I’ve been hinting for a while that we had big news for 2008 : and now the word is out!
From Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox, January 7, 2008
10 Best Intranets of 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.