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DWG Members Adobe and Verizon Win NN/g 2015 Intranet Design Awards

Industry: Information Technology

Digital Workplace Group (DWG) members Adobe and Verizon have their intranets recognized in the prestigious Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g) 2015 intranet design awards.

New York (PRUnderground) January 22nd, 2015

Adobe and Verizon, the latter an unprecedented three-time winner of the annual NN/g award, were identified for their approaches to developing intranet solutions rooted in addressing their users’ needs. The awards, which have been running annually since 2001, recognize 10 intranets from a nomination pool of hundreds, as selected by expert reviewers based on design and usability.

Adobe has undertaken a large project to unify multiple legacy platforms into a single solution, including the migration of content and the design of robust and streamlined navigation. The judges of My Beautiful Intranet 2014 also identified capability such as personalization, integration of social features, and a good balance of news and task-based features as examples of good intranet design.

Verizon, who were also NN/g winners in 2005 and 2011, had their Human Resources portal recognized for its mobile responsiveness, task-based approach, and for simplifying the platform’s content and personalization. Verizon’s intranet was previously showcased on Digital Workplace Live in June 2014, and Verizon were also winners of the inaugural mobile track of My Beautiful Intranet 2014. DWG’s judges also consistently highlighted responsive design and integration of HR information as stand-out features of this intranet.

As members of DWG’s Member Forum, both Adobe and Verizon are part of a community of over 50 large organizations that includes other household names such as Coca-Cola, EY and IKEA. Members regularly share their insights and challenges through facilitated peer-learning, contribute to and draw upon DWG’s research programme, and have their intranets benchmarked against an objective set of criteria as well as against each other.

Being part of this community gives Members’ intranet and digital workplace teams access to an incredible depth of support from their peers as well as DWG’s practitioner experts. Challenges faced can be worked through together, while benchmarking helps to inform and track improvement roadmaps.

Paul Miller, CEO and Founder of the Digital Workplace Group, offered his congratulations to the two companies and said: “We are very proud that two DWG Members won NN/g awards this year. While DWG can’t take credit for Adobe and Verizon’s intranets, I take heart in the fact that two such outstanding digital workplace teams find our Member Forum valuable and have integrated our services into their work.”

To learn more about DWG’s Member Forum, visit DWG’s website.

About Digital Workplace Group (DWG)

The Digital Workplace Group (DWG) provides independent expertise to large organisations to help them advance their intranets and broader digital workplaces. DWG offers three primary services: a Member Forum for confidential learning and ongoing improvement, benchmarking and a Consulting Services arm. DWG’s expertise is rooted in real-world experience within large companies, a focus on measurement and research, and vendor-neutral independence.

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