Two Carriers Cited For Intranet ExcellenceMilwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. and Seattle-based Washington Mutual Inc. were among 10 global corporations recognized for their development of dynamic intranet sites. The awards were delivered by Nielsen Norman Group, which names corporations for exemplary intranet design and usability within its "Ten Best Intranets of the Year" competition. Out of 118 submissions to the contest, each succeeded in becoming a communications tool widely used by employees. "All of the winning intranets are being used to improve communication and efficiencies in organizations. They are not just holding-places for announcements and the company HR handbook," says Kara Pernice Coyne, director of research at Nielsen Norman Group. Common themes across several of the top 10 intranets include: Customization, single sign-on and an international focus.

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