ASRT’s Corporate Intranet Receives Microsoft Award

System Improves Workflow, Boosts Efficiency


Albuquerque, NM (July 12, 2005) – A knowledge-management portal developed for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists has received Microsoft’s Information Worker Specialization Award for Messaging and Collaboration. The award was presented July 9th at Microsoft’s 2005 Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The portal serves as a corporate Intranet for the ASRT, allowing its employees to centralize the association’s knowledge base. “The portal improves efficiency and increases the decision-making abilities of our team,” said Greg Morrison, ASRT’s chief knowledge officer. “It promotes self-service and the ‘get it when you want it, how you want it’ movement that is the future of any learning organization.”

ASRT employees use the portal, known internally as “the Bridge,” to store corporate information, to manage schedules and to automate purchasing. It features document versioning, indexing and searching abilities. “The system facilitates the ability to seek, validate, categorize, analyze and interpret data, information and knowledge,” said Mr. Morrison.

The portal was designed by Interlink Group Inc. of Englewood, CO, one of the largest Microsoft service providers in the western United States. Interlink built the system using a Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server in 2003. Other components of the portal include 2003 enterprise business process automation software, developed by SourceCode Technology Holdings, Inc. of Redmond, Wash. and Data Harmony’s machine-aided indexing system, developed by Access Innovations, Inc. of Albuquerque, N.M.

Nearly 2,000 entries were submitted for the 2005 Microsoft awards competition, which recognizes Microsoft-certified partners that have developed “exemplary solutions” for their customers.

(Reprinted from ASRT PressRoom)