NewsGator: Social Computing is the New 'Business Operating System'
Self-assembling Socialpedia and automated Knowledge Explorer in NewsGator Social Sites 3.0 mark tipping point for enterprise social computing
Social Sites 3.0 is a significant upgrade to NewsGator's enterprise social computing platform, and to Enterprise 2.0 capabilities in general. Companies can sign up for beta access today to see how Social Sites transforms content, activity and social graphs into "Social Knowledge." NewsGator's Social Sites 3.0 release includes two breakthrough capabilities to organize valuable content and leverage reputation in large organizations:
- Socialpedia - This self-assembling Wikipedia-style internal Web site is a one-stop source of knowledge generated in topic-based online communities throughout the global organization. Socialpedia leverages an improved Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 wiki experience within Social Sites communities to create a single knowledge repository with distributed ownership. A new hire can find terminology to get productive fast. A sales representative can brush up on an arcane product feature to help close the deal. HR can explain complicated concepts just once for all to see.
- Knowledge Explorer - Expertise maps, which take advantage of the rich media features in Microsoft Silverlight, provide an interactive graphical snapshot of the professionals in an organization that are most informed on a selected topic. When users click on a topic in a tag cloud, the map appears with experts arranged according to their automatically calculated expertise ratings. Need an internal expert to talk to a prospect on dual-flange inverted widgets? Click on the "widgets" tag and find her. Looking for the missing link in the potential miracle drug you're developing? Discover your overseas counterpart and get it done. The CEO needs a few slides now on
New Zealandgo-to-market strategy? Find the guy who knows it backwards and forwards.
These new capabilities will be included as standard features in Social Sites Enterprise which is becoming the default starting point for productivity-minded knowledge workers in large businesses.
"Emerging capabilities take aim at two powerful approaches to enterprise social interaction: the 'broad and thin' and the 'narrow and deep,' " said Gartner Research Director
Despite the growing capabilities of social computing, some knowledge workers are still hamstrung by e-mail. "Who doesn't get frustrated with their in-box: messages pouring in faster than you can read them, disparate subjects filling the same bucket, and tortuous threads that drift off topic?" said
Enhancing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Social Sites 3.0 extends the capabilities of the Office SharePoint Server content management and collaboration platform by providing a Facebook-like social computing experience. It presents users with carefully selected content, connects them to important colleagues and involves them in productive communities.
"Social Sites 3.0 helps customers take their business-class social computing to the next level by presenting users with just the right content and connections at just the right time through Microsoft Office SharePoint Server - the industry's most powerful enterprise social computing platform," said
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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