NewsGator Acquires Tomoye

Collaborative Thinking

NewsGator today announced that it will acquire Tomoye, a vendor that has long focused on enabling collaborative communities within the enterprise. Tomoye has also been one of the vendors placing bets on SharePoint (as has NewsGator) so the deal is synergistic in that regard. NewsGator and Tomoye were both on that list. This is a prudent move by NewsGator. The solution also leverages NewsGator Enterprise Server (a feed syndication platform).

Tomoye 100

NewsGator Social Sites 2.5

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator released an update to Social Sites, its SharePoint add-in for enterprise social networking. NewsGator today unveiled a new version of Social Sites, its comprehensive enterprise social computing solution, giving organizations powerful new ways to work smarter and solve business problems faster. NewsGator Social Sites lets companies activate a ‘Facebook for the Enterprise’ that delivers measurable business results.

NewsGator Webinar - Nalco and Social

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator is hosting a webinar in late February about how Nalco brought social approaches and technologies into their business operations: " As many of you know, implementing a social layer within a global company comes with both challenges and rewards.

Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

I have written about NewsGator on a number of occasions (see for example:  NewsGator Enhances its Social Sites 2010 Platform for SharePoint ). NewsGator is a long time Microsoft partner for enterprise social on SharePoint with millions of active users of its Social Sites offering.

NewsGator Enhances its Social Sites 2010 Platform for SharePoint

Portals and KM

NewsGator recently launched Social Sites 2010 2.0, NewsGator has also announced a new video module for Social Sites that supports enterprise learning initiatives and multimedia sharing. NewsGator continues to enable RSS feeds through the News Stream module.

Notes on "Apply Strategy and Governance to Social Computing Initiatives" (NewsGator)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator hosted a webinar this morning on strategy and governance for social computing initiatives. Greg Reinacker ( @gregr ) from NewsGator and Stacy Wilson ( @stacylwilson ) from Eloquor Consulting. Greg interjected and gave a demo of NewsGator Social Sites.]. Greg interjected again, and showed the community capabilities in NewsGator Social Sites; eg, enhancing the discussion capabilities in SharePoint, bookmarks, idea management].

NewsGator Offers Social Sites ™: A Comprehensive Enterprise Social Networking Suite | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I have been a fan of NewsGator for some time as they were my first RSS reader in early 2004 (see F inally, I’m Scanning the Web through NewsGator ). NewsGator has always been close to Microsoft as their RSS reader integrates with Outlook. NewsGator ?

Collaborative Thinking: Building A Robust Feed Syndication Platform (Part 2)

Collaborative Thinking

Part 2) » March 18, 2008 Building A Robust Feed Syndication Platform (Part 2) Lawrence was kind enough to respond to my earlier post on the infrastructure NewsGator has put together to build out its feed syndication platform.

Collaborative Thinking: Building A Robust Feed Syndication Platform

Collaborative Thinking

» March 15, 2008 Building A Robust Feed Syndication Platform Interesting case study of NewsGators SaaS-based offering. With only three enterprise-class vendors in this space ( Attensa , KnowNow and NewsGator ), I remain amazed at how poorly large vendors (e.g., Business Situation NewsGator needed to enhance the relational database infrastructure it uses to support 2.5 NewsGator has been and will continue to be an excellent partner for us in this area. -LL

Kraft Foods on Social Collaboration - An Interview

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a couple of days, NewsGator is hosting a webinar with Kraft Foods to talk about the idea that "social business is not just about technology.". In advance of the session, read more about Kraft's approach via an interview between Rich Blank (from NewsGator) and Vinicius Da Costa from Kraft. For social capabilities, NewsGator brings more. The benefit of working with NewsGator, in this regard, starts to come together with the iPhone and iPad apps for Social Sites.

2011 89

My App Gap Posts for June 2010

Portals and KM

NewsGator Enhances its Social Sites 2010 Platform. Here are my AppGap posts for June. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.    Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for June. There will be more in July. Qontext.com Provides Greater Context to Enterprise Collaboration.

