Sponsors of Gilbane Boston 2012

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Platinum Sponsor

Google enterprise products make your users more productive by combining the innovation and ease of use of Google’s consumer products with the features, security and support that your organization requires. We offer solutions to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes and have over 30,000 search and 3,000,000 Google Apps customers.

With the power of Google search, your organization strengthens its ability to access and disseminate organizational knowledge, increasing employee productivity, boosting website conversion rates, and improving customer service.

 

Gold Sponsors

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Alfresco is the leading open platform for social content management. The platform combines the innovation of open source with the stability of a true enterprise-class platform, at a tenth of the cost of legacy ECM solutions. The Alfresco content platform uses a flexible architecture to provide document management, web content management, records management and social collaboration to customers and partners in 55 countries. Headquartered in London, Alfresco was founded in 2005 by a team of content management veterans including the co-founder of Documentum, John Newton, and former COO of Business Objects, John Powell.

Rivet Logic is an award-winning consulting and systems integration firm that helps enterprises better engage with customers, improve collaboration and streamline business operations. Through a full suite of solutions for content management, collaboration and community, Rivet Logic enables organizations to fully leverage the power of industry-leading open source software. With deep expertise in Alfresco, Liferay, Apache Solr, and Sproutcore, Rivet Logic crafts content-rich solutions that power multi-channel Web properties, enterprise collaboration, and social communities. At Rivet Logic, all of our professionals have extensive experience developing, deploying and supporting enterprise solutions. Our team has successfully delivered IT solutions to a wide range of industries, and to companies and organizations both large and small. In everything we do, we focus on adding value to our clients’ businesses and organizational goals. We take pride in our extensive technical expertise, and we understand that it is only of value when we deliver bottom-line results.

 

CoreMedia is a leading provider of Web Content Management (WCM) software to organizations demanding engaging, context-driven online experiences for their customers regardless of channel or touchpoint.

The company’s WCM suite offers unique business value by seamlessly integrating digital and social media assets, increasing editorial productiity and accelerating time to market in complex environments. As a resumt, business can more effectively execute their online strategies to engage users, build customer loyalty and ultimately drive greater revenue and profitability. Established in 1996, CoreMedia is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, with offices in San Francisco, London, and Singapore. CoreMedia’s clients include global brands such as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Bertelsmann, BILD, CLAAS, Daimler, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Singapore Press Holdings, and T-Mobile.

 

Offering the first on demand Web Content Management (WCM) product on the market, CrownPeak’s tested solutions have evolved over time with thousands of successful web site implementations for hundreds of clients. CrownPeak’s SaaS WCM solution is built for marketers by marketers. The WCM’s user interface and underlying technology give marketers the autonomy they need to fully utilize the power of the World Wide Web without technical assistance. Also, CrownPeak’s SaaS Web Content Optimization solution enables marketers and non-technical users to create web content and support their campaigns by delivering sophisticated testing, targeting and lead conversion mechanisms.

This easy-to-use technology applied with the 24/7 customer support and consulting services of CrownPeak’s Services team and partner community empower users to make the most of web technology, creating a site that is more inviting and interactive and helpful in profiling and trending visitors. As a technology provider, CrownPeak’s customer base spans across a multitude of industries, including Nissan USA, Staples, Pep Boys, EMI Music, the State of Virginia, and Skype. With the versatility of its solution, expertise and partner community, CrownPeak is able to deliver in-depth solutions to various vertical industries.

 

IBM Web Content Manager is a powerful solution that delivers engaging, personalized web experiences across multiple channels. It keeps content relevant, consistent, and drives higher conversion rates, improves customer loyalty, and increases user engagement.

 

Limelight Networks, Inc. is a global leader in Digital Presence Management. Limelight’s Orchestrate Digital Presence Management Platform is an integrated suite of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, allowing organizations to optimize all aspects of their online digital presence across web, mobile, social, and large-screen channels. Orchestrate leverages Limelight’s scalable, high-performance global network to offer advanced features for: web content management; website personalization; content targeting; online video publishing; mobile enablement and monetization; content delivery; transcoding; and cloud storage — combined with social media integration and powerful analytics. For more information, visit http://www.limelight.com and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/llnw.

