NewsGator acquires Tomoye
NewsGator has reached a final agreement for the acquisition of Tomoye, creating a single source for intranet, extranet and Internet social computing solutions built on Microsoft technologies.
NewsGator reports it now has more than 2.1 million paid enterprise social computing users overall—more than any other social computing vendor, it claims. NewsGator also has the largest implementations in private-sector enterprise social computing. Via Tomoye, NewsGator adds the largest market share in Government 2.0, supporting many substantial installations, including the single largest government social computing community, the United States Army with 150,000 users.
Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, Tomoye customers will continue to receive full product support from the combined company. Tomoye customers include the Federal Reserve Bank, the United States Army, Defense Acquisition University, the United States Air Force, Jacobs Engineering, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Agency for International Development and more.
The acquisition enriches NewsGator’s already broad support of SharePoint to encompass the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Server (WSS), Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. NewsGator is a depth-managed Certified Gold Partner of Microsoft, and Tomoye is a Certified Gold Partner.