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Accenture uses SharePoint to create web mashups

by | Dec 19, 2008

IT firm Accenture is implementing SharePoint to create web 2.0 mashups for employees.According to ComputerWeekly.com, IT firm Accenture has been increasing its usage of Web 2.0 technology by creating a community networking site, internal wiki and YouTube-like content sharing site, some of which makes extensive use of Microsoft”s SharePoint.

"For any organization that works together in teams, collaboration is inherently part of what they do," Frank Modruson, CIO of Accenture told the website. "Anything we can do to help the collaboration process is important, and our clients are also very interested in what we are doing."

In all of the applications, the company appears to be taking parts of popular websites and having them fit their needs, like Accenture People – its social networking site which is similar to sites like Facebook and LinkedIn.

One of the most interesting developments from the company is Accenture Media Exchange, which is a site similar to YouTube which allows employees to collaborate through interactive media.

Modruson says the idea is to give the company”s 186,000 employees instant access to any of the web-based components.

The success of the sites can be seen in Media Exchange, which has grown from 318 videos when it was launched in the fall to more than 1,600 currently.

This week Microsoft announced it had released a toolkit which will allow SharePoint users to pull content from SharePoint into other web portals.ADNFCR-1861-ID-18938154-ADNFCR