SOURCE: NewsGator

May 01, 2007 08:30 ET

NewsGator Sees Continued RSS and Enterprise 2.0 Adoption From Businesses

More Than 100 Companies Have Embraced NewsGator's Social Media Platform, Including Leading Brands Such as Biogen Idec, Willis Re and Woman's Day

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS company, continues to see wide adoption by some the world's largest and most prominent businesses for its enterprise and online publisher solutions. More than 100 enterprises, media companies and leading brands are now using NewsGator Enterprise Server and NewsGator Private Label Platform to improve the way their employees, customers and site visitors find, share and interact with relevant information.

"Businesses are rapidly adopting NewsGator's RSS technology to improve information delivery and increase engagement with their audiences, both internally and externally," said J.B. Holston, president and CEO of NewsGator. "As the world of information and entertainment continues to evolve toward personalization, immediacy and interactivity, NewsGator is defining this revolution, and our growing and diverse list of customers clearly demonstrates our leadership in helping global enterprises and brands take advantage of emerging Web 2.0 technologies."

Enterprise Solutions

Fortune 1000 companies and leading small- and medium-sized businesses alike are adopting the award-winning NewsGator Enterprise Server (NGES) to improve the effectiveness of internal communications, increase knowledge worker productivity and drive greater adoption of Enterprise 2.0 technologies. In the last three months, NewsGator's enterprise customer list has grown to more than 70 companies, and licensed users have grown more than 50 percent and now exceed 400,000. Recent NGES deployments and wins include Fortune 1000 companies such as, Procter & Gamble, Rohm and Haas, Willis Re and Biogen Idec, as well as some of the largest commercial banks, aerospace and defense contractors, semiconductor manufacturers and media and entertainment conglomerates. Other new and repeat customers include NHS Orkney, Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler LLP, Silverpop, and the Rendon Group.

Willis Re, one of the world's premier reinsurance brokers, and a unit of Willis Groups Holdings, knows the importance of disseminating up-to-the-minute company and competitive information to its associates. "NewsGator Enterprise Server has helped us achieve this goal," said Elaine Lee, Business Analyst for Willis Re. "It has also improved the speed and effectiveness of our internal communications efforts."

NewsGator introduced NewsGator Enterprise Server 2.0 today (see NewsGator Unveils New Platform for Managing and Delivering Enterprise 2.0 Information for more details) and in recent months, NewsGator has also demonstrated significant traction in the enterprise market through additional product releases and strategic partnerships. The company announced NewsGator Enterprise On-Demand, extending the value of NewsGator Enterprise Server to small- and mid-sized companies and departments without ready access to IT resources, as well as NewsGator Plug-In for Lotus Notes, an RSS reader for IBM's Lotus messaging and collaboration environments. The company also has a number of partnerships that are advancing the use of RSS with major business applications, including deals with /n software, makers of RSSBus, to enable enterprises to access content from databases, business applications, spreadsheets and directories, and Spanning Partners, to enable enterprises to deliver updates from Salesforce.com via NewsGator Enterprise solutions.

Private Label Platform

NewsGator Private Label Platform, which powers solutions at USA Today, Newsweek and the Denver Post, has seen the number of deployments double over the last six months and is in use at more than 35 organizations across more than 100 Web properties to drive audience engagement and site traffic. NewsGator's branded RSS readers which provide full or in-page content from the publisher and third-parties, and the recently announced NewsGator Widgets, which present topical, relevant information both on-site and off-site, are being used by some of the world's largest media companies, including USA Today, Newsweek, the Denver Post, New York Times Regional Media Group (The Ledger and Spartanburg Herald-Journal/GoUpstate.com) and Woman's Day. Other recent NewsGator Private Label wins and deployments include AziaCity.com, EarthKnowledge, East Valley & Scottsdale Tribune, Grocery Game, InTouch Business Inc., LexBlog, Suddenlink, SunHerald.com and YP.com.

About NewsGator Technologies, Inc.

NewsGator Technologies is the world's leading RSS company. Headquartered in Denver, CO, NewsGator develops and markets RSS aggregation solutions for individual end users, enterprises and online content providers. Using NewsGator products and solutions, businesses and consumers can subscribe to news, information, podcasts and other relevant content more efficiently and effectively than with traditional channels. With NewsGator, users have access to RSS information via the Web, Microsoft Outlook, mobile devices and both Windows- and Mac-based desktop clients. All NewsGator products synchronize seamlessly, enabling users to read their RSS feeds anywhere, anytime, with any device. For more information, visit www.newsgator.com.

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