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September 22, 2011

Winners of the 2011 Forrester Groundswell Awards: Management Division

We're announcing the first set of winners of the Forrester Groundswell Awards -- the management division winners, with applications aimed at employees. These awards are being announced today at the Forrester Content & Collaboration Forum in Boston. Congratulations -- with 205 entries this year, being selected for one of these awards is a real accomplishment.

Collaboration System (Management)


An Agenda For Social Sales by IBM
Alcoa Fastening Systems by Alcoa


Deloitte Australia Yammer Network by Yammer

The Australian affiliate of Deloitte, the global services company, deployed Yammer in 2008 with no plans for mass adoption. But usage rapidly exploded, spreading to 5000 of the company's staff and 12 national offices. Yammer users have lower staff turnover (2% vs. company average 15-20%) and Deloitte says Yammer has reduced costs, broken down silos, and accelerated innovation. It also builds culture, improves connections for mobile workers, and makes it easier to leverage knowledge and expertise.

Yammer deloitte australia

Innovation System (Management)


Innovation @ HCL: The Value Portal by HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies is a $6 billion global IT services company. All HCL employees have access to the Value Portal, a platform for innovation and collaboration. Successful innovations that the system surfaces are then showcased within the system to all the other employees. The key factor leading to the success of the system was management's encouragement of rank and file employees to contribute ideas. Employees using the Value Portal have generated 7,312 ideas so far, of which 860 have been implemented.

HCL Value Portal

Employee Mobile Application (Management)


Enabling Medtronics' Global Sales Force with Mobile Content Management by Fishbowl Solutions 

Medtronic's Mobile Content Management System enables sales reps to download collateral into folders on their iPads. As a result, sales reps can quickly call up the latest videos, presentations and PDFs when visiting customers. The result is one-on-one conversations that are as much about continuing education as they are about selling medical devices. Over 2,500 users use the system over 11 global regions, and business units have rolled it out independent of the company's IT department. Sales reps can now travel to meetings with just their iPads and share product information quickly and accurately.

Medtronic mobile


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Congratulations to all the winners. Well deserved!


Congratulations to all concerned.

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