We had a chance to meet with Arwin Holmes and Shruti Shah of our Gold Sponsor, NorthPoint , the other day. WordCamps take a considerable amount of resources to happen, with the most precious commodities being time and money… and NorthPoint has stepped up as this year’s only Gold Sponsor.
So who is NorthPoint and what do they do with WordPress?They are an enterprise digital platform strategy and technology-consulting firm, based in New York City, with two distinct Practices: Financial Services and Content Solutions.
Odd Mix? Perhaps, but as Arwin Holmes explained, they have felt that they could market Enterprise Content Management Systems to their clients using WordPress. Arwin went on to say that since WordPress 3.0, they see the platform as a full-fledged CMS that supports Enterprise initiatives.
NorthPoint considers themselves as being platform agnostic; their functional domain knowledge allows them to successfully recommend and implement the right solution to support their clients’ on-going business strategy/situation. They have a significant track record of success having delivered digital platforms for some of the world’s most admired and leading organizations in Publishing, Media, Education, Healthcare, Entertainment, and Not-for-Profit industries. What they like about WordPress is that they see its development eclipsing other platforms and supporting the Enterprise. Arwin stated that the current development and release cycle that WordPress is on, with a release every six months, is a major factor.
Giving back to the WordPress Community is a big part of open source software and NorthPoint has presented at WordCamp Boston on Enterprise Do’s and Don’ts (You can check out the video here). In addition, NorthPoint feels that the Multi-Site capabilities of WordPress are a tremendous feature that lends itself to the Enterprise. Meeky Hwang will be presenting in the Multi-site Track on Saturday at 11:30 Check it out here.
Beyond presenting, NorthPoint felt that becoming a sponsor at WordCamp NYC was a way to support the community close to home.
Look for NorthPoint this weekend at WordCamp NYC and join us in thanking them for their support.