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Mercury Analytics 2020

Introducing Mercury Analytics 2020

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If you want your intranet to perform to its optimum level then you need to include analytics as part of your strategy. 

Recent research suggests that 90% of intranets fail due to them being managed inefficiently and through businesses not being aware of intranet analytics. 

That’s why we have developed our new product Mercury Analytics 2020 so that you can get the most out of your intranet. 

Based on our original analytics product, Mercury Analytics 2020 brings a whole host of new features that improves the insight you can gain into your intranet usage.

Carry on reading to find out more!

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Mercury Analytics 2020

Our popular analytics product, bundled with Mercury, has been updated to include date slicers, document metrics and improvements to every dashboard in the pack. 

Our new and improved analytics feature now includes; 

● Cloud hosted in Azure

● User journey easy to identify

● User activity either named or anonymous

● Navigation metaphors in Mercury analysed in detail

● Document usage from geographical and intranet locations

● Custom reporting through Microsoft Power BI and Microsoft Excel

● Open format for your reporting tools

● Easily updatable to capture your specific information

How to use Mercury analytics to measure the effectiveness of your Mercury intranet

It is crucial that your company understands it’s Mercury analytics so that you can create a collaborative work environment and improve your company’s internal performance. 

Read our in-depth blog post on measuring the effectiveness of your Mercury intranet so that you can get the most out of Mercury Analytics 2020.

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Please use the form below to request a demo or chat with us about Mercury Analytics 2020 in more detail. We would love to learn more about your business and show you how our Mercury intranet and analytics can help improve your organisation.

Alternatively, if you would like more information regarding Mercury intranet and analytics visit the Mercury website.

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How to use intranet analytics to measure the effectiveness of your Mercury intranet

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Measuring your intranet through analytics is a crucial part of your internet’s overall effectiveness and success.

According to research, 90% of intranets fail due to them being poorly managed and through businesses ignoring their intranet analytics. 

Therefore, it is crucial that you understand your intranet’s analytics so that you can create a productive work environment and improve your company’s internal performance.

In this blog post, we will show you how the Mercury analytics feature can be used to improve your organisation, including a list of key metrics that you can use to better understand your company’s internal performance. 

This blog post will cover; 

● What intranet analytics are

● Why you should measure intranet effectiveness

● How to measure intranet effectiveness

● 7 Key intranet metrics

How to use intranet analytics to measure the effectiveness of your Mercury intranet

What are intranet analytics?

Intranet analytics are information resulting from the systematic analysis of data or statistics

They’re a set of metrics that can be used to measure the effectiveness of your intranet and pinpoint areas for improvement. 

Mercury intranet analytics allows you to identify key performance indicators (KPI’s) which can be used by your company to make smart and informed business decisions regarding projects and the future of your organisation.

Why should you measure your intranets effectiveness?

You should measure your intranets effectiveness through analytics so that you can gain an insight into what’s working and what isn’t. As Peter Ducker said ‘if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it’.

If you’re not tracking and measuring the effectiveness of your intranet, how can you optimise its performance? 

The Mercury analytics feature has been developed with effectiveness in mind, and can help assist you with understanding your intranets performance. 

Since 2017 our analytics product has been shining a light into the darkest corners of our customers’ intranets, providing them with important insights into data which has helped them improve their intranets level of efficiency. 

But knowing which intranet metrics you need to monitor can often be a challenge. 

In the following section, we have made a list of the key intranet metrics you need to know in order to make your intranet a long-lasting success.

6 key intranet metrics everyone should know

Collecting intranet data may seem like a simple task, but knowing which data plays an important role in determining your intranet’s success can often be a challenge.  

The list below contains 6 key intranet metrics that you need to know in order to measure your intranet’s effectiveness. 

1) User Activity

User activity monitoring enables intranet admins to track and collect data on employee actions and behaviour when using your organisation’s intranet. 

Implementing activity tracking allows companies to be more efficient in tracking user intranet activities and can be used to ensure that information and resources are being utilised efficiently. 

User activity is central to our Mercury analytics feature and includes: 

● Number of page views

● Interaction with the navigation features

● News consumption

● Search usage

● Social interaction (likes, shares, etc.)

