SOURCE: Dachis Group

Dachis Group

October 12, 2009 08:00 ET

Dachis Group Launches Social Business Technology Alliances

IBM Lotus Connections, Telligent, Atlassian Confluence, ThoughtFarmer, Socialware, CoTweet, Socialcast, Bamboo Networks, Photon Infotech and Starpoint Solutions Among Initial Partners Aligned to Deliver Social Business Design Solutions

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - Dachis Group today announced its Social Business Technology Alliance program. Social Business Design solutions are increasingly being implemented throughout large global companies for business partner optimization, workforce collaboration, and customer participation and engagement. With this unified set of alliances, Dachis Group is able to deliver complete software solutions to their global customer base.

Through this alliance program, an initial set of technology providers have committed to a robust engagement pathway that ensures the technology partner will be able to focus on meeting the needs of Dachis Group clients, and provide high quality service in the form of unified support services. This allows Dachis Group clients to manage their complete Social Business software investment through a single point of contact.

Realizing that all companies have different needs, Dachis Group has focused its implementation efforts around aligning with the best technology providers and integrators in the marketplace. This allows Dachis Group to deliver the most solution innovation in feature rich, reliable, software, service, and support offerings. Partner solutions may be deployed and integrated with Open Source, Custom Developed or Web Service based solutions to address a full spectrum of customer needs.

Through the participation of industry-leading systems integrators, Dachis Group is able to offer complete design, integration and customization services for Microsoft Sharepoint, IBM Lotus Connections, and other software providers using its Social Business Design framework.

"Most customers have distinct needs that go beyond just software or tools. Dachis Group offers a unique delivery capability with their industry leading strategic services. We are excited to be a part of this alliance as we strive to deliver Social Business solutions," said Larry Oglesby, Worldwide Sales Manager, IBM Lotus Connections.

"Through our Social Business Technology Alliance program and our unified delivery framework, we are able to bring some of the most experienced technology and integration providers' resources and capabilities to bear to address all levels of our customer's business requirements," said Jevon MacDonald, Senior Partner at Dachis Group.

"At Socialcast, we always strive to empower the customer to understand the value of their social network. We are excited to be entering into this alliance with Dachis Group as they offer a strategic service to help our customers make smarter decisions about their ongoing Social Business Design efforts. Dachis' focus on ongoing measurement and analysis is a perfect fit with our Social Business Intelligence tools," said Timothy Young, Founder and CEO, Socialcast.

"Expanding and embracing our ecosystem is a core tenet of Social Business Design. I am pleased to bring this group of world class technology, service, and support to our clients through the Social Business Technology Alliance Program. Our clients will benefit from the comprehensive array of technology delivery options," said Jeffrey Dachis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dachis Group.

The initial Social Business Technology Alliance includes:

IBM Lotus Connections - Enterprise Social Networking tools

Telligent - Customer and enterprise facing forums, profiles and social networking

Atlassian Confluence - Wiki-based collaboration

ThoughtFarmer - Social Intranet Software

CoTweet - Twitter for Business

SocialWare - Social Media risk management

Socialcast - Enterprise Dynamic Signal platform

Photon Infotech - Social Media Framework, Open Source Development

Bamboo Networks - Custom Application Development and Rehabilitation

Starpoint Solutions - Application Implementation and Integration

About Dachis Group

Founded in 2008, by Jeffrey Dachis, with offices in the North American, European and Asia/Pacific regions, Dachis Group was created to unlock the value of social technologies for large corporate enterprises through its Social Business Design global advisory practice and technology implementation program.

The company's strategy is backed by a commitment from Austin Ventures to build and grow organically and through acquisitions.

Among the global enterprise client verticals Dachis Group serves are: software, semiconductors, information services, global restaurant services, consumer products, media and publishing, health care, and financial services with clients including: Philips Healthcare, Coca-Cola, Intuit, and Yum! Brands.

Now founder and CEO of Dachis Group, Dachis' leadership and vision helped establish the digital services industry more than 15 years ago when he co-founded Razorfish. As the Razorfish CEO, President, and Chairman, he grew the company into one of the world's largest digital solutions providers and led the company to win numerous performance, design, and professional service awards. Razorfish was part of Microsoft's $6 billion purchase of aQuantive, and was most recently spun out from Microsoft and sold to Publicis for $530 million.

About Austin Ventures

Austin Ventures ("AV") has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. With an investment focus on: business services and supply chain; financial services; media and information services; software and Internet; and Texas special situations, AV invests at all stages of company development, from $100,000 in "planned experiments" in early stage ideas to $100+ million investments in expansion rounds, minority re-capitalizations, and buyouts of lower middle market growth companies. AV's strategy is to partner with talented executives and entrepreneurs through its CEO-in-Residence and Entrepreneur-in-Residence programs.

Technology software and services companies interested in aligning to provide Social Business Design solutions contact: alliances@dachisgroup.com

Dachis Group is always looking for talented leaders, contact: opportunities@dachisgroup.com

If you are interested in finding out how Dachis Group can help your business, contact: socialbusinessdesign@dachisgroup.com

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