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My friends at NewsGator had a great 2009 – enterprise social computing came into its own and they were at the front of the pack. If an organization uses SharePoint and is interested in social computing, NewsGator Social Sites is a must have product.
Yesterday, NewsGator acquired Tomoye. The two companies are highly complimentary – Tomoye adds a set of SharePoint related community and social computing products to the mix as well as a fantastic government-centric customer base including organizations like the Federal Reserve Bank, The United States Army, Defense Acquisition University, The United States Air Force, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and U.S. Agency for International Development. Eric Sauve, the founder/CEO of Tomoye, has built a really nice business that I’m excited to welcome into the NewsGator family.
CMSWire has a nice article summarizing the deal. If you are interested in enterprise social computing and want to get connected to the folks at NewsGator, feel free to drop me an email – I’d be happy to introduce you.