Leading UK law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has been awarded a Gold award in the 2010 Intranet Innovation Awards for the creation of its MyShepwedd intranet site. MyShepwedd, launched in January 2010, is a widget platform which allows users full control of the content they see on their home page. It is one of the first intranets in the legal sector to provide users with significant control over available content.
Alex Manchester, Senior Consultant at Step Two Designs said: "The judges were impressed by the core elements of MyShepwedd, and it demonstrates clear value for staff."
MyShepwedd was created by an in-house development team of Gary Alman, IT Director, Steve Dalgleish, Developer and Pamela Watson, Knowledge Manager. From the start of development to implementation took seven months, alongside other ongoing projects. It has significantly reduced capital costs due to limited licensing and consultancy fees. Since the platform was launched firm-wide, feedback has been universally positive. Take up has been high, with around 70 per cent of end users customising their pages from the standard template within the first month.
Steve Dalgleish, Developer at Shepherd and Wedderburn said: "Giving users the ability to customise their intranet experience has enabled staff to become more productive, as they spend less time searching for the information they need."Back to News