It used to be so difficult to find and read quality intranet case studies. Although, long detailed case studies with screenshots are hard to come by, many organizations are opening the hood to allow the outside world a peak at their intranet.
Here are a few good intranet case studies from the past few weeks:
Navy Marine Corps Intranet Case Study
The Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) is the second-largest network in the world; only the Internet is larger. The NMCI is not just massive, its mission is vital: more than 700,000 of the military and civilian employees of the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps receive IT services via the intranet.
Its integrated operation enables secure off-site storage and rapid service and data restoration, even in the event of a disaster. Some that the NMCI has weathered so far include 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami.
EDS is deploying VMware Infrastructure throughout the NMCIвЂ™s vast network to improve application availability while cutting costs. Virtualization is still a work in progress, but the results thus far have been impressive.
Read and download the Navy Marine Corps Intranet Case Study
Social intranet case study: Leroy Merlin
At Leroy Merlin, teams are organized within each store by department, such as hardware, woodworking, garden, etc. The project, spearheaded by the Internal Communications department, has the ultimate goal of improving the personal and collective efficiency of all Leroy Merlin employees — 20,000 people in France. The Intranet has a team space that must be easy to use by a non-technical person. Employees use this space to leave each other messages, tasks, share photos, etc. The space also has specific widgets to display data, such as financial results.
Read the full case study on the Leroy Merlin intranet
Meredith Corp uses social intranet to help grow revenue
Meredith Corporation runs some of the most recognizable, storied magazine brands in America, serving nearly 75 million women. But the Des Moines, Iowa based Meredith competes in a challenging media market in the midst of transformation. The way people consume information is undergoing a massive shift, disrupting traditional revenue sources. In fact, according to this year’s State of the News Media report by the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism, the number of ad pages sold by magazines fell by 25 percent in 2009. In order to better grow their subscriber base and offset the challenges of the current ad market, they deployed enterprise social software from Socialtext.
Read the full case study on the Meredith Corporation intranet
SKM engineers a SharePoint future
This case study is about a MOSS 2007 rollout, with a focus on communications and change management.
In 2009 Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) embarked on a global rollout of Microsoft SharePoint to host its corporate intranet, performance dialogue system and other key business applications. The multinational engineering firm needed to replace multiple legacy systems and, following an evaluation of a number of products, it identified SharePoint as its core platform for collaboration and KM for the future.
Read the full case study on the SKM intranet