Accenture gets into Intranet 2.0

Via IT Business, an insight into Accenture’s efforts to introduce web 2.0 concepts into their corporate intranet:

[...] borrowing ideas from online services such as Facebook, De.licio.us, YouTube, Wikipedia and Second Life to remake Accenture’s employee intranet.

Just this month, Accenture went live with a new global employee network that looks much like Facebook, the popular web site on which mostly young people share pictures and information about their interests.

Accenture also has visual, context-assisted search capabilities already up and running. [...] picked up on the idea of allowing every user to tag content as the De.licio.us web site does, thus creating a co-operative way of classifying material that benefits all users.

[...] And there will be wikis – co-operatively edited Web pages – to allow anyone in the company to publish material for internal use. “If you make it easy for your employees to publish information, they’ll publish information,”

[...] “The younger employees carry it,” he says – they will be the first to publish on wikis, to tag content and so on. Others will follow as they see the value, though Rippert adds that some of the new capabilities, such as improved search functions, will replace the old way of doing things and employees will have little choice about using them.

I wonder what other elements will be introduced next. Social bookmarking would seem to be a logical next step, or perhaps internal blogs?

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5 Responses to “Accenture gets into Intranet 2.0”

  1. [...] days ago I noted (much too short) Accenture’s efforts to introduce web 2.0 concepts into their corporate intranet, [...]

  2. Ben McCallum says:

    Thanks for the link mate. Great article, and a great stepping stone for me to further research the topic of enterprise 2.0 in action.

    I’ve referenced you in my blog if you want to check it out.
    http://benmccallum.wordpress.com/2009/08/19/enterprise-2-0-in-action/

    Thanks again,
    Ben.

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