2010 100

News Updates (July 31, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator Social Sites a Million. NewsGator said that one million business users are using Social Sites, its social networking integration for SharePoint. " For example, NewsGator counts the top five pharma/biotech firms as Social Sites customers, including Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. NewsGator and Google Reader. NewsGator is dropping its online synchronization service for its RSS feeds, in favor of Google Reader.

2009 89

Enterprise Social Networking, Is Your Company Falling Behind?

Collaborative Thinking

Mike and Brian Kellner, VP of Products at NewsGator, will review the business benefits and driving forces that continue to propel social computing solutions into the workplace. Join Mike and NewsGator as they review: The progression of enterprise social networking. If you're interested in the topic - be sure to catch this webinar next week: Free Webinar – May 20, 2009 at 2 pm ET.

News Updates (January 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Newsgator Acquired Tomoye. Newsgator acquired Tomeye, to enhance its social networking capabilities in SharePoint. Newsgator has always had deep ties with Microsoft. In recent years, Newsgator has transformed into a collaboration provide that is clearly focused on integrating with Sharepoint. Microsoft seems to look kindly on Newsgator as a partner. Per Newsgator's blog , the Tomeye team will remain in their current geographical location.

2010 89

My App Gap Posts for May 2010

Portals and KM

NewsGator Gets More Mobile and Ramps Up Activity Streams and Analytics. Here are my AppGap posts for May. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.   Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for May. There will be more in June. Clearwell Provides Robust Process Aligned eDiscovery Solution.

2010 100

My App Gap Posts for August 2009

Portals and KM

NewsGator Offers Social Sites ™: A Comprehensive Enterprise Social Networking Suite. Here are my App Gap posts for August. In addition to the Fast Forward blog (see side bar for links), I am writing in another Corante blog, the App Gap, sponsored by QuickBase, The posts began toward the end of January 2008. In this case, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for June. There will be more in September.

2009 100

Collaboration, Ideation, Yada, Yada, Yada (Tom Pryzgod, Abbott International) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

the options - outsource the whole thing, or SharePoint with custom social computing, or SharePoint with NewsGator. Chose SharePoint and NewsGator, but it had to integrate seamlessly with IBM WebSphere. developed an ideation space - in NewsGator. There are two sessions left before the final keynote. Tom is presenting on collaboration and ideation at Abbott. Tom is the Senior Director for eMarketing and Marketing Operations.

2012 89

Share2011 - Keynote: Building a Robust Framework for Social Networking at Work (Ramin Mobasseri, eBay)

Michael Sampson - Currents

December 2010 to Jun 2011 - tested Yammer, NewsGator, Chatter, Jive, and other tools. -. The technology - chose NewsGator, because it plays very well with SharePoint. -. Answer) We use NewsGator for micro-blogging. Ramin is the Enterprise Solutions manager at eBay USA.

2011 116

News Updates (February 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator for iPhone and iPad. NewsGator released two new mobile clients for its add-on to SharePoint, for the iPhone and iPad. " As a mobile client for NewsGator Social Sites, the social computing environment most deeply integrated into the SharePoint collaboration platform, the iPhone client accesses all the relevant updates from the user's colleagues and communities.

2010 89

News Updates (January 25, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator is hosting a series of 4 webinars on social computing adoption in the enterprise, in conjunction with the 2.0 experts via a 4-part webinar series sponsored by NewsGator. solutions continue to penetrate and proliferate, NewsGator understands that companies are at various stages of understanding, adopting and applying 2.0 Gartner: New IT Jobs.

2010 89

Kraft Foods - "Social business is not just about technology"

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator is hosting a webinar next week, at which Vinicius from Kraft Foods and Doug from Microsoft will talk about social business being about more than just the technology : " Kraft Foods is in the middle of a dramatic transformation to embed innovation into every aspect of its business.

