NewsGator is tightly integrated with Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 to make that platform more social. In addition to combining all business events w/ entire activity streams, it adds concepts like hash tags, notifications & recommendations, for instance.
Service-now.com's IT service management platform runs in the cloud, offering an array of IT services. It includes configuration management, a catalog for product and service ordering, a workflow engine, reporting and more.
Partnerpedia is a hosted partner management system. It has a free, open community version, and a private label version that runs $1,000 per month. It provides a way to connect, collaborate, share documents, get feedback and manage parterns.
Microsoft's Fuse Labs has a new search engine in beta -- a personal search engine for social media, called Spindex. Microsoft calls it a "brain in the cloud dedicated to your needs." It provides trending on topics that are hot in your network.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.