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Evolve 2017 Oslo showcased how beneficial the digital transformation can be for Norwegian software vendors

OSLO, Nov-8-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 99X Technology team aired its first international breakfast seminar, on winning with the digital evolution this 25th at Kulturhuset in Oslo. As a first of a series of seminars to be kicked off in the coming years, Evolve 2017: Oslo was all about bringing the digitalization wave to Norway’s tech and innovation community, with knowledge and experience sharing sessions from industry thought leaders in the region.

Directed specifically at enthusiasts looking to transform their business models to digital, and enhance revenue by adding core value to products or services, the seminar was held in partnership with Netlife Design, Norway and was an insightful two hours for the audience. The speaker panel featured Dag Honningsvåg (Chairman of 99X Technology, Driw AS and Bylineme, and Former CEO of Making Waves), Jostein Magnussen (Co-founder of Netlife Design), Hasith Yaggahavita (CTO at 99X Technology and founder of IgniterSpace) and Per-Christian Svendsen (CEO of Boligmappa AS).

“The opportunities are endless with digital transformation. We know this first-hand and we have proven experiences where software products have achieved sustained growth over the years, working with many different ISVs across the world. The objective today was to bring to light how beneficial this would be for Norwegian software vendors, as well as general enthusiasts for their growth strategy,” said Dag Honningsvag, expressing his views at the seminar.

“Evolve Oslo also became a platform for like-minded digitalization enthusiasts to come together and share their views, and this was exactly what we were hoping for. As digital evangelists, we are looking forward to enabling this transformation for the entire European region very soon,” he further added.

Commencing with Dag’s comprehensive introduction to digitalization, the seminar was taken over by Jostein who shared very informative insights on handling clients in the digital era of information clutter, followed by Hasith who elaborated on the next big thing after the SaaS hype. Per-Christian then concluded with an interesting view of how the digital transformation journey works, taking his own success with Boligmappa AS as an example. Overall, the tips and learnings were a great directive for the audience.

This seminar marked the end of a fruitful engagement in Norway by the 99X Technology team, which also included a company showcase at Webdagene 2017, Scandinavia’s largest customer experience conference, last week.

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99X Technology played an active role in digitizing leading European ISVs (Independent Software Vendors)

Oslo, Norway, Oct-26-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading software product engineering specialist 99X Technology recently showcased at Webdagene 2017, Scandinavia’s largest customer experience conference, organized by Netlife Design Norway.

The show which housed over 15 Exhibitors and entertained more than 1,000 visitors is an annual convention which spans across two days, featuring a line-up of industry thought leaders and top players in the digital sphere in Europe on its speaker panel. The aim of the show is to bring participants up-to-date on latest trends in world-class digital user experiences. Webdagene was held from 18th to 20th of October this year, with the first day being a workshop-oriented session, and second and third days dedicated to the exhibition.

Having played an active role in digitizing leading European ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) with over 150 successful software products in its portfolio, it was a great platform for the team from 99X Technology to display some of Sri Lanka’s best product engineering skills to the European region and its IT community.

“While we have maintained an active presence in Norway over the past decade or so, Webdagene brought us face-to-face with some of the key players in the digital sphere in the whole European region. In addition to being a fantastic experience with so many inspiring individuals, it also proved to be a great opportunity, where we gained good insights into Europe’s evolving technology landscape. This exposure helped us align our digital offerings better for European market as a global software product co-creator,” said Hasith Yaggahavita, CTO of 99X Technology, while expressing his views on the event.

About 99X Technology

Headquartered in Sri Lanka with offices in Norway and Australia, 99X Technology has been adjudged one of Asia’s best workplaces and is a regional leader in Agile software product engineering and technology innovation. Its expertise has been proven through a 150+ portfolio of successful globally serving software products developed since the year 2000, by partnering with leading ISVs across Europe, Australasia and USA. 99X Technology has been ranked as a Great Place To Work for in Sri Lanka for five consecutive years, and is among the first IT companies in the country to enter the Great Place To Work Hall of Fame (2017).

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TS EMEA to present its NextGen enterprise software at the 29th World LPG Forum & AEGPL Congress in Italy

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TULSA, OK, 03-Nov-2016 — /EPR Software News/ — TS EMEA, a provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced that it will present its NextGen enterprise software at the 29th World LPG Forum & AEGPL Congress on 15-17 November in Florence, Italy. The World LPG Forum serves as both a platform to discuss issues relevant to the LPG industry and as an arena for companies to showcase their latest innovations for a global audience.

