Aegon is one of the world's largest insurance and pension groups. The company relies on a network of 24,000 employees to deliver a range of life insurance, pension, and asset management services to more than 20 international markets. However, the size of the network also created challenges. Without a unified network for sharing information, it was becoming increasingly difficult to locate and share data across business divisions. Aegon also realized that social networking could help to better connect its people and resources and facilitate sharing of knowledge and best practices.