Atos, an international IT services company, and Kaltura, a leading video platform, announced a global partnership today, geared towards bringing innovative video solutions to Atos customers worldwide. The combination of Atos industry leading IT expertise in Enterprise Content Management offering and Kaltura’s open, flexible, and modular video platform, will enable customers to derive maximum business value from their video assets.
The Atos VideoSpace offering is a powerful, flexible, and secure video content management platform that includes advanced video capabilities for enterprises, media companies and education and public institutions. VideoSpace takes knowledge-sharing, collaboration and video training to the next level and fully integrates with many Enterprise Learning Systems and Content Management Systems and Social business applications.
Video has become the new de-facto medium of choice for people online today. According to MarketingSherpa, webpages with video attracted two to three times as many monthly visitors, doubled their time on the site, and achieved a 157% increase in organic traffic from search engines. Moreover, video within the enterprise has seen very significant growth over the past 18 months. Gartner clients claim that the amount of video in their organizations is increasing at rates varying from 50% to 200%, annually, and by 2016, large companies will stream more than 16 hours of video per worker per month. Atos VideoSpace provides organizations with flexible video solutions to create the optimal video strategy.
“The global surge in demand for online video drove Atos’ need for a comprehensive video platform that would flexibly cater to a variety of use-cases across all market sectