Socrates: Building an Intranet for the UK Research Councils


The Research Councils: effectively eight separate departments of a single organisation, each with its own information systems, but sharing common information requirements. The benefits of a shared intranet were obvious …. who knows, in time such a system could even transform the way the Councils worked together. The problem: there was (and is) no central body to make the decision to develop such a system, no one body that could decide what it should be, and no central resource to carry out the work. The presentation covers how it was achieved, and how the various issues, considerations and problems encountered on the way were addressed. Finally, we ask the tricky question, now that it’s here, what do we do next?


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