SOURCE: Socialtext

October 31, 2006 17:16 ET

Google Acquires JotSpot -- Socialtext Provides Free Wiki Migration for JotSpot Customers

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 --Socialtext, the first wiki company and leading provider of Enterprise 2.0 solutions, announced today a free hosted wiki program for JotSpot customers following that company's acquisition by Google. Socialtext will migrate JotSpot wiki content and provide one year of Socialtext Professional hosted wiki service to any JotSpot customer who signs up by the end of November 2006. While most JotSpot customers are small to mid-sized businesses, this offer is extended to deployments of any size.

"Our experience has been that JotSpot customers convert to Socialtext when they realize they need a real business-class wiki," said Socialtext CEO Ross Mayfield. "We have been gaining customers since they discontinued their Appliance offering. We hear a high degree of uncertainty from users faced with a potential lag in innovation and unclear integration strategy with Google. Socialtext is ready to support you and your business during this critical time."

Prior to the Google announcement, JotSpot discontinued support of its Appliance product, leaving Socialtext with the only proven enterprise wiki Appliance solution. Socialtext's recently release 2.0 version consistently beats JotSpot because it is:

--  simpler and easier to use
--  designed for businesses, not consumers
--  a real wiki that employees actually use, not cluttered with various
    shallow applets
For corporations that want even more from their wiki, Socialtext also offers a secure behind-the-firewall Appliance which can be integrated with directory, monitoring, backup, storage, search and portal architecture -- ad free.

Developers who prefer Open Source instead of a proprietary development platform can download and use Socialtext Open for free -- freedom included.

Get Yourself Out of a Spot

To sign up for a free migration from JotSpot and one-year subscription to Socialtext Professional, contact

About Socialtext

Socialtext is the first wiki company, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, enabling enterprises to be more productive with a wiki, a commons-based knowledge tool. Socialtext makes secure wikis used daily by global companies for daily project communication and intranet-like needs. A wiki is a group-editable website that is private, linkable and searchable. Socialtext offers several deployment options, including hosted service, open source, on-premise and appliance-based solutions to suit customers' security, integration and configuration needs. 2,000 enterprises use Socialtext, including Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, IKEA, Kodak, Nokia, and Symantec.

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