Aegon is one of the world’s largest insurance and pension groups. The company relies on a network of 24,000 employees to deliver a range of life insurance, pension, and asset management services to more than 20 international markets. However, the size of
the network also created challenges. Without a unified network for sharing information, it was becoming increasingly difficult to locate and share data across business divisions. Aegon also realized that social networking could help to better connect its people
and resources and facilitate sharing of knowledge and best practices. To realize this vision, the company launched a global intranet on Microsoft SharePoint Server and combined it with the Social Sites solution from NewsGator, a Microsoft partner. Together,
these technologies delivered a fully integrated solution that has fostered a new level of collaboration across the company.