TS EMEA, who will be situated in Stand #K8, will be one of roughly 150 propane and LPG vendors exhibiting at the World LPG Forum, a show that will welcome more than 2,000 attendees from 60+ countries. TS EMEA will highlight TouchStar’s propane and LP gas distribution Android application, TransPac LPG, and the company’s integrated telematics and fleet tracking solution, TS FleetWatch.

“TS EMEA is proud to be a part of the World LPG Forum,” said TS EMEA’s General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz, about attending the event. “LPG plays a very significant role as a clean energy source in Europe. TS EMEA is happy to support that role with solutions that are keyed directly to its safe and reliable transport.”

TS EMEA’s goal at the show is to deepen its relationships with the members of the global propane and LP gas distribution industry and to provide increased insight into its propane and LP gas enterprise solutions at the event. At press time, TouchStar’s integrations fleet software is utilized by over 500 companies internationally.

“TS EMEA affirms the Forum theme, ‘A Bridge to the Future,’ said TouchStar CEO, Peter Gibbs. “It serves as the ideal platform for TouchStar’s NextGen mobility solutions.”

TS EMEA will be located at the Firenze Fiera Congress and Exhibition Centre in Stand #K8, Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November. Meetings may be arranged with Robert Pabeschitz by contacting TS EMEA online at http://www.touchstargroup.com/contact-page-ts-emea/. Mr. Pabeschitz may also be contacted via email at sales.emea@touchstargroup.com.

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New research reveals massive increase in open source component use

Fulton, MD, 11-Jul-2016 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today announced the release of its second annual State of the Software Supply Chain report. Based on the analysis of 31 billion download requests of open source software components from the Central Repository, which is managed by Sonatype, the report provides insight into the software supply chain practices from 3,000 development organizations and also includes software component analysis of 25,000 applications.

Key findings from the report include:

  • Supply and demand have never been greater
  • The number of open source component download requests increased dramatically to 31 billion in 2015 from 17 billion in 2014, an 82 percent increase year-over-year.
  • 10,000 new component versions are introduced daily across development ecosystems.
  • Component sourcing practices are inefficient and software vulnerabilities are pervasive
  • Enterprises download more than 229,000 components annually, but, on average only 5,000 component downloads are unique.
  • Open source components vary widely in terms of quality and 6.1 percent of downloads (1-in-16 components) include a known security defect.
  • Organizations struggle with vulnerable parts
  • Data from 25,000 applications demonstrates that 6.8 percent of components in use had at least one known security defect, revealing that downloads of poor quality components are making their way into production.
  • Parts age and grow stale quickly.  Older components (age 2+ years) used in applications are disproportionately less healthy and are three times more likely to contain vulnerabilities.

Industry is taking action
Top performing enterprises, federal regulators and industry associations have embraced the principles of software supply chain automation to improve the safety, quality and security of software.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

 

Intranet Software Connects Employees to Management with Social Networking

Intranet Connections offers company managers a way to connect and share with employees as part of the latest release of their Social Intranet Software. The new Social Employee Directory introduces Message Walls designed to foster engagement, collaboration and the process of people helping people.

“Our goal with the new Social Directory is to impact how employees connect and learn from each other on the intranet, and how social tools like the message walls can help bridge the gap between management and employees,” says Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections. “We brought in common social tools that employees may have had exposure to outside of work, like the wall on Facebook, and the concept of personalization through widgets similar to iGoogle, providing employees an instant commonality and comfort level in using these tools to help them in the workplace.”

Employee message walls are at the heart of the new social directory, allowing employees to tap the collective intelligence of the organization and promote the concept of people helping people. Managers and executives can use the wall to impart the corporate vision, support the culture, and receive feedback in a very easy to use and collaborative environment.

Intranet Connections also uses the wall to promote and elevate intranet content. Every page on the intranet has a “Share Content” feature that will share news, videos, documents, calendar events, forms, training, photo albums and new job opportunities through employee walls.

Other enhancements include the ability to group employees by projects, abilities, skills, or interests through tagging. Employees can personalize with a private workspace in their social profile, creating widgets that will aggregate information from the site and external resources. Subscriptions, site and email alerts, bookmarks, online chat and status updates are all combined to create a powerful Social Employee Directory.

