We were lucky enough to be involved in some great projects, and maintain this archive to share some of the examples and lessons from the first phase of social business implementation work

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Case Studies in Ruby on Rails

Collect+ On Line Service

Collect+ is the largest store-based parcel service in the UK, run as a joint venture with Yodel, with a network of over 5,500 newsagents, convenience stores, supermarkets and petrol stations that can be used as service points for parcels. Yodel was a brand new company (born from the merger of DHL UK and HDNL), when… read full post

Categories Logistics and Distribution, Ruby on Rails, Technology Tags , , , , ,

Employee Engagement Platform for Global Insurance Company

Headshift helped a large global insurance company develop a pilot employee engagement platform that lets users contribute stories in the form of text, video and photos as well as rate, comment on and discuss other users’ content. The company is looking for stories that show how they are making a difference to their customers. A… read full post

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Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) LLP is a mid-sized, London-based law firm that was faced with a scenario that is familiar to many enterprises. The firm recognised that far greater business benefits could and should be derived from its intranet along with its other content and information repositories. The Director of Knowledge Management approached Headshift to… read full post

Categories Confluence, Custom Build, Legal and Professional Services, Ruby on Rails Tags , , ,

European Private Equity Firm

Headshift put a social network in place for a large investment firm and its portfolio companies to increase the value of their investment by enabling them to network, share knowledge and discover commercial opportunities in a safe environment. Using Ruby on Rails we were able to provide an infrastructure that encourages collaboration, sharing of best… read full post

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The Big Green Challenge

A NESTA initiative, the Big Green Challenge is a competition designed to encourage and reward those who work together towards developing and implementing new approaches to CO2 emission reductions. The finalists compete for a prize fund of £1 million to help finance the development and exploitation of the most promising innovative ideas. The competition attracted… read full post

Categories Public and Third Sector, Ruby on Rails, Sector, Technology Tags , ,

Metrotwin (British Airways)

British Airways’ Metrotwin, created in partnership with Agency.com, BBH and Made by Many, is a community platform for BA customers living in and frequently traveling between London and New York. By allowing people to “twin” neighborhoods, businesses and attractions Metrotwin looks to create a single social recommendation engine for both cities –  a place to… read full post

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Innovation Exchange

Headshift built a social aggregator drawing together innovative ideas across the third sector into a single space. It facilitates connections between people in the third sector (practitioners, innovators, etc), social investors and public sector commissioners to catalyse collaborative innovations. It is a space where people will be able to develop thoughts, ideas and collaborations in… read full post

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Do the Green Thing

‘Do the Green Thing’ is an experiment in changing social behaviour through the use of social media. The aim is to reduce CO2 emissions by doing ‘green things’, and then sharing and displaying your green activity to encourage your peers to follow suit. Headshift built the vertical social network for ‘the Green Thing’ based on… read full post

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