Monday, May 17, 2010

ProtonMedia and RWD partner to add third dimension to human capital management

Ok, waiting time's over. I mentioned earlier today that we'd have some big news coming at you from the ASTD 2010 Conference in Chicago, so without further ado, here it is: ProtonMedia and RWD have partnered to develop the first 3-D workplace for human capital management.

RWD is a leading provider of human and operational performance improvement solutions. Thousands of organizations worldwide use RWD's solutions, including many Fortune 500 companies. They're in industries including life sciences, energy, and manufacturing, among others.

We'll be working together to integrate RWD's technology into ProtoSphere. The result will be a high-performance collaborative platform that quickly connects people to their colleagues, and gives them immediate access to the information they need.

Our partnership officially kicks off today from the ASTD Conference. RWD is exhibiting at booth #913, and I've joined them to represent ProtonMedia. If you're here at the show and have stopped by the booth, you might have noticed the signage for ProtoSphere.

If you haven't swung by yet, by all means, feel free! If you want to catch up, I'll either be at the booth or mingling around the show floor. Buzz my mobile at 215-350-2461 if you can't find me and want to chat. :)

But that's not all we have going on with RWD today. We're also co-exhibiting with RWD at the SAPPHIRE conference in Orlando. If you're unfamiliar with the show, SAPPHIRE is the leading event for SAP customers and partners to meet and learn about new SAP technologies and solutions.

RWD is exhibiting at booth #2509, and some folks from the ProtonMedia sales team are on hand to meet, greet, mingle, and share news of our partnership.

I'm excited to get things going with RWD, and looking forward to putting the new platform into the hands of employers and their people. If you're interested in more details on our partnership, give our press release a read below. We'll keep you in the loop on our progress!



Enterprise Human Capital Management Goes 3-D

RWD Technologies, LLC and ProtonMedia forge partnership to deliver world’s first 3-D immersive workplace for human capital management

BALTIMORE & LANSDALE, Pa. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- RWD Technologies, LLC (RWD), a global company that develops and implements human and organizational performance solutions, and ProtonMedia, the developer of the ProtoSphere virtual collaboration environment for the high-performance workplace, today announced a multi-year partnership that will add a new dimension to workforce learning, collaboration, and performance.

The RWD-ProtonMedia alliance will result in the world’s first 3-D immersive human capital management solution for enterprises. It will be built by integrating RWD’s human and operational performance improvement solutions into ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere 3-D virtual workplace product, giving enterprises a high-performance collaborative platform that quickly connects people to their colleagues and to the information they need to meet their customer and workforce requirements.

Organizations that use this new solution will unlock a high-performance workplace—one that improves employee workflow and productivity; increases operational efficiency; and helps develop, manage and secure the organization’s top talent.

“Integrating a 3-D virtual environment into the job performance model immerses the employee into the process and creates a collaborative environment to obtain the learning and performance capability at the moment of need,” says Patricia Begley, executive vice president, North America, RWD.

Ron Burns, CEO of ProtonMedia, commented: “Few partnerships are as well aligned as our relationship with RWD. We are creating a multi-faceted collaboration platform that can measurably enhance workforce productivity while empowering the individual, and better serving customers. The result is a more effective organization, accelerated employee development, and most importantly, immediate access to information for all.”

ABOUT RWD

RWD is a leading provider of human and operational performance improvement solutions that help employers maximize the return on their investments in people, processes, technology, equipment, knowledge and customers. Since 1988, RWD has assisted clients and partners in enhancing organizational productivity through its broad range of integrated products and services, which include human capital management and IT consulting services, business transformation and lean process improvement, end-user training, change management, knowledge management and operator effectiveness management. RWD’s solutions are used in thousands of organizations globally, and in industries such as manufacturing, energy, automotive, aerospace, healthcare, life sciences, consumer products, financial, telecommunications, services, higher education and the public sector.

Based in Baltimore, Maryland, RWD serves Fortune 500 and other organizations around the world. RWD is privately held, with two dozen offices in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.rwd.com.

Copyright© 2010 RWD Technologies, LLC. All rights reserved. RWD Technologies and RWD are registered trademarks of RWD Technologies, LLC in the United States and several other countries. All other names are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

ABOUT PROTONMEDIA

ProtonMedia is the developer of ProtoSphere, the market-leading virtual collaboration environment for the high-performance workplace, and the #1 virtual environment for collaborative product life cycle management in life sciences. ProtoSphere’s virtual environment provides an arsenal of business-focused collaboration and communication tools that help companies accelerate decision-making and raise productivity, improving workplace performance overall. The company is a Gartner “Cool Vendor in the High-Performance Workplace” for 2010. Its customers include some of the world’s most respected brands, including AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Merck Inc., BP, Chevron, Duke University, Deloitte, TIAA-CREF, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Cisco. A trial version of ProtoSphere can be downloaded at http://protonmedia.com/trial-download/. For more information, visit http://www.protonmedia.com/.

PRESS RESOURCES

Visit the ProtonMedia press kit online.

Contacts
For ProtonMedia:
Gregory FCA
Paul Johnson, 610-228-2113
Paul@GregoryFCA.com
or
For RWD:
Brodeur Partners
Dan Tudesco, 202-775-2657
DTudesco@Brodeur.com

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