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Outlook cloudy for social knowledge networks

Yes, it's true, folks. Things are looking cloudy for social knowledge networks. But no worries, it's a good thing. You can now use Presto, as well as Genie, in the cloud, also known as "over the Web."

The cloud-based service is hosted and supported by SAVVIS Communications Corporation, a provider of managed IT infrastructure solutions.

We issued a press release yesterday with all the details.

Inmagic Taps SAVVIS for Social Knowledge Network Hosting in the Cloud

Now information managers can have their choice of Inmagic solutions, on premises or hosted in the cloud

WOBURN, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today Inmagic announced that its industry-leading social knowledge management platform, Inmagic® Presto, and Inmagic® Integrated Library System (ILS) Inmagic® Genie are now available through a cloud-based service hosted and supported by SAVVIS Communications Corporation, a leading provider of managed IT infrastructure solutions. Now leading organizations can harness and capitalize on their vast arrays of vetted knowledge and the wisdom of their communities, without the capital expense of expanding their data centers, buying hardware, licensing software seats, training IT personnel, or supporting ongoing maintenance and management.

“Companies, government agencies and leading not-for-profit organizations today want robust and secure environments when hosting their applications on the Internet,” says Paul Puzzanghera, President and CEO of Inmagic. “At Inmagic, we strive to stay at the forefront of the social knowledge management industry, while offering our customers highly secure, high-performance, and cost-effective special library and social knowledge network deployment options. Together with SAVVIS, we’re making this a reality for our customers through cloud-based hosted environments that provide the performance, flexibility, and security required for the new generation of knowledge management.”

Presto is a new, socialized version of Inmagic’s popular knowledge repository and the industry’s first true social knowledge management platform. Genie is the company’s Web-based integrated library system (ILS) for Inmagic® DB/Text—a specialized database optimized for text retrieval that lets users build networked and standalone textbases to manage information. Whether hosted internally at a customer’s data center or hosted in the cloud by Inmagic and SAVVIS, Presto provides both managed and searchable interfaces to internal and external data. This unifies structured and unstructured content—including documents, images, audio, video, Web sites, blogs, RSS feeds, and more—to help organizations integrate vetted (top-down) information with social (bottom-up) content that captures the collective “wisdom of the community.” However, hosting Presto in the cloud provides additional benefits for businesses and their IT organizations:

* Fast, customized deployment without the capital expense typically associated with setting up a new application inside the firewall. There’s no need to buy hardware, license software seats, train IT personnel, expand data centers, or support ongoing maintenance and management.

* Managed security, consisting of 24/7 system monitoring and management, anti-virus protection, and advanced firewall security.

* Dedicated and expandable server capacity with all server resources, including CPU, memory, disk, and server-side networking.

* Disaster recovery protection with defined restore times for system failure. Incremental backups are made daily, and full backups are made weekly and monthly, stored internally and offsite.

* Comprehensive technical support.

With an IT services platform spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, SAVVIS is an industry leader in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network, and application services. The company is recognized by industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for North American Web Hosting, 2008, published April 10, 2008, and authored by Gartner analysts Ted Chamberlin and Lydia Leong. The report can be accessed from the SAVVIS Web site at

Inmagic® Presto and Inmagic® Genie are available immediately. Pricing for Presto starts at $15,000 per year, which includes the application and base configuration for an unlimited number of users. Pricing for Genie starts at $7,000 per year.


Since 1983, Inmagic has helped companies rapidly capture, organize, share, manage, and exploit their collective wisdom. Over 5,000 companies in 100 countries use Inmagic’s Presto, Genie, and DB/Text to forge social knowledge networks that connect their people and information to gain unprecedented insight into customers, markets, competitors, research, intellectual property, and more. Find out how much your company really knows. Visit Inmagic at

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Gregory FCA
Kate Ritchie, 610-642-8253
Inmagic, Inc.
Mike Cassettari, 781-287-6225

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