In Moscow “Best Intranet Russia 2010” awards were distributed. This year 25 companies have come through to the final for an opportunity to call their intranet system the best one: 3М Russia, ABBYY, Adidas, Media Arts Group, Beliy Veter Tsifrovoy, Boos Lighting Group, Vostokgazprom, Gazprom transgas Stavropol, Gars Telecom, Knight Frank, Nomos-Bank, Baltika, Pskovenergо, RBC, Rusal, MTS retail network, Bank Russkiy Standard, Sberbank, North-West Telecom, TRETO, Troika Dialog, Econika, Southern Telecommunications Company, BNP Paribas and Svayznoy.

“Real projects, embodying the most up to date and innovative approaches to the Company’s common communication and working space, took part in the competition”, — Stepan Maltsev, Globalforum CEO (“Best Intranet Russia 2010” provider) narrates, — During the contest expert groups were comparing the projects provided by the main criterion — the intranet system’s goals achievement“.

The judging committee was formed by the representatives of the last year winners — Tatyana Luzan, Sakhalin Energy, Alexandr Demidov, CTPZ, Petr Molchanov, TTK, and independent consultants — experts in the field of corporate communications, intranet-systems construction and implementation — Anna Nesmeeva, “Specialists’ on corporate communications community”, Maxim Kislitskiy, TopS Business Integrator and Natalia Shvetsova — idependent adviser for intranet-systems construction and development.

The winners are:

Intranet as HR management instrument
1 Beliy Veter Tsifrovoy
2 Gars Telecom
3 Econika

Intranet as a corporate management instrument
1 Sberbank
2 Baltika
3 Troika Dialog

Intranet as a corporate media
1 Rusal
2 RBC
3 Svyaznoy

Innovative solutions in the intranet systems
1 Russian Telephone Company (MTS Retail Network)
2 Nomos-Bank
3 Troika Dialog

Grand Prize
Gars Telecom

At the forum and the contest “Intranet Russia” a great amount of bright outstanding projects were presented. It was hard but exiting to compete with them. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage with the leadership in “Intranet as HR solution” nomination, but Grand Prize became a pleasant surprise for us", — Maria Kretova, Gars Telecom representative relates. Particularly, we’ve got yet another assumption of the efficiency of the company’s original business-philosophy, named as “Talentocracy”.

Indeed, intranet is the key element of good weather in Gars Telecom house.

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Best Intranet Russia” — is an annual contest, distributing awards to businesses and individuals (residents) for the best projects in the field of intranet-systems design and development.

The contest is aimed to:

• set professional road maps for the specialists designing and developing intranet-systems in Russian and international companies

• encourage professional teams, creating best intranet-systems

• popularize intranet-systems as a practical tool of corporate management efficiency improvement, corporate communications development and

human resources management

The contest is held under the auspices of “Intranet Russia” forum (organized by Global Forum Company), it is the largest event of the industry, uniting the major experts of intranet-systems.

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Gars Telecom profile: telecommunication management, integration projects realization and telecommunication services rendering. Company is oriented to cooperate with big-sized corporate clients and telecom-carriers. Along with tradition telecom-services company renders services in telecom-consulting, outsourcing of the communication services and telecom-infrastructure, and also telecom-budget management.

Since 2003 Gars Telecom has become the only Russian Virtual Mobile Network Operator for corporate sector. Host provider is Megafon.

Company exclusively realizes in Russia specialized telecom-solutions for commercial real estate market that fit international BLEC standard (Building Local Exchange Carrier), and develop telecom-consulting practice in Russian development market. In 2008 the total amount of the serviced area overpassed 4’300’000 square meters.