In 2010 US-based company NewsGator launched Social Sites – an MS SharePoint based platform that provides companies with a wide range of social computing advantages. To date corporate social networks are used to exchange information within the company and include user and department profiles, forums, activity/news fields, tags, favorites, blogs, analytics, and a messaging service.
NewsGator Social Sites 2010 suite was designed to simplify the team work and another SharePoint functionality. Social Sites enhances a SharePoint basic functionality and allows companies to build professional social networks, add colleagues, search for experts, and attract talents.
“Market analysis has demonstrated that social computing has been one of the dominant corporate IT trends in American and European companies for the past year. That’s why we suppose that these services will be in great demand in Russia in the near future,” comments Artezio CTO Denis Romanovsky.
Artezio as the first official partner of NewsGator in Russia provides various services in deployment and customization of Social Sites corporate platform for large- and med-sized companies across different industries. Artezio specialists have gained rich experience in SharePoint-based projects and now provide cost-effective services including basic implementation of the corporate platform, integration with corporate email and portals, customization of the platform’s design according to the Customer’s standards or particular requirements as well as development of additional functionality and integration with all of the Customer’s business systems in compliance with the company’s security policy.
“By integrating Social Sites with SharePoint Portal 2010, you can provide your employees with new possibilities of improving efficiency. You don’t need to discover new technologies as you will be using a familiar SharePoint technology thus unifying your IT-infrastructure. Using Social Sites helps increase communication speed, retain talents and attract new ones as well as increase the company’s efficiency in general,” adds Mr. Romanovsky.
Today Artezio provides Social Sites services for a number of large Russian corporations, including one leading mobile service provider, as well as for the most influential Russian banks.