TULSA, Okla., June 29, 2012 – Stonebridge, a leading information technology consulting firm and Microsoft Managed Gold Partner, today launched Enterprise Social Platform (ESP), a new service offering that enables organizations to extend Microsoft SharePoint collaboration software into a robust, Facebook-style enterprise business-focused social networking solution.
“Enterprise social networking is not only changing the way people collaborate in the workplace, it is also transforming how organizations build, maintain, and grow competitive advantage through efficient knowledge sharing,” said Matthew Childress, Stonebridge Senior Vice President.
“Not only does ESP for SharePoint provide familiar Facebook-like functionality for a new generation of workforce with SharePoint, but with its mobile toolset it also allows a mobile workforce to continue to stay productive and collaborate instantaneously," Childress said. "This serves our customers very well as they are further investing in their SharePoint platform, while kick-starting or accelerating their mobile strategy implementation.”
Stonebridge ESP for SharePoint gives employees access to commonly used social media features such as Communities, Profiles, Status Updates, News Feeds, People Search, Mobile Access, Messaging and Video File Sharing.
SharePoint is used by more than 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies today, making it arguably the most popular web application platform in the market. Recently Microsoft has added new social networking capabilities to SharePoint that make it an ideal platform for socializing the enterprise.
According to Childress, Stonebridge’s deep SharePoint knowledge, as well as our proven project experience in delivering enterprise social networking solutions built on SharePoint, makes the company an expert advisor in the area of SharePoint-driven social application development.
The potential bottom-line benefits of Stonebridge ESP can be dramatic, Childress added. “It delivers a SharePoint-powered enterprise social environment that not only enables today’s information workers to share, collaborate, communicate, and engage with colleagues more naturally and faster,” he said.
Stonebridge is an information technology consulting firm focused on helping organizations harness the power of their people, processes and technology. Our clients look to us as a strategic partner with a shared commitment to achieving their business objectives and maximizing their business performance. Founded in 1995 on a commitment to establishing high-value strategic alliances with our clients, Stonebridge has provided business solutions to organizations in all major industries, representing private, public, government, and non-profit entities. More information about Stonebridge is available at www.sbti.com.