Intranet Standards Were Key For Growth


Posted on 25th October 2015 by admin in Tech

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iswkWhen separate groups started laying intranet foundations at the global construction and engineering giant, a corporate group took charge of defining the specs

With architectural and engineering wonders like the San Francisco Bay Bridge and the Hoover Dam to its name, Bechtel Group Inc. knows one thing above all else: If you want to build something that lasts, you’ve got to lay a good foundation–and that means planning. So it was fitting that as soon as employees at the $7.9 billion construction, architecture and engineering company began expressing interest in building a corporate intranet in late 1994, the company quickly formed its Web Advisory Board to step in and define the guidelines for the job.

The board’s main mission: to encourage the use and development of World Wide Web technology among the company’s …