In an earlier post I mentioned that the Intranet we designed for the Ministry of Transport won top prize at the Microsoft partner awards. Earlier this week the same Intranet was announced on Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox as being among the top 10 Intranets of 2008.
Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox, January 7, 2008:
The winners of the award for 10 best-designed intranets for 2008 are:
Bank of America, US
Bankinter S.A., Spain
Barnes & Noble, US
British Airways, UK
Campbell Soup Company, US
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, US
IKEA North America Service, LLC, US
Ministry of Transport, New Zealand
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Australia SAP AG, Germany
Most of the winning designs are traditional, company-wide intranets, but IKEA won for its regional intranet covering North America. Also, Coldwell Banker’s intranet works somewhat like an extranet: it connects 3,800 independently owned and operated residential and commercial real estate offices, while appearing to users as a local office intranet rather than a corporate intranet.
Half of the winners are from the US, closely matching the nation’s long-term performance average of 53%. The remaining five winners hail from five different countries. The southern hemisphere is strongly represented this year, including the first-ever winner from New Zealand.