflowing with information, it’s essential to ensure that employees have access to accurate and up-to-date information. Intelligent Decisioning’s Mercury Intranet solution offers a user-friendly interface where organisations can streamline the flow of information through targeted news, announcements, and updates. By providing a central hub for critical information, employees can stay informed, reducing confusion, enhancing productivity, and aligning everyone with organisational goals and objectives.
Improving Employee Onboarding:
Onboarding new employees is a crucial process that sets the stage for their success within an organisation. However, without an effective internal communications strategy, the onboarding process can be fragmented, leading to confusion and inefficiency. Intelligent Decisioning’s Mercury Intranet solution provides a platform to streamline the onboarding process by offering easy access to relevant documents, training materials, and mentorship programs. By ensuring clear and consistent communication during onboarding, organisations can accelerate new employees’ integration and help them become productive contributors quickly.
Promoting organisational Culture:
A strong organisational culture is the foundation of a thriving workplace. However, in large or geographically dispersed organisations it can be challenging to maintain a cohesive culture. Intelligent Decisioning’s Intranet solution offers features that support and promote organisational culture, such as employee forums, social networking, and virtual town halls. These tools enable employees to connect, share ideas, and celebrate achievements, fostering a sense of community and reinforcing the organisation’s values and mission.
An effective internal communications strategy is vital for organisations seeking to thrive in today’s dynamic business landscape. Intelligent Decisioning’s Mercury Intranet solution provides a modern and cost-effective platform that addresses various challenges faced by organisations in their internal communications efforts. By leveraging this comprehensive solution, organisations can enhance employee engagement, break down silos, streamline information flow, improve employee onboarding, and promote a strong organisational culture. With Intelligent Decisioning’s support, businesses can cultivate an environment of open communication, collaboration, and productivity that drives their success.
Get in touch with us today to explore further about SharePoint and DocCentrum, and book a FREE intranet demo https://bit.ly/3z1grS3MercuryDemo or call 0845 643 9726.
Are you looking for an innovative and reliable solution for your organisation’s intranet? Look no further than Intelligent Decisioning’s Mercury Intranet for docCentrum products for SharePoint. With our comprehensive suite of intranet solutions, we can help you streamline your organisation’s operations and improve collaboration, communication, and productivity. Here are some of the key benefits you can expect from Mercury Intranet and docCentrum:
Out of the box intranet: Our SharePoint solutions provide a complete out-of-the-box enhanced intranet experience, allowing you to quickly and easily deploy an intranet site that meets your organisation’s unique needs. With a wide range of configuration and customization options, you can tailor your intranet site to reflect your organisation’s branding and messaging.
Seamless integration with Office 365: Our Mercury Intranet and docCentrum solutions seamlessly integrate with Office 365, providing your organisation with a comprehensive suite of productivity tools. From file sharing to document management to task tracking, to news articles, our Mercury Intranet and docCentrum solutions work seamlessly with Office 365 to help your organisation work smarter and more efficiently.
Intuitive and user-friendly interface: Our Mercury Intranet and docCentrum solutions feature an intuitive and user-friendly interface that makes it easy for your employees to find the information they need and collaborate effectively. With a clean and modern design, our Mercury Intranet and docCentrum solutions are designed to help your organisation work smarter, not harder.
Streamlined document management: docCentrum provides a comprehensive suite of document management tools that make it easy to store, share, and collaborate on documents across your organisation. With our powerful search capabilities, you can quickly and easily find the documents you need, when you need them.
Improved productivity and collaboration: By streamlining your organisation’s operations and providing powerful collaboration tools, Mercury Intranet and docCentrum can help improve productivity and collaboration across your organisation. With features like task tracking, team calendars, and chat functionality, our solutions are designed to help your organisation work smarter and more efficiently.
At Intelligent Decisioning, we understand that choosing the right intranet solution for your organisation can be a challenge. That’s why we offer Mercury Intranet and docCentrum demos, allowing you to experience the power and functionality of our solutions first hand.
The recertification of our ISO 9001 quality management system is something we’re very pleased with and feel it’s worth shouting about!
What is ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 is the international Standard for quality management. Businesses that are certified commit to consistent quality and customer satisfaction. The certification can also help a company expand their client base and open up more opportunities.
What is required to become ISO 9001 certified?
To become ISO 9001 certified, you have to:
Build and implement a quality management system in accordance with the principles of the latest ISO 9001 standard
Have an audit performed by a Certified Body (CB or Registrar) to assess the performance of your QMS against the latest ISO 9001 standard.
“Intelligent Decisioning Ltd. already had a lot of requirements needed for ISO 9001 in place as they had already achieved certification in ISO 27001, the Standard for information security management. Meeting the requirements for ISO 9001 was therefore a breeze for them.
Internal Information security and quality awareness are gained through training, company culture, values and strong internal processes and policies, all of which support the organisation for further success and improvement. Intelligent Decisioning Ltd. implemented all of these processes and are now set to continue to strive to satisfy their customers.”
We are delighted to have achieved a Silver award in the Ministry Of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for 2022.
In the words of Sir John Peace, Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire “Silver award winners have demonstrated high levels of support for the Armed Forces and it is a significant accomplishment of which you should be justifiably proud.”