 

Percussion provides Web Content Management (WCM) software that helps businesses increase traffic, drive conversion, and improve social interaction. Percussion’s Adaptive Architecture allows non-technical users to take control of content and presentation, provides unparalleled control over how web content is used, and allows organizations to freely integrate third-party applications without being encumbered by legacy technology.

Percussion was named to both KMWorld’s “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” and EContent Magazine’s “100 Companies that Matter Most” in the digital content industry for five consecutive years and has received a number of other accolades including a Best of AIIM Award and a Codie Award for Best Content Management Solution. Percussion’s web CMS software is used by a broad cross-section of businesses and organizations including Hotwire.com, Virginia Tech University, Kohl’s, TiVo, AutoTrader.com, International Committee for the Red Cross, and the World Wildlife Fund. Our Consulting and Technical Partners and the value they provide – is one of our most valuable assets. Our customers have come to rely upon the collective insight and results-orientation of the Percussion partner program.

 

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management. Global Information Management enables companies to engage with their customers throughout the customer journey –from brand awareness, to sales and after-sales support– and across languages, cultures and channels.

SDL’s best-of-breed Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information across all customer touch points.

 

Sitecore redefines how organizations engage with their customers online, powering experiences that can sense and adapt to a customer’s needs to increase revenue and customer lifetime value and satisfaction. Sitecore’s powerful development platform, integrated marketing automation tools and intuitive editing workspace have enabled thousands of organizations to create and manage more than 30,000 dynamic websites.

 

Exhibitors

Acclaro is an international translation and localization agency that helps the world’s leading brands succeed across cultures. With its global headquarters in New York and offices and affiliates in San Francisco, Boston, Buenos Aires, Bangkok, Tokyo and Paris, the agency translates web content, applications, documentation, eLearning and training, marketing campaigns, and software for global enterprises, giving clients an authentic voice in key language markets.

 

Accrisoft Corporation develops complete, hosted software products for website development companies and their clients. These include Freedom, a full-featured content management system for building and managing dynamic, database-driven websites, and Endeavor, a customer relationship management tool designed to help web development companies take control of the businesses by managing customers, servers, websites and billing information in one place.

 

ActiveStandards is the leading Web Quality Management (WQM) platform, used by more Global 500 companies than any other solution.

ActiveStandards’ powerful yet easy-to-use online dashboard transforms how marketing and technical teams work together to optimise the quality and compliance of their web properties and drive business growth. Our proven technology, supported by a team of web quality and compliance experts, helps enterprise and mid-market companies streamline the governance of their digital properties, reduce operational costs, and have trust and confidence in their web content wherever it is being used.

With offices in Europe, USA, India and South Africa, ActiveStandards has a rapidly growing international client base across all industry sectors, and supports the daily web management programs for some of the largest brands in the world. Clients include Unilever, Shell, CSC, HP, Canon and many more.

 

Atex, headquartered in the UK with offices worldwide, is a leading software company selling solutions for media-rich industries. Atex develops smart digital solutions that make a measurable difference and enable 1000+ customers to streamline operations and optimise their digital strategy. As a global organisation, Atex is committed to helping companies build revenues and reduce costs through products that are increasingly personalised, localised, collaborative, contextually relevant, and available on demand.

 

 

Bluebill Advisors, Inc. is a technology analyst firm focused on disruptive information technologies and their potential for strategic application. We have advised hundreds of organizations representing a wide range of industries and government, including technology, manufacturing, publishing, financial services, investment, software, and pharmaceutical, and have helped executives responsible for a variety of functions including corporate strategy, marketing, investment, product development, product support, engineering, and publishing. We complement services from firms that provide technology acquisition or market research services.

Bluebill has created the program and chaired the Gilbane Conferences since their inception, and organized and produced the events with Lighthouse Seminars since 2004. Join us at our next Gilbane conference in Boston November 27 – 29, 2012 at the InterContinental Boston Waterfront. For more information about the conference email info@gilbane.com, or stay informed as we develop the conference program and related activities.

Bluebill was founded in 1999 to publish the Gilbane Report, organize conferences, and provide analysis and consulting services on content management and information technologies. Bluebill also operated as The Gilbane Group until 2010. A brief history of Bluebill and related companies is available on gilbane.com. For additional information contact us here or email info@bluebillinc.com.

