Date Added: Aug 2010
Severn Trent Water wanted its information to flow as smoothly as the water it delivered daily to millions of customers in the United Kingdom. Its existing systems had grown organically over time; now it was time to adopt a single, strategic direction. For a new content management and collaboration platform, the company chose Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 over an update to its IBM Lotus Notes deployment and aging intranet, based on WebSphere. The results: the company's intranet is expected to publish more content more quickly, while saving editors time that they can use to boost the quality of content. Collaboration tools will foster greater innovation. And the new technology supports a broader drive to modernise the ways that employees use and share information.