March of Dimes Foundation Alan Brogdon VP & CTO @abrogdon1
Quick History of the March of Dimes• Founded by FDR to find a cure for Polio.• March of Dimes funded the research for vaccines developed by Jonas Salk, MD (1955) – Polio Vaccine• Responsible for Surfactant Therapy – Helps baby with underdeveloped lungs.• Responsible for 14 different vaccines.• Mission Change (1958) - To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. • Rates of preterm birth have dropped for five consecutive years, to a ten year low of 11.7% in 2011, or 1 in 9 babies.
March of Dimes Org Structure• 1600 employees in the US.• 255 Remote Offices• Headquartered in White Plains, NY• IT Staff of 35• Hold over a 1000 different events a year
Why Change Now?March of Dimes purchase of Plumtree software 8/05 2005 Launch of current dimension 9/06 2006 Plumtree acquired by BEA Systems 8/06 2007 2008 BEA Systems purchased by Oracle 6/08 2009 2010 Oracle announces product end of life 9/10 Market research 2011 Goal: Solution selection 2012 Goal: Solution Implementation 2013 2014 End of Oracle support 1/14
Market Research: Organizational FitSoftware Cost • $100k – 300kCustomized • Need for additional resourcesOut of the box • Enhancement limitationsInternal skillset • .NET
Market Research: TrendsCollaborative & Social Tools Revenue growth of social businesses is 24% higher than less social firms -McKinsey and CompanyExpectations Consumers have far different expectations of their organizations portals and websites than what they had only a few years ago. They expect portals to be highly personalized, engaging, social, accessible, mobile, easy-to-use and synchronized across a wide range of channels. -Gartner
Interact: Charity CompetitionInteract announced a contest giving away a freeintranet to a non-profit organization
Interact: Charity CompetitionWe won!• User licenses• Modules (surveys & pools, blog, AD sync, statistics)• Design• Support (1 year)• TrainingTotal value of $86,000
Intranet Strategy• Increase Collaboration• One stop shopping for all organizational information.
Site Overview – Key Areas• Home Page• Teams - Discussion Boards• Social Features – Blogs, tagging & hash tagging.• Custom Integration.