Huddle, the enterprise content collaboration platform, today announced that it has been named one of KMWorld’s 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management. The list, which is compiled by knowledge management practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors, and their customers and colleagues, is the latest in a series of accolades that Huddle’s collaboration software has received and builds on a number of key developments for the company over the last 12 months.
"Criteria for inclusion varies, but all winning companies have things in common. Each has either helped to create a market, redefine one or enhance one, and they all share two things—the velocity of innovation and the agility to serve their customers," says Hugh McKellar, KMWorld Editor-in-Chief.
Key milestones for Huddle in the last year:
- Record performance in government: The company revealed that it is on track to have its biggest year for government contracts to date. Huddle has doubled the number of deals secured with UK public sector organizations in the first eight months of this financial year (May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013) compared to the total number of contracts closed in 2011/2012. In addition, Huddle took its government technology expertise to the US thanks to a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel. A FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002) certified instance of its cloud-based content collaboration platform is being developed for US government agencies and organizations.
- Record performance in the enterprise and key appointments to the executive leadership team: The company has achieved more than an 800% sales growth, year after year, in the enterprise marketplace. Strengthening its executive team, the company also welcomed Dr. Chris Boorman as chief marketing officer (CMO). Boorman brings more than 20 years of marketing and business leadership experience from enterprise software category leaders including Informatica, SDL, salesforce.com, VERITAS and Oracle.
- Product innovation: Huddle unveiled its intelligent recommendation technology. Powered by patent-pending predictive technology, the intelligent recommendation engine’s learning algorithms select files that will be of most relevance to users for full sync across their device of choice – mobile, tablet or desktop. Without having to sync the entire corporate knowledge store onto their devices, placeholder files give workers visibility of all files available to them without consuming bandwidth and reducing the likelihood of enterprise data being compromised. This solves the information overload issue experienced by the workforce in today’s enterprise.
"Working with colleagues and teams within their organization, as well as customers, partners and contractors across the firewall, today’s knowledge workers are often drowning in data,” said Alastair Mitchell, CEO, Huddle. “Huddle solves this problem by not only enabling people to share and work on content securely, regardless of their location, but also by pushing relevant information to their devices. By doing so, we’re helping people to filter through the fire hose of information they’re subjected to on a daily basis and deal with the content they actually need. This system intelligence is the future of enterprise search, and to be included in such a list, validates our vision of making life easier for knowledge workers across the globe. Today, effective knowledge management is not about storing and accessing your content, it’s about collaborating effectively and getting your job done.”
Get the full story in the March print issue of KMWorld Magazine and online at www.kmworld.com.