● Accessing of documents & other resources

intranet user activity analytics

2) User Journey

A user journey is a series of steps which represent how a user interacts with your intranet. 

Being able to map or show the steps that a user makes within your platform can help you better understand user behaviour and the decision making process. 

Understanding how users are interacting with your intranet can help you form decisions regarding the taxonomy of your intranet and how it can be developed to support the user decision making process and the interface they will need to accomplish their tasks. 

Mercury analytics can help you to understand the navigation and the page visits made by users in a single session which provides analysis of the click events across the App Bar, Mega Menu, Content Pages and Search.

intranet user journey analytics

3) News Consumption

News analysis lets the owners of the communications function understand the reach (the number of people who have seen your content) of the news that they’re creating. 

This is an important metric to know as it can make you aware of the optimal times to post your news content so that it stands the best chance of being seen by your audience. 

Our analytics feature will show you the best place to disseminate news and provide insights into your campaigns performance.

intranet news consumption analytics

4) Performance

When it comes to performance there are dozens of metrics that can be used to measure how your intranet pages are performing. 

That’s why the Mercury analytics feature only focuses on the key performance indicators that can help you make informed decisions regarding the improvement of your intranets page performance. 

The Mercury analytics feature will look at page load times across browsers and page types and will divide this by the locations that the pages are accessed from. 

It will show issues across browser types and locations, which can help you create suitable pages and content for all your employees regardless of location and device.

Intranet performance analytics

 5) Social

A social focused intranet gives your employees more ways to communicate and collaborate. 

Integrating social technology within your Mercury intranet allows for powerful search, multimedia creation and sharing capabilities which creates a more effective way of working. 

By introducing social elements to your intranet you provide a modern alternative to the traditional legacy intranet which was often devoid of social components such as comments, profiles, and the ability for anyone to share digital content.

Our Mercury analytics feature will provide key social metrics which can help you identify areas for campaign improvements.

intranet social analytics

 6) Documents

Documents are often the primary source of information for your employees to carry out their roles effectively. 

If your employees cannot easily and quickly find information they are going to waste time searching for them and then reproducing that content, leading to multiple copies of information which are then separate entities with their own separate update lifecycles.

With our Mercury analytics feature you can track what documents are being found and opened. 

Document analytics lets the owners of the documents understand who is finding and reading their documents. This is an important metric to know as it can make you aware of the optimal times to post your news content so that it stands the best chance of being seen by your audience. 

As a further extension to our Mercury Analytics offering, we also provide our docCentrum product which provides document owners with the ability to task staff with optional and mandatory reads of important company information. The tasks are fully tracked and reported on, providing you with an audit trail of who has completed their tasks and who hasn’t and provides an overview of company standards compliance.

Intranet analytics document

Ready to adopt your new Analytics Dashboards?

We hope you enjoyed learning how analytics can measure the effectiveness of your intranet. We strongly believe that our Mercury intranet and analytics feature would be a very valuable asset to your business.

Get in touch with us to speak to a friendly member of our team. 

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SharePoint Intranet Examples 2020: Introducing Mercury Intranet

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When it comes to the word ‘intranet’ many of us are often left confused, especially when the word ‘SharePoint’ is chucked into the mix.  

To help clear this confusion, we have put together a list of Mercury intranet examples to showcase its capabilities and how it can benefit your business. 

In this article we will cover;

● Benefits of an intranet

● What an intranet should include

● Example of a good intranet

Mercury intranet examples

Carry on reading below to learn more about Mercury intranets.

Examples of intranets

What are the benefits of an intranet?

Intranets have revolutionised the workplace, providing a virtual community where employees can exchange information, manage projects and communicate.

Intranets are a tool that many companies are adopting and are a great way to increase productivity in the workplace.

There are many benefits that an intranet can bring to your organisation including the top 5 that we have put together in our blog post.

But what should an intranet include?

In the following section we discuss the key components of a good intranet.

What should an intranet include?

An intranet should include features that connect employees, support their activities and provide a place where they can find essential company information.

Every intranet will be unique depending on its purpose, however, the essential elements that any intranet should include are; employee directory, news, communities and a communication feature. 

