- Jadu, a leading web experience management software company, has partnered with CGI and the City of Edinburgh Council to create ‘Jadu Central Gateway’, an Intranet publishing platform.
- The platform addresses the challenge faced by frontline employees who lack regular access to the Council’s Intranet, limiting their ability to retrieve important internal communications, policies, guidance, support, and information on pay, benefits, and wellbeing initiatives.
- Jadu Central Gateway reinforces the Council’s commitment to digital accessibility and inclusion, providing a secure gateway to the Intranet for all employees, regardless of their digital capabilities.
- The platform aligns with the Scottish government’s digital inclusion and accessibility strategies, contributing to the vision of a thriving digital nation.
Jadu, a prominent web experience management software company, has joined forces with CGI, a global IT and business consulting services firm, and the City of Edinburgh Council to develop ‘Jadu Central Gateway’, an innovative Intranet publishing platform. The primary objective of the platform is to provide secure access to the Council’s Intranet for frontline workers who often face challenges in accessing important internal information.
Breaking Down Barriers
Frontline employees play a crucial role in delivering services and support to the public, but they often lack regular access to essential internal resources. Jadu Central Gateway aims to break down these barriers by providing secure access to the Council’s Intranet, enabling all employees to access the same information simultaneously. This ensures that frontline workers have access to support documentation, guidance, and vital information related to their roles, as well as information on pay, benefits, and wellbeing initiatives.
Cammie Day, Council Leader of The City of Edinburgh Council, expressed the significance of the platform, stating that it will provide access to a wide range of support documentation and guidance to all previously digitally excluded frontline employees. The secure gateway to the Intranet ensures that colleagues have equal access to important information, promoting digital inclusivity and accessibility. The platform aligns with the Council’s commitment to engaging and empowering its colleagues and advancing its digital transformation journey.
Supporting the Vision of a Digital Nation
The Jadu Central Gateway platform also contributes to the Scottish government’s digital strategies, particularly the “A changing nation: how Scotland will thrive in a digital world” initiative. The platform aligns with the theme of “No-one Left Behind,” which focuses on digital inclusion, accessibility, and participation. By providing frontline workers with secure access to important information and services, the platform supports the government’s vision of a thriving digital nation.
Enabling Effective Collaboration
Tara McGeehan, President of CGI in the UK and Australia, emphasized the importance of the project in providing secure access to crucial information and services for all frontline workers. Jadu Central Gateway enables employees to access the information they need to perform their roles more effectively, fostering collaboration and enhancing productivity. The platform serves as an exemplary model of how Edinburgh is at the forefront of digital innovation, supporting and empowering its employees.
Excitement about the Partnership
Suraj Kika, CEO of Jadu, expressed the company’s enthusiasm about the partnership and the solution it provides for large organizations with a distributed workforce. The platform addresses the challenge faced by frontline workers, contractors, and remote teams who cannot access internal policies and digital services due to the lack of a corporate email address. Jadu Central Gateway ensures secure access to critical content and digital services, supporting these roles and enabling effective communication and collaboration. The collaboration with CGI allows Jadu to deliver this vital initiative for the City of Edinburgh Council.
Driving Inclusivity and Efficiency
Lindsay McGranaghan, Senior Vice President and Business Unit Leader for CGI in Scotland, highlighted the value of the Jadu Central Gateway platform for large organizations with dispersed workforces, such as the City of Edinburgh Council. The innovative platform improves inclusivity, productivity, and efficiency by providing employees with a valuable tool to access important information. CGI is proud to support the Council in their journey towards digital innovation and enhanced employee experiences.
The collaboration between Jadu, CGI, and the City of Edinburgh Council represents a significant milestone in the development of the ‘Jadu Central Gateway’ Intranet platform. By addressing the challenge of limited access to internal information faced by frontline workers, the platform empowers employees and promotes digital inclusivity. It aligns with the Council’s commitment to engagement and transformation while supporting the Scottish government’s vision of a thriving digital nation. The new Gateway Intranet system will be available as a secure, subscription-based service from Jadu starting July 2023, benefiting organizations in the UK, US, and Australia.
Jadu has over 20 years of experience in digitally transforming government, education, and private sector organizations worldwide. With offices in the UK, North America, and Australia, Jadu is a leading global provider of accessible web experiences, specializing in low code, CRM, accessible websites (CMS) and online forms, customer case management for the enterprise, and expert digital design services. Millions of users rely on Jadu to access important digital services daily. Jadu focuses on leveraging technology to connect communities and enable effective self-service.
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