Infosys intranet named among worlds 10 best intranets
Sparsh, the Infosys Technologies intranet, has been selected
as one of The Years 10 Best Intranets by the Nielsen Norman
Group (NN/g), a user experience research firm that advises companies on human-centered
product and service design. Infosys is the first Indian company to be selected
for the Groups Intranet Design Annual Award.
We are honored to receive world-wide acclaim for our
intranet. The award shows Infosys commitment to employee communication
by leveraging technology. Sparsh has provided the much-needed impetus to create
a small company culture in a fast-growing environment, says Kris Gopalakrishnan,
President, Joint Managing Director and COO, Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Sparsh supports over 69,000 employees across 18 countries
it operates in. Sparsh has today become the primary channel for news and official
information, created a communication platform and opened up avenues for networking
for Infosys employees.
Named Sparsh to touch in Sanskrit
this intranet lives up to its billing, achieving three essential yet
difficult attributes: to motivate, communicate with, and unify employees,
says usability expert Dr. Jakob Nielsen, principal of Nielsen Norman Group.
Among the features the report recognised was:
- User participation and incredible user uptake
- New avenues for publishing and networking
- Content freshness and access to archived content
- Personalised and customised content
- Clean and simple look and navigation
- Attention to design details
Early on, we realised that creating a great user experience
is the real killer app. With this insight, we were able to transform the Infosys
Intranet into a living, breathing entity catering to diverse, multi-cultural
global community. The recognition from Nielsen Norman Group reinforces our belief
inthis, says Sridhar Marri, Associate Vice President and Head Communication
Design Group, Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Infosys is the first Indian company to be selected for this
award. Most of this years winners are from countries that have fostered
previous winners. However, we also have a new country represented this year:
India. Having India join the ranks of winning countries is a clear symbol of
its growing might as a software superpower, says Dr. Jakob Nielsen.