SOURCE: NewsGator

May 01, 2007 08:30 ET

NewsGator Unveils New Platform for Managing and Delivering Enterprise 2.0 Information

NewsGator Enterprise Server 2.0 Offers Powerful Collaboration and Relevancy Features, Enhanced Support for BlackBerries, Microsoft SharePoint and Lotus Notes

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- NewsGator Technologies, the leading RSS company, today announced the release of NewsGator Enterprise Server (NGES) 2.0, the next generation of NewsGator's award-winning enterprise RSS solution. The new version of the market-leading software helps businesses quickly take advantage of Enterprise 2.0 tools to enhance communications and collaboration. Highlights of NGES 2.0 include a new Ajax-based Web interface, sorting of feeds and articles by relevance to the user, tagging support, enhanced reporting, support for the NewsGator Go! mobile readers, and feed-reading add-ons to Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and Lotus Notes.

NewsGator Enterprise Server is a revolutionary product for aggregating and syndicating high-value business information within the enterprise. It allows companies to leverage the power of Web 2.0 social media technologies while providing enterprise-class security, manageability and scalability. With its powerful search, collaboration and administrative capabilities, organizations can easily deploy the latest social software tools and ensure relevant information automatically reaches each employee based on their specific needs and responsibilities.

"XML syndication has enabled organizations to exploit a new means of monitoring and delivering information to users based on a subscription model," Burton Group analyst Mike Gotta said. "What we are witnessing now is the expansion of those systems to the next level -- helping people to better share information by integrating with existing collaboration and business software platforms -- and also helping users build community around that information by exploiting socially oriented tools, such as tagging."

In the last three months, NewsGator's enterprise RSS customer list has grown to more than 75 companies (see NewsGator Sees Continued RSS and Enterprise 2.0 Adoption from Businesses for more details) with more than 400,000 total licensed users. Recent NGES wins include Fortune 1,000 companies such as Procter & Gamble, Rohm and Haas, Willis Re and Biogen Idec, as well as several of the largest commercial banks, aerospace and defense contractors, semiconductor manufacturers and media and entertainment conglomerates.

Enhanced Capabilities for Users and Administrators

NewsGator Enterprise Server 2.0 includes many new features designed to improve the reading and collaboration experience for users as well as provide more management and delivery options for administrators. They include:

--  New Web Reader - Quickly access the most important information with
    the user-friendly Ajax-based Web reader and filter feeds or articles by
    relevance score, tag or keyword;
--  Collaboration and Discovery Capabilities - Share information by
    tagging or clipping articles, discover articles through tag clouds and see
    what peers are reading through article-level relevance scoring;
--  Additional Feed Reading Options - Access feeds within Lotus
    environments with the NewsGator Plug-Ins for Lotus Notes (6.5 and 7.0) and
    Sametime (7.5) on BlackBerries and Windows Mobile-based devices through
    NewsGator Go! and get instant notifications on the screen through NewsGator
--  Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Support - Bring targeted RSS feeds into
    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3
    based portals, tag articles and start discussions with single click and
    publish SharePoint content out to other locations;
--  Enhanced Reporting - Get high-level usage information through the new
    reporting dashboard, drill down into new feed, subscriber and activity
    reports and enable users to discover what their peers are reading through
    "social reporting" capabilities;
--  Advanced Service-Oriented Architecture - To enable stronger
    integration within enterprises via portals and business-line applications,
    NGES 2.0 exposes additional core functionality through SOAP and REST APIs;
--  Other Features - Additional user and administrator features include e-
    mail alerting; secure feed password expiration notification; Microsoft
    Simple List Extension (SLE) support and keyword feeds generated by
    searching a limited set of user feeds.
"NewsGator Enterprise Server has quickly become the plumbing that helps companies take advantage of Enterprise 2.0 collaboration and communication tools," said Dave Keller, general manager, enterprise for NewsGator. "The latest release delivers new features designed to enhance both employee productivity and collaboration, while giving users a wide range of additional ways to access their content."

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

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