FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration solutions, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries Quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing" for 2008.(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, overall viability, product strategy, and customer experience. According to Gartner, "Real-time collaboration support is becoming a primary requirement, after e-mail, for efficient enterprise communications. Web conferencing not only allows people to collaborate virtually and share information, it also provides facilities to record and capture formal or ad hoc collaborative interactions for later tracking and reuse. As organizations develop their collaboration strategies from a technical and people perspective, web-conferencing penetration rates will increase because of the cost savings and productivity improvements web conferencing brings." "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 the enhance Elluminate Live!(R) 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, we have expanded our product suite to include make it simple for anyone to deliver engaging online sessions and distribute post-session content." About the Gartner Magic Quadrant The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 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 solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration that deliver exceptional outcomes, including enhanced learning experiences, increased retention and completion rates, and higher ROI. The Elluminate Learning Suite(TM) includes Elluminate Plan!(TM) for building online session plans, Elluminate Live!(R) for real-time session interaction, and Elluminate Publish!(TM) for post-session content distribution. Elluminate has served more than 300 million web-collaboration minutes to over 3 million teachers and students located in 185 different countries. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent academic institutions and corporations, including ADP, Apple Computer, California State University, Duke University, Florida Virtual School, Georgetown University, Georgia State 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, University of Illinois, and many more. 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, 2008. For more information, visit http://www.elluminate.com. (1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing" by David Mario Smith and Jeffrey Mann, July 29, 2008. Elluminate Live! and No User Left Behind are trademarks or registered trademarks of Elluminate, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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