 

CoreMedia is a leading provider of Web Content Management (WCM) software to organizations demanding engaging, context-driven online experiences for their customers regardless of channel or touchpoint.

The company’s WCM suite offers unique business value by seamlessly integrating digital and social media assets, increasing editorial productiity and accelerating time to market in complex environments. As a resumt, business can more effectively execute their online strategies to engage users, build customer loyalty and ultimately drive greater revenue and profitability. Established in 1996, CoreMedia is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, with offices in San Francisco, London, and Singapore. CoreMedia’s clients include global brands such as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Bertelsmann, BILD, CLAAS, Daimler, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Singapore Press Holdings, and T-Mobile.

 

Offering the first on demand Web Content Management (WCM) product on the market, CrownPeak’s tested solutions have evolved over time with thousands of successful web site implementations for hundreds of clients. CrownPeak’s SaaS WCM solution is built for marketers by marketers. The WCM’s user interface and underlying technology give marketers the autonomy they need to fully utilize the power of the World Wide Web without technical assistance. Also, CrownPeak’s SaaS Web Content Optimization solution enables marketers and non-technical users to create web content and support their campaigns by delivering sophisticated testing, targeting and lead conversion mechanisms.

This easy-to-use technology applied with the 24/7 customer support and consulting services of CrownPeak’s Services team and partner community empower users to make the most of web technology, creating a site that is more inviting and interactive and helpful in profiling and trending visitors. As a technology provider, CrownPeak’s customer base spans across a multitude of industries, including Nissan USA, Staples, Pep Boys, EMI Music, the State of Virginia, and Skype. With the versatility of its solution, expertise and partner community, CrownPeak is able to deliver in-depth solutions to various vertical industries.

 

The Digital Clarity Group (DCG) is a research and advisory firm focused on navigating organizations through the digital transformation process. From a research perspective, DCG covers the markets for software and practices used to create and manage engaging digital experiences. On the advisory side, DCG helps users develop sustainable strategies, make informed buying decisions (e.g. product selections), and other similar engagements. DCG analysts are based in the U.S., Canada and Europe, they speak regularly at conferences and industry events around the world, and their writing and opinions can be found in publications and trade journals throughout the industry.

Market coverage is organized around three practices areas: customer engagement, employee engagement, and “the digital enterprise”. Within these practice areas, DCG covers web content management, social, the practice of content marketing, CRM, web analytics, collaboration tools, portals, and a number of other related technologies and practices.

 

EC Innovations, an award-winning localization pioneer based in Beijing, China, was founded in April 1997 by President and CEO Dr. James Wei. It is now one of the largest Asia-based localization solutions providers.

EC Innovations is a global provider of professional, enterprise-level language services and technology solutions. It is recognized as a pioneer and world leader in the localization of websites, software, and documentation. With state-of-the-art production centers in mainland China, sales and account management offices around the globe, strategic partnerships in Europe and the Americas, and linguists in 100+ countries, we continue to grow our business by supporting our clients’ ever-changing needs.

Backed by our ISO 9001:2008-certified quality management system, our language solutions allow a diverse array of clients to deliver local language products, services, applications, training, and content in a culturally appropriate manner. By allowing our clients to compete more effectively in the global marketplace, we help them grow their business internationally.

 

e-Spirit is the manufacturer of FirstSpirit™, the Content Management System for organizations with high expectations of their solutions. The company was founded by former members of the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and System Technology (FhG ISST) in collaboration with IT service provider adesso in 1999.

e-Spirit is a reputable, internationally-oriented product supplier with global brands in all sectors. International clients such as Pentland, Airbus, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Robert Bosch GmbH, Commerzbank, BASF and the Schaeffler Group are all using FirstSpirit™ as a content integration platform within their IT infrastructure. FirstSpirit™ is increasingly becoming the solution of choice, replacing existing content management technologies in large businesses.

 

eZ Systems is in the business of Web Content Management Solutions and has been since 1999. We maintain a global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Our large international business partner network is the foundation of our success in the market. Our team of engineers, consultants and partner managers enables successful implementations for our customers and partners.

 

Google enterprise products make your users more productive by combining the innovation and ease of use of Google’s consumer products with the features, security and support that your organization requires. We offer solutions to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes and have over 30,000 search and 3,000,000 Google Apps customers.

