NewsGator Named ‘Innovative Application Software Company Under $100M to Watch’ by Leading Analyst Firm
DENVER, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — NewsGator today announced its selection as an “Innovative Application Software Company to Watch Under $100M” by leading IT market research and advisory firm IDC. NewsGator is one of several companies the firm recognized in its Innovative Application Software Companies Under $100 Million to Watch, 2011 (IDC #230938), October 2011, report for delivering innovative solutions to meet enterprise software application needs.
IDC cited three key drivers making an impact on the IT marketplace, including Commerce 2.0, social business solutions and socialytics. The Innovative Application Software Companies to Watch Under $100M list included companies that are successfully meeting the needs of enterprises in each prediction category. NewsGator was recognized in the social business solutions category.
“The social Web, new commerce models that incorporate mobile and social technologies, socialytics and an increased use of mobile in the enterprise are all impacting businesses and the enterprise application software needed to help drive business change. Contributing to much-needed innovation in enterprise software is a group of small companies with the vision and technology to help businesses deal more effectively with the new business environment,” said Michael Fauscette, group vice president, Software Business Solutions at IDC.
NewsGator Social Sites integrates directly into the SharePoint 2010 collaboration platform, delivering a wide range of social capabilities to users and unifying the customer’s technology infrastructure. This enables customers to streamline communications, improve employee recruiting and retention, and boost overall productivity.
“NewsGator Social Sites 2010 gives our customers a powerful enterprise social platform that fosters interactive conversations around all of an organization’s critical work, boosting productivity and ultimately increasing the bottom line,” said JB Holston, president & CEO, NewsGator. “Recognition by objective third parties like IDC means our customers can have even more confidence that Social Sites is a proven product and delivers on today’s objectives as well as what may happen in the future.”
IDC’s “Innovative Companies Under $100M to Watch” reports are a qualitative evaluation of a set of vendors within a specific market; they are not a stack ranking. Nor do they represent an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies in the report. IDC solicited entries from vendors of less than $100 million that exemplify specific key trends (selected by analysts) that are driving change in a specific software market. Vendors then submitted case studies that exemplified one of the trends used as the basis for the award. These case studies were evaluated individually and independently by related market analysts across several pre-determined criteria. The teams then met to review the scores. The case studies submitted for review had to demonstrate that the technology was available, able to be implemented, and provided real-world benefits to the customer.
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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 on Twitter @newsgator and at www.newsgator.com