ThoughtFarmer Intranet v3.0 Breaks Organizational Language Barrier

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Today, at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, ThoughtFarmer announced the third generation of its wiki-inspired intranet platform: ThoughtFarmer Intranet 3.0 Multilingual.

But I'm especially pleased with the performance enhancements we've achieved to support high-capacity, load-balanced deployments. And our team has done an incredible job at integrating secure blogging, forums and calendaring features while keeping the interface very simple.

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Today, at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, ThoughtFarmer announced the third generation of its wiki-inspired intranet platform: ThoughtFarmer Intranet 3.0 Multilingual.

ThoughtFarmer is a simple, social way for employees to collaborate, share ideas and find information. Wiki-inspired, but without the chaos, ThoughtFarmer combines the collaborative and empowering benefits of social software with a secure and centralized intranet platform demanded by the modern enterprise.

Previous versions of ThoughtFarmer addressed the need for organizations to be able to better leverage the intellectual capital that exists at all levels of the organization. ThoughtFarmer helped companies like Intrawest Placemaking break through regional and departmental barriers, bringing together geographically dispersed colleagues with similar job functions. Idea sharing on ThoughtFarmer produced real ROI.

In version 3.0, ThoughtFarmer sets its sights on breaking through the organizational language barrier.

"Our multinational customers want to collaborate regardless of language," said ThoughtFarmer President, Darren Gibbons. "ThoughtFarmer 3.0's features allow them to cross those language boundaries."

ThoughtFarmer Intranet 3.0 Multilingual includes several features to make it easy to work across multiple languages, including:

  •     Automatic detection of the intranet user's browser language
  •     Localizable interface that can be set for groups of users
  •     Intelligent fallback to the user’s secondary language preference if the desired content is not available in the preferred language
  •     Easy language toggling between all available versions of the content
  •     Multilingual search
  •     Support for all UTF-8 compliant languages, including French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean

Existing ThoughtFarmer clients are eager to make the migration to version 3.0.

"We're planning to upgrade right away," said Joe Vogt, Director of IT at Nexon Publishing North America, a part of the 2000-employee Korea-based game developer Nexon. "Our employees speak English, Korean, Japanese and Chinese. The ability to toggle between these languages will make ThoughtFarmer 3.0 an even more efficient and effective platform for Nexon's global collaboration and knowledge management than it is today."

In addition to multilingual features, ThoughtFarmer Intranet 3.0 adds new blogging, forums, and calendaring capabilities. For geographically dispersed companies, ThoughtFarmer 3.0 also supports data replication across distributed data centres.

“Obviously, the language support components are a huge step forward for us,” said Chris McGrath, ThoughtFarmer co-creator. "But I'm especially pleased with the performance enhancements we've achieved to support high-capacity, load-balanced deployments. And our team has done an incredible job at integrating secure blogging, forums and calendaring features while keeping the interface very simple."

“We’re proud of the success and growth ThoughtFarmer has achieved over the last year, and we look forward to the opportunities made possible by version 3.0. We think an easy-to-use interface, web 2.0 collaboration features and enterprise-grade scalability make for a powerful combination,” added Gibbons.

ThoughtFarmer Intranet 3.0 Multilingual can be ordered now, with an expected ship date of July 7th.

About ThoughtFarmer
ThoughtFarmer is the ultimate intranet. Forget the impossibly complex, seldom-used corporate intranets of days gone by. ThoughtFarmer is a simple, social way for employees to collaborate, share ideas and find information. Customers include BMW ORACLE Racing, eHarmony, IDEO, Guardian News & Media, Lukoil, and Nexon Publishing. For more information, see http://www.thoughtfarmer.com.

About OpenRoad Communications Ltd.
OpenRoad Communications is a Vancouver-based web application development firm. Since 1995, OpenRoad has provided web development, CMS, and user experience consulting services to large corporations and government clients. In 2005 OpenRoad developed ThoughtFarmer, an enterprise 2.0 intranet solution. ThoughtFarmer has been deployed internationally for a wide range of clients. For more information, see http://www.openroad.ca.

Media Contacts
ThoughtFarmer Media Resources: http://www.thoughtfarmer.com/media/

ThoughtFarmer
Chris McGrath, Co-Creator & Product Evangelist
cmcgrath@thoughtfarmer.com
650-648-9599 Ext 77

OpenRoad Communications Ltd.
Darren Gibbons, President
dgibbons@openroad.ca
604-694-0554 x102

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