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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Nashua software company Ektron announces layoffs

NASHUA – One of Nashua’s privately held software companies has laid off part of its work force, according to an announcement on its community blog Friday.

Ektron, headquartered at 542 Amherst St., has reduced its staff as part of an organizational restructuring “to focus on services that support (its) platform,” according to a post titled “Ektron Corporate Update,” by company CEO and founder William Rogers.

Fred Bals, manager of media and communications at Ektron, said the post serves as the company’s only comment on the layoffs and declined to say how many employees were let go.

“Ektron didn’t enter into the process of reducing the size of our professional services team lightly, and while every decision was difficult, it was necessary to keep the company on track towards our corporate goals of accelerated growth and customer satisfaction,” Rogers said in the blog post.

Founded in 1998, Ektron has U.S. offices in Denver, Richmond and San Francisco and global offices in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, employing more than 250 people, according to its website.

Ektron provides to companies web management and customer service content through websites, mobile devices and social networks.

Its customers include Citicards, Darden Restaurants, Dell, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Microsoft, NASDAQ, SONY PlayStation CA, Rice University, Tesco, Travelex, the United States Golf Association, and Wal-Mart.

Ektron ended 2011 with 35 percent year-over-year software license growth, adding more than 100 new customers, according to a post Rogers wrote Feb. 23. Ektron was also selected as the top-rated customer content management system in a new report from Hypatia Research in recent months.

Maryalice Gill can be reached at 594-6490 or mgill@nashuatelegraph.com. Also, follow Gill on Twitter (@Telegraph_MAG).