Spigit Selected by AlwaysOn as an AO Global 250 Winner


    Recognized for game-changing technology and Enterprise Innovation

    PLEASANTON, Calif., July 17 /CNW/ -- Spigit, a leader in enterprise
social software, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of
the AO Global 250 Winners.  Inclusion in the AO Global 250 signifies major
developments in the creation of new business opportunities in the global
technology industries. Spigit was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team with
assistance from KPMG's emerging business practice, KPMG VC Practice, who
together surveyed more than 500 venture investors, investment bankers, and
technology insiders.
    Spigit and the AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies will be honored
at the AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford scheduled to occur on July 22-24,
2008 at Stanford University.  Spigit, along with fifty of the top CEOs from
the AO Global 250 will present their market strategies to a panel of industry
experts in a "CEO Showcase."
    "The AO Global 250 winners have excelled in key strategic areas in the
global technology markets," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn.
"We congratulate them for their success in introducing new tools, services,
and platforms that are driving the next phase of innovation and creating real
value at an economically uncertain time."
    The AO Global 250 was selected from over hundreds of companies, nominated
by a panel of industry experts in the online technology, media, entertainment,
enterprise and greentech sectors from around the world.
    Spigit provides enterprises with a platform for innovation and idea
management that enables them to connect with their various communities of
employees, customers and business partners in order to discover new ideas, key
influencers and increase revenue.  Companies can use Spigit's award winning
idea management technology to connect with either their internal
(InnovationSpigit) or external (IdeaSpigit) communities.  Spigit also offers a
complete set of APIs, enabling companies to effectively leverage existing
enterprise collaboration tools and online networks to effectively filter the
noise, and identify quality contributions, good ideas, and key contributors.
    A full list of all the AO Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn
Web site at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/27959
    "2008 has been a tremendous year for Spigit," said Paul Pluschkell, CEO
and co-founder of Spigit.  "Customer growth, a multitude of awards and
tremendous analyst coverage have all contributed to the incredible growth our
company has experienced this year.  We are extremely pleased to be an AO
Global 250 winner -- it's an honor to have been selected and is further
validation of Spigit being recognized as a market leader in the enterprise 2.0
workplace."

    About Spigit (http://www.spigit.com)

    Spigit develops enterprise community software to drive innovation and
empower decision makers.  Spigit's core products, InnovationSpigit and
IdeaSpigit, are used by Fortune 500 companies to power both internal and
external innovation and idea management initiatives.
    Spigit has received recognition and numerous awards including Best of
Interop 2008 and the 2008 Gartner Cool Vendor in the High Performance
Workplace.

    About AlwaysOn

    ALWAYSON IGNITED THE OPEN-MEDIA REVOLUTION IN EARLY 2003 BY BEING THE
FIRST MEDIA BRAND TO LAUNCH A COMMUNITY BLOG NETWORK.  IN 2004, ALWAYSON
CONTINUED TO LEAD THE INDUSTRY IN INNOVATION BY ENGAGING ITS BLOGGERS IN A
SOCIAL NETWORK. ALWAYSON IS ALSO REVOLUTIONIZING THE MEDIA BUSINESS BY
APPLYING ITS OPEN-MEDIA PRINCIPLES TO ITS EXECUTIVE EVENT SERIES (STANFORD
SUMMIT, ONHOLLYWOOD, ONMEDIA, GOINGGREEN, NORDICGREEN, AND VENTURE SUMMIT EAST
AND WEST) AND QUARTERLY PRINT "BLOGOZINE". NO OTHER MEDIA BRAND HAS DARED TO
CREATE SUCH OPEN INTERACTION WITH ITS READERS AND EVENT PARTICIPANTS.




For further information: Mike Weiss of Antenna Group, +1-415-977-1926,
mike@antennagroup.com Web Site: http://www.spigit.com                
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