DENVER and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two leading SharePoint solution partners, NewsGator and Colligo Networks, today announced they are joining forces to combine social computing, email management, and document repository content as a single, integrated body of business knowledge.
The partnership combines the Microsoft SharePoint 2011 collaboration platform, NewsGator Social Sites 2010 social computing suite, and Colligo's solutions for email management in SharePoint, as an integrated solution that seamlessly extends email content to the social realm, improving user participation and the quality of data and interactions. Check out this video showing this joint solution.
"With this partnership, NewsGator and Colligo Networks perfectly complement each other to deliver a comprehensive IT solution that enables customers to connect and communicate with the ease and speed their businesses demand," said Jenni Flinders, vice president, U.S. partner business, Microsoft Corporation. "These two companies, both valued Microsoft partners, represent a best practice within the partner ecosystem: collaboration. Through joining forces, they are broadening and deepening service offerings that are most relevant in today's market."
The solution allows emails and attachments to be easily uploaded to social communities and transparently surfaced and targeted in a user's activity stream, giving pertinent colleagues the opportunity to interact through commenting, liking, sharing, or flagging for follow-up. Enterprise search capabilities streamline collaboration by making it simple to find emails, documents, and the social conversations around them. This vital intellectual property can be easily tagged and centrally stored, improving retention and findability, and ensuring preparedness for e-discovery initiatives.
"Colligo and NewsGator are the established leaders for email management and social computing in SharePoint, and this partnership brings enterprises the best of both worlds," says Barry Jinks, founder and CEO of Colligo Networks. "Colligo has helped organizations worldwide to simplify collaboration and mitigate corporate risk by making content readily accessible through everyday applications such as Microsoft Outlook. Our partnership with NewsGator provides Colligo customers the ability to further increase the ROI on their SharePoint deployment, with a trusted, enterprise-class option for fully leveraging their SharePoint social network."
The solution also supports filing from smartphones and tablets, and gives users the option to work in offline mode with community content collections – including idea campaigns, wikis, and document libraries – all through Outlook, including powerful sync and version control.
"Social Sites, Colligo, and SharePoint are about unifying information and streamlining processes," said Melissa Risteff, NewsGator SVP of marketing and corporate development. "Bringing the solutions together closes the information gaps and magnifies the benefits of consolidating content. We're proving that there is power in social computing not only as a phenomenon in itself, but as a way to boost the quality of overall business communication and interactions."
Both companies will be attending the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011, Oct 3-6 in Anaheim, CA. For more information, visit NewsGator at booth 364 and Colligo Networks at booth 709.
As a Microsoft Gold Certified and Depth Managed Partner, NewsGator is helping nearly three million paid users in industries across the globe propel the future of productivity. NewsGator Social Sites delivers robust social technology to the enterprise with proven scalability and security to flagship clients like Accenture, Adidas, Deloitte, Ericsson, General Mills, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kraft Foods, Merck & Co., Unisys Corporation, and the US Army. No other social software vendor can rival our deep integration with the entire Microsoft stack – reducing your total cost of ownership while increasing adoption, collaboration, and innovation. And for all that, Microsoft honored us as its 2011 US Partner of the Year. We're making SharePoint and Office365 social. Follow us @newsgator! www.newsgator.com
About Colligo Networks
Colligo Networks is the leader in email and document management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. Enterprises that use SharePoint rely on Colligo's award-winning solution suite to improve collaboration, increase productivity, and mitigate corporate risk. Featuring seamless integration with Microsoft Outlook and Windows Explorer, Colligo drives SharePoint adoption by making it easy to tag, find, store, and share SharePoint content in familiar ways, regardless of device, connectivity, or storage location. Colligo Contributor is used by over 4000 organizations in 55 countries, with Global 500 customers including Microsoft, Kraft Foods, General Motors, and Siemens. Colligo Networks is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For more information, please visit www.colligo.com.