SOURCE: NewsGator

June 05, 2006 08:00 ET

Spencer Stuart Selects NewsGator's Enterprise RSS Solution to Improve Relevant Information Delivery

Leading Executive Search Consulting Firm Implements NewsGator Enterprise Server to Improve Search Consultant Productivity

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 5, 2006 -- NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS platform company, today announced that Spencer Stuart, one of the country's largest and oldest executive search firms, has deployed NewsGator Enterprise Server (NGES) to improve the way its employees find and share information. The product enables its consultants and other employees to automatically track relevant information about clients, executives and industries they serve.

Through NGES, Spencer Stuart employees can access content from both internal (enterprise applications and repositories) and external (news and blogs) sources through NewsGator Enterprise Server and have it delivered through Microsoft Outlook® clients and Microsoft Sharepoint® portals. Later this year, the firm plans to automatically subscribe its search consultants and associates to all of the relevant RSS feeds they need regarding a company, its executives and news in the industry and have them be delivered directly to a folder in Microsoft Outlook. This will allow employees to receive the most relevant information they need to do their jobs without having to understand RSS.

"Delivering relevant, timely information in an easy-to-consume way is a challenge in most enterprises, but RSS is a great way to solve this problem," said Trapper Markelz, senior project manager at Spencer Stuart. "NewsGator's product allows users to gather this information in an easy, manageable way."

"In today's business environment, accessing content from a growing number of different sources can be an overwhelming and inefficient process," said A.V. "Sandy" Hamilton, NewsGator's executive vice president of sales, marketing and business development. "Spencer Stuart understands the value proposition that NGES brings to the table by providing its consultants with the tools they need to stay on top of breaking market and company-specific news."

Why NewsGator Enterprise Server

Spencer Stuart selected NGES because it contains four features which allow it to immediately realize the benefits of RSS in the enterprise:

--  Outlook/Exchange integration;
--  Active directory integration;
--  Cross-device/interface synchronization; and
--  API access for programmatic subscribe/unsubscribe functions.
    
"Other offerings we researched couldn't provide the comprehensive features of NewsGator," Markelz said. "NewsGator was the only company offering a full-featured, server-based aggregator that could live behind the firewall."

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. With its powerful search, collaboration and administrative capabilities, organizations can ensure that relevant information automatically gets delivered to employees. 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 NewsGator Technologies, Inc.

NewsGator Technologies is the world's leading RSS platform 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.

About Spencer Stuart

Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. Privately held since 1956, Spencer Stuart applies its extensive knowledge of industries, functions and talent to advise select clients -- ranging from major multinationals to emerging companies to nonprofit organizations -- and address their leadership requirements. Through 50 offices in more than 25 countries and a broad range of practice groups, Spencer Stuart consultants focus on senior-level executive search, board director appointments, succession planning and in-depth senior executive management assessments. For more information on Spencer Stuart, please visit www.spencerstuart.com.

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