Cloud-Based Collaboration Providers Nuage, Kenesto Form Strategic Alliance

12 Dec, 2012 By: Nancy Spurling Johnson

Nuage and Kenesto, both providers of cloud-based services for social business and process collaboration, today announced that they have formed a strategic alliance that aims to bring greater value to their individual and business subscribers by extending enhanced community and process features across their respective products.

Nuage will extend its Nuage Café social community to include Kenesto’s socially oriented process engine, while Kenesto will extend its solution to include more open-community capabilities by connecting to Nuage Café.  The companies will jointly market their linked solutions.

"We’re very excited by the opportunity to further enhance our customers’ ability to collaborate with each other and with their partners using work methods like those used in their everyday lives through our secure, social, cloud-based technologies,” said Kenesto CEO Michael Payne.  “With this alliance, we’ll be able to extend the value of process and collaboration to even more businesses and individuals.”

Beginning as early as Q1 2013, customers will begin to see added value emerge as a result of connectivity between Nuage Café and Kenesto products, according to today’s press release. Both companies will continue to rapidly evolve their solutions with the inclusion of social process and open community capabilities thereafter.
Nuage CEO Chris Atkins added, “Kenesto’s process and information collaboration capabilities paired with Nuage’s social business collaboration solutions will undeniably generate distinctive, value-added results for customers that are not readily available in today’s marketplace.”  

This alliance, between two relative newcomers vying for a foothold in the highly competitive product-development market, could be an early example of the future of business, where many predict we’ll see small, innovative companies collaborating in new ways to deliver unique products and services they might not develop on their own. Kenesto reports that it is hoping for more such partnerships in which it would offer its technology to third-party solution providers who want to enhance their offerings with cloud-based social business and process collaboration capabilities.

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