Intranet Innovations 2012: key themes from this year’s awards
This year was a real vintage for the Intranet Innovation Awards, the global competition run by Step Two Designs which is now in its sixth year. With over 80 entries (a leap of over 50 per cent on 2011) and many high quality entries, we were able to see that intranet teams are more professional and impactul than ever before. This made it exciting for us to sift through the submissions, as well as giving the judges the pleasant dilemma of trying to work out their favourite entry!
Although this year we decided not to give the Platinum award (there was no one entry which stood head and shoulders above the others), we were still able to declare:
- Eight gold award winners: Enter (Russia), Dutch government / Pleio (Netherlands), The Judge Group (USA), New South Wales Dept of Education and Communities (Australia), Scott Corporation (Australia), Urbis (Australia), Chr. Hansen (Denmark), Weston Solutions (USA).
- Eight commended entries: Coca-Cola Enterprises (US/UK), Aviva (UK), Skanska (Sweden), ClimateWorks Foundation (USA), Stockland (Australia), Arup (UK), Luxottica (Italy) and Heineken International (Netherlands)
Considering the entries collectively and viewing some of the traits of the winners, we’re also able to see some of the wider trends currently occurring in the intranet space and likely to continue in the coming months. This article explores some of these key themes.
[October article by Steve Bynghall, read the full article]