Traction Customer IJIS Institute Named One of BusinessWeek's WebSmart 50

IJIS Institute Cited by BusinessWeek as One of 50 Innovative Uses of Internet

Technology in Business

Dec 15, 2005, 00:00 ET from Traction Software, Inc.

    PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Traction Software, Inc., the
 leader in Enterprise Blog software for business, today announced that The
 Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute was selected as a
 BusinessWeek "WebSmart 50" organization, in the November 21, 2005 issue, based
 on IJIS's deployment of Traction TeamPage(TM) enterprise blog technology for
 its Website, Partner Extranet, and Staff Intranet.  You can read about the Web
 Smart 50 by going to:
     IJIS is a membership organization representing information technology
 companies that provide systems, products and services to the justice
 community.  The IJIS mission is to improve information sharing among
 government agencies.  IJIS deployed Traction's TeamPage(TM) Enterprise Blog
 technology as its central communications hub for the organization in early
 2005.  Using TeamPage, The IJIS Institute has created and implemented an
 interactive knowledge management intranet, available to members and other
 justice community participants, as well as a TeamPage-based public web site.
     With over 120 participating organizations and 16 committees working on
 various technology issues, the IJIS Institute needed to improve the way
 participants communicate, report back to other members, stay abreast of
 developments within committees and in the industry, and collaborate to draft
 policies and standards.  The organization was communicating "the old fashioned
 way", through long e-mail threads, teleconferences, and passing around Word
 documents to track changes with dozens of people involved.
     To that end, TeamPage enables IJIS members and committee participants to
 easily post articles and comments in permission-based project spaces for each
 committee.  Posted items are published immediately and interested participants
 can receive daily or weekly Executive Digests in their e-mail that consolidate
 and summarize the previous day's new content, keeping them informed and up to
 date.  Members can use RSS and ATOM feeds to get immediate update of new
 postings and subscribe to applicable industry news that may affect committee
 work.  Committee participants can access policy and standards drafts and
 comment at the paragraph level, allowing leaders to quickly and much more
 easily assimilate comments in context and publish final documents to the
 member community instantly.
     "With the large quantity of information needed to be shared among our
 members and within specific committees, it was a daunting task to keep
 everyone in the loop," said Paul Wormeli, Executive Director, IJIS Institute.
 "Traction's solution enabled us to meet all of our collaboration requirements
 by providing an easy, faster way to notify members, access information and
 save time working together."
     Creating a backbone for working communication in an enterprise, Traction's
 TeamPage is the industry's most robust and easy-to-use Enterprise Blog
 software.  It is a dramatically more efficient and secure framework for
 business communication, collaboration and knowledge management.  Traction's
 enterprise-class blog software and user-friendly newspaper-style interface
 provide web-based project spaces to collect, organize, disseminate and link
 information.  Using TeamPage, enterprises are able to add context,
 intelligence and dialogue to internal communications so that employees and
 management have real-time and accurate information to respond quickly to
 changes in the business environment.
     About Traction Software
     Traction Software has been named one of the 100 companies that matter in
 the digital content industry by eContent Magazine, for the second year in a
 row.  Traction provides business and government organizations with Enterprise
 Blog software that allows groups and teams to communicate more effectively.
 Traction's easy to use TeamPage(TM) software creates a secure communications
 hub for business information and working communications that collects,
 organizes, links and shares sources of information in context over time.
 TeamPage is used for business applications ranging from product development
 and project management to marketing field communication, competitive
 intelligence, and sales.  The company distributes its products directly and
 through global partners.  Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Traction Software
 is a privately held corporation with financing from investors including In-Q-
 Tel and Slater Interactive.  For additional information, visit Traction at
     Traction is a registered trademark and Traction TeamPage is a trademark of
 Traction Software, Inc.
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      Red Javelin Communications, Inc.

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