Date Added: May 2010
This case study talks about Quicken Loans Inc. that is designed to provide IT resources to its sister companies across the entire organization. This online retail mortgage company has put together an online IT solution that the company used to provide expertise and experience across other companies. Discussed in this paper is Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 that the company uses to build an organizational extranet that allows all team members from every company to locate each other and share resources. This has allowed the business groups and IT environments to make teams stronger, speed up projects, minimize unemployment, and make use of cross-company opportunities. Quicken Loans made use of SharePoint Server 2010 to control the strengths of all companies and bind them together for maximum synergies. The SharePoint Server 2010 is offered with flexibility and scalability the organization required. This paper mentions and discusses a range of benefits of implementing this solution that involves easily accessing and sharing business knowledge, collaborate, and find common information among companies. It has a search tool that opens a window with detailed information about the person by clicking on the search result, which the company uses to find information about a person for a particular job. This solution is easy and simple to use and serves as a future platform for sharing information and resources.