Category: Attensa

Pretend you were there: Attensa “RSS and attention” from Portland Web Innovators

Do (Apparently, my brain has already started its Friday.) Did you miss the latest Portland Web Innovators gathering with Attensa?

Fear not, gentle reader. Thanks to Dawn Foster, who was kind enough to capture video of the event, you’ll soon be espousing on RSS and attention with the best of them.

It’s Friday. Kick back and catch up by watching “RSS and Attention.” (Kindly hosted by Jive Software which, coincidentally, kindly hosted the event, as well.)

Meet: Portland Web Innovators discuss RSS and attention

On November 7, Portland Web Innovators will hold its monthly gathering, hosted by a pizza-bearing Jive Software. This time, they will be focusing on RSS and attention:

Charlie Davidson and Eric Hayes from Attensa joining us to discuss the world of RSS, Feeds, and Attention, a concept becoming more important to many of us as we attempt to filter out the information overload so prevalent for web innovators.

For more information or to RSVP, visit Upcoming.

Jive Clearspace X supports Attensa support

I thought there might be a little more than just mutual “We share Portland as a hometown” respect behind Attensa’s Office 2.0 presentation on how to use Attensa’s and Jive’s products in tandem.

Turns out Attensa just released a beta version of their support site. And it’s built on Jive Clearspace X.

Now, that’s the kind of Portland-based technology collaboration we like to see.

As part of the beta rollout, Attensa has also announced that it will begin phasing out its old support site, in order to “build a vibrant support community” using the features of Jive’s collaboration platform.

See additional coverage in NW Innovation.

Attensa Feed Server now free for five

There’s a been something gnawing at you. I can see it. And everyone else can see it, too.

You’ve been consumed with the curiosity about how Attensa Feed Server actually works, but you don’t want to pony up the cash to buy it.

Well, count your blessings, my friend, because today is your lucky day.

Portland-based Attensa, the company focused on helping organizations manage and make better use of RSS feeds, has released a trial version of Attensa Feed Server. It’s free. And it’s available for download, right now.

The trial version is fully functional for up to five (5) users, allowing unlimited feeds and unlimited groups. All you need is the hardware, and you’re off and running.

The Attensa Feed Server is a virtual appliance that provides enterprise customers with centralized administration, routing, security, search, synchronization, analytics and reporting for enterprise-wide RSS coordination. It brings together all of the tools IT administrators, team leaders and users need to manage and streamline the delivery of critical business information using web feeds behind the firewall.

Download your copy of Attensa Feed Server.

For more information, see the Attensa blog, read additional Attensa coverage on NW Innovation, or gain some insight from Brooks Jordan.

Attensa releases new RSS readers, cleans up blog lint

Attensa, the Portland-based You Software spin off that focuses on tools surrounding RSS technology, has released new versions of their RSS readers.

You can download the new enterprise-quality RSS feed readers for Windows, Mac and Microsoft Outlook at no charge immediately from the Attensa Web site. The three new Attensa feed readers are built using consistent AttentionStreamâ„¢ technologies, architecture and user experience to provide business users with a complete set of tools for receiving, managing and reading critical business information delivered through RSS, Atom and XML web feeds.

Attensa also appears to have recently refreshed its blog design to focus on its main content, clearing off links to areas that have been relatively stagnant. (I didn’t want them to think that had gone unnoticed. It’s a welcome change.)

For more information on Attensa technologies and its AttentionStream concept, visit Attensa.

Portland pairing: Using Attensa and Jive Clearspace in tandem

Scott Niesen, Director of Marketing at Portland-based Attensa, will be presenting at the Office 2.0 conference, this afternoon. He’ll be describing how to use Attensa’s product in combination with another Portland startup’s product, Jive Software’s Clearspace.

You can get the high-level gist of his talk—how using these tools in combination can be an effective way of streamlining the information flow in your organization—from the presentation embedded below on Attensa’s blog. (Unfortunately the embed doesn’t play nicely with WordPress.)

At the very least, I wanted to highlight this pairing of complementary technologies from the Silicon Forest.

Attensa and Kapow co-host Webinar on RSS and Web 2.0 apps

Portland-based Attensa and Bay-area Kapow Technologies will be co-hosting a Webinar on September 6, Attensa’s blog announced today. And it will be bright and early for you late-night coder types:

On September 6th at 8:30 am PDT see Kapow’s Mashup Server and the Attensa Feed Server in action and join the conversation between Stefan Andreasen, Kapow’s CTO and Charlie Davidson, Attensa’s CEO as they discuss and demonstrate the ability to create feeds from any web based source using the Kapow Mashup Server and channel role based feeds to specific users and groups across the enterprise with the Attensa Feed Server.

This is part of Kapow’s Mashup series. You can register to attend the event on Kapow’s site.

By intelligently analyzing information about RSS articles and how readers are interacting with the articles, the Attensa RSS network can deliver more relevant, timely information individuals on the devices they choose and businesses can take advantage of RSS technology to streamline communication with employees, partners and customers.

For more information, visit the Attensa site.

[NOTE: In related news, former Portland-area exec John Cimral has recently been named CEO of Kapow.]

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