With the power of Google search, your organization strengthens its ability to access and disseminate organizational knowledge, increasing employee productivity, boosting website conversion rates, and improving customer service.

 

At Hippo, we believe, digital is here to make our lives a little bit better. Hippo sets the standard for how organizations can bring real-time relevance
to their audience and is the foundation for personalized communication across all channels: mobile, social and web. Our purpose is to facilitate innovation so our customers can create digital miracles.  We serve our customers, by creating a platform that is fun to use, easy to implement and open for innovation. Hippo CMS is a powerful, enterprise-class foundation to deliver outstanding Customer Experiences based on Enterprise Agility and Innovation Power. Hippo CMS is open source, 100% JAVA and convinces with its lean product architecture that is built for uptime, security and performance.

Our dedicated, Certified Partner Network delivers Hippo Awesomeness around the globe to our valued customers. Hippo is proud to serve organizations such as Disney, Fidelity, Dolce & Gabbana, the Dutch Police, Thomson / Reuters and University of New York.

 

IBM Web Content Manager is a powerful solution that delivers engaging, personalized web experiences across multiple channels. It keeps content relevant, consistent, and drives higher conversion rates, improves customer loyalty, and increases user engagement.

 

Information Mapping is a researched-based method used to analyze, organize and present information based on your audience’s needs and the purpose of the information. The Method solves many of the typical challenges faced by writiers and readers of business documents and business communications.

Information Mapping provides guidelines for organizing and presenting information effectively to promote reader access and comprehenson.

 

IST@ease.com was established in 2009 as a spinoff of the outsourcing department of the Air France KLM airline group, which was responsible for centralized worldwide and multilingual content management, online marketing, database management and web (content) development. IST@Ease is run out of offices in Istanbul and Amsterdam by an international team blending a solid international corporate background with a skilled young European-minded workforce.

IST@ease is an experienced, high quality service provider which is specialized in multinational, multilingual online content management and editing, and which serves a host of blue-chip companies specifically for their online content management, email marketing, quality control and limited online content design needs. There are few providers that can claim a solid track record in near shore outsourced web management. IST@ease however, is one of them. Leaning on over 6 years of experience, we know what processes and specifications are required for running a smooth operation. IST@ease is open 24 hours a day for troubleshooting and offers full service across multiple time zones 7 days a week.

Next to content management, IST@Ease takes the role of project manager in the development of new internet projects, be it building an e-shop from scratch, improving an existing online platform, or setting up a new web concept in the Turkish market. IST@ease is a one-stop shop well equipped to handle your entire online multinational and multilingual operations.

 

Kentico Software helps clients create successful websites, online stores, community sites and intranets using Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. With offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Czech Republic and more than 1,200 partners in 80 countries, Kentico is one of the industry leaders worldwide.

 

Translation Headaches Cured!
Kinetic is the only firm working exclusively on the translation buyer’s behalf to improve quality, maximize content reuse, speed-up turnaround and significantly reduce costs; it is the only system that has built in real-time vendor ratings per language.

Using your favorite vendors, you now have a centralized translation process, enterprise-wide for consumer communications, marketing, legal, web and HR that leverages your TM across all projects and all vendors. Your real-time dashboard:

  • Increases Quality while reducing headaches
  • Provides true vendor accountability and powerful vendor rating system
  • Delivers detailed statistics by project, language and vendor.
  • Substantially reduces costs

 

Liferay is the provider of leading enterprise portal and collaboration software products, and is a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Portals. Its products are used by companies worldwide, including Allianz, AutoZone, Benetton Group, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, The French Ministry of Defense, and the United Nations. The company offers professional services, technical support, custom development and professional training to ensure successful deployment in the most demanding IT environments.

 

Percussion provides Web Content Management (WCM) software that helps businesses increase traffic, drive conversion, and improve social interaction. Percussion’s Adaptive Architecture allows non-technical users to take control of content and presentation, provides unparalleled control over how web content is used, and allows organizations to freely integrate third-party applications without being encumbered by legacy technology.

