MindTouch offers flexibility and scalability to “Hello.bah.com’ that was previously unavailable

Booz Allen Hamilton: A Strategy and Technology Consulting Firm
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San Diego, CA June 15, 2010– MindTouch, the company that transforms great work into strategic content, today announced that it has been chosen as a strategic component powering Booz Allen Hamilton’s acclaimed Hello.bah.com collaborative intranet. Booz Allen Hamilton, the prominent technology consulting firm, chose MindTouch based on the flexibility and extensibility of the solution.

“We are thrilled to have Booz Allen Hamilton using the MindTouch platform,” said Aaron Fulkerson, Founder and CEO of MindTouch. “Booz Allen has done amazing things with Hello.bah.com, and we are pleased to be contributing to their innovative and award-winning efforts.”

Booz Allen Hamilton’s Hello.bah.com is using MindTouch to deliver a better-integrated user experience and improved discovery capabilities. In addition, the new Hello.bah.com will feature a unique content rating system and a strengthened search processes. MindTouch now powers over 18,000 pages in the Hello.bah.com intranet.

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About Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for nearly a century. Today, the firm provides professional services primarily to US government agencies in the defense, security, and civil sectors, as well as to corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen offers clients deep functional knowledge spanning strategy and organization, technology, operations, and analytics — which it combines with specialized expertise in clients’ mission and domain areas to help solve their toughest problems.

Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 22,000 people, and has annual revenues of over $5 billion. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com.

Leading open source collaboration platform and leading commercial open source CRM provider combine to enable collaborative CRM for organizations of all sizes.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. APRIL 14, 2010 — MindTouch, the industry’s leading open source alternative to Microsoft SharePoint, , today announced that it has integrated with SugarCRM, the world’s leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software. By bringing these two powerful software platforms together, organizations of all sizes can create dynamic and innovative collaborations across their businesses, specific to improved customer and service relationships. MindTouch made the announcement today at SugarCon, SugarCRM’s annual user and partner conference. MindTouch also announced its partnership with Levementum, the leading SugarCRM reseller.

“The power of MindTouch and SugarCRM increases in strength when the two are seamlessly working together through this new integration,” said Aaron Fulkerson, CEO, MindTouch. “Our work in forming a relationship with Levementum furthers our effectiveness in distributing this extremely powerful technology for collaborating around and building upon customer relationships.”

The MindTouch and SugarCRM joint solution enables sales teams to collaborate on the sales process by creating team sites for sales and/or services engagements. Given that the average five or six-figure sales transaction can encompass hundreds of emails, phone calls and notes, all with very specific information, the advantages of having an actionable base of interconnected information gives these teams more clout toward sealing the deal, identifying opportunities for upselling, and adding value in many additional ways. Services account teams, managing multiple revisions of service agreements and statements of work, are further assisted by this powerful integration as it helps them identify opportunities, track customer conversations and build upon account relationships to add additional streams of revenue.

“The combination of MindTouch and Sugar allows us to cater to the most demanding collaborative sales, marketing and support organizations,” said Clint Oram, co-founder and vice president of products at SugarCRM. “These two platforms enable organizations to quickly and easily share all the critical data, documents and internal expertise needed to operate at peak levels.”

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About SugarCRM

SugarCRM is the world’s leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software. Over 6,000 customers and more than half a million users rely on SugarCRM to execute marketing programs, grow sales, retain customers and create custom business applications. Leading publications such as CRM Magazine, InfoWorld and eWeek praise SugarCRM for its ease-of-use, flexibility and open design. SugarCRM runs on the leading cloud computing platforms, including Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, Sugar On-Demand and Private Clouds, offering customers unparalleled choice and control of their data and deployments.

For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll-free in the US, email [email protected], or visit http://www.sugarcrm.com.


MindTouch integrates collaboration platform with Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner line to help teams upload, collaborate, edit and publish documents via the web

MACWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, February 11, 2010 — MindTouch, the industry’s leading open source alternative to Microsoft SharePoint, today announced that it has partnered with Fujitsu to integrate its collaboration platform with Fujitsu’s ScanSnap family of scanners. This integration delivers a customer-ready solution for the upload, storage and sharing of electronic data sources into business-ready, web-based documents.

Until today, scanning a document typically meant it was sent to a corporate file, destined to live out its life as a static image. MindTouch and Fujitsu have removed one of the biggest adoption barriers to scanning: they enable scanned documents to be edited, shared and actionable throughout the enterprise.

Using MindTouch with ScanSnap is fast and easy. The user inserts the document into the scanner and selects “scan to email.” The user then sends an email to his or her MindTouch email address. From there, the scanned information can be moved to the proper location (i.e. team site, project page, etc.) and be available for search.

“Using MindTouch with ScanSnap allows multiple parties to edit uploaded documents while retaining a complete version history – all within a MindTouch page – and maintains complete IT governance and security over their critical documents, without the environment and time-consuming drawbacks of making copies and sending faxes,” said Mike Puterbaugh, Vice President of Marketing, MindTouch. “Our partnership with Fujitsu is another example of how enterprise collaboration tools are being integrated into the mainstream business market, at the right price and with great success.”

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 is available now for $295 (U.S. list) through Fujitsu authorized resellers, mail order catalogs and the Fujitsu website located at http://www.buyfcpa.com. There is no installation required, creating immediate value and remarkable ease of use.

“Our new ScanSnap S1300 portable scanner using MindTouch’s collaboration technology offers more scanning functionality and platform flexibility for teams that work together across the web,” said Michael Sidejas, product marketing manager, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. “It was a simple choice to partner with MindTouch on this initiative, given the company’s collaboration leadership.”

