Thursday, June 25, 2009

Booz Allen Receives Innovation Award for Successful Implementation of Social Software

Booz Allen Hamilton has been honored with the Open Enterprise 2009 Innovation Award -- an industry salute to the work it has done to embrace collaborative and transformative enterprise 2.0 tools -- at TechWeb's Enterprise 2.0 Conference on June 23, 2009, in Boston. The conference is attended by vendors who build Web 2.0 and social networking technologies for the enterprise, as well as IT practitioners who have implemented the applications within their organizations.

Booz Allen received the award for its Enterprise 2.0 portal,, which was established in August 2008. The portal enables Booz Allen's staff to blog, create wikis, and communicate with those with similar interests. Employees find information faster, contribute to professional and alumni communities, locate mentors, build their brands as subject matter experts, and network with colleagues in offices across the U.S.

The innovative portal is easy to use: It features tools with which employees are already familiar, such as blogs, podcasts, RSS, and wikis. Its homepage consists of Communities, People, Forums, Blogs, Wikis, and Bookmarks. Communities aggregate their activities around Alumni, Business, Diversity, and Technology topics. There are over 300 communities around interests such as Wireless Communications, Emerging Technologies, and Cyber Security.

As the winning organization, Booz Allen presented a case study on the portal along with other organizations before the 1,500 member crowd at the TechWeb conference.

In accepting the award on behalf of the firm, Booz Allen Senior Associate Walton Smith said, "We're honored to receive this award. Hello highlights the strength of innovation across the firm, our people and our connections to the communities that tie us together."

The award is part of a larger project called "Open Enterprise 2009" which sought to identify the core qualifications of what it means to be "Enterprise 2.0" and identify the leading businesses that have moved beyond pilot projects and department-level installations to true "Enterprise 2.0" status.

To read more about Booz Allen's Enterprise 2.0 portal, visit

About Booz Allen

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for 95 years. Every day, government agencies, institutions, corporations, and infrastructure organizations rely on the firm's expertise and objectivity, and on the combined capabilities and dedication of our exceptional people to find solutions and seize opportunities. We combine a consultant's unique problem-solving orientation with deep technical knowledge and strong execution to help clients achieve success in their most critical missions. Providing a broad range of services in strategy, operations, organization and change, information technology, systems engineering, and program management, Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

With 20,000 people and $4 billion in annual revenue, Booz Allen is continually recognized for its quality work and corporate culture. In 2009, for the fifth consecutive year, Fortune magazine named Booz Allen one of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For," and Working Mother magazine has ranked the firm among its "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" annually since 1999.

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