Do you really need enterprise social computing? Answer here.
SCORE, NewsGator’s interactive assessment tool, can help you find the answer
DENVER — Seven out of 10 businesses are taking a hard look at enterprise social computing, and these hard questions inevitably follow: Do we really need it? What are the concrete benefits?
NewsGator, the social computing company, is stepping into the void and helping organizations answer these questions for themselves with a simple but powerful online tool called SCORE: Social Computing Online Readiness Evaluation.
The easy interactive questionnaire poses 25 questions about your specific workplace and its information needs, collaboration requirements, knowledge work, IT challenges, customer base and competitive landscape. Then it scores your organization on a zero-to-100 scale depending on the urgency of the need for enterprise social computing technology. At the same time, it generates a tailored, vendor-neutral list of tool recommendations plus specific, quantifiable business benefits to expect.
“Many organizations are still figuring out what enterprise social computing is much less how badly they need it or where to start,” said Susan Scrupski, author of the popular blog ITSinsider. “SCORE is a surprisingly objective and effective way to uncover enterprise social computing needs and sketch out the possibilities – with a time investment of barely 10 minutes.”
NewsGator developed SCORE based on its extensive interactions with thousands of customers and prospects initiating enterprise 2.0 programs. “Because our enterprise social computing platform, Social Sites, is indeed enterprise-scale, we have a uniquely comprehensive perspective among social computing vendors,” said Laura Farrelly, NewsGator’s vice president of marketing. “Many vendors are dealing tactically with small pockets of an organization rather than with the enterprise as a whole. We think our strategic perspective is worth sharing.”
About NewsGator Technologies, Inc.
NewsGator Technologies helps enterprises and media companies leverage social computing solutions to deliver real business value. The company’s enterprise social networking and widget services are in use by hundreds of the world’s most recognized brands, including Biogen Idec, CBS, CNN, Discovery, National Geographic, Procter & Gamble and USA Today. NewsGator Social Sites and Enterprise Server give enterprises better ways to collaborate, share content, expand employee knowledge and improve productivity. NewsGator Widget Services enable media and brand companies to better engage their audiences and extend the value of their brands through viral syndication of content. NewsGator also offers free, award-winning RSS aggregators for the Web, desktop, mobile devices and e-mail clients. For more information, visit www.newsgator.com.
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