“The heart of your intranet is the people who make up a company,” says Carolyn Douglas, “and while our intranet software still caters to business tools, we wanted the people-centric power of social capabilities and felt the Employee Directory was the vehicle for that connection to take place.”

Business tools merge with social networking in this new release for Intranet Connections, available for evaluation and tours through the Intranet Connections web site at www.intranetconnections.com.

About Intranet Connections
Intranet Connections is out-of-the-box Social Intranet Software where people and business tools merge to get work done. More than 1600 organizations worldwide have chosen Intranet Connections as their social intranet solution. If you would like more information about this topic please contact Tara Clark, Marketing Manager, at 604-924-9770 or visit the Intranet Connections web site at http://www.intranetconnections.com.

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Hovitaga Announces Its Report Generator To Accelerate SAP® Reporting And Cut IT Costs

Hovitaga offers a software add-on for SAP® systems that effectively reduces IT costs of SAP® customers. The product boosts developer productivity by automatizing repetitive tasks that otherwise would take much more time. Standard SAP® reports can be generated with a few clicks, without writing a single line of code.

“This solution gratifies real developer needs” said Ferenc Éles, SAP® developer and consultant working at Dunaferr, a major SAP® customer in Hungary. “The quality of this product is as high as the quality of standard SAP® tools” he continued after a free trial of the software.

Business decision makers often want to see ad-hoc reports on their business data. Mostly these requirements are fulfilled by the IT department by creating new reports. This takes hours or days, depending on complexity. Hovitaga Report Generator can reduce this to minutes, by generating the whole report source code based on an SQL query. Several hundred lines of program code can be generated, that otherwise the developers would have to manually program. The report is part of the standard SAP software development life-cycle, is fully compliant with the SAP developer guidelines and can be easily enhanced.

For more information, white papers and videos visit www.hovitaga.com. A free version can be downloaded at http://hovitaga.com/hovitaga_try.html

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Fellow Consulting Delivers CRM Gadget 2 Go, The Offline Client For Oracle CRM On Demand, Now For Android

Fellow Consulting AG, leading CRM solution provider and first Accelerate Partner for CRM On Demand in Germany, today announced that the CRM On Demand offline client CRM Gadget 2 Go is now also available for Android.

CRM Gadget 2 Go is an offline client for Oracle CRM On Demand that allows usage of CRM data online, mobile and offline. As a result, users can access all their CRM information while travelling or in customer meetings, and can also maintain CRM data offline and synchronize it with Oracle CRM On Demand when they are back online again. It enables the quick and easy input of data from customer meetings, sales and service operations, regardless of whether they are online or offline.

Now CRM Gadget 2 Go is also available as Android, IPhone and IPad App. It supports a wide range of devices and operating systems, from Windows over Mac and Linux to WeTab, Galaxy Tab and last but not least iPhone and iPad. This enables companies to have their mobile users connected on each device.

Latest features of CRM Gadget 2 Go include for example capturing of customer signatures on touchscreen or signature pad, integration of barcode scanner, and many more.

Increase your sales effectiveness, combine the cost advantages of a Software-as-a-Service (Saas) application with the availability for mobile and offline usage, and maximize your return on investment.

For more information, please visit http://www.crm-gadget.com.

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Intranet Connections Software Adds Power and Creativity with Application Builder

Intranet Connections has announced the latest release of their social intranet software. Intranet Connections v11 builds on employee participation and engagement via your intranet by giving users the power to embrace and share company culture with innovative tools that are out of the box.

“Our intranet software helps to connect employees by information and knowledge sharing, online collaboration and the enhancement of your company culture,” says Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections. “We added dynamic tools such as our new Application Builder, allowing you to easily create any type of application you need for your intranet. We want to provide tools that help improve your business, through your employees and the intranet.”

Application Builder gives you the power to be creative when building applications. You have complete control over input forms, fields, and layout screens. Intranet Connections has harnessed AJAX drag and drop, creating an easy to use and dynamic application-building experience, with collaborative social elements such as employee tagging, comments, ratings and widgets.

This release also offers several new interactive widgets that engage with employees, including quick polls to measure employee opinions; a weather widget; widgets that cycle content such as snippets of customer feedback, tip of the day, or inspirational quotes; upcoming birthdays and anniversaries; and features employees with their photo, what they do in the company, and how to reach them or launch an intranet live chat.

Intranet Connections v11 offers extensive theme options along with fixed width layouts to provide modern intranet designs that are out of the box. With their easy to use theme builder, you can build themes that incorporate your company brand, which fosters culture because employees recognize the importance of your brand in the workplace.

