Contact Network To Support IBM Lotus Workplace
Leading Provider of Enterprise Contact Collaboration Works With IBM Lotus for Workplace Collaboration Launch
Boston, MA – November 5, 2003 – Contact Network Corporation (contactnetworkcorp.com), a leading provider of enterprise contact collaboration solutions, today announced its support for IBM Lotus Workplace.
Contact Network provides large professional service firms, Fortune 1000 sales forces and higher education institutions with enterprise relationship collaboration software to better leverage their extended network of contacts and use their collective relationship capital within a secure, private internal network. Contact Network’s secure enterprise application taps the value of an organization’s collective relationship network, with absolute privacy for contact owners and total simplicity of implementation, use, and maintenance for users.
IBM Lotus Workplace blends people, information and business processes to help drive business results by combining the collaborative capabilities from IBM Lotus Software with WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Application Server and DB2 information management technology to give customers integrated, personalized access to information, people and applications. By leveraging a single portal infrastructure based on J2EE, customers can integrate a variety of collaborative solutions, such as instant messaging, search, document management and messaging, onto one platform to maximize employee skills and information while helping to lower total cost of ownership.
“We are pleased to be working with IBM on this important collaboration solution,” said Cesar Brea, CEO of Contact Network Corporation. “IBM Lotus’ leadership in next generation collaborative solutions is clear, and there are great synergies between our product lines. We will work closely with IBM Lotus to deliver solutions to help enterprises collaborate and share information more effectively to improve internal efficiencies, lower total cost of ownership and drive sales.”
About Contact Network’s Enterprise Contact Collaboration Solution
Contact Network's search interface is intuitive and easy-to-use. Users simply enter a target person, company or industry and the search results instantly provide a ranked list of colleagues that may have useful relationships. They then request introductions directly from their colleagues. Private contact information is never disclosed until colleagues choose to share it. Contact owners can further modify privacy settings according to their level of comfort.
The ranking of search results is based on a proprietary algorithm that scores recent email traffic, electronic address book entries and employment history. The fully automated application requires no training or data input. The Contact Network application can run independently or be integrated into an existing CRM system to improve utility for sales representatives, data quality for sales managers, and account coordination for customer relationship managers.
About Contact Network Corporation
Contact Network Corporation is the leading provider of enterprise contact collaboration solutions. The Contact Network application enables leading professional service firms, Global 1000 sales forces, and major universities to better utilize their extended relationship network to generate sales, facilitate networking opportunities, and improve knowledge sharing within a secure, private internal network. Contact Network Corporation is a Boston-based, privately-held company. More information is available at contactnetworkcorp.com.
Kerry Metzdorf, Red Javelin Communications, Inc.