2011 89

News Updates (May 8, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator Social Sites 2.7. NewsGator released version 2.7 NewsGator Social Sites 2.7 of Social Sites, its social networking add-on for SharePoint. It adds a new idea management tool. Called Social Sites Ideas, the new solution captures, vets and advances fresh, new employee suggestions for improving business results. It is ideal for product development, cost reduction programs, business process improvements, customer service enhancements, going green and more.

2009 89

The Waves of Enterprise Social Networking at eBay (Ramin Mobasseri, eBay) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

demonstration (SharePoint 2010 with NewsGator): -. With NewsGator, it will give a visual indication of the people who are interested in that tag. -. The opening keynotes for day 2 of Share 2012 are done. In the first session after the keynotes, Ramin from eBay is talking about their with enterprise social networking. I had the privilege of hearing Ramin speakt at Share 2011 in Sydney in November. See my notes there for what he said in November.

2012 89

Ten Reasons Why "Enterprise RSS" Has Failed To Become Mainstream

Collaborative Thinking

Enterprise RSS at NewsGator is Alive and Well (NewsGator is doing the best of the lot (vs. Attensa and KnowNow (gone under) but NewsGator has a consumer angle, a widget play, a community/social networking extension for SharePoint in addition to its feed syndication platform). I think it's hard to just talk about Enterprise RSS and NewsGator's success.

RSS 100

Social Network Sites: Webinar Today

Collaborative Thinking

Join Burton Group and NewsGator for a live webinar on September 30, 2008 at 2 pm ET that will cover: A definition of enterprise social networks. short notice but still time to register and attend. Timely - we just published a reference architecture template on social network sites so if you are a Burton Group client, check out the document here (note: client access required). I'll cover some of the basics in the report during the webinar today.

Social Software Market Keeps Growing

Portals and KM

Rounding out the top 10 were Mzinga, Lithium, Yammer, NewsGator, and VMware. A number of large and small companies are making big bets on social business through acquisitions like Microsft’s purchase of Yammer and IBM’s extensive acquisition strategy (see IBM's Mike Rhodin on the Convergence of Social Business, Analytics and Commerce ). Many firms are also investing in product enhancements and product integrations.

Facebook - For Sharing, or a Digital Popularity Contest?

Michael Sampson - Currents

What I said above about Facebook - it applies to how IBM Connections, SharePoint with NewsGator, and/or Jive are used in organizational life. An interesting reality check on the changing perception of Facebook among teenagers.

2012 98

Following the Voice of the Employee within SharePoint

Portals and KM

Companies that use SharePoint (or Lotus Connections , Jive , Newsgator , Traction , and other social software platforms) are generating massive volumes of user generated unstructured data. If awareness is the ability for the observer to conscious of events, then one would welcome as much information as possible to be on top of his/her game. 

News Updates (December 3, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator is hosting a webinar on December 15 looking at the social computing features in SharePoint 2010. Get a firsthand look at SharePoint 2010’s social features by joining Microsoft’s SharePoint Product Manager for Social Computing, Alina Fu, and NewsGator’s VP of Products, Brian Kellner, as they present the top 10 social computing features in SharePoint 2010. Tungle.me Update.

2009 89

News Updates (December 18, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator and SharePoint. Holston from NewsGator about their integration with SharePoint. NewsGator is one of only a few companies that builds their solution directly on top of SharePoint. Twitter in 2009. My end of year post on Messaging News is about the most significant event in collaboration in 2009. " The most significant event for me in 2010 was observing the adoption and use of Twitter.

