The Week in Review – Two Big Announcements and One Cool Event

Before you head out for what if your lucky is a long weekend, I wanted to recap some exciting news that played out for Akumina over the course of this week.

This was a big week for Akumina, kicking off an exciting month. All the details are below…

New Partnership

rightpoint-logo-300.pngToday, Akumina announced our partnership with Rightpoint a leading national digital agency that is well-recognized for its work in the areas of employee engagement and digital transformation.

“We are excited to have Akumina as a foundational SharePoint partner. Whether our customers are using the SharePoint platform to meet their internal communications, social engagement, internal and external collaboration, document management, or knowledge management use-cases (just to name a few).  Akumina’s platform will enhance and expedite the way our customers create a cohesive solution on the combined SharePoint and Akumina platform,” said Jeremy Williams, Collaboration Practice Leader of Rightpoint.

The Future is Now: How The Intranet of the Things is Transforming the Digital Workplace Event

As part of our mutual objective to enhance the employee experience, Akumina and
Rightpoint are teaming up with Microsoft to co-sponsor an “Intranet of Things” event featuring a case study from Northwestern Mutual and networking with your peers.

The event will take place 4:00PM – 6:00PM CST, October 26 at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park.

Focused on applying the principles of the IoT to the enterprise, this session will explore ways to craft truly transformative intranets that engage employees, reduce repetitive friction, maximize productivity—and ultimately profits— through interconnected, contextually relevant, and hyper-personalized experiences.

The event will feature a Case Study on how Northwestern Mutual reinvented their intranet through a massive overhaul while balancing the communication needs of four generations of 7,000 employees and contractors. Following the case study, Kevin Olp, Director of Creative Solutions and Corporate Initiatives at Northwestern Mutual will join a panel of Intranet Experts to answer your questions around all things related to your Intranet – from engagement, to user experience, to the impact of technical decisions, come armed with questions for the panel.

After all the learning is done, we will wrap up with drinks and networking at the swanky Fairmont Chicago, making this a truly a can’t miss session.

Space is filling up fast, so register today!

Analyst Recognition for InterChangestitchdx-coverpage-download

As we announced Thursday, InterChange was recognized as the leader in the digital
workplace/modern intranet market, by independent technology consultants StitchDX. In The Digital Workplace Market Landscape – A Critical Overview report StitchDX looked at InterChange along with seven other modern intranet solutions.

StitchDX’s analysis examines the Digital Workplace/modern intranet marketplace based on an aggregate score in the areas of Out-of-the-box Capabilities, Technology Ecosystem, Extensibility and Content Management over typical license costs.

According to StitchDX, “Interchange offers the strongest value based on capability to cost of all the products we reviewed.” In addition, InterChange was one of only two vendors with a true focus on providing a platform on which our partners and clients can deliver contextual and personalized intranet experiences that transform how employees work, collaborate and innovate.

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