With nearly a full quarter-year left to go, 2012 is shaping up to be one of the most transformative years for NewsGator as the company announced new executive leadership, unveiled several pioneering technologies for the social workplace, and experienced explosive enterprise customer growth globally for its social business software - Social Sites.
Daniel Kraft joined NewsGator in August as its new CEO. His impact was felt immediately, as the company embraced a renewed focus on building human-centric, enterprise-class social business technology in the following areas:
- People First: The latest version of Social Sites includes Lookout, a personalized human-centric environment that gives users full control of how they consume and share information. Built-in recommendation and personalization features make it easier for knowledge workers to be more efficient and productive in their daily workday.
- Mobile Now: By tripling the mobile development team, NewsGator continues to drive innovation to support the mobile workforce. With native apps for iPhone, Android, HTML5 applications, and the brand new Windows 8 app, NewsGator becomes the first social business company to bring enterprise-grade social capabilities to Windows 8 devices.
- Future Ready: NewsGator continued its rapid innovation pace with the first social solution to support Microsoft’s newly-announced SharePoint 2013 platform. By integrating with the entire Microsoft software stack - the #1 ecosystem for the knowledge worker, NewsGator makes social a reality for hundreds of millions of business users.
“Social is a business reality and we are in the center of that,” observed NewsGator CEO, Daniel Kraft. “We are seeing our best quarter ever because we understand how people work most naturally and effectively. More and more business leaders are recognizing this and adopting social business strategies to drive their success,” he added.
The market has responded positively. NewsGator is having a stellar year with more than 100 new clients year-to-date – more than any other social business software vendor. Already strongly positioned in the financial services, retail, and consumer packaged goods industries, NewsGator added large enterprise accounts such as ACORD, Credit Suisse, Diageo, ING, JTI, and Northwestern Mutual. The company also expanded its focus in the energy, manufacturing, healthcare/pharma, and telecommunications industries in 2012, landing deals with a number of large organizations including Cardinal Health, Devon Energy, IM Flash, Nokia Siemens Networks, Stryker, and UCB.
NewsGator’s technological innovations and market growth haven’t been lost on industry influencers. KMWorld named NewsGator one of the 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management for the fourth year in a row, citing the company’s “unwavering commitment to their customers by helping to harvest an organization’s collective intelligence in order to best serve its entire constituency chain.” Inc. Magazine included the company in its annual Inc. 5000 ranking of top companies. And IDC just ranked NewsGator a market leader in its IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2012 Vendor Analysis.