Scottrade Wiki Wins Gold Intranet Innovation Award

Online Investment Firm Receives Global Recognition for Knowledge Sharing Tool

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 09, 2008 – Scottrade (, a leading branch-supported online investment firm, was honored with a Gold Intranet Innovation Award from Step Two Designs for its internal wiki application.

The application, located on the company’s intranet, helps associates more easily share knowledge with other associates as well as customers and prospective customers.

“Customers often approach our associates asking about Scottrade’s offerings and the wiki application allows associates to more easily access that information,” said Tracie Gildehaus, Scottrade Director of Portal.

With real-time updates on the wiki, information between over 2,300 associates and over 350 branch offices is now communicated instantly. The wiki promotes an environment of knowledge sharing, archiving, trust and open communication between associates.

“The judges were impressed with this tool, saying it was an outstanding example of a wiki and demonstrates clear business value,” said James Robertson, Managing Director of Step Two Designs.

Scottrade won the Intranet Innovation Award in the Frontline Delivery Category. This award is presented to organizations that focus on supporting frontline staff to help them become more efficient and effective in their day-to-day responsibilities.

Scottrade emphasizes excellence in information technology and has recently received several honors for innovation in IT. In 2008, Scottrade was ranked No. 51 on the InformationWeek 500 and was named the 16th Best Place to Work in IT by ComputerWorld.

Step Two Designs, a recognized thought-leader in intranet strategy and design, established the annual Intranet Innovation Awards to acknowledge and share the ideas and individual improvements of intranets that exist across the globe.

About Step Two Designs
Step Two Designs was established in early 1996, and has grown to become Australia’s leading vendor-neutral consultancy specialising in intranets and content management. We recognise that a holistic approach is necessary to solve real-world organisational challenges, and for that reason we have focused our efforts on a number of tightly-related fields: intranets, content management, knowledge management, and usability and information architecture. We take our independent status very seriously, and while we have a strong knowledge of the marketplace, we have no affiliation or connection with any products or vendors. For more information, visit

About Scottrade
As a leading online investment firm, Scottrade offers a full line of investment products, online trading services and market research tools to help investors take control of their financial future. Scottrade provides customers the convenience of buying many stocks online at just $7 per trade and the support of the largest branch network among online investment firms, with over 350 nationwide branch offices. Named Highest in Investor Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, Scottrade is dedicated to exceptional customer service and unprecedented value. Scottrade is also one of the FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America. For more information, visit

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