We are passionate about Social Software. We know that the best features of tools like Social Networks, Blogging, Microblogging, Wikis, etc. have made it easier for us to work better, and we want to share that. These tools are all about sharing, they enable people to collaborate, share their expertise, experience and skills, and to have a voice.
You might be wondering whether the term "social" is appropriate when talking about these tools in a business context. We believe it is important that we remember that these tools are first and foremost about people, and about helping them to do a great job. Therefore your goal should not be to discard social media, but to make it a powerful tool within your organisation, rather than a useless distraction.
No-one is going to share unless they trust those that they are sharing with. The more trust they have and the more they are trusted, the more likely they are to share. We take social tools from the internet, and bring them into the security of a trusted Intranet. We have done this for some of the most security conscious organisations on the planet, and it has helped them to transform their approach to sharing.
We are committed to Open Source software, which is founded on the principle of sharing. We believe that in almost all cases, the right tools for your Intranet are Open Source tools. Because we hope you will want to share too, we can act as your route to contribute back into the community.
Using truly Open Source social tools means you are not tied in to commercial licenses or paying royalties for the use of that software. It's always free. We've built our business on enabling you to make the very best use of the social tools available, integrating them into your organisation and then providing you with ongoing support for them. Open Source means that you can go to anyone you like for support, creating an Open Market. That means we have to do our best to impress you and provide value for money because, if we don't, we know you can go somewhere else.
We can help you with your organisation's Social Media strategy, whether that be conducting initial internal intranet experiments or socialising your extranet.
We are much more than a consultancy. We work on the best-of-breed open-source social software platforms, including Wikis, Blogs, Social Networks, Social Tagging, Micro-blogging and Newsgroup/Forum software.