SOURCE: NewsGator Technologies

February 22, 2006 09:30 ET

NewsGator Helps One of Midwest's Largest Law Firms More Efficiently Manage Information

NewsGator Enterprise Server Selected to Improve Content and Information Management Efficiencies

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 22, 2006 --NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS platform company, today announced that NewsGator Enterprise Server (NGES) has been implemented at Dykema, one of the Midwest's largest law firms. The product has helped attorneys and other firm employees find relevant information in an efficient manner.

With NewsGator Enterprise Server, Dykema employees automatically receive updates to key internal applications directly into Outlook instead of having to check multiple systems and data sources every day. For example, the firm's marketing team receives instant notification when attorneys and staff update its "Proposal Tracking System." Similarly, Dykema attorneys are starting to receive real-time case updates from internal "matter tracking systems."

"We were looking for a solution that would help us gather and deliver external web-based content pertaining to the legal sector, our client-base and our competition, as well as improve the distribution and dissemination of internal information," said Bill Gratsch, Dykema's web technologies manager. "NGES enables this and more, and since the product resides behind the firewall, our internal aggregation and distribution of confidential information remains secure."

"One of the biggest benefits of Enterprise RSS is the ability for people to get notified when updates are made instead of having to go out and check Web sites," said A.V. 'Sandy' Hamilton, NewsGator's executive vice president of sales, marketing and business development. "Dykema is using internal and external feeds to keep their attorneys, marketers and clients better informed. This demonstrates a compelling value proposition for services firms to harness the power of RSS through NewsGator Enterprise Server."

Why NewsGator

After evaluating several off the shelf RSS aggregators that reside in Microsoft Outlook, Dykema realized there was a major barrier to deploying this type of solution enterprise-wide: each installation would require an individual desktop "touch." With 10 offices and almost 800 users nationwide, products that required a manual install and/or local administration by an IS staffer were not feasible. However, NGES eliminated this barrier as it is centrally managed, with administration across the enterprise handled from one location.

About NewsGator Enterprise Server

NewsGator Enterprise Server is a revolutionary new product for aggregating, reading and distributing RSS content within the enterprise. It brings the power of NewsGator's robust RSS platform behind the firewall, providing enterprise class security, manageability and deployment. In addition, NGES optionally integrates with Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory, which eases deployment for enterprise IT departments and provides a user interface that employees are comfortable with.

About Dykema

Dykema is a Midwest-based law firm serving clients nationally with offices in four states-California, Illinois, Michigan and Washington D.C. As one of the country's largest law firms, its diversified legal practice and international reach has made the firm the choice of both multinational fortune 100 corporations and entrepreneurial enterprises alike.

About NewsGator Technologies

NewsGator Technologies is the leading RSS platform company. Consumers, business, and enterprise customers can subscribe to NewsGator's services and read all their news in Outlook, on the web, on their mobile phones, via FeedDemon and through a rich array of other devices, anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit us on the web at

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