Percussion was named to both KMWorld’s “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” and EContent Magazine’s “100 Companies that Matter Most” in the digital content industry for five consecutive years and has received a number of other accolades including a Best of AIIM Award and a Codie Award for Best Content Management Solution. Percussion’s web CMS software is used by a broad cross-section of businesses and organizations including Hotwire.com, Virginia Tech University, Kohl’s, TiVo, AutoTrader.com, International Committee for the Red Cross, and the World Wildlife Fund. Our Consulting and Technical Partners and the value they provide – is one of our most valuable assets. Our customers have come to rely upon the collective insight and results-orientation of the Percussion partner program.

 

Plone is among the top 2% of all open source projects worldwide, with 340 core developers and more than 300 solution providers in 57 countries. The project has been actively developed since 2001, is available in more than 40 languages, and has the best security track record of any major CMS. It is owned by the Plone Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and is available for all major operating systems.

 

NML is a premiere marketing, strategy planning and social community engagement firm. We work primarily with Fortune 100/500 companies in the B2C and B2B areas of business communications, offering services using social media tools and methods to connect you to your prospects, clients, and customers. Backed by the Cross Technology Group, we draw our expertise from a talented team of professionals.

We advise clients on how to transform their business by effectively integrating social media into their marketing programs, using measurable analytics to drive social marketing ROI, and designing and executing social communications programs to engage and leverage online communities. The Agency is led by Chris Brogan, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and renowned Social Communications expert. NML has attracted brands such as Citrix, Sony, Pearson Education, Cisco, Comcast, IDC, Ascend One, Molson and PepsiCo.

 

We are a buyer’s advocate for enterprises looking to invest in content technologies. We publish independent research that helps you sort out suitable technology choices for your particular needs. Our research is known for its technical depth, readability, and absolute neutrality. Where can a buyer of content technologies turn for truly impartial counsel? When making important decisions, how can you find out about how key vendors and products really work? We decided in 2001 to create a different kind of analyst company to provide just this kind of deep, independent advice.

 

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management. Global Information Management enables companies to engage with their customers throughout the customer journey –from brand awareness, to sales and after-sales support– and across languages, cultures and channels.

SDL’s best-of-breed Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information across all customer touch points.

 

Simply XML provides simple solutions for creating and publishing XML content. Our goal is to allow everyone in the enterprise to take advantage of information standards like DITA, by providing authors with simple, cost effective tools for creating, storing, managing and publishing valid, high-quality XML from Microsoft® Word. We believe that standards adoption will accelerate when the vast majority of authors who use Microsoft Word can easily contribute content and documents to the corporate publishing system. Simply XML offers software and related training which is changing the value proposition for this industry segment.

 

Sitecore redefines how organizations engage with their customers online, powering experiences that can sense and adapt to a customer’s needs to increase revenue and customer lifetime value and satisfaction. Sitecore’s powerful development platform, integrated marketing automation tools and intuitive editing workspace have enabled thousands of organizations to create and manage more than 30,000 dynamic websites.

 

Siteimprove provides organizations of all shapes and sizes with smart tools that make website management and maintenance both easier and more affordable. Siteimprove has a current base of 500 US and 1,200 global customers. They serve a wide variety of industries across both private and public sectors. Siteimprove has a global presence in Denmark, the UK, Ireland and the US.

 

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida with satisfied clients across the country, Solodev is an internet software company with a proprietary content management system that saves the user time and money and offers unique functionalities to ensure a dynamic and effective web presence. We have been honing our software platform for the past 11 years and have made it one of the most robust in the industry. In today’s world, a company’s online presence is not only an essential business function, but often the first impression for a customer. Ensure the first impression is a positive one with Solodev software and services.

 

Webnodes is a software development company in the Web Content Management (WCM/CMS) segment. Webnodes provides new solutions to known problems and challenges on the web, by leveraging the benefits of structured data and semantic technologies. Webnodes Semantic CMS provides unique solutions to:

  • expose your content in a market with an increasing amount of new digital devices between you and your online customers.
  • expose and share data with your online customers in reusable, machine-readable and semantic formats.
  • articulate your value proposition online, and become visible to the new search algorithms that are moving towards semantic search
  • bring metadata and structure from your back end data sources, to the web through the CMS.

Webnodes are seeking to partner up with likeminded people and companies, to create mutual beneficial and long terms business relationships. We want to work with web development companies (.Net) that are seeking new and alternative CMS’s to better serve their customers’ needs in the future.

 

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