NewsGator Unveils News Stream Module for Social Sites 2010

November 2, 2010

DENVER, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — NewsGator today unveiled a new software module for its social computing suite to dramatically improve information sharing and business results. News Stream for Social Sites 2010 is an optional extension to NewsGator Social Sites 2010, the only social computing suite fully integrated inside the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 collaboration platform. Social Sites helps over 2.5 million paid users across 350 Global 2000 organizations, civilian agencies and DoD entities more effectively collaborate with colleagues.

The News Stream module enables organizations to select an unlimited number and variety of blogs, articles, Twitter streams and other feeds to syndicate to the Social Sites 2010 environment. Individuals see only the stories that match their interests or news that colleagues have chosen to flag for them. Organizations can use the module to keep intranets fresh, relevant, and valuable.

News Stream for Social Sites 2010 builds on NewsGator’s unequaled insight into really simple syndication (RSS), the powerful protocol for content distribution online. Enterprise RSS is one of the easiest and most productive ways to enrich an organization with actionable knowledge without inundating employees with unnecessary information. As the premier enterprise RSS provider since 2005, NewsGator offers the most sophisticated content syndication solution and has served more users than any other company. Other enterprise RSS solutions limit organizations to a single content source.

News Stream stories appear in the user’s personal activity stream, on their MySite Web pages, on their desktops, on their mobile devices, and in Social Sites communities. Users can tag, comment, and share news with colleagues and communities. For example, a sales manager reviewing her activity stream on her iPhone reads an industry blog post about a competitor’s product failure and its impact on a nearby company. She phones an executive at the harmed company and successfully schedules a sales call for the next morning. She tags the story competitive and prospect¸ gives it a four-star rating out of a possible five, and with one click publishes it to the internal sales community.

“When we started designing the News Stream module for Social Sites 2010, we decided to focus on meeting the most common customer use cases first,” said Brian Kellner, NewsGator’s vice president of products in his recent blog post called RSS, 8-Track Tapes and Use Cases. “Typical users just want to get a little bit of news that matches their core interests. As a user, you get new events in your activity stream right along with all of the other microblogging, questions, ideas, document uploads and other kinds of events.”

The News Stream module for Social Sites 2010 will be available this month. For more information, visit www.newsgator.com.

About NewsGator Technologies

NewsGator, founded in 2004, offers award-winning enterprise social computing solutions. Our flagship product – Social Sites® – is social computing software built directly inside Microsoft SharePoint. Direct integration with SharePoint’s business collaboration platform means Social Sites integrates hassle-free with thousands of companies’ existing computing infrastructures. Capabilities such as microblogging, activity streams, social profiles, mobile clients and expertise location – much like familiar consumer-oriented social software – ensure Social Sites users extract real business value from collaboration and knowledge management activities. With over 2.5 million paid enterprise users, NewsGator helps the Fortune 2000 and the government to better collaborate, share content, expand employee knowledge and improve productivity. In 2010, NewsGator was ranked one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2010 Technology Fast 500, named one of KMWorld’s 2010 Companies That Matter and was chosen as a Microsoft ISV Partner of the Year Finalist. Customers achieving results include Accenture, Biogen Idec, CME Federal Credit Union, Deloitte, Fujitsu, Novartis, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army. Get social at www.newsgator.com.

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