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Interact Intranet With a New Collaboration Feature – Interact Answers

Interact, a leading supplier in intelligent intranet software, today announced the release of Interact Answers – an innovative and unique new crowd-sourcing feature which drives productivity by allowing users to post questions on the intranet and receiveaccurate solutions, using Interact Intranet’s intelligence store andthe knowledge of other users.

The easy-to-usefeature is available in the core system of Interact Intranet version 4.8. Once auser posts aquestion on the intranet,Interact Answers will attempt to provide a solution to the question.It firstly uses itsintelligent capabilities tosupply information that it thinks will answer the question, then Interact Answers will recommend colleagues with in the company it believes can help with the question. These‘experts’ are notified of the question and the question is then open for all employees to answer.

Interact Answersdrives internal collaboration as all employeesbegin to collaborate to answer the question successfully and it unlocks knowledge in the company. Interact Answersprevents relying on internalemails to ask questions, where the answers can be quickly lost and the right answer is not guaranteed. Productivity is boosted as less time is spent searching for answers and it also allows staff to ask an open question to the company if they are not sure who to direct the question to.

Simon Dance, Product Manager comments:

“Interact Answers is an intelligent collaboration feature that grows the more it is used. As users begin to answer questions, a knowledge store is created so vital company information can’t be lost and can be easily searched for.

“What makes this feature unique is that Interact Answers intelligently suggests solutions to the questions asked, using the information already contained within the intranet. It then goes one step further by recommending an expert within the company it believes can help you with that answer.”

See Interact Answers in action in this interactive video.

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Interact Announces Entry Into Rackspace Partner Network

Interact, a leading supplier in intelligent intranet software, today announced they have entered into an agreement to join the Rackspace Partner Programme with Rackspace® Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry.

This agreement will enable Interact to provide its customers with a fast and reliable secure intranet solution hosted by Rackspace. The use of hosted software has become a sensible option for many businesses and offers a great alternative to a network based application. Hosting enables access to the intranet anywhere / anytime via a web browser which enhances collaboration opportunities for distributed or remote users. It also reduces pressure on limited in-house IT resources as there is no software to deploy or servers to maintain.

Interact Intranet is an easy to use, collaborative turnkey solution trusted by over 250,000 users. It is an intelligent intranet solution that learns as people use it, adapts and automatically connects relevant information to people. Powerful enterprise networking tools actively promote internal communication, collaboration, idea sharing and cross-organisation participation. It is modular in its architecture allowing organisations to add the components, resources, and services that are required as the business evolves and grows.

Scott Hitchins, Global Partner Manager at Interact, believes that hosted solutions are increasingly popular today for their ability to offer enterprise level system functionality with the advantages of zero maintenance overhead or initial capital outlay. “The financial investment and overhead of owning and maintaining servers and software applications in-house can be substantial. Rackspace hosting services will deliver a powerful and cost-effective intranet solution for our customers with rapid deployment and unparalleled scalability and flexibility in a secure environment. Rackspace offer a 100% network and infrastructure uptime guarantee which will ensure that Interact is always accessible”

Since 2001 Rackspace has been hosting and supporting mission critical websites, internet applications, email servers, security and storage services for 6,000 customers in the UK . Andrew Bartlam, Head of Channel at Rackspace said, “We’re very pleased that Interact have joined our Partner Network and we look forward to working together in the future”.

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Vancouver Intranet Software Company Gives Back Using Social Media

Intranet Connections (www.intranetconnections.com), provider of the popular intranet CMS software, turned to Social Media tools to organize and run a charity campaign in conjunction with the recent holiday season. During the month of December, CEO Carolyn Douglas and Online Marketing Manager Rachel Lai connected with Intranet Connections clients over Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook with an offer to donate $100.00 to a charity of their choice.

“Intranet Connections would not be the company that it is today without the feedback and input from our clients. We wanted to recognize their efforts and support the causes that are important to them over the holidays,” reported Carolyn Douglas. “By using social media, we hoped to introduce clients to new ways that they can connect with us and build community with our other intranet software users.”

The aim of the ‘Give Back’ campaign was to contribute to a cause that customers are passionate about in an easy, no strings attached way. There was a great response to the campaign and donations were made to charities ranging from a local animal rescue shelter in Nova Scotia, Canada to large national charities such as the American Cancer Society. This was the second year in a row where Intranet Connections has run this campaign over the holiday season.

