COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (OTCBB: GWIV) (OTCQB: GWIV) ( today announces the completion of its acquisition of Intellinetics, Inc. (

Intellinetics, Inc., now a wholly owned subsidiary of GlobalWise Investments, is a leading-edge technology company focused on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions for the digital age. Leveraging its cloud-based computing software, GlobalWise Investments is poised to capture a significant market share of the burgeoning ECM industry.

The Intellinetics platform defines a new industry benchmark and game-changing approach by combining advanced virtualization and automated content management with an open and service-oriented architecture using Web services. The Company provides strategies, tactics and technologies to manage paper and digital assets from capture to long-term archive, without the need for manual processes conducted by a full-time employee.

The Company's ECM service is delivered to customers via five unique delivery models that cover the full spectrum of business needs: Cloud/SaaS (Software as a Service); Hardware Vendor Integrated Service; Software Vendor Integrated Service; Premise (Client-Server); and Hybrid (Premise & Cloud/SaaS). This diversity provides advanced security and privacy features with an on-demand structure for businesses in the large, underserved Tier 3 and Tier 4 markets.

William J. "BJ" Santiago, President and CEO of GlobalWise Investments, stated, "IBM Market Insights predicts adoption of cloud computing to continue growing at a compound annual growth rate of 26% until 2013. Through its acquisition of Intellinetics, GlobalWise Investments is well positioned to secure a strong foothold in this rapidly growing ECM industry."

About GlobalWise Investments, Inc.

GlobalWise Investments, Inc., via its wholly owned subsidiary Intellinetics, Inc., is a Columbus, Ohio based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) pioneer with industry-leading software that delivers cloud ECM based solutions on-demand. The Company's flagship platform, Intellivue™, represents a new industry benchmark and game-changing solution by enabling clients to access and manage the content of every scanned document, file, spreadsheet, email, photo, audio file or video tape -- virtually anything that can be digitized -- in their enterprise from any PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone from anywhere in the world.

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