IBM, an industry leader in providing Web 2.0 solutions for business, is helping companies of all sizes across the globe enable better business results through the participatory nature of Web 2.0 technologies and culture. IBM's extensive software, services, and hardware offerings leverage deep industry knowledge to deliver solutions that allow organizations to create more effective relationships across customers, suppliers, partners, and employees, increase the agility of their workforce, reuse existing technology investments, and drive cost savings across a given company.
Founded in 1995, eBay Inc. connects hundreds of millions of people around the world every day, empowering them to explore new opportunities and innovate together. eBay Inc. does this by providing the Internet platforms of choice for global commerce, payments and communications. Since its inception, eBay Inc. has expanded to include some of the strongest brands in the world, including eBay, PayPal, Skype, StubHub, Shopping.com, and others. eBay Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information as it pertains to eBay's involvement in Web 2.0 Expo please visit their online press kit or please click the eBay logo to access the on-line Press Kit http://ebay.mediaroomshowcase.com/
Microsoft Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of software for personal and business computing. Microsoft provides an integrated platform and suite of online services that enables a seamless experience for developers, consumers, and businesses across platforms, applications, and devices. From Silverlight to ASP.NET, Windows Server to SharePoint, Live Services to Internet Explorer, Microsoft is the only company with the full complement of technologies and solutions that can foster the next wave of innovation on the Web. Get ahead of your competition and grow your business on the Web by delivering new user experiences and capabilities that your customers demand.
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). The company's portfolio of SaaS applications, including its award-winning CRM (http://www.salesforce.com/products/), revolutionized the ways that customers manage and share business information. With the company's Force.com PaaS, customers, developers, and partners build, deploy, and share powerful on-demand applications that deliver the benefits of multi-tenancy across the enterprise. As of January 31, 2008, salesforce.com manages business information for approximately 43,000 customers, including ABN AMRO, Dow Jones Newswires, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, Sprint Nextel, and SunTrust Banks. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco.
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. For 25 years, the company's award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. From rich images in print, video, and film to dynamic digital content for a variety of media, the impact of Adobe solutions is evident across industries and felt by anyone who creates, views and interacts with information. With a reputation for excellence and a portfolio of many of the most respected and recognizable software brands, Adobe is one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies.
EffectiveUI is an award-winning custom solution provider of rich Internet application (RIAs) that delivers highly usable, interactive, expressive Web sites and applications. Bringing together their expertise and skills in user experience strategy and design, application development and usability testing, EffectiveUI helps today's most respected brands deepen customer engagement by enabling more compelling, dynamic, and useful customer interactions. The company leverages Flash, Flash lite, Flex 3, AIR and Silverlight technologies to create powerful and results-based business and consumer applications for major Fortune 1000 companies, including eBay, GE Health, NBC Universal, United Airlines, Discovery Channel, Dow Jones and Adobe. For more information and samples of EffectiveUI's work please visit booth 715, or explore www.effectiveui.com
Germany Trade & Invest
Germany Trade and Invest is the new foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Formed following the merger of the German Office for Foreign Trade and Invest in Germany GmbH, Germany Trade and Invest officially came into being on January 1, 2009. The organization advises and supports foreign companies seeking to expand into the German market and assists German companies looking to enter foreign markets. All inquiries are treated confidentially.
NeuStar's UltraDNS Services. World-class managed services for web-enabled businesses that rely on the Internet for critical business processes and applications. With thousands of enterprise customers, UltraDNS Services power the resolution of more than 30 million domains across the globe. Our services include external DNS, internal DNS/DHCP, monitoring & failover, loading balancing, and recursive DNS managed services. NeuStar also provides Webmetrics' website performance monitoring and load testing services-for companies that want to ensure online performance, competitive advantage, and a positive end-user experience. Learn more at www.neustarultraservices.biz or call +1 888.367.4812.Visit our BOOTH #201 at the upcoming Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, CA (April 1 - 3, 2009).
The ONEsite team has a proven ability to deliver the enterprise-class social media and community experiences demanded by leading media, entertainment, and lifestyle brands - including Clear Channel, Univision, Telegraph Media, News International, and World Wrestling Entertainment.
3Tera, Inc. is the innovator of cloud and utility computing services, simplifying the deployment and scaling of Web applications. 3Tera's AppLogic grid operating system that enables the first true utility computing services to completely remove the cost and complexity associated with infrastructure, application scaling and on-demand resource provisioning for Enterprises, SaaS and Web 2.0 companies.
