Microsoft Alliance Taps NewsGator for Enterprise Social Computing Capabilities
NewsGator joins Microsoft Technology Center Alliances Program, exposing organizations around the world to the power of NewsGator Social Sites
DENVER – NewsGator has joined an exclusive circle of software providers working through Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) to develop powerful solutions for business customers around the world.
The 18 MTCs provide customers with experts and resources to envision, plan, build, deploy, operate and optimize secure customized computing solutions based on Microsoft and partner technologies. NewsGator’s membership in the Microsoft Technology Center Alliances Program gives new customers hands-on experience with the power of NewsGator’s Social Sites™ enterprise social computing software working in concert with Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server 2007 (MOSS). The MTC then guides customers through planning, deployment and optimization.
Noticing the enhanced social computing capabilities that Social Sites could provide the MTC offerings, program architects nominated NewsGator for the alliance, conducted a software trial, and, seeing abundant benefits, extended a partnership offer signed by both parties. The alliance makes NewsGator one of just 14 software partners in the alliance, and the only social computing provider.
“NewsGator’s Social Sites is a perfect complement to Office SharePoint Server 2007 for customers who want to reap the benefits of enterprise social computing,” said Chuck McCann, Microsoft’s Worldwide MTC Alliances Program Director. “Social Sites connects people, content and communities in a business context, cutting costs, improving efficiency and boosting overall performance for organizations.”
MTCs exist in the following locations: Chicago, IL; Waltham, MA; Reston, VA; Mountain View, CA; Dallas, TX; Irvine, CA; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Dublin, Ireland; Thames Valley, UK; Dubai, UAE; Munich, Germany; Paris, France; Taipei, Taiwan; Beijing, China; Cologne, Germany; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Bangalore, India.
“The inclusion of Social Sites in the MTCs is a testament to the added value it brings to the already robust social computing feature set provided by Office SharePoint Server 2007. When people try Social Sites and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, they immediately understand the business value of enterprise social computing and often regret they waited so long to get on board,” said Dave Keller, NewsGator General Manager. “Our presence in MTCs around the world gives organizations another way to try social computing with no risk and explore the specific ways it can help their businesses.”
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’s Widget Services and iPhone applications 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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