Elluminate, Inc. Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant in Industry Report on Web Conferencing

PLEASANTON, Calif. (August 4, 2009) — Elluminate, Inc., the leading provider of web, audio, and video solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries Quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing" for 2009.1  The study assessed selected web conferencing vendors according to their ability to execute and completeness of vision.  Among the criteria used for evaluation were innovation, market understanding, marketing and sales strategy, product strategy, and business model.

According to Gartner, "the demand for Web conferencing has increased due to economic pressures and recent enterprise concerns and mandates about reducing travel costs.  Web conferencing tools are perhaps one of the easiest to measure from a return on investment (ROI) perspective.  It is fairly easy to determine potential cost savings from travel reduction in replacing face-to-face meetings with Web conferencing.  However, the benefits include more than just travel reduction. Web conferencing enables real-time interactive information sharing with use cases ranging from team collaboration to training and support."

"We’re honored to be recognized in the Visionaries Quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing," said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate, Inc.  "We believe representation in this influential industry report is validation of Elluminate’s strengths in the eLearning, online collaboration, and web conferencing market.  We are continuing to enhance our product suite in ways that enable enterprise-wide adoption as well as allow entry-level users to experience the benefits of real-time web collaboration.  In addition, in response to customer feedback, we’ve also expanded core product functionality, including bandwidth optimization, accessibility for the visually impaired, and support for international users."

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission.  The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period.  It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.  Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant.  The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action.  Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Elluminate, Inc.

Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class web, video, and audio solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration that deliver exceptional outcomes, including enhanced learning experiences, increased retention and completion rates, and higher ROI.  Elluminate serves more than 600 million annual web-collaboration minutes to over 7 million teachers and students located in 170 different countries.  The winner of several prestigious awards, the company is also one of Deloitte’s 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies and is positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing, 2009.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Pleasanton, California, Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent academic institutions and corporations, including ADP, Apple Computer, California State University, Florida Virtual School, Georgetown University, K12 Inc., London Knowledge Lab, Los Angeles Unified School District, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Novell, Queen’s University, Royal Veterinary College, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and many more.  For more information, visit http://www.elluminate.com 

1 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing" by David Mario Smith, July 29, 2009.

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