Ascentium Corporation has redefined what it means to be a digital agency. And as proof, Ascentium was recently recognized as a top 10 digital agency in the country by IMA (Interactive Media Awards) and landed Ascentium on the top 50 list of digital agencies by Advertising Age. With its roots as a technology consultancy, Ascentium now provides extended capabilities and expertise in design, strategy, development, customer relationship management (CRM), portals and infrastructure. Ranging from mid-sized markets to Fortune 50 clients, sample client list includes: Boeing, Dell, Expedia, Microsoft, Nintendo, the Portland Trailblazers and the United States Air Force Europe (USAFE).
Awareness builds and hosts white-labeled Web 2.0 communities for enterprises who want to combine the power of user-generated content with security, moderation, and control. The Awareness on-demand social media platform combines the full range of Web 2.0 technologies -- blogs, wikis, discussion groups, podcasts, RSS, social networking, photos, videos, mapping, etc. - with security, workflow, and automated content moderation. Major corporations such as McDonald's, Kodak, the New York Times, Northwestern Mutual, and Cannondale Bicycle Corp. use Awareness communities internally to improve employee interaction and knowledge sharing and externally to build their brands, generate revenue, and engage with their customers and prospects.
HiveLive, Inc. is the first company to offer a flexible building-block approach to creating custom-fit online customer communities. Web 2.0 building blocks called Hives combine people, information, and permissions to create social media applications that allow community members to share anything, with anyone. Hives can be configured as a familiar application -- a blog, a wiki, or a forum -- or as a custom application. The building block approach also allows the community to grow organically and evolve as membership expands and changes. The patent-pending technology uniquely enables companies to build communities of depth and forge tighter bonds with their customers, partners, and employees to foster innovation, creativity, loyalty, and trust.
ImageSpan delivers a powerful service that offers content providers a 360-degree view of their licensed content online and makes it easy to license, manage, track their media and ensure accurate royalties reporting and payments. ImageSpan is the market-leading licensing automation platform partner for global advertising, content production and content delivery businesses. Enterprise partners include Omnicom, Visible World and media companies. Delivery options include deployment through Adobe software. Founded in 2003 in Sausalito, California, ImageSpan is a trusted solution provider and the exclusive provider of license registry services to the PLUS Coalition, the international, multi-industry standards body for image licensing.
Jive is the global leader of the enterprise Social Business Software market. Jive has more than 2,500 customers worldwide, including more than 15% of the Fortune 500. Jive was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit Jive Software online.
Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
Kapow is the undisputed leader when you want to access, enrich, and serve real-time noise free web data ... with no coding! The Kapow Web Data Server, based on the company's patented, visual programming and IDE technology, powers solutions in web and business intelligence, portal expansion, SOA/ WOA enablement, and content migration - enabling LOB and IT to rapidly create new business applications in a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional software development methods. The Jolt award winning Kapow Web Data Server has more than 300 customers from leading Fortune1000 companies such as AT&T, Wells Fargo, Intel, DHL to global enterprises such as CSFB, Vodafone, Audi as well as leading Web2.0 companies such as SimplyHired and Lycos. Kapow Technologies also has partnerships with SAP, IBM, and Oracle.
Keynote is the leading provider of on-demand test and measurement solutions for continuously improving the online experience. Connected companies will know precisely how their Web sites, content, and applications will perform on actual browsers, networks, and mobile devices long before their customers and business are impacted.
Lithium is the leading provider of customer-centric social networking solutions for the enterprise. Working with market leaders such as Best Buy, Sony, AT&T, Research In Motion Limited (RIM), Univision, and Paypal, Lithium solutions inspire customers to share knowledge, connect with each other, and connect with the enterprise, thus providing a unique method for companies to identify, engage, and understand customers. As a result, businesses measurably improve their marketing and sales, accelerate innovation, and increase customer satisfaction. Lithium's platform is proven in high-volume, growth environments and provides the security, analytics, APIs, and multi-language support that enterprises demand. For more information, visit www.lithium.com.
