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Experienced Players Offer Industry Insight on Social Computing Trends

In an effort to build on its reputation as the world’s leading provider of proven .NET solutions for online communities and social networks, Telligent, an enterprise social computing company, announced two strategic hires today.

Dallas, TX, July 23, 2008 --( George Dearing, a respected industry professional and writer who has covered social computing and enterprise 2.0 for InformationWeek, Social Media Today, The Enterprise Content Management Blog, and others, joined Telligent yesterday as the Senior Corporate Evangelist. Burt Barnes, former director of interactive marketing for various information technology firms, joined Telligent on July 7 as the new Community Server Product Evangelist.

George is responsible for Telligent’s corporate evangelism initiative and will focus on delivering knowledge and insight to help organizations develop an enterprise social computing strategy that drives market conversations and builds brand capital.

Burt is responsible for sourcing industry trends and educating customers and prospects on the features and benefits of the Community Server product.

“This is a very exciting time for us,” says Rob Howard, CEO, Telligent. “We have a unique opportunity to educate the market on how to use best-of-breed Web 2.0 applications for collaboration and knowledge share and retention. By adding both George and Burt to the Telligent team, we jumpstart our evangelism initiative.”

“George brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his content management, marketing automation, and business development experience. Burt is a seasoned marketer who has experience driving brand engagement with new technologies. Both gentlemen add exponential value to the company, and we are glad to have them on board.” Ken Vernon, Director of Marketing, Telligent.

About Telligent
Telligent is a leader in enterprise ready solutions for online communities and social networks. Telligent’s flagship offering, Community Server, provides a fully integrated platform that utilizes social media to enhance customer relationships and brand engagement, increase ROI, and provide channels for customer insight and feedback. With its software solutions and extensive service offerings, Telligent empowers collaboration for many of the world’s largest brands. Clients include: Associated Press, Dell, Electronic Arts, Honda, Intel, Microsoft, MSNBC,, the NFL, and Visa. For more information, visit Telligent.

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