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PWC: A communication tool to reach 2000 employees

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PwC is the largest professional services firm in Ireland and provides integrated assurance, advisory and taxation services across all industries in Ireland and internationally. In 2007, PwC re-located their Dublin offices to a state-of-the-art 220,000 sq ft landmark building which caters for some 2,000 people. PwC place great emphasis on communication in day-to-day business and the installation of a Digital Signage Network has been a key method of ensuring people are continuously updated and informed.

How to cope?
The 2000 staff employed in the Dublin Headquarters are located in a landmark building in Dublin's financial district. The building has been designed to the highest standards and specification, and includes leading-edge technology. At PwC, people require up-to-date and accurate information in a timely manner and the traditional method of notice boards and newsletters are costly, time-consuming and environmentally unfriendly within a building such as the scale at PwC. A Digital Signage solution was deemed to
be an effective method to communicate internally.

How it works
ONELAN's Net-Top-Boxes (NTBs) were chosen as the Digital Signage solution by the PwC nominated installer. This was due to the flexible scaling options and layout designs available.

To reach such a large number of employees the location of the screens was considered very important. In this instance it was decided the key visual points were the Reception area, the lift lobby areas and the on-site Hospitality Suite, Training Centre and Gym. These positions were chosen due to the high footfall through these areas. In total 29 screens were sited in the Headquarters and these screens keep employees updated on PwC and local initiatives, whilst also providing visitors to PwC with an overview of new publications and upcoming events etc.

The ONELAN NTBs allow a screen to be divided up into different Zones, which allow different media formats, such as flash animation, RSS news feeds or live TV.

The winning choice
PwC have been awarded "Best Company to Work for in Ireland 2008". PwC have an established ethos for placing employees first and for creating the right business atmosphere for them and their clients. The ONELAN Digital Signage network installed at PwC, has been a stepping stone in their communication solution.

"The ONELAN Digital Signage network installed at PwC, has been a stepping stone in their communication solution."