Mercer’s socially enabled intranet, “Mercer Link”, helps employees worldwide connect, collaborate and innovate.

New York, September 9, 2013
Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, retirement and investments today announced that it has just been recognized as one of the top US technology innovators of the year according to InformationWeek. The full list can be found at www.informationweek.com/500. Mercer was recognized for its socially enabled global intranet, Mercer Link, and its success in supporting thousands of employees worldwide to connect, collaborate and innovate in order to better serve clients and grow its business.

“We are very pleased to have Mercer Link recognized by InformationWeek for our innovative use of technology,” said Julio A. Portalatin, President and CEO of Mercer. “Our clients depend on us to solve their toughest problems surrounding their most vital asset – their people. Simply put, Mercer Link is our global platform to efficiently and effectively empower our own people to make this happen.”

Mercer Link, powered by SharePoint and NewsGator software, was built to improve the way Mercer works and to drive innovation by encouraging and enabling employees to easily:
• Collaborate within communities
• Find/follow experts and colleagues
• Post and answer questions
• Access information
• Contribute content
• Share knowledge

"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer-focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business — or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way."
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