London department store Harrods has become one of the latest firms to implement Microsoft's SharePoint 2010 platform, which it claimed will improve communication between its employees. The roll-out of the collaboration software took four months to complete and it is hoped that the technology will improve processes within the organisation, reports ComputerWorld UK.
According to the retailer, the system features "robust security" to ensure it complies with the necessary regulations. The implementation of SharePoint was also undertaken to support the firm's existing intranet and extranet.
With the technology in place, remote workers and employees who are not in the office will still be able to collaborate on documents and projects effectively. With 8,000 full and part-time staff to organise, this may prove a significant advantage for the company.
Using the system, workers will be able to read and update news items on the intranet, create new pages and share content. Earlier this month, Australian energy firm Ausgrid's project manager Tyson Nutt told attendees at Tech Ed 2011 that the company opted to use SharePoint 2010 after struggling with an intranet that was "of little value", reported CIO Magazine.