GlaxoSmithKline

GSK needed a platform that would create more personalized and relevant experiences for each of their users around the globe – while allowing them to find data more easily. With over 100,000 employees and dozens of different technology systems, employees didn’t have a central location that would allow them to be more productive, innovate and advance the GSK mission.

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a British pharmaceutical company headquartered in Brentford, London. Established in 2000 by a merger of Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham, GSK was the world’s sixth largest pharmaceutical company as of 2015, after Pfizer, Novartis, Merck, Hoffmann-La Roche and Sanofi. Emma Walmsley became CEO on 31 March 2017 and is the first female CEO of the company.The company has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. As of August 2016, it had a market capitalization of £81 billion (around $107 billion), the fourth largest on the London Stock Exchange. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

GSK’s drugs and vaccines earned £21.3 billion in 2013. Its top-selling products that year were Advair, Avodart, Flovent, Augmentin, Lovaza, and Lamictal. GSK’s consumer products, which earned £5.2 billion in 2013, include Sensodyne and Aquafresh toothpaste, the malted-milk drink Horlicks, Abreva for cold sores, Breathe Right nasal strips, Nicoderm and Nicorette nicotine replacements, and Night Nurse, a cold remedy. The company developed the first malaria vaccine, RTS,S, which it said in 2014 it would make available for five percent above cost. Legacy products developed at GSK include several listed in the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines, such as amoxicillin, mercaptopurine, pyrimethamine, and zidovudine.

GSK turned to Akumina to create the next generation digital employee Hub for their workforce. The Hub, designed to deliver the right information to the right user on any device and at any time around the globe is deeply integrated with Autonomy’s IDOL enterprise search engine and the Office 365 and Azure stacks providing a more seamless way of finding and creating content relevant to the business.