What is an example of a good intranet?

Examples of intranets can come in many shapes and forms. 

However, an example of a good intranet should be one that enables two way communication, keeps employees engaged and provides a “one stop shop” for everything your employees need throughout their working day.

To showcase the benefits that an intranet can bring to your organisation, we have included some great examples of Mercury intranets

Intranet Examples: Mercury Intranet

Mercury is a modern easy to use intranet that sits within your Microsoft SharePoint online which is part of your Microsoft Office 365 environment.

Over the years, Mercury intranet has helped many businesses grow and adapt to a modern way of working and has enhanced employee collaboration and communication within the workplace. 

But without much knowledge or exposure to intranets, it is probably hard to picture what an intranet looks like and how it can be used to optimise your business. 

Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of Mercury intranet examples so that you can see how a Mercury intranet, based in SharePoint Online, can benefit your business. 

Home Page

One of the most important attributes of any intranet is it’s homepage, and it’s important to understand how this can work to optimise the workplace. 

Once you recognise the power of an intranet homepage, you will begin to learn how many uses you will find for it. 

Our Mercury intranet has been developed with key intranet features in mind, and provides attributes which aim to enhance collaboration and communication. These include; people directory, news & updates, multi-step wizard, calendar and much more! 

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to an intranet, that’s why Mercury lets you customise your intranet to suit your business and pick features that you wish to incorporate.  

Intranet homepage example

People Directory

The people directory is another important and frequently used feature of every intranet. It’s an essential tool that is used by organisations to connect employees across the business and to encourage teams to work in a more collaborative way.  

As people are the most essential asset in any organisation, it’s important to supply them with the correct tools to help them work better (and smarter). 

Mercury intranet allows employees to do just that with its people directory feature which helps staff easily locate, connect and collaborate with employees across the business.

Intranet people directory

News & Updates

The effects of poor communication can be costly to a business and is often the result of an inability to communicate company values to a team.

Sharing company news is an essential part of maintaining employee engagement and should be used as a way to keep your employees on the same page about your business. 

The Mercury news & updates feature allows your business to bring corporate, departmental and function news to the centre of your intranet so that your employees never miss an update!

news and updates intranet feature

Document Center

To increase communication and collaboration, information needs to be managed efficiently. 

That’s why Mercury intranet can be integrated with our additional product docCentrum. 

docCentrum has a built in, fully secured, document management capability built upon SharePoint online and SharePoint On-Premises, and allows the standardisation of document creation, storage, retention and access processes across your organisation

It also works as a compliance tool, to help your organisation simplify the management of important legal documents.  

To learn more about the features and benefits of our document center, visit our Mercury intranet website.

intranet document center docCentrum

Want to learn more about Mercury intranet?

If you would like to learn more about Mercury intranet and how it can benefit your business visit the Mercury website or drop us an email info@id-live.com.

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Office 365 Document Management: Introducing docCentrum

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Compliance is becoming an ever more important facet of a company’s digital footprint.  

That’s why we have developed a digital workplace solution to help your organisation simplify the management of important organisational documents. 

docCentrum compliance and onboarding toolkit allows you to keep your employees compliant with training and HR related policies and provides a safe and secure place to store these documents. 

In this article, we have listed the key components of docCentrum and reasons why it’s functionality can benefit your organisation’s compliance process. 

The article will cover;

● Document management explained

● Document management for compliance

● Introduction to docCentrum

● Document management

● Document review 

● Test, Track & Review 

If you want to learn more about docCentrum document management, compliance & onboarding, continue reading below.

office 365 document management: introducing docCentrum

What is a document management system?

Document Management Systems are an electronic place to store all of your documents. 

They can provide many benefits to your organisation including; 

● Faster document retrieval through searches

● The ability to more readily and easily protect documents

● The ability to restrict access or set role level permissions

● Improved data retention

● The ability to back up documents

● Access to documents from multiple locations simultaneously

● The ability to have an audit trail of documents accessed

● The ability to cross-reference documents and query data

● Greater ability to provide data security

Document management for compliance

Compliance is becoming an ever more important component of a company’s digital footprint, so it’s important to do all you can to ensure you’re meeting regulatory compliance in your organisation. 

