With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, The World Bank is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
When your mission is to create a world free from poverty, time matters. And the last thing you want to waste it on is a file search.
The World Bank learned this first-hand when they realized that their content library was beginning to steal focus away from the important things, like nurturing economic growth in developing countries.
So, what was the challenge? To start, their library had grown to a state that was hard to manage. The photos, videos, graphics, and web content alone equaled out to a number deep into the six-digit range. Add in the growing output from hundreds of content creators, a dizzying range of application file types, a labeling system that had no standardized naming conventions, and a user base of over 12,000 people that wanted to find and share files across hundreds of file servers. These factors only added up to lost time and buried content.
Free up time for strategic work
Reduce image search time
Easily share images across 12,000 users
Cut overall costs
Determined to make the numbers work for them, The World Bank went on a quest to find a system that was:
A search online revealed Extensis Portfolio. After a test run, Portfolio was selected because the product is web-based. The World Bank could download the full suite of products quickly through a simple installation wizard. Within 24 hours the system was up and running, and The World Bank was able to organize and share assets on their accelerated timeline.
Since deploying Portfolio, the results have been dramatic. The system has: