Ektron, a web content management, social and marketing optimization software and solutions provider, today announced an eIntranet plug-in built with Seesmic Desktop 2 (SD2). Ektron’s eIntranet SD2 plug-in allows users to access enterprise activity streams on the desktop alongside Facebook, Google Apps, Twitter and other social network streams.
“Status updates, microblogs, and activity streams have become the de facto standard for sharing information quickly. Today’s intranets must keep pace with the digital world and become a mashup of internal and external content and applications that employees easily can manage and adopt. The combination of Ektron’s social business and collaboration application, eIntranet, with Seesmic underscores the business-critical need for forward-looking enterprise strategies that manage everything influencing both external and internal Web use,” said Bill Rogers, founder and CEO of Ektron. “Ektron will continue to align with innovative companies like Seesmic to provide comprehensive, integrated solutions that protect and measurably enhance customers’ enterprise technology investments.”
Research shows that 36% of a company’s overall performance is driven by its ability to collaborate (Source: Meetings Around the World: The Impact of Collaboration on Business Performance by Frost & Sullivan). The combination of Ektron’s eIntranet with SD2 is intended to break down the silos between departments and geographic locations and promote more effective knowledge sharing and collaboration in the enterprise. Instead of having to search for information, the information finds users via real-time, filterable activity stream of information.
"We're extremely excited about the Ektron integration into Seesmic Desktop 2. We've been hard at work bridging the gap between business and social, within all of our applications,” said Loic LeMeur, CEO of Seesmic. “The Ektron integration is another big step toward reaching that goal.”
eIntranet is built on both social and .NET best practices and scales to the size and needs of every company. It is easy to deploy, use and extend – on premise, hosted or in the cloud.
Seesmic (seesmic.com) is a social management application that offers high-quality, easy-to-use tools for building your brand online. Founded in 2007 and based in San Francisco, our mission is to help people manage their online life, no matter what platform they’re on at any moment. We offer an array of products to help achieve this goal, including Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Web and Desktop applications. Over 5 million people all over the world have downloaded our various applications to date.
Ektron Inc. has innovated web technology since 1998. By integrating web content management (WCM), marketing optimization and social software, Ektron’s software and solutions improve operational efficiency, drive revenue growth and build customer loyalty. Ektron empowers marketers to create, publish and optimize web content that engages, converts and retains customers. Developers benefit from Ektron's extensibility and commitment to the Microsoft .NET framework. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, with offices in Australia, Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom, Ektron has more than 8,000 customers worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Diageo, Home Depot, International Chamber of Commerce, Kodak, Microsoft, NASDAQ, National Health Services UK, Saint-Gobain, The Law Society, and the University of Notre Dame. For more information, please visit ektron.com, ektron.co.uk or ektron.com.au/.
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