Compliance is particularly important if you are an ISO accredited company with an accreditation such as ISO9001, ISO27001.

Document Management Systems can be used to store a range of different document types such as Microsoft Word, Excel documents, along with other typical document formats such as Adobe PDF.

A good Document Management System provides automated processes to collaborate on document creation and maintenance and to publish documents to the wider audience, according to their identity.

A Document Management System supports multiple identities, with each user having their own identity. Access to the documents in the Document Management Systems is strictly according to the access levels given to that identity.

Inbuilt audit within the Document Management Systems trails allow organizations and their customers to have assurances around access to data. It helps everyone sleep better at night when they know that there is a log of who accessed, modified, moved, or deleted records. Audit trails help safeguard the integrity of the information and the processes around data access. 

Document management solutions: docCentrum

Intelligent Decisioning have developed a document management solution – docCentrum, to help your organisation simplify the management of your company’s important documents, and sits within Microsoft SharePoint Online which is a part of a Microsoft Office 365 environment.

The docCentrum compliance and onboarding toolkit allows you to keep your employees compliant with training and HR related policies and provides a safe and secure place to store these documents. 

docCentrum can remind your document controllers that document reviews are necessary and issues tasks to ensure that the reviews are carried out in a timely manner.

Below, we have listed the key components of docCenterum and how it can provide a solution to organisational compliance.

Document Management

docCentrum provides a starter kit for enterprise document management with an extendable secure publishing and storage of documents providing a “single source of the truth” for all important assets.  

It allows the standardisation of document creation, storage, retention and access processes across the organisation. 

Some of its key features and capabilities are as follows: 

● Store the “Single Source of the Truth” for corporate documents quality controlled through an ISO compliant Information Architecture in multilingual sites  

● Keep the process for creating, collaborating, reviewing and publishing documents consistent across all areas of the business 

● Automated publishing from the Working Documents area to create or replace new Published Documents reduces inefficiencies in Document Publishing 

● Access to documents is controlled through a permission based security model built to your organisational needs.  

● Keep compliance with Quality Standards though metadata and review processes allowing you to easily add new document types through the building of a hierarchy of SharePoint Content Types

intranet document management system docCentrum

Test, Track & Review

docCentrum offers a simple and intuitive process for users to keep track of their reading assignments, including a clear confirmation process for users to explicitly acknowledge that they have read and understood the document training or other asset being tracked. 

Compliance

Compliance (or acting according to a set of rules) is a fact of doing business. Ensuring your employees are compliant across training, policies and employee handbooks is an organisational nightmare! 

docCentrum eases this pain by creating time limited tasks to users and alerting them via email. 

It offers a simple and intuitive process for users to keep track of their reading assignments, by providing a clear confirmation process for users to explicitly acknowledge that they have read and understood the document. 

● Receipts are generated to confirm whether a user has or has not completed a reading task

● Creates time limited reading tasks to users, alerting them via email to keep employees informed

● Integrates seamlessly via SPFx web parts meaning that Tasks can be assigned in real time

Document compliance system

Recorder

As a part of the docCentrum product, Recorder allows your organisation to track user interaction with corporate assets for audit purposes (e.g. updates to policy, procedures, employee handbooks, annual training etc.) allowing employers to track, test and trace employee tasks. 

Some of the key benefits are;  

● Consolidates all of a staff members mandatory and recommended reads into one easy-to-find place 

● Mandatory or recommended reads delivered immediately to staff members via their intranet, mobile device and document centre views

● Read receipts are stored indefinitely for every acknowledgement and are accessible through Power BI and Excel

JML

The “Joiners/Leavers/Movers” (JML) process is one that should be applied in all organisations.  

The JML module in docCentrum allows the delivery of auditable tasks at the right time to the right person. 

Its key features include; 

● Send packs of documents, news, content, knowledge and video for new employees to work through when they join the company 

● Role based setup that allows for targeting of specific types of employees or areas of the business 

● Create bespoke packages or tasks to deliver to employees in various stages of their life with your company

● Ability to customise tasks to specific roles and mix and match to get the right tasks for the right person first time

● Have an auditable view of an employees progress through their tasks 

● Support multiple areas of the business as they onboard employees, suppliers, franchisees etc

● Task enable recurring actions such as annual training

Quiz

The quiz feature in docCentrum enables you to test your employees’ understanding of a recently assigned task by creating quizzes that can be attached to the end of a test.  

