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NewsGator Wins Microsoft FASTforward ‘09 Enterprise Search Innovation Award


NewsGator Social Sites 2.5 Recognized As Best Social Computing Solution

DENVER — NewsGator Technologies announced they are the winner of the Microsoft FASTforward ‘09 Enterprise Search Innovation Award for best social computing solution. These annual awards recognize organizations that go “beyond the search box” to empower users, enhance productivity and business results, embrace new digital revenue streams, encourage collaboration, and enable social computing.

NewsGator Social Sites won for its enhanced social computing capabilities, including integrated search, for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Social Sites’ search capabilities make it easier for users to find subject matter experts, project team members, relevant communities, and pertinent content. These features enhance knowledge workers’ market intelligence and job expertise. Ultimately this leads to improved productivity, better collaboration, and increased innovation.

“In today’s global workplace, collaboration is key to ensuring all organizations succeed in their ability to deliver on their goals,” said Jared Spataro, director of enterprise search, Microsoft. “NewsGator has won the 2009 Social Computing Solution Award due to their commitment of working closely with customers to expand the social computing tools within their organizations.”

“By uniquely coupling the power of search with that of social computing, NewsGator is helping organizations easily connect with individuals, communities and content which drives improved productivity and innovation,” said Greg Reinacker, founder and CTO of NewsGator. “This award recognizes NewsGator’s focus on solving real business challenges for end users and enterprises while making the most of their data assets and, most importantly, their human capital.”

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, 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


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