10 Best Intranets of 2009 : half of the winning intranets used SharePoint

From the words of Jakob Nielsen's: Intranets are getting more strategic, with increased collaboration support. Team size is growing by 12% per year, and platforms are becoming integrated, with a strong showing for SharePoint. Improving usability increased use by 106% on average.



The winners of the award for 10 best-designed intranets for 2009 are:
  • Altran, a large engineering and innovation consultancy (France)
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a developer of computer and graphics processors (USA)
  • BASF SE, the world's leading chemical manufacturing company (Germany)
  • COWI Group A/S, a consulting group focusing on engineering, environmental science, and economics (Denmark)
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT), a global professional services network providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services (a Global member organization)
  • Environmental Resource Management (ERM), one of the world's leading providers of environmental consulting services (Global)
  • HSBC Bank Brazil (Brazil)
  • Kaupthing Bank (Iceland)
  • L.L.Bean, a vendor of apparel and outdoor equipment (USA)
  • McKesson Corporation, a large provider of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and health care information technologies (USA)
In total, the 10 winners were built on 26 different products — substantially fewer than the 41 used in 2008 or the 49 used in 2007. Most impressively, fully half of the winning intranets used SharePoint, especially the recent MOSS platform (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007). As the following chart shows, SharePoint use has grown dramatically in recent years. This is particularly impressive given that, from 2003–2006, the winning intranets didn't use earlier versions of SharePoint at all.

Increasing use of Microsoft SharePoint among award-winning intranets from 2003 to 2009
Microsoft SharePoint has seen substantially increased use among well-designed intranets in recent years.
(In 2007, Microsoft's own intranet was a winner, and they obviously used their own software, so the 2007 dot should be a notch lower if you consider only third-party projects.)


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