ConnectSolutions Exceeds One Billion Minutes of Online Collaboration

President Obama and Secretary Clinton have helped drive dramatic increases in attendance.

Mar 15, 2011, 10:00 ET from ConnectSolutions Inc

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectSolutions Inc, the leading managed services provider of enterprise-grade web conferencing and collaboration solutions, today announced a significant milestone with the delivery of over 1,000,000,000 web conferencing and webcasting minutes.  This milestone is the culmination of millions of meetings and webcasts, including several high profile events with President Obama and Secretary Clinton communicating with tens of thousands of viewers from countries around the world. ConnectSolutions provides reliable, scalable, and secure private clouds for global corporations and government agencies including the U.S. State Department, General Motors, SAS, Charles Schwab, and O'Reilly Media.

"A collaboration minute is the measure of time people spend working together online in a virtual meeting, which saves organizations millions of dollars each year in travel expenses while improving communication between those working remotely in a global economy. This milestone is a testament to the importance of our global collaboration platform to our clients and partners," said Michael Fitzpatrick, CEO and Co-Founder of ConnectSolutions. "Our private cloud has become the standard for large business and government communication, and the increasing usage we are experiencing is indicative of the diverse set of uses for this platform."

ConnectSolutions enables organizations to communicate globally with employees, customers, and partners in real-time using web conferencing, webcasts, or one-to-one sessions.  The platform delivers web conferencing and virtual training through private cloud deployments of Adobe® Connect™, webcast and broadcast communication through ConnectSolutions Podium™, and real-time dashboards and analytics to provide transparency and insight into key business metrics.  ConnectSolutions' platform supports Single Sign-On integrations, FISMA-compliant deployment options, and 24x7 support services to ensure customer success.

"ConnectSolutions has followed the first rule of collaboration 'make it easy' or 1-2 clicks to do anything," said David Coleman, Managing Director at Collaborative Strategies.  "Enterprise and government organizations making strategic investments in collaboration solutions want their users to have an empowering experience and ConnectSolutions makes that happen every time!"

About ConnectSolutions

ConnectSolutions Inc is the leading managed services provider of enterprise-grade web conferencing and collaboration solutions. The company's products are used by leading global enterprise and government organizations that require reliable, scalable, and secure video-centric collaboration. ConnectSolutions is based in Emeryville, CA. For more information, visit

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