Newton, our popular applicant tracking software, joins leaders like Microsoft, IBM and Netflix in Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing environment. 2010 has been a banner year for Newton. We’ve added over 120
new customers and our revenue has grown by over 1000%.
We’ve anticipated moving Newton, our popular applicant tracking software, to the cloud for a couple of years and our development team has meticulously designed our architecture to take full advantage
of the cloud computing infrastructure. Moving to the Cloud gives us a huge
advantage over our peers. We will continue to innovate and scale with
better infrastructure, fewer resources and less operational overhead.
Translation: we will continue to offer bombproof, easy-to-use applicant
tracking software to more customers with less effort at more affordable prices.
Why the Cloud Matters?
Moving to Amazon’s EC2 platform makes Newton even more agile and provides existing and future customers significant advantages.
Amazon EC2 enables us to increase capacity within minutes, not hours or days. We can commission one, hundreds or even thousands of server instances simultaneously. This allows us to automatically scale
Newton up and down depending on our customers’ needs. This scalability proved
critical in December as we added over 20 new businesses to the Newton platform
and actually improved performance.
Amazon EC2 offers a highly reliable environment where replacement instances can be rapidly and predictably commissioned. If a server fails (because they just do from time to time), Newton will just bounce
to a server that is working – instantly! The EC2 service runs within Amazon’s
proven network infrastructure and datacenters. That’s right, if you can buy a
book on Amazon, you can status a candidate in Newton. The Amazon EC2 SLA
commitment is 99.95% availability in
any Amazon EC2 region. This means that Newton is ultra-reliable all over the
world all the time.
This is where our development team gets really geeked up. By switching to the Cloud, Newton has become even faster. And, it allows our team to do some really innovative things. For example, we’re
adding a very slick, powerful custom reporting engine to Newton. Most applicant
tracking software bogs down when running complex reports. Not Newton! We’re
leveraging EC2’s extra computing power and read-only database technology to
enable users to run complex customized reports instantly. This is just the tip
of the iceberg.
We’re completely confident in Amazon’s ability to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our customers’ data. They’ve got some of the world’s most
trusted brands on the EC2 platform and Amazon takes security very seriously. So
do we. See for yourself. Amazon Web Services’ security controls are evaluated every six
months by an independent auditor in accordance with Statement on Auditing Standards
No. 70 (SAS70) Type II audit procedures.
Newton Software continues to innovate.
Once again, Newton Software is innovating while staying focused on what we do best – develop applicant tracking software. Others may try to follow though; they’ll have some huge challenges. ‘Switching’ to the
Cloud won’t be a viable option for most. Alternatively, Newton was born on the
web and now we’re going to leverage the world’s most cutting edge web-based
infrastructure to develop applicant tracking software that drives the decisions
that drive hiring.
About Newton Software:
Newton is a web based, easy-to-use applicant management platform. Newton is designed to work the way that recruiting works and to drive the decisions that drive hiring.
Newton promotes collaboration and process efficiency while providing
unparalleled visibility into recruiting programs. Easy to activate and
affordable for any company, Newton is a new breed of HR technology that
delivers powerful results without the typical hassles associated with a
technology purchase. Learn more at www.newtonsoftware.com
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