Minds Come Sharp Products™. Since the introduction of the Ever
Sharp mechanical pencil in 1915, Sharp has had an ongoing history
of developing technologically-advanced products that meet consumer
and business demands. Sharp is the world leader in LCD technology,
and one of the largest electronic technology companies in the world.
Objective: To create an Intranet site that would make
important new information and training materials available to
the SHARP team.
Regardless of the fact that the SHARP staff members are highly trained, computer-savvy
individuals, they are not in the business of training their people to design and
code HTML pages to disseminate important information to their staff.
The BLAZE inter.
After discussions with Mr. Colin Regina, the SHARP Senior Manager Of Education
Services, it was obvious that he knew exactly what he wanted. Having
already established an excellent relationship with Mr. Regina during the creation
of the SHARP Electronics AR-C150 Training CD-Rom the year before, it was just
a matter of following the same creative process that had already proven extremely
successful. The Blaze staff listened intently and furiously took notes as Mr.
Regina quickly threw out idea after idea. As quickly as it began, it was over.
The life of a Senior Manager at SHARP Electronics is a busy one, so quick understanding
and absolute retention is required when a busy man has only a few minutes to spell
out a complicated project.
went to work interpreting Mr. Regina's ideas and requirements.
Using their extensive knowledge of database programming and site
design, the BLAZE team created a proposal for an updateable Intranet
site that would allow SHARP managers to easily cut and paste information
into a password- protected administration area. The updateable
Intranet site would immediately provide vital information to the
desktops of employees and dealers all over the country.
of the main elements of the site is the Online Seminar area. Not
only does this area have update and edit features, it also provides
SHARP managers the ability to create new pages on the fly. Whenever
SHARP has a new class for their staff, the manager enters the
course information into the administration area and it is displayed
in one of three corresponding areas, Color, Printer/Copier or
Solutions. After entering the class name, the program automatically
creates a new page on the fly for that class. The SHARP staff
can then add any number of seminars required to complete each
class. The SHARP staff creates their own seminars in Microsoft
Powerpoint with the help of templates supplied by BLAZE inter.NET.
When a seminar is completed, it can then be uploaded to the Intranet
via the administration area.
updateable features of the site include Frequently Asked Questions,
Meet The Staff, and a What's New area to keep the SHARP staff
up-to-date on all current events. The What's New link is found
on the Intranet home page.