NewsGator Announces a ‘Video for the Enterprise’ Solution for its Social Sites 2010 Product Suite
Organizations can now introduce employee-generated video content to improve innovation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. Available this month, the solution package integrates directly into the Microsoft SharePoint platform along with the NewsGator Social Sites 2010 social computing suite.
The Social Sites 2010 Video Stream enables employees to quickly post videos to internal communities for on-the-fly training, product demos, new concept explanations, customer stories, or any multitude of real-life scenarios. Colleagues immediately see the videos in their activity streams and can “like” them or initiate discussions around the clip. Employees can browse most recent, most viewed, and most liked videos for ad hoc discovery by colleagues.
The solution package eliminates the temptation to post proprietary content to public websites, yet provides all the power of social computing to maximize the business value of the content.
Video Stream delivers bona fide streaming versus progressive download providing an optimal user experience up to 1080p resolution. Video Stream does this by intelligently compressing and streaming the video to the size the network and client can support.
Video Stream automatically handles all the popular media formats, including Windows Media (WMV, WMA), AVI, QuickTime (MOV), DirectShow Filters, MPEG-2, AVCHD, and Dolby Digital. It also supports Silverlight 4.0 and the Smooth Streaming output codec.
Video Stream is an optional solution package for NewsGator Social Sites 2010 and is fully integrated with Microsoft SharePoint 2010. NewsGator customers have flexible licensing options for Social Sites, including subscription and perpetual licensing models with varying solution package choices. Customers also enjoy flexible deployment options, including on-premise, cloud-based, hosted, or hybrid alternatives.
Other NewsGator Enhancements
Meanwhile, NewsGator has added capabilities to two other optional solution packages.
- Personal Subscription News Feeds – Using the News Stream solution package for Social Sites 2010, users can now incorporate personal RSS and ATOM newsfeeds, including Twitter and LinkedIn updates, into their social computing environment. This allows users to supplement news feeds selected by their organization, thereby tailoring their inbound information to their unique needs.
- Private Idea Campaigns – The Idea Stream solution package for Social Sites 2010 allows authorized users to set up private campaigns to capture, nurture, and refine new ideas in a discreet setting. This enables organizations to brainstorm freely yet limit certain campaigns to access by certain users.
These improvements are also available this month. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About NewsGator Technologies
NewsGator, a Microsoft Gold-Certified and Depth-Managed Partner, offers award-winning enterprise social computing solutions. Direct integration with SharePoint’s business collaboration platform means NewsGator Social Sites runs hassle-free on thousands of organizations’ existing computing infrastructures. Capabilities familiar to consumer-oriented social software, such as microblogging, activity streams, social profiles, mobile clients, video, and expertise location, ensure users extract real business value from collaboration and knowledge management activities. Founded in 2004 and with over 2.5 million paid users, NewsGator serves Fortune 200 and government knowledge workers across the globe – including Accenture, Biogen Idec, Charles Schwab, Deloitte, Edelman, Fujitsu, General Mills, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kraft Foods, Novartis, Unisys Corporation, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army.
Together, SharePoint and Social Sites are propelling the future of productivity – www.newsgator.com.