The quiz features enables your company to;

● Quiz users on the documents they have been sent to read where tasks are not considered complete until the Quiz is complete 

● Multiple choice questions, free text questions and many more types are supported

● Simple easy to use Quiz designer allows custom quizzes to be assigned to any task

● Quiz results can be analysed in the Administration module to review the effectiveness of the questions

docCentrum quiz feature

Document Review

Document review is a set of tools, views and workflows that allows document owners, approvers or controllers to manage the review process to keep documents current and compliant.  

Some of the benefits of document review include; 

● Allows document owners, approvers or controllers a visual indication of the review process

● The ability to review, edit and re-publish controlled documents from a single place

● Automated email reminders for documents approaching and past a review date

● Ability to auto publish documents at review date if content has not changed

● Visual dashboards are available across the whole document lifecycle with configurable reviews initially set at 30,60 & 90 day reminders

● Power Automate flows to control the start and end of review periods

Document review in a document management system

Bringing it all together

The compliance wheel below demonstrates how document management, compliance and administration all work together to provide a full suite of tools that will complement those available in the security and compliance centre.

compliance wheel

Ready to adopt your new Document Management and Compliance Process? 

We hope you enjoyed this blog post! We would love to show you how docCentrum will benefit your organisation. We offer free demonstrations of the docCentrum capability and how it will help you get control of your documents so get in touch  with us now and speak to one our Document Management System specialists about our compliance solutions. Alternatively, give us a call +44 845 643 9726 or email  info@id-live.com.

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Top 5 Advantages of an Intranet

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The workplace has evolved dramatically over the years, with more and more businesses shifting to a work from home type culture. 

In a world where employees now work remotely, it’s important to have a tool to keep your company connected. 

Whether you’re looking for a way to drive productivity or manage important projects, knowing the (many) advantages of an intranet will help you decide whether an intranet such as Mercury or Modern Intranet is the right choice for you business.

In this blog post, we have put together 5 reasons why implementing an intranet would be beneficial to your business.

In this article we cover;

1) Information sharing

2) Document management

3) Employee collaboration

4) Business transparency

5) Mobile optimisation

If you want to find out more about the advantages of an intranet continue reading below.

Top 5 advantages of an intranet

1) Easily share information

Many businesses use email as their primary tool for information sharing. But did you know that an average person sends and receives 126 business emails per day? That’s a lot of information to open and read.

Implementing an intranet can reduce email and provide a platform to share important company information, enabling direct, clear communication between employees and management. 

Through the benefit of your intranet, you can crowdsource information and make better strategic decisions regarding your organisation.

2) Manage documents

No matter where you work, most businesses have a lot of information. This is likely to be accessible across multiple locations including, Dropbox, email, Google Drive etc. making it extremely tedious trying to find information, especially when you’re in a rush! 

An intranet can provide a central location for all of your documents to be stored, making it easier for your employees to find what they need. 

3) Encourage employee collaboration

Intranets like Mercury and Modern Intranet incorporate an instant messaging feature where employees can directly generate easy and immediate conversation. The benefits of this feature can be tenfold; create group chats, share photos and videos, enjoy social features such as emojis and communicate with colleagues in a centralised location. Through quick and collaborative capabilities, the workday can be optimised by eliminating unnecessary meetings and video calls. 

4) Increase transparency

In various studies, employees indicate that company transparency was the number-one factor in determining workplace happiness. 

In order to create transparency, you need to create a space where employees feel comfortable sharing thoughts and opinions. 

Intranets provide valuable tools that improve productivity and communication collaboratively. Direct chat options, blogs, task management, and notifications are some of the features that can be used to increase transparency in the workplace. 

5) Mobile friendly

When you need to quickly access information outside of the office, you will need to be able to access important information and documents on your phone. 

Intranets like Modern Intranet and Mercury are mobile friendly, which means they can be accessed on mobile, desktop and tablet. 

