SOURCE: Synteractive

January 25, 2011 11:02 ET

Synteractive Recognizes the Launch of 2.0

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - Synteractive is proud to announce its support of the launch of the new web site and five other Treasury Department web sites (,,,, and, the first Cabinet-level web site migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The contract to re-design was awarded to Smartronix, in June 2010. Team Smartronix, which consists of Smartronix, Synteractive, Amazon Web Services, TMP Government, KPMG and Microsoft, also developed the successful 2.0 web site released last year. The team brings together authoritative industry experts in SharePoint, cloud computing, Web design, transparency, Open Government data, social collaboration, and emerging Web technologies. The new has all the modern capabilities expected in such a critical, public-facing Web channel. Features include integration with social networking tools, Web 2.0 capabilities, faceted search, and multi-media resources. A unique, user-centric approach means visitors can more easily find information of interest to them as opposed to sifting through data presented according to a non-intuitive organizational structure.

As Synteractive CEO Evan Burfield explains, "We are proud to again join Team Smartronix in developing this landmark step forward for the US Treasury Department and how they share information with the citizenry. It is an excellent example of technology as an enabler of transparency and Open Government initiatives."

"Smartronix is proud to partner with Synteractive as one of the leading small business innovators in open government, cloud computing and SharePoint development," states Joseph Gerczak, Executive VP of Smartronix. "Our successes with and are a result of the great teamwork we have had with Synteractive, TMP Government, and KPMG."

Developed on a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform and running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the new is built with a powerful, secure, and highly scalable infrastructure. The site supports the communications, publishing requirements, and strategic initiatives of the Treasury department, and enables transparency and increased access to Treasury resources and assets. This is exemplified by the significant improvements over the previous content management process. Content owners can now make updates at the individual office level as opposed to relying on a central departmental web team. The platform also enables advanced dynamic data visualizations to further the way that vital data is shared and re-purposed across Treasury, its agencies, and the constituency.

"Amazon Web Services (AWS) is proud to provide the backbone for the landmark new It is a prime example of Federal agencies reducing costs and optimizing IT services and will serve as a blueprint for future Federal agency adoption of cloud computing solutions," states Teresa Carlson, Vice President Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services. "We look forward to supporting future public sector projects by helping agencies implement highly scalable, on-demand technology infrastructure solutions that save money, improve efficiencies and comply with the Federal Cloud First Initiative."

Synteractive, named Microsoft's Federal Partner of the Year in 2010 after partnering with Smartronix on the successful implementation of 2.0, worked closely with Microsoft to once again provide a solution that included the extensive functionality and features required by the client. "Synteractive is a valued Microsoft partner and continues to develop as a leader in providing creative solutions for the Public Sector utilizing our technologies. The new website showcases the optimal use of SharePoint 2010 as a powerful framework that enables complex workflows, a robust Enterprise Content Management System, integration of data visualizations such as OData, as well as FAST search, and metadata services," explains Susie Adams, Microsoft Federal CTO. 

The site has full and seamless integration with a variety of social media such as Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and YouTube and marks the first time that the Treasury department has published a blog -- cleverly named "Treasury Notes."

About Synteractive
Synteractive is committed to solving the really big problems in the world by delivering solutions that combine social and technological innovation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Synteractive develops enterprise products that simplify the adoption of cloud computing services (CloudAdvantage), leverage the power of crowd sourcing (SocialRally), and provides consulting expertise in the adoption of SharePoint as a complete Enterprise Content Management System for both the Public and Private Sectors. In 2010, the company was named Microsoft Federal Partner of the Year and was ranked 64th in the INC 500 list of fastest growing companies. For more information, please visit

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