Great Intranets Part II: Cisco Systems

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The Cisco intranet, called Cisco Employee Connection (CEC), is now 20 years old, and supports a workforce of more than 100,000 (75,000 full-time employees plus contractors).

“The intranet connects everyone to everything, from employee services tools such as HR benefits, IT support and workplace resources to corporate news, market intelligence, product information, and small team collaboration,” says Heather Gallegos, Senior Manager, Internal Communication Channels.

“Employees can access the intranet on their desktops and mobile devices when on campus or via VPN. We’ve recently added several mobile applications that provide direct access to the most frequently used tools like expense reporting and recording paid time off.”

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