A curiously colourful Umbraco .NET intranet
Advanced Metering Infrastructure = Smart electricity meters. This Melbourne-based power utility was one of the first in the state to rollout a serious number of experimental smart meter installations to suburban homes. Curiously, no-one was more skeptical about various aspects of the smart meter technology than Jemena's own employees -- many of whom were rightfully concerned about job redundancies due to the new meters. So the company wanted to develop an all-encompassing intranet devoted to the rollout, providing information about the scheme to all staff -- hence the colourful look. Unlike most intranets it could not afford to be boring, it had to 'sell' its product as effectively as fizzy cola. Originally approved as a complete Flash (yes, Flash!) intranet solution after engaging an agency to develop the concept, this idea was later canned and became instead a .NET solution using the open source Umbraco CMS.