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SalesFUSION Announces Acceptance Into Microsoft Platform Ready Program For Dynamics CRM

SalesFUSION™, the maker of SalesFUSION 360, an integrated sales and marketing demand generation platform, today announced it has been approved and accepted into Microsoft’s Platform Ready Program for Dynamics CRM.

Microsoft implemented the Platform Ready program for ISV’s and Partners in the Dynamics ecosystem to help launch their new Dynamics Marketplace. SalesFUSION was an early adopter of the PinPoint program, which is a pre-cursor to the Dynamics Marketplace, which coincides with the release of Dynamics 2011. The purpose of the platform ready program is to ensure to potential and existing Dynamics CRM users, that ancillary solutions that they purchase to integrate to Dynamics CRM have completed rigorous testing and validation for compatibility, security and more.

SalesFUSION applied and tested against the MPR program in December and was accepted into the program as of 12/22/2010. Said Kevin Miller, EVP Marketing and Sales for SalesFUSION; “We are extremely pleased with the direction being taken by Microsoft with their ISV ecosystem. Programs such as MPR and the Dynamics Marketplace offer ISV’s such as SalesFUSION a tremendous opportunity to grow our business and expand our Microsoft CRM practice. It also ensures to the dynamics user, that they are working with the highest quality vendors who have committed development resources and support great products integrating to Dynamics”.

SalesFUSION is a leading SaaS-based marketing automation platform that has been built from the ground up to help CRM users integrate their marketing and sales activities and create a true lead to sales model for managing their business, revenue and lead flow. SalesFUSION’s focus has been on integrating marketing processes and vital marketing/lead data directly into CRM to enhance the lead to sales process and create operational efficiencies.

“We have been much focused as a company in our development and sales efforts with respect to Microsoft Dynamics for the last 2 years. In this time, we have continued to wow our Microsoft customers with the ease of integration and depth of functionality we offer at a very competitive price. In a way, this MPR program is a further validation that SalesFUSION is a leader in the Dynamics CRM ISV space”: Said Miller.

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Frankfurt Partners Publish its Newest SaaS Valuation and Metric Research Report

Business Consulting firm Frankfurt Partners (www.frankfurtpartners.com) released the third edition of its biannual Software as a Service (SaaS) Valuation and Metric Report. SaaS remains a relatively new business model but it has a great potential for growth. As of 2010, it is estimated to have reached less than 20% of its potential market.

The largest proportion of SaaS customers so far are SMEs and medium-sized companies with relatively little break-through into the enterprise market. However, the level of adoption by enterprises is starting to increase rabidly. By the end of 2010, 80% of U.S. organizations will use at least one SaaS-delivered application for business use.

“The M&A Activities have picked up in the last 12 month as a array of companies are seeking to capitalize on the rising demand for SaaS solutions and trying to position themselves as a strategic player in the SaaS market”, says Rene Meister. “Given the attractive characteristics of SaaS companies from a financial perspective (i.e. strong growth, revenue visibility), it is not surprising that M&A activity for SaaS vendors has been strong.”

This report includes extensive benchmarking data about the SaaS Market. It is an invaluable resource for metrics and benchmarks for running a business based on the SaaS business model.

Reports key findings:
•Although many more companies are entering the SaaS market, most of these are providing SaaS as an extension to their existing product line.
•With a total asset value of $2,460 million stated in its end 2009 balance sheet, Salesforce is more than three times the size of its nearest rival.
•SaaS providers require around 50-70% more capital than traditional software companies before they achieve a positive cash flow.
•Pure play SaaS providers are the most valuable out of 23 categories of software companies.
•Mergers and acquisition valuations have generally fallen from an average of 6.2 times revenue in 2007 to 5.3 times in 2010. Overall Deal sizes have been fallen too.
•Successful pure play SaaS providers such as Netsuite and Salesforce.com are valued much higher then companies that still have traditional business models.

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MindMeister Collaborative Mind Maps Now Available on Interact Intranet

Interact, a leading supplier in intelligent intranet software and MindMeister, providers of on-line mind mapping software, are pleased to announce a strategic technology partnership. The agreement allows the two companies to combine their industry leading software solutions.

MindMeister is the market leading and multiple award-winning web-based collaboration solution that uses proven mind mapping concepts to facilitate multi-user planning, brainstorming, and project management sessions all from within a standard web browser.

