Kaltura Cited as a Leader in Two New Reports: Online Video Platforms, and Video Platforms for the Enterprise
NEW YORK, NY, Mar 08, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Kaltura Inc., the leading open source video platform, today
announced it was among the select companies that Forrester Research
Inc. invited to participate in its March 8, 2013 Forrester Wave
Report: Online Video Platforms, as well as in its March 8, 2013
Forrester Wave Report: Video Platforms For The Enterprise. In both
evaluations, Kaltura was cited as a leader.
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In the The Forrester Wave(TM): Online Video Platforms, Q1 2013 report
Kaltura had the highest score in the "Current Offering" category, and
was cited as having "the most feature rich platform" among the
leaders. According to the report, the company's "extensible
open-source platform is a midpoint between build and buy" and its
"API-driven approach, open source platform, and large ecosystem of
third party extensions are attractive to customers looking for
flexibility in how they deploy video publishing capabilities." The
report adds that "unlike other video platforms in this Forrester Wave
with a narrower target market, Kaltura targets media and
entertainment, enterprise (both internal and externally facing use
cases), and education."
In the The Forrester Wave(TM): Video Platforms for the Enterprise, Q1
2013 report Kaltura had the highest score in the "Strategy"
category. The report states that "Kaltura's modular approach,
extensibility, and partner ecosystem for software integrations
differentiate it as a middleware platform." The report further states
that "unlike any other vendor in this evaluation, [Kaltura] can serve
video publishing needs for internal communications and external
marketing and has customers using it for both," and that "because of
this focus on 'internet plus intranet,' [Kaltura] has many publishing
features and a user interface on par with what employees expect from
consumer experiences today."
"What an honor it is for us to receive such a recognition from one of
the most prestigious and recognized third party research firms in the
world," said Kaltura Chairman and CEO, Ron Yekutiel. "We believe the
two reports clearly highlight the uniqueness and strength of
Kaltura's open, flexible, and collaborative approach. This approach
is truly the only scalable way for a company to maintain 'the most
feature-rich platform' whilst addressing the widest target market and
most diverse set of use-cases."
Forrester separately evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of five
online video platform vendors and eight enterprise video platform
vendors against a total of 21 and 23 criteria respectively in three
major categories -- current offering, strategy and market presence.
Current offering was benchmarked across topics such as video file
ingest options, metadata and search support, workflow, deployment
models, monetization features, analytics and reporting, integration,
scalability, and security. Strategy was measured against the vendor's
differentiation and road map, enterprise track record, and partners
and support. Customer base and total revenue were measured to
determine market presence.
Kaltura provides the world's first Open Source Online
Video Platform, transforming the way people work, learn, and
entertain using online video. The Kaltura platform engages hundreds
of millions of viewers by providing media companies advanced video
management, publishing, and monetization tools that increase their
reach and monetization and simplify their video operations. Kaltura
improves productivity and interaction among millions of employees by
providing enterprises powerful online video tools for boosting
internal knowledge sharing, training, and collaboration, and for more
effective marketing. Kaltura offers next generation learning for
millions of students and teachers by providing educational
institutions disruptive online video solutions for improved teaching,
learning, and increased engagement across campuses and beyond.
Kaltura was recently recognized in Forbes as 'one of the six fastest
growing tech companies', in VentureBeat as a 'Next Billion Dollar
Enterprise Tech Company', in Business-Insider as 'one of top 5
startups revolutionizing education' and 'one of 5 greatest
open-source technologies for 2012', in Mashable as 'one of top 5
social enterprise technologies for business' and in Fast Company as
'one of the 10 most innovative companies in Israel'. For more
information: www.kaltura.com, to join Kaltura's community visit:
www.kaltura.org and www.html5video.org.
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