Receive work notifications on your phone and access important information on the go. All that is required is a mobile device and an internet connection.  

Ready to install your new intranet? 

There you have it! 5 reasons why an intranet could benefit your business.

We hope you enjoyed this blog post! If you think an intranet could benefit your organisation get in touch with us to speak to one of our specialists about our range of intranet solutions.

Alternatively, give us a call +44 845 643 9726 or email info@id-live.com.

Meet Nathan, our new apprentice!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m Nathan I’m 19 years old and I live in a little village called Underwood in Nottinghamshire. Being very active from a young age I was always doing a variety of sports either football, cricket, kickboxing and fishing.

Give us some fun facts about you!

I think the achievement I am most proud of in my life is achieving my black belt in kickboxing but like many things this was briefly stopped through injury. A Lego man is how I am described when it comes to why I stopped sport as dislocating body parts on a moments notice is a specialty of mine. Now that I don’t participate in many sports I can usually be found in the gym or fishing on the weekend no matter the weather.

Give us three emojis to describe your team!

The laughing emoji because as being serious and hard at work the office can always find time to have a good laugh. The baby emoji describes how I fit into the team as being the new means I have a lot to learn from the team as everyone’s knowledge is mind-blowing which I plan on gaining as much of this knowledge as I can. The hand shake emoji because everyone in the team is so supporting and respectful of each other, which makes for great collaborative working and being able to get that helping hand at a time of need is always there.

What has been one of your biggest challenges so far?

My biggest challenge would be settling in to a full time working week as being a college student before working here does not compare to being at work every day.

Have your perceptions about Intelligent Decisioning changed from what you knew about Id before?

This is not my first time ‘working’ for ID as being a college student before here I came on a work experience with ID that gave me a very little insight as to what ID do on a day to day but working here has proved that there is never one day as same as the next.

You started at Intelligent Decisioning as an apprentice, where did you hear about us and why did you choose us?

As previously ‘working’ for ID made me really want to be part of the ID team, as I am always willing to learn and try new things, which I thought that I can get out of being part of the ID team.

Meet James our new SharePoint Consultant!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m27 and live in Leeds. I’ve always had a bit of passion for IT, which first started off in Hardware and networking although that all came to an end when I accidentally fell into SharePoint after a lucky secondment and from there I’ve been working with SharePoint ever since

Give us some fun facts about you!

If I’m not behind a computer I can generally be found practising my Archery or in the South of France hunting down my golf balls across a course

Give us three emojis to describe your team!

sharepoint consultant sharepoint consultant meet our new sharepoint consultant

Have your perceptions about Intelligent Decisioning changed from what you knew about Id before?

I’d already heard about Intelligent Decisioning previously from the community along with going to a few of their stands and events in the past, but I was impressed in the interview and in my short time here I’ve already picked up some great new stuff

Meet Henry, our new SharePoint Consultant

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We love getting to know the new members that join our team! Everyone, meet Henry!

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

In no particular order I am a husband, father, son, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin, brother and dog owner. I was born in Melton Mowbray, home of the pork pies but from an early age moved into the Chesterfield area and now reside in York.

I have always had a keen interest in IT, with my first real hands on experience stemming from building my own computers back in the day. When I was unable to find a role in hardware, which was my initial passion, I took on my first IT role as a first line support engineer in 2006. I have been working in IT ever since and it is within this time that I was introduced to SharePoint by way of MOSS 2007 and have remained focussed on SharePoint ever since and in more recent times Office 365 and associated technologies.

I pride myself on my integrity and I am extremely customer focussed. Customer satisfaction is paramount in all that I do.

Give us some fun facts about you!

I love Ice Hockey and aim to watch every Blue Jackets game, albeit after the fact with it being on at stupid o’clock in this part of the world. I did once ask that they come over and play the Sheffield Steelers but was understandably ignored. If I ever need a live hockey fix, then the Steelers are my go to team.

I used to be known as Hal and still am to my Mum and Dad. I will save the story of how I transitioned from Hal to my birth name of Henry for another day. Nothing sinister but quite boring.

