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.
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.