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Gartner Cites Qumu’s Ability to Securely Manage, Deploy and Scale Video-Based Employee-Generated Content Across Enterprise

San Bruno, Calif. – May 11, 2010 — Qumu, Inc., a proven innovator in streaming media solutions for the enterprise, announced that it has been recognized as a "Cool Vendor in Enterprise Networking, 2010" in a report published by leading analyst firm Gartner, Inc.

According to Gartner, “Qumu is an innovative startup that is addressing enterprise needs to more effectively create, distribute, manage, and archive an increasingly complex corporate video/rich media environment.  Qumu delivers enterprise video (live streaming, video on demand and digital signage) via software as a service (SaaS) and managed services, as well as on-premises via appliances and software, or as virtual machines.

"Qumu offers a full suite of capabilities from creation/capture and contend management through to distribution and infrastructure management.  Qumu also provides an application that supports employee-generated content -- the so-called ‘enterprise YouTube.’ 

“Unlike other vendors, Qumu has built an open system that can incorporate equipment from many vendors, including Blue Coat Systems, Cisco, Microsoft SharePoint and Vbrick, preserving customers' investments in capture, display and portal technologies.  Qumu's edge server software is also available as a virtual appliance on Riverbed Technology Riverbed Services Platform (RSP) WAN Optimization Controller (WOC) platform. Qumu’s breadth of capabilities and delivery model have allowed it to acquire an enviable list of top tier reference customers, including Abbott, Citigroup, eBay, Microsoft and Visa.  AT&T uses Qumu to provide its managed service.”

The Importance of Video Communication and Social Video in Today’s Economy
Video broadcasts are essential tools in the enterprise. Video enables company executives, managers, and thought leaders to reach large audiences with engaging presentations that command attention and deliver important and relevant information at low cost. 

Users are now requesting a “Social Video Portal” to access and share content.  Video is the tool of choice for young professionals, and it provides a demonstrated increase in learning and engagement in addition to “hard ROI” cost savings. With these skilled users and proven results, it makes sense to deliver CEO addresses, training, HR info, safety and compliance information, product announcements and other important content through a Social Video Portal. 

Qumu provides end-to-end publishing and distribution of video content through an intuitive and non-technical user interface.  Users can easily find and view live broadcasts or on demand videos, as well as related rich media content, directly from their Social Video Portal.  The user simply browses the video library for both live and VOD content. Qumu automatically archives events for future viewing by any employees who may have missed a live broadcast. 

“Qumu has been recognized not only for our product leadership, but also our ability to deliver scalable, enterprise-class Social Video solutions to organizations around the world.  Qumu’s Social Video Portal delivers the leading workflow-based Web 2.0 collaborative features that allow teams, knowledge workers and students to quickly and securely create, share and scale content, as well as comment, rate, and tag the rich media,” said Ray Hood, CEO of Qumu, Inc.  “Enterprise and organizational users demand a modern user interface, customizability delivery to all devices, including digital signage, and measurement/reporting in how their users see and use video, while IT departments want the capability to control and manage the network delivery of video.  Qumu delivers both.” 

About The Gartner Cool Vendor Profile
Technology providers that qualify as cool vendors must think very far out of the box and provide solutions that are potential game changers.  Network professionals and enterprise architects who implement these vendors’ solutions will deliver enhanced application and data center availability, as well as provide comprehensive management for mobile devices and wireless LANs (WLANs).

For More Information, Videos and Applications
1.    Gartner clients can access the Gartner Report at www.gartner.com and search for Report Number G00174960.
2.    To download a new Executive Briefing on how to leverage Social Media and Video, click HERE
(http://info.qumu.com/SocialMediaWhitepaperRequest.html).
3.    To download an eBook on how to quantify the use and delivery of video in your organization, click HERE
(http://info.qumu.com/eBook_Quantified_Video_Benefits.html).
4.    The Qumu Create screen capture and desktop video application is available now.  Download a Free Trial 30-day version HERE
(http://info.qumu.com/QumuCreateRequest_NR.html).

About Qumu, Inc.

Qumu is the leading provider of video solutions to corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities.   Qumu’s products allow organizations to easily create, manage, publish and distribute live and on demand video content while integrating the video with other media.  Qumu’s solutions are engineered to allow companies to get started at minimal expense while leveraging existing IT standards and infrastructure.  Our flexible deployment options include SaaS, enterprise software, appliance or hybrid delivery.  Find out why so many Fortune 500 companies partner with Qumu for their enterprise video needs.  Contact Qumu at 1-866-654-8333 or via www.qumu.com.

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