2009 89

News Updates (November 20, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator White Paper. NewsGator released a white paper on microblogging in the enterprise. This NewsGator whitepaper will provide you with valuable information and insight into microblogging in the enterprise. Play to Learn. Phil recommends the use of a "sandbox" to encourage people and teams to consider new technology for collaboration. "

2009 89

Results from 2012 SharePoint Study: Value is a Work in Progress

Portals and KM

The most widely used additional tools are Yammer at 19%, Newsgator at 10% and Jive at 4%.  Vizit , maker of SharePoint. collaboration and search tools, recently conducted a study: SharePoint Study: Insights into Content Use and Collaboration. There were 1100 participants who were responsible for SharePoint in their organizations. I thank my friend Marc Anderson for pointing it out. The key findings include the following.

2012 116

less.email@inside.ferrari.com

Michael Sampson - Currents

With products / platforms available like SharePoint, IBM Connections, Yammer, Jive, NewsGator, and many others, there''s an opportunity to pull Ferrari''s people together in a way they can''t do currently in email, nor will they be able to do by resurrecting meetings. The car manufacturer that sells highly desirable vehicles that most people will never own, has a highly undesirable email culture that most organizations would prefer not to own ( Telegraph , Stuff ).

2013 104

News Updates (July 1, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator White Paper. NewsGator released a white paper on ensuring successful adoption of enterprise social computing. That’s why NewsGator, the social computing company, today released a six-step roadmap for successful enterprise social computing adoption. Collaboration Survey in Australia. Matt and Keith are exploring the use of collaboration tools in Australia. " We are researching the use of collaboration tools in Australia.

2009 89

Darwin Ecosystems Listed in 2010 – 2011 EContent 100

Portals and KM

Others include Coveo , EMC , Google , IBM , Inmagic ,  Microsoft , MindTouch , Newsgator , Oracle , Socialtext , Traction , Twitter , and Yammer.  Good things continue to happen to us. After winning the 2010 KM Promise Award last week at KM World, this week Darwin Ecosystem  was listed as one of the EContent 100 in the December issue of EContent Magazine.

2010 100

News Updates (January 26, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator Webinar. NewsGator is hosting a webinar on January 28 about the benefits of social computing. CA Acquired Orchestria. CA announced its acquisition of Orchestria, a vendor that helps firms avoid data loss. " CA will develop and sell Orchestria’s information-centric DLP product in the rapidly growing DLP market. It also plans to transform the way organizations think about DLP, identity management and information security overall.

2009 89

Enterprise RSS - RRW Readers Speak Out

Collaborative Thinking

NewsGator is doing quite well with its SharePoint integration leaving Microsoft to focus on other more pressing things for SharePoint (perhaps improving its blog and wiki capabilities for a start.). And with more and more information floating around via RSS we will need the likes of Newsgator, Attensa or GoogleReader. Right now the smaller enterprise feed syndication platform vendors in this space are: Newsgator, Attensa and RSSbus.

RSS 100

Three Masterclasses Coming Up in Australia

Michael Sampson - Currents

The masterclass is for people at organisations using Microsoft SharePoint, Jive, IBM Connections, NewsGator, and other similar tools. I''ll be in Australia in two weeks for a round of public masterclasses. While time is running out to register to attend, you still can. And note that there is a three-for-two offer in place for each of the masterclasses: purchase two tickets and get a third ticket at no extra charge.

2013 98

Social Software Gaining Greater Traction with the Enterprise and Vendors Respond

Portals and KM

I have reviewed many of the venders sited include a number I have reviewed here and on the AppGap blog such as Atlassian, Box, Central Desktop, CubeTree, EMC, Jive, MindTouch, NewsGator, Novell, OpenText, PB Works, Socialtext, and Telligent. Forrester’s Rob Koplowitz writes that 2010 will be a defining year for enterprise 2.0 in his report, Enterprise Social Networking 2010 Market Overview.

News Updates (October 5, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator Social Sites 3.0. NewsGator released Version 3.0 IBM vs Google Apps. IBM's hosted email, calendar and contact management service is expected to be priced lower than Google Apps Premier. " IBM is going after Google Apps Premier hard and has the pricing to show it’s serious.

2009 116