NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 -- Connotate, Inc., the leading provider of Web data monitoring and extraction solutions, today announced it is working with the Associated Press (AP), a long-time customer, to support the company's sweeping transition from a legacy information technology (IT) infrastructure to cloud and service-based architectures.
"Our industry continues to undergo a radical transformation and the Associated Press is responding by leveraging advanced technology to streamline processes and deliver timely, cost effective solutions for our business," said Vince Tripodi, AP vice president of development. "Connotate offered us a way to smoothly transition our on-premise deployment of their software to a maintenance-free, hosted solution, preserving the continuity of our business processes while achieving significant reductions in operational expenditures."
Connotate is a key behind-the-scenes component of AP Exchange, a content management system (CMS) used by AP member news organizations and customers worldwide to receive and exchange news in real time. Connotate aggregates content from hundreds of AP member sources, delivering it in a usable format. Connotate also delivers accurate, timely content to the award-winning AP Mobile application suite, available on mobile and tablet platforms including Apple iOS, Android, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Nokia and Web OS.
"We are excited about this opportunity to deepen our relationship with the AP by helping support this ambitious transformation of technology infrastructure," said Ryan Mulholland, president of Connotate. "We are proud that our hosted solution will play a part in positioning the AP to take full advantage of leading-edge technology to maintain its leadership role as one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent news gathering in the world."
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Connotate puts the power of Web data monitoring and collection into the hands of the business user. Connotate delivers the scalability, reliability and resiliency necessary to drive strategic value from dynamic, Web sources. With benefits ranging from increased productivity, competitive advantages and dramatic operational cost savings, Connotate's growing customer list includes global businesses such as McGraw-Hill, Associated Press and Thomson Reuters. Connotate has been named a KMWorld "Trend-Setting Product" for the past seven years. Connotate announced the acquisition of Fetch Technologies in March 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.connotate.com or http://www.connotate.co.uk
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