Interact Intranet is an easy to use, collaborative turnkey solution trusted by over 250,000 users. It is an intelligent intranet solution that learns as people use it, adapts and automatically connects relevant information to people. Powerful enterprise networking tools actively promote internal communication, collaboration, idea sharing and cross-organisation participation. It is modular in its architecture allowing organisations to add the components, resources, and services that are required as the business evolves and grows.

As a result of the new integration, Interact Intranet users will be able to access the MindMeister mind maps via the intranet to brainstorm or plan new projects. They will be able to simultaneously work with colleagues on the same map and see changes as they happen within the intuitive and familiar intranet interface.

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Intranet Connections Software Brings Simplicity to Intranet Administration

Intranet Connections has released the newest version of its intranet 2.0 CMS platform with the aims of reducing administration overhead for intranet managers and simplifying the design of site navigation. Intranet Connections version 10.5 targets small to medium size businesses wishing to have SharePoint-like functionality, but without the price tag or management overhead.

Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections, “Our focus is on ease-of-use and providing SMB’s with an out-of-the-box intranet that they can implement themselves. Version 10.5 provides intranet administrators with a simple solution that is easy to install, implement and manage on an ongoing basis, without the need for custom development.”

A key enhancement in the new release is the addition of a revised menu builder that features a drag and drop interface to manage site navigation. The redesigned interface allows administrators to add a horizontal menu to their site, create drop down menus, add menu headers and relocate menu items from the left main to the site header directly through the site interface. The new menu builder provides more flexibility to intranet managers wishing to customize their information architecture in a simple manner.

This latest release also builds on the popular tagging feature with the addition of a new content tag management interface. The robust tag administration area simplifies routine tag management tasks such as creating tag groups, moving tags between groups and finding tags with dynamically filtered search results. Admins can pre-populate and organize commonly used tags so that end users can easily tag and find relevant content.

Also included among the other features of v10.5 are an upgrade of the HTML editor to improve accuracy when composing complex document layouts or pasting from Word, an extranet friendly security model to simplify user-rights administration on intranet/extranet implementations and a new Multiple File Upload tool for improved ease-of-use, stability and performance.

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BC Place Facilitates Internal Communication with Intranet Connections During Post-Olympic Construction

Intranet Connections (www.intranetconnections.com) is pleased to announce the intranet launch for BC Place, the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. BC Place launched their Intranet Connections Intranet 2.0 CMS Software in July with goals of improving corporate communication, increasing employee involvement, and enhancing information sharing within the organization.

After the 2010 Winter Games, BC Place was scheduled major construction to revitalize and modernize the facilities, including the largest retractable roof of its kind in the world. When the Administration team at BC Place learned that half of all full-time staff would be moving to temporary offices at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the other half would remain at BC Place, they immediately became aware that a corporate communication tool was needed to unify the two locations. The IT team spearheaded the project, identifying an intranet site as the best means to facilitate internal communication and provide a central repository for staff information.

In evaluating intranet solutions, BC Place knew they wanted to find a turnkey product that did not require any programming or custom development in order to get their site up and running.

“We ultimately selected Intranet Connections as an intranet solution because it was out-of the box and it required minimal administration overhead. Intranet Connections also came highly recommended, was proven in the market place and was developed by a Canadian company. We really liked the fact that Intranet Connections was a local organization.” says Winnie Mok, Information Services Manager at BC Place.

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Brother Canada Engaging Employees with Intranet Connections Social CMS Intranet

Intranet Connections (www.intranetconnections.com) provider of the popular intranet 2.0 CMS software announces its flagship intranet software has been chosen by Brother Canada to help the company streamline business processes, increase employee productivity and enhance engagement and collaboration. Brother Canada will launch their new intranet with employees across the country this month.

Brother Canada, a branch of the 5 billion dollar company Brother Industries, Ltd offers a wide range of business machines and home appliances known for their affordability, reliability, ease of use, and versatility. These qualities are the cornerstones of Brother Canada’s success and the company felt that their intranet solution should embody these characteristics. Brother also wanted to find an intranet 2.0 communication platform that would allow them to establish a dialogue and encourage employees to participate within the organization. They did not want an intranet that would simply remain an archive of data and be driven from the top-down.

In searching for a new intranet solution, Brother Canada looked at a custom-built solution, open source software and Intranet Connections Intranet 2.0 Software. They focused on Intranet Connections after ruling out a custom solution as too expensive and time-intensive to set up.

