Date Added: Jun 2009
Shook, Hardy & Bacon (SHB) is an international law firm headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. The firm's aging intranet functioned more as a vehicle for corporate communications than as a collaboration platform for attorneys and support professionals. SHB wanted a more practical, useful intranet that would provide staff integrated access to all their research tools and resources. SHB migrated its intranet to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and deployed the Enterprise Search feature. The new intranet provides attorneys with logically organized information and the tools they need for efficient collaboration. Searchable intranet content has increased by 80 percent, increasing self-serve access to data by up to 70 percent. Increased productivity reduces nonbillable hours at the firm and drives a competitive advantage in a global market.