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Ford Portal Win’s award from CIO Magazine for 3rd year running

(Dec 2001, CIO.com article)

CIO magazine (US) awarded the Ford Portal project, led by Program Manager Martin Davis, one of its Web business 50 awards for an unprecedented third year running. Below is an extract from the article.


Developing a successful intranet was Ford’s first move on the road to e-commerce.

Ford’s intranet began as a way to give employees a personalized online environment and grew into an enterprisewide strategy to replace disparate desktop applications with standardized Web programs and access. The company has come a long way since it first provided an intranet to employees in 1996. “That was really just access to a search engine,” Davis says.

The IT department started to revamp the site in 1999 when Nasser embarked on a business-to-employee initiative designed to bring every Ford staffer into the digital age. The result was the May 2001 launch of My.Ford.com. The site gives Ford staff access to personal information, links to benefits and HR forms, demographics, salary history and general company news.

Read the full details at CIO Award Article.

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