Storm Technology future-proofs Trinity’s internal communications

Microsoft Enterprise Technology Consulting Storm Technology is future-proof Trinity College Dublin‘s internal communication as part of a digital transformation deal.

Storm Technology launched a new staff intranet and leveraged Microsoft’s SharePoint collaboration software, already deployed on campus, to implement a central knowledge center and communications hub to meet the needs of university staff.

Trinity’s 3,500 employees now have instant access to the resources they need every day, including news, events, job opportunities, health and safety information, and learning and development resources.

The college’s communications team can also improve engagement and outreach by using the platform, which automatically pulls content from social media channels and allows staff to interact with posts, while anonymizing the data to protect the privacy of the to protect employees.

Internal communication processes were also streamlined to minimize the impact on Trinity’s IT resources and two-way communication was enabled through a centralized channel.

The system can be managed by the internal communications team, reducing the need for ongoing third-party support and the associated costs.

Mike LilisChief Commercial Officer at Storm Technology, said, “By digitally transforming the way Trinity employees share, publish and access information, we are driving the success of the company.

“This improves both the way they work today and the ability to scale and maximize value for the future. This, in turn, helps Trinity provide educational support to thousands of students and remain a leader in its field.”

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Trinity College turned to Storm Technology to overhaul their internal communications.

Sally Anne FisherAssociate Director of Public Affairs and Communications at Trinity, said, “Our goal was to create a community for employees and modernize our methods of communication, moving from a reliance on internal email to a hub where people simply interact, collaborate and innovate.

“By transforming the employee experience, we are not only improving their working lives, but also how we operate as an educational institution.

“Our decision to work with Storm was an easy decision given their experience and expertise in intranet design and user experience. It was also key to the project’s success.

“We were impressed with the professionalism of the entire team – a team that looked beyond the technical implementation and provided us with tips and advice to support the rollout and system rollout was greatly appreciated and added to the overall positive experience.”

Galway-based Storm Technology reported a pre-tax profit of €243,000 on sales of €13m in 2020, the most recent year for which accounts are available.

While revenue increased by almost €3 million year-on-year, higher expenses and write-downs on financial assets impacted profitability. The company has net assets of €1.8 million.

The number of employees was 93, of which 77 were in software development and 16 in management and administration, and the payroll amounted to almost 7 million euros. The Director’s remuneration was €329,000.

Photo: Mike Lilis.

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