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Enterprise Social Network Firm Axceler Is Now ViewDo Labs

In wake of Metalogix acquisition of Axceler's SharePoint business, the remainder of the company is charting a new path and identity. The company, now called ViewDo Labs, will emphasize enterprise social networking, not just for SharePoint but for all collaborative environments.

Part of the deal when Metalogix acquired Axceler's SharePoint business last month was that Metalogix would retain the Axceler brand, hence the new name and focus. ViewDo Labs describes itself as a provider of enterprise social network (ESN) analytics and governance tools. Michael Alden, Axceler's former president and CEO, will hold the same title with ViewDo.

"Our team's goal is to help organizations increase adoption of ESNs by offering visibility into what employees are collaborating on and what platforms are most successful," Alden said in a statement.

ViewDo will release a cross-platform enterprise social network analytics service called ViewPoint Enterprise, which offers a common view via a dashboard of activity in a variety of enterprise social network environments including SharePoint, Yammer and Salesforce.com's Chatter. The company plans to support other enterprise social networking platforms in the future.

ViewPoint is designed to help increase usage of these networks, while reducing overall risk, such as confidential data getting into the wrong hands. The company says VIewPoint will track who is collaborating, what's driving adoption and help determine business metrics from that collaboration.

According to a survey fielded by ViewDo, 46 percent of enterprises don't measure overall productivity and large enterprises are having the most difficult time getting users to adopt social collaboration tools in the workplace.

A trial version of the software is available for download now and is slated for general availability next month.

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 09/29/2013 at 4:32 PM


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