I have recently acquired a black working lab puppy, which we have named Juno. In the short time that we have had Juno, I conclude that babies are 1000% easier than puppies.

I attempt to do a bit of gardening in my spare time. I don’t really know what I am doing but find it extremely satisfying nonetheless. I do however take it far too hard if a plant dies on me.

Give us three emojis to describe your team!

What has been one of your biggest challenges so far?

Transitioning from working for a big corporate machine to a smaller company. However I can see already that the way of working here just makes sense, particularly when it comes to project management. It is all about creating the right solution, for the right reasons, giving the customer the best results and not just a yes service and a copy and paste methodology that I have become accustomed to in other roles.

Have your perceptions about Intelligent Decisioning changed from what you knew about Id before?

I was pretty impressed at the interview stage and have not seen anything to alter that opinion since joining ID. I love how you are able to just get on with something but equally never be far from a friendly face for advice or to bounce ideas off of. I am loving the agile way of working, it just makes so much sense and I am wondering why this isn’t the best practice up and down the country for those wanting to maximise on their technology investments.

I also love the active involvement this company has in community events, showing that technology is more than just a 9-5 for this business.

Do you have any words of advice for aspiring people applying for Intelligent Decisioning?

If you want to work for a business that cares about you and the services that it is providing, then this is the place to be.

Meet Nik, our new SharePoint Administrator!

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This week we are putting the ID spotlight on our new SharePoint Administrator Nik!

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m Nik, I’m 33 (I think…stopped keeping track after 30). I’m originally from a small town in Derbyshire called Matlock but now reside on the outskirts of Matlock in an even smaller town called Darley Dale with my wife and baby girl.

I live quite an active social life and always have, whether it be playing football, training/teaching martial arts, going to the pub or just spending the time with family. I don’t remember the last time I had two days in a row of just doing nothing.

Give us some fun facts about you!

When I started playing football as a youth, I was top goal scorer for 3 or 4 seasons running getting on average 40 goals a season. Now I’m older I couldn’t hit a barn door with a banjo.

I trained in martial arts most of my life and hold a third-degree black belt for Ju-Jitsu in the UK. I’m a recognised second-degree black belt in Japan.

I’ve been on stage with the Icelandic Eurovision song winners Lordi at Download Festival.

Give us three emojis to describe your team!

I’ve gone for the chap that looks intelligent as I thought I knew a good amount about SharePoint before I started here. Then I met the team and realised how vast the knowledge base was at Intelligent Decisioning.

The guy having a good chuckle as having only been here a week and I’ve managed to have a good laugh with the team.

And finally, the horns. After a team lunch I found that several of them, like me can be found in the sweaty crowds of some of the UK Rock and Metal festivals.

What have you enjoyed so far about being at Intelligent Decisioning?

To be honest…everything. It’s a great team to work with, the customers I’ve dealt with have all been pleasant and they got me a bacon sandwich on Friday (what’s not to love).

Have your perceptions about Intelligent Decisioning changed from what you knew about Id before?

Not really. The only things I knew about ID before I started where what I saw on their Website and what I learnt from the Interview.

The website described a good team and a good product…Tick

The interview described an easy group to get along with and good prospects for the future…Tick

Do you have any words of advice for aspiring people applying for Intelligent Decisioning?

Get involved. Whether you’re at the top of your fields or looking to get started, it’s very accepting here and with such a wealth of knowledge you won’t go far wrong.

 

Meet Nick our new Delivery Lead

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Get to know Nick! Our new Delivery Lead

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I am a self-confessed computer geek with a keen interest in computer gaming, coining the phrase, “geek it until it megahertz”.

I have an amazing wife (Lindsey) who works as a senior validator within the NHS, and 2 beautiful children, Lincoln who is 6 and Sienna who’s 2. I’m not a massive sport lover but I do have a strong passion for Formula 1 and really hope Lewis clinches the championship this year for Mercedes.

Give us some fun facts about you!

I worked out in Greece for several months when I was younger in bars, living the teenage dream.

I previously worked as a chef and still really enjoy cooking for my family.

Give us three emojis to describe your team!

Do you have any words of advice for aspiring people applying for Intelligent Decisioning?

Be yourself and convey your passion