“Your support for our Defence family continues to be important and much appreciated: Employers support of their Reservist employees was key to enabling the Reserves’ critical participation in the National Health Service Covid campaign. Reserves remain a significant part of the Defence organisation and can only achieve such amazing results through the sustained support of employers like you”.
At Intelligent Decisioning we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.
We do this with first hand knowledge from our current and ex employees who served in the UK forces.
To show our commitment we have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant.
Wikipedia describes gold as “a chemical element with the symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally. It is a bright, slightly orange-yellow, dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal in a pure form.”
At id, we also think of gold as a level of Microsoft Partner where Microsoft says this about gold partnership
“Attain a gold competency to demonstrate your best-in-class capability within a Microsoft solution area”
We agree wholeheartedly with this. which is why we’re delighted we’ve just renewed as a Microsoft gold partner.
We’ve been a Microsoft partner since first qualifying as a gold partner back in 2008 and our latest renewal demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering innovative, cost effective, Microsoft technology based solutions for our customers. It also demonstrates the level of knowledge and skills that our team have as they keep up to date with the latest and greatest Microsoft technology and it’s beneficial uses for organisations of all shapes and sizes.
As a Microsoft gold partner, we will continue to deliver great solutions to business problems with our Mercury Intranet and docCentrum Control products which boost the collaboration, communication and document control within organisations using the Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) stack.
If you’d like to know more about our gold partner renewal or how our Mercury and / or docCentrum products can help your organisation achieve more for less, then contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To show our ongoing commitment to information security, id have once again, been recertified with the ISO 27001 accreditation, proving that cyber security is a key focus for us at id. To qualify, id proved that they could not just prevent but defend against potential data system vulnerabilities. The principles of ISO 27001 are:
Defining and maintaining a security policy
Defining the scope of the Information Security Management System
Conducting a risk assessment
Managing identified risks
Selecting control objectives and controls to implement
To celebrate are reaccreditation, we’re helping you to keep your business secure online in 2022 with these top 10 tips.
Top 10 tips for keeping your business secure online
Use passphrases rather than passwords
Predictable passwords are the easiest way for hackers to gain access to important files and information. Even worse, reusing passwords can give hackers extensive access to your details in a matter of minutes. Instead of a password, implement the use multiple words to form a pass phrase. Pass phrases are a much more secure mechanism than passwords. If remembering passwords, let alone pass phrases passphrases is a struggle for you, our next tip will help.
Utilise a Secure passphrase/ password sharing software
Keeping track of passphrases / passwords is a nightmare. Numerous accounts as well as both personal and work logins can involve many notes, spreadsheets, and email password reminders. Tools like LastPass allow you to securely store all of your passphrases / passwords in one place. Even better, you can share login details to give access to accounts without exchanging the password itself. It’s also extremely useful for remembering login details and auto-fills out your email and passphrases / password for you – secure and useful!
Install Anti-Virus and Firewall Software
Whilst standard devices come automatically installed with Anti-Virus software, this is rarely enough to keep your business secure online. Firewalls are a more robust method of protection as they act as a gatekeeper between your computer and the internet. Firewalls form a first line of defence, and we recommend outsourcing your cyber security through an IT provider to ensure the highest levels of protection.
Cyber Security updates are a key focus for serving companies. Hackers target sites that don’t have the latest software Security updates are a key focus for securing companies hardware. Sites without the latest software aren’t protected against the latest vulnerabilities. These sites are most likely to be targeted by Hackers. You should download the latest version of your server’s security software as soon as possible and protect yourself and your business from a security attack.
Store sensitive data in a private managed cloud account
Making use of a managed private cloud account allows you to store sensitive data in a digital account as a backup. Meanwhile, employees are granted access to this information and data when needed. Passwords are required for access, and data is encrypted, providing multiple layers of security for your business.
Limit access to files for former employees and partners
It is essential that you keep in top of who has access to information within your business. Utilising a cloud system makes it easy to disconnect former employees. If you share information over email or other methods, it is important that you invalidate computer access of people no longer working in your business to prevent misuse of information. A simple system for this is requiring passwords for access, which you can then change as your team and any partners or vendors move on.
Ensure financial transactions are encrypted
This is only relevant to organisations that carry out transactions online. It is a requirement of Credit Card companies that suppliers protect customer data. Keeping your business secure online also includes keeping people who interact with your business online secure. You, or an outsourced IT company, can install encryption software, or you can make use of established payment processing companies, such as PayPal.
Make use of a VPN (Virtual Private Network)
All wireless networks are vulnerable to attacks, and with the increase in remote working, it is now more of a risk than ever as employees are spread across the world and utilising numerous networks. VPNs encrypt your data, and effectively hide your online footprint. This means you can safely exchange information on whichever Wi-Fi network you or your employees are using.
Backup your important data
No matter what size your business is, it is essential that all your important data is backed up so that your business can continue to run following the impact of a flood, fire, physical damage or theft. Moreover, it allows you to respond and recover quickly should you be subject to a cybersecurity attack.
Your website data, CRM/ email list and other essential data and documents can easily be downloaded as a CSV from the platform, or as files on a hard drive, and that should only be available to authorised personnel. You can also make the use of cloud storage, meaning your data is kept physical separate from your computer.
Use two factor authentication where possible
The final, and arguably the easiest tip to increase your business security, is to utilise two factor authentication. Your website, email and document access can easily be setup to require two factor authentication, making it increasingly difficult for hackers to access your data and business information.