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia offers a large portfolio of mobile internet solutions. A wide range of mobile devices equipped with Ovi services, such as Maps, Messaging, Music, Games, Media and a variety of other applications, help users to be closer to the things and people that matter to them. Visit us at www.nokia.com and www.ovi.com.
nomee™ is the all-in-one social tool that lets you focus on people, not sites. Powered by Adobe AIR, nomee simplifies connections by organizing contacts and interests all in one place - your desktop. Custom-bundle your info and site access for different audiences, then recall what you've shared whenever you want. nomee monitors over 100 different social and networking sites, sends alerts to you and your friends' desktops, and provides easy one-click link to new info. Collect nomee newsmaker® cards and follow celebs. Even become a nomee newsmaker yourself by publishing your nomee card on your blog or site. nomee. Update the way you relate.
It's time for transparency and accountability in America. Qtask was built on the idea that these philosophies build efficiency and success. Everything you need: projects, tasks, calendars, wikis, files - all secure, all online, anytime, anywhere. Qtask is one of the first companies to create a truly Unified Collaboration Environment, which increases productivity by eliminating communication and information problems inherent in existing applications. Qtask - Next Generation Collaboration.
As a global leader and specialist in hosting, Rackspace® Hosting is changing the way businesses worldwide buy IT. Rackspace delivers computing-as-a-service, integrating the industry's best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and affordable. A trusted partner to companies of all sizes, Rackspace enables IT departments to be more effective. Rackspace is distinguished by its award-winning Fanatical Su'port®, furthering the company's mission to be one of the world's greatest service companies. Rackspace is recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine's 100 Best companies to work for in the US, ranking number 43 on the list. Rackspace's portfolio of hosted IT services includes managed hosting (www.rackspace.com), email hosting (www.mailtrust.com) and cloud hosting (www.mosso.com). For more information on Rackspace Hosting please visit www.rackspace.com.
The Remy Corporation is a leader in integrated staffing, recruiting, and consulting solutions for the Web 2.0 world! Remy understands the dynamics of Human Capital, becoming the premier provider of human capital needs for companies seeking fulltime placements, staff augmentation, and consulting services
TamTamy [www.tamtamy.com] is a software solution to build Enterprise Social Networks and Communities on the Web. TamTamy offers a flexible and integrated set of services and community tools to improve business functions, foster internal collaboration and innovation and extend business relationships with stakeholders and customers. Organizations and enterprises adopt TamTamy to develop tailored informal employee networks, communities of customers and instant communities around trade or corporate events. Delivery can be configured as a service (SaaS based on a cloud architecture) or integrating the Web software solution on premises. TamTamy is a trademark of Reply [www.reply.eu], a leading company specialized in design and implementation of solutions based on new digital media and communication channels. Reply works for the main European Groups in the Telco & Media, Manufacturing and Services, Banking and Insurance Industries as well as the Public Sector in defining and developing business models enabled by the Web 2.0 and by the convergence paradigms.
Vignette provides software and services that deliver the Web's most dynamic user experiences. The Vignette Web Experience brings rich media and engaging content to life for the world's greatest brands. Our Web Experience Management solutions help improve interactions by delivering highly personal, social, and multi-channel online experiences. We help organizations win and retain customers by delivering custom content anytime, anywhere, to any Internet-enabled device. Vignette created the first Web Content Management software more than a decade ago, and our customers include some of the most prominent companies in virtually every industry. Vignette is headquartered in Austin, Texas with operations worldwide.
Yola (fka SynthaSite)
Yola (formerly SynthaSite) is at the forefront of the Web 2.0 movement, offering a Web site creation tool that empowers everyday users and small businesses to easily create professional quality Web sites. Yola's intuitive drag and drop technology enables users to easily incorporate a variety of widgets including Blog Widgets, YouTube, Google Friend Connect, Google Gadgets, PayPal and many more without having any knowledge of html code. Privately-held Yola, is the recipient of numerous industry accolades including The Industry Standard 100 and a Fast Company Fast 50 Reader Favorite. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Znak, Inc. provides innovative software and server-based content management and monetization solutions for Web 2.0 applications. Our flagship product - Znak it! -delivers on-demand access to premium content and services for Web users, and for the online authors and publishers, a dependable source of revenues, alternative to advertising and long-term subscription. Znak it! works well with large news or entertainment portals and their users as well as individual blogs, creative arts sites, games, and interactive how-to/information services. Quick, smart, safe and fair - Znak it! is the perfect micropayment and revenue-generating solution everyone has been waiting for!
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