September 26, 2012, Palo Alto, California
Socialtext, a leading provider of enterprise social software, today announced that customers Southeastern Railway and Industrial Mold & Machine have been named as semifinalists in the second annual Constellation Research SuperNova Awards for their continued innovation in the future of work. More than 120 organizations applied and semifinalists feature leaders and teams who have overcome the odds to apply emerging and disruptive technologies for their organizations.
The world is changing and so is the way businesses conduct daily work. Many organizations that would typically be thought of as “old fashioned,” are now leveraging social collaboration technologies to greatly improve workflow processes and bridge the age gap between multiple generations of employees. By simplifying the ability to share expertise, ideas and corporate data, Socialtext removes knowledge silos that have traditionally hampered the ability to respond to change and serve customers efficiently. Utilizing Socialtext, businesses such as Southeastern Railway and Industrial Mold & Machine are enabling employees to do their jobs more effectively.
“The SuperNova Awards honor business champions who have successfully deployed disruptive technologies,” said Michael Idinopulos, Chief Customer Office and General Manager of Socialtext. “Southeastern Railway and Industrial Mold & Machine are great examples of Socialtext customers who are using our technology to disrupt two very traditional industries: passenger rail and manufacturing. We are extremely proud that they have been recognized by Constellation Research as semifinalists.”
Constellation hand-picked a group of global market makers to judge the 2012 SuperNova Awards. The judges evaluated all applications using a point system and a score of 75 was set as this year's benchmark for advancement to the semifinalist round. The judges sought out applications that accomplished true disruptions or demonstrated innovative adoptions of disruptive technology.
"The judges saw an increase in the quality and quantity of this year's entries. A common theme among the 2012 semifinalists - defined ROI and metrics, best practices on how to transform an organization, and real calculated risk taking inside the organization,” said R. “Ray” Wang, Principal Analyst and CEO of Constellation Research. “These semifinalists should be applauded for their courage in taking their organizations to the next level in a tumultuous business climate".
Voting is now open on the Constellation Research website so be sure to cast your vote today. Polls close at 11:45 p.m. (PT) on Friday, November 2. A combination of popular votes and input from a select panel of judges will determine the winners, to be announced at the SuperNova Awards gala dinner at Connected Enterprise on November 9, 2012 in Dana Point, California.
Constellation Research is a research and advisory firm focused on disruptive and emerging technologies. This renowned group of experienced analysts, led by R "Ray" Wang, focuses on business themed research including the Future of Work; Next Generation Customer Experience; Data to Decisions; Matrix Commerce; Technology Optimization and Innovation; and Consumerization of IT and the New C-Suite.
Constellation's collection of prestigious analysts brings real world experience, independence, and objectivity to client solutions that span cross-role, cross-functional, and cross-industry points of view. Clients join Constellation Research for a fresh and business focused perspective.
Unlike the legacy analyst firms, Constellation Research is disrupting how research is accessed, what topics are covered, and how clients can partner with a research firm to achieve success. Over 100 clients have joined from an ecosystem of buyers, partners, solution providers, c-suite, board of directors and vendor clients.
For more information about Constellation Research, visit www.ConstellationRG.com
Established in 2002, Socialtext, a Bedford Funding portfolio company, was the first company to deliver social software to businesses. By unlocking knowledge, expertise, ideas and data, Socialtext eliminates information silos across the enterprise to drive superior business performance. Socialtext's enterprise social networking products — including microblogging, blogs, wikis, profiles and social spreadsheets — provide simpler ways for employees to share vital information and work together in real-time. Delivered in a variety of hosted cloud services, as well as on-site appliances, enterprise customers are provided with flexible deployment options that meet their security requirements. Built on a flexible, web-oriented architecture, Socialtext integrates with virtually any traditional system of record, such as CRM and ERP, enabling companies to discuss, collaborate, and take action on key business processes. More than 6,500 businesses worldwide have accelerated their business performance with Socialtext, including Getty Images, Symantec, Meredith Corporation, NYU Stern, OSIsoft, and Epitaph Records. To learn more, visit http://www.socialtext.com.
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