“Intranet Connections suited us perfectly. It was an affordable and turnkey intranet solution that allowed us to be up and running with an intranet in a short amount of time. Value for the money combined with out-of-the-box collaborative tools contributed to our purchase decision.” says Vital Adam, Brother Canada’s Public Relations Officer.

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eMaint Enterprises is Proud to Announce Several New Client Projects

eMaint Enterprises is proud to announce the acquisition of several new clients, the Johnson County School District,Fort Payne Water, and National Oilwell Varco.

eMaint Enterprises is Proud to Announce Several New Client Projects

The maintenance team at Johnson County School District will use the eMaint X3 onlineCMMS software to support vehicle maintenance through planned maintenance, corrective maintenance and reporting. eMaint was selected for its configurability, ease-of-use, and strong work order and preventative maintenance capabilities.

Fort Payne Water has selected X3 Online for managing plant and system maintenance. Team leaders determined that X3 online offered the best opportunity to meet their reliability goals while managing work order needs, PM’s and running reports. Other points for selection included the system’s ease-of-use, web-hosted access and user definable configuration.

National Oilwell Varco has selected the eMaint X3 Online system to manage preventive maintenance operations at its R&D Lab in Houston, TX. Primary reasons for selecting eMaint included the web-hosted format, easy-to-use PM system, and built in reporting and dashboard features. Visit the eMaint website for information and screen shots ofpreventive maintenance for Tracking and Scheduling.

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Johnston McLamb Wins Contract for Correspondence Management at Dept. of Commerce

The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded Johnston McLamb a contract to provide proper electronic management of its controlled correspondence. Johnston McLamb was chosen to assist the Office of the Chief Information Officer in providing support to the Department in connection with its information technology needs, including the need to monitor “controlled” correspondence used by the Executive Secretariat and several Department bureaus. A product called WebDocFlowTM is the document and electronic records management system for workflow and accountability of Presidential communications, Congressional communications and Department records at Commerce. Johnston McLamb is the exclusive seller of WebDocFlow in the United States.

Johnston McLamb Wins Contract for Correspondence Management at Dept. of Commerce

In addition to providing a variety of WebDocFlow support services, Johnston McLamb is also providing software support and maintenance and has arranged for hosting of the application. The contract provides for one base year and four option years.

Johnston McLamb (http://www.johnstonmclamb.com) is a management and IT consulting firm specializing in business intelligence solutionsdata visualization software, and geospatial applications. Founded in 1991, Johnston McLamb strives to help clients reach their goals by implementing both new and proven technologies. In recent years, Johnston McLamb has won several industry awards including the USPS Quality Supplier Award, the 2008 Oracle Spatial Excellence Award, the Computerworld Business Intelligence Perspectives Award, and several others.

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Innovative Blog Series Explores a Day in the Life of an Intranet

Intranet Connections, provider of the popular intranet 2.0 CMS software, decided to launch a blog series focusing on “A Day in the Life of an Intranet” that follows a number of employees in how they interact with their company intranet. The series is designed to help answer how the intranet can facilitate collaboration and was published in conjunction with the latest release of Intranet Connections v10.

Innovative Blog Series Explores a Day in the Life of an Intranet

Carolyn Douglas, CEO of Intranet Connections: “Our goal for the Intranet Connections blog is to provide insight and ideas into how intranet managers can maximize return on investment for their intranet implementations. The cornerstone to the success of our intranet software is the KISS principle, and we like to show the value and benefit of what you can do with the tools available.”

The blog series explores how various employees at the fictional company, West Coast Savings Credit Union, interact with their intranet The Buzz. The series, written in a short story format, is a refreshing and unusual perspective on the interaction between employees and the intranet during the course of a regular day at the office. Each post features an employee at a particular time slot in their day and describes how they use the intranet to assist them in their job duties and communicating with co-workers. Based on feedback and ideas from their client base, the Intranet Connections blog series aims to give other intranet administrators insight into how their users could potentially interact with the intranet and offers ideas on encouraging site usage, enhancing collaboration, and building community.

You can read the Intranet Connections blog series “A Day in the Life of an Intranet” at http://blogs.intranetconnections.com.

Intranet Connections Intranet 2.0 Software is out-of-the-box intranet software that combines core tools, intranet tasks and employee collaboration in an easy to use and turnkey environment. More than 1300 organizations world-wide have chosen Intranet Connections as their intranet software provider and the company has a strong vertical within financial and health sectors.

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