MindTouch is the industry’s leading provider of enterprise collaboration solutions in a market that continues to grow rapidly as more companies are operating under “lite” IT budgets for the foreseeable future. Enterprise spending on Web 2.0 technologies is predicted by Forrester to grow strongly over the next five years, reaching $4.6 billion globally by 2013. Download the Data Sheet .pdf

MindTouch and Fujitsu will showcase the ScanSnap S1300 at Macworld 2010 in San Francisco at Moscone Center on February 11-13. Booth number is 853.

Special Offer!

Fujitsu and MindTouch have teamed up for a special offer – your ScanSnap purchase could be on us! To learn more and take advantage of this offer, please visit http://mindtouch.com/scansnap.


This joint solution is available today, for MindTouch deployments on the Windows platform. Linux/Unix support will be announced at a later date.

Additional Resources

To download a photo of the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 using MindTouch, please visit: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/computing/peripherals/scanners/scansnap/s1300.html.

To follow @ScanSnapIT on Twitter, please visit: http://twitter.com/ScanSnapIT.

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MindTouch was chosen for the Sprout Award because of its leadership in the Enterprise Collaborative

Network market

SAN DIEGO August 20, 2009 – MindTouch today announced that it has been selected as Sprout Award winner from Everything Channel. MindTouch was chosen The Sprout Awards spotlight companies that are in the earliest stages of promising technology and product development in areas including Client application, Client hardware, Server application, Server hardware, Cloud computing, Storage, Networking, Wireless, Mobility, Social Networking, Consumer Electronics and more. The award program was created in conjunction with The Sightline Group to recognize leading technology startup companies. The Sprout Awards were revealed at XChange ’09, which took place August 17-20 at the Gaylord National Hotel in Washington, DC.

MindTouch Inc. is the leader in Enterprise 2.0 Collaborative Networks and is changing the way businesses capture, share and collaborate on information. With MindTouch, companies are revolutionizing how they work and increasing returns on investment from existing software, hardware and humanware. MindTouch combines the speed, agility and ease of use of a wiki with the scalability, security and integration of an enterprise portal. So, our customers use MindTouch instead of a traditional enterprise portal or web content management system because rather than taking 10 months and a bunch of engineers to deploy, with MindTouch business analysts or IT guys can do it in a month.

“We are extremely pleased to be chosen as a Sprout Award Winner by Everything Channel and the Sightline Group,” said CEO Aaron Fulkerson. “It is always gratifying to be recognized by your peers in the industry, especially being selected as an innovative company. We will continue to develop and deliver the best Enterprise Collaborative products in the market.”

“We created The Sprout Awards to introduce promising new technologies to marketplace and learn why they are on track to become the next hot company,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. “All of the startups and technologies that were introduced to us were very impressive. However, the MindTouch was the cream of the crop. We congratulate them on a job well done and wish them continued success as they bring their technology to market.”


The Sprout Award winners were chosen by the CRN editorial department and the CRN Test Center. Selection criteria was based upon a variety of aspects such as the type of product or service, the compelling story of the background of their founders, to the back-story of “born in a garage” or “designed on a coffee shop napkin.”


About The Sightline Group

The Sightline Group offers sales and marketing strategy, execution assistance and product launch expertise across numerous consumer technology product categories. The firm works with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. The firm has earned an unparalleled reputation for forging vital alliances. Using its strong relationships with key executives across all major channels — retailers, e-commerce vendors, catalogers, VARs, SIs and OEMs — the Sightline Group can quickly introduce clients and their products to the right people. Past clients include Logitech, iRobot, Acer, Qualcomm and Eye-Fi. For more information, visit sightlinegroup.com.

About Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for managing and accelerating technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results. (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities – from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists – with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

  • Report says “MindTouch resonates with open source customers”
  • MindTouch cited best current product alternative to industry heavyweights IBM and Microsoft

SAN DIEGO, August 10, 2009 — MindTouch, developer of one of the top open source projects in the world, today announced that it was named a strong performer against its key competitors in the August 2009 “Forrester Wave™: Collaboration Platforms, Q3 2009” report published by leading independent analyst firm Forrester Research, Inc. MindTouch was the only open source option in Forrester’s 66-criteria evaluation of collaboration platform vendors.

According to the report, “MindTouch has built a strong offering and staked out the favored position among organizations with open source leanings.” Specifically, MindTouch “represents a strong offering in the area of traditional collaboration and has addressed the Social Computing opportunity quite well. MindTouch benefits from being an open source offering with a large and active community behind the product. Introduction of new functionality is aggressive, as is expected with an open source offering. The open source community support moves MindTouch into a very strong position as a partner and provides customers with a wide array of add-on and integration offerings.”

In addition, the report called out the following findings:

  • MindTouch is the only open source option in the 2009 Forrester Wave
  • MindTouch landed as a Strong Performer, right behind Microsoft, IBM and Novell
  • MindTouch has built a strong offering and staked out the favored position among organizations with open source leanings.

“In the last year, MindTouch has revolutionized the way companies capture, edit and collaborate on information,” said Aaron Fulkerson, Chief Executive Officer, MindTouch. “The 2009 Forrester WAVE recognition is a prestigious competitive recognition in the software industry and reflects the success we are having providing customers with an alternative to proprietary enterprise collaboration solutions. I’ve been through dozens of analyst assessments and I can report that I’ve never had one that was so thorough in evaluating the technology. The process was comprehensive and went as deep technically as any research I’ve seen.”