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GroveSite Selected for Gartner Magic Quadrant
Gartner Magic Quadrant October 2008
GroveSite was honored for the second year in a row to be selected for inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant industry analyses, the "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software, 2008. "GroveSite was one of only 38 vendors, including giants such as IBM and Microsoft, selected for inclusion. In its comprehensive study, Gartner evaluated each vendor's ability to execute and its completeness of vision. In its comments about GroveSite, Gartner again mentioned GroveSite's strength in "easily customizable workspaces that blend wiki-style text information with more structured file and data exchange" and its innovative use of "online web-native databases."

In fact, according to GroveSite Marketing VP Jane Hagen, GroveSite's clients are increasingly using this web database feature to support day-to-day workflow between a company and its overseas suppliers. Hagen states, "Our database feature is somewhat unique as it incorporates discussion logs, multiple file attachments with thumbnails, and granular security. For these clients, GroveSite use moves from 'social community' to vital 'day-to-day business operations'."

GroveSite selected by Gartner Group
Gartner Magic Quadrant October 2007
GroveSite was honored to be selected for inclusion in one of the newest Gartner Magic Quadrant industry analyses, the "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Team Collaboration and Social Software, 2007." GroveSite was one of only 25 vendors, including giants such as IBM and Microsoft, selected for inclusion. In its comprehensive study, Gartner evaluated each vendor's ability to execute and its completeness of vision. In its comments about GroveSite, Gartner noted that, "GroveSite has found a niche in easily customizable workspaces that blend wiki-style text information with more structured file and data exchange." It also highlighted GroveSite's innovative use of "online web-native databases." As part of the evaluation, Gartner interviewed several of our clients and reported that GroveSite is "a customer-focused organization [that] has received very positive feedback from customers." As cautions, Gartner noted that GroveSite's hosted-only delivery model may limit its target market and that important functionality such as Web Services is still under development.

Patricia Seybold Group:
Patricia Seybold GroupHow Visual Comfort Uses GroveSite's Collaborative Workspaces to Improve Time-to-Market
September, 2006
A small lighting design and manufacturing firm's innovative use of shared workspace collaboration tools. Says Andy Singer,President of Visual Comfort, "Using GroveSite we have been able to create an open conduit for communication between designers, manufacturers, and customers, which facilitates faster, more accurate sample turnaround. The end result is that we bring new products more quickly into the marketplace."
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Patricia Seybold Group:
GroveSite Collaborative Workspaces
Quick, Easy, and Useful Team Workspaces for Collaboration with Customers and Suppliers

September, 2006
The low cost and ease of defining very useful, customized workspaces make this an appealing option for companies looking to quickly set up and use engaging shared work environments with customers, suppliers, and colleagues.
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The PLANGroveSite Announces Strategic Partnership with PLAN
February 1, 2006
The Partner Leveraged Affiliate Network has announced the addition of GroveSite online collaboration software to their portfolio of software solutions available to partner affiliates for resale and internal business use.
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GroveSite Launches New Site to Help Customers Choose Collaboration Tools
January 11, 2006
GroveSite has announced the launch of its new site at www.grovesite.com. The new site offers much-expanded information for people who are trying to choose an online collaboration tool.
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Business Week Online:
Business WeekAll Together Now:
How collaboration software can make your company more efficient

December, 2005
Business owners who want to communicate more efficiently -- and who doesn't? -- should take a look at collaboration software. There are more than 100 collaboration tools on the market, with about 25 geared to small businesses. Choosing the right product is a matter of deciding which business problems you need to solve and with whom you need to collaborate.
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PODTECH.net:
Under the Radar: GroveSite with CEO Joseph McVicker
November 26, 2005
GroveSite was founded on the knowledge that existing collaboration tools lacked the flexibility, affordability, and responsiveness needed to meet the emerging needs of organizations. With the advent of cell phones, laptops, and widely-available internet access, working teams were becoming more dispersed. Organizations were increasingly looking to form partnerships and strategic alliances to pool talent, move product and ideas, and increase efficiencies. Existing collaboration solutions were complex, expensive and required intensive implementations. GroveSite stepped in to provide an easy, fast, and affordable solution to organizations, regardless of size.
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GroveSite Shortlisted to Present at IBDNetwork's Under the Radar Event
November 15, 2005
GroveSite announced that it has been chosen to present at the third Under the Radar one-day event, with a focus on Enterprise Technologies. Under the Radar will take place on November 16, 2005 at the Microsoft campus in Mountain View, CA.
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GroveSite Welcomes New Customers:
Wiki-Style Collaboration for Big and Small Business

November 2, 2005
GroveSite has announced strong growth through the first three quarters of 2005. GroveSite's collaboration service has been selected by large and small firms, based in the US, Canada, and the UK.
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Joe McVicker Named President of GroveSite
September 8, 2005
GroveSite, the leading provider of online collaboration workspaces for cross-company teams, has announced that Joe McVicker will assume the presidency of the company effective immediately. McVicker, who has been CTO of GroveSite since its founding in 2002, is the architect of the company's flagship collaboration product and a successful serial entrepreneur.
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TIPS-IT.COM:
TIPS-IT.comCollaboration Tools Product Comparison Guide
July, 2005
GroveSite has been featured among leading collaboration vendors in the 2005 Collaboration Tools product comparison guide produced by Ziff Davis' TIPS-IT.Com. GroveSite was rated using an in-depth grid of over 350 features.

KMWorld:
KMWorldWiki-laboration
June 22, 2005
GroveSite has introduced Version 4.0 of its namesake software, which is designed to give non-technical team leaders the ability to manage both structured and unstructured information by combining core project management functionality with Wiki-like team collaboration.
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GroveSite Launches 4.0 at Collaborative Technologies 2005:
Wiki-Style Collaboration is Good for Projects

June 20, 2005
GroveSite, the leading provider of easy collaboration software for cross-company teams, has announced the release of GroveSite 4.0 at the Collaborative Technologies Conference in New York on June 20, 2005.
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Business Week:
Business WeekBeyond Corporate Walls: External Collaboration is Key
June 20, 2005
With access to the right data and the ability to communicate complication-free, individuals outside the company can become an even greater asset. Easy, secure collaboration tools can leverage the knowledge of these valuable, often overlooked, contributors.
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GroveSite's CTO to Speak On Do-It-Yourself Collaboration Applications
May 26, 2005
GroveSite (www.grovesite.com), the leading provider of easy collaboration software for cross-company project teams, has announced that Joseph McVicker, GroveSite CTO, has been invited to speak at the Collaborative Technologies Conference in New York, June 20-22, 2005.
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GroveSite's Collaboration Software Helps Contractors and Project Managers Track Jobs, Permits
May 12, 2005
Arizona-based GroveSite (www.grovesite.com), the leading collaboration software for cross-company project teams, has announced that EA Technical Services of Alpharetta, Georgia has chosen GroveSite to coordinate work for a large "Fiber to the Premises" project with a major telecommunications carrier.
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The Business Journal Phoenix:
Business Journal PhoenixSoftware makers work to fill niches, stay competitive, innovative
May 6, 2005
The more business needs change, the more Valley software developers are tapping into those needs with new products that cater not so much to the masses, but to niche markets for specific business applications. Executives of nine Valley-based companies discuss their products, the impact of the software on their target markets, and how innovation is critical for maintaining a competitive edge in an ever-constricting industry.
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The Business Journal Phoenix:
Business Journal PhoenixArizona software firms trying to set themselves apart
May 6, 2005
There are a fair number of software firms in Arizona that have done well and made a national name for themselves.
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GroveSite VP Tapped to Speak at Washington e-Government Conference
April 15, 2005
Koren Elder, Vice President of Technology at GroveSite, was invited to speak at the e-Government Institute's Conference on Knowledge Management April 20-22 in Washington, DC.
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GroveSite's Collaboration Software Catches On With Members of China Task Force
February 17, 2005
According to Duane Brummett, Executive VP and General Counsel for MTI, Inc. and a staff representative of President Bush's China Task Force, collaboration software is a boon for both cross-organizational task forces and internal teams.
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Small Business Informant:
CTO Outsourcing Pays Big Dividends to Small Companies
Technology Leadership and Web Collaboration Services Give Quick Start
January 17, 2005
Radiance Medspa Franchise Group, using its patent-pending franchise process, will assign each franchisee a customized communications GroveSite to ensure that it will only take 169 days from execution of franchise agreement to grand opening.
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Arizona Republic:
Arizona RepublicColorado firm to use GroveSite's software
January 13, 2005
A Colorado construction firm has chosen GroveSite's Web collaboration software for use in complex projects.
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Dexigner Design News:
Commercial Design Inc. Chooses GroveSite to Manage Denver Arts Museum Expansion Project
January 6, 2005
Although the construction industry is still not a power user of information technology, the project manager for the Denver Arts Museum has found that GroveSite's simple collaboration software helps him manage large complicated construction projects.

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New VP Technology to Aid GroveSite Expansion
September 28, 2004
GroveSite, the leading provider of easy web collaboration solutions, announced that Koren Elder has joined its management team as Vice President of Technology. Ms. Elder will direct new feature development and support GroveSite expansion into new markets.
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New Software Tool Helps Marines "Collaborate" with Families Back Home
August 6, 2004
Although American GI's may be far from home, they can still feel close to their families. Now a squadron of Marines on assignment in Iraq can communicate with their families as the result of a volunteer partnership between an IT solutions company, an Intel employee, and a collaboration software company.
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Inside Collaboration:
Inside Collaboration Newsletter GroveSite Recognized as Technology to Watch
July 28, 2004
GroveSite, the leading provider of easy web collaboration solutions, has announced that it has been mentioned as a "Technology to Watch" in the July issue of "Inside Collaboration," a newsletter published by San Francisco-based Collaborative Strategies that focuses on knowledge management and groupware.
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World Trade Center Tacoma World Trade Center Tacoma Announces GroveSite-based Service
May 24, 2004
The World Trade Center Tacoma will soon launch its Website Development Project, a new service provided to export-ready companies who are seeking international exposure for new business ventures abroad. The service enables Washington businesses to create websites using a user-friendly program called GroveSite. GroveSite is simple and easy-to-use – no programming or html knowledge is required to create a fantastic website.
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New GroveSite Collaboration Features Enable Customization
February 10, 2004
GroveSite announced the immediate release of powerful data tracking capabilities for high-end users of its online collaboration service. GroveSite's new features enable clients to specify unique data tracking capabilities for their collaborative team sites. "Our client organizations can now track the specific data that is critical to their far-flung teams," explains Tom Selling, GroveSite's President.
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GroveSite Renews TRUSTe Privacy Seal License
October 30, 2003
GroveSite today announced its renewed membership in the TRUSTe Privacy Seal Program, exemplifying its commitment to consumer and client privacy and security. TRUSTe, the leading privacy certification and seal program, awards its privacy seal only to companies that complete the TRUSTe certification process and agree to comply with ongoing TRUSTe oversight and consumer dispute resolution procedures.
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GroveSite VP Selected for Leadership Program
September 1, 2003
GroveSite, the leading provider of affordable online collaboration solutions, announced today that Jane Hagen, its VP Marketing, was selected to participate in the 2003/2004 class of Scottsdale Leadership, Inc., a program that recognizes and develops community leaders.
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Projects@Work GroveSite featured in Projects@Work Cool Tools
July 29, 2003
GroveSite's collaboration tool is designed for the project management needs of small-to-medium enterprises and work-groups. Password protected project sites guard sensitive information, and the project sites which can be created in minutes, can be customized with company logos and colors.
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GroveSite Opens Boston Office
February 17, 2003
GroveSite, high-tech's newest entrant in the fast-growing web-based collaboration software market, announced the opening of its Boston office. "Boston has a rich history of entrepreneurship and high-technology growth," cites Joe McVicker, VP Technology for GroveSite. "We look forward to being part of it."
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GroveSite Releases New Online Collaboration Features
December 9, 2002
GroveSite announced the immediate release of important new capabilities for users of its online collaboration service. GroveSite specializes in providing affordable web-based collaboration, the ability for project teams and other groups to use private password-protected websites to work together over the Internet.
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GroveSite Certified to Join TRUSTe Privacy Seal Program
October 30, 2002
GroveSite today announced that its website has been certified to display the TRUSTe Privacy Seal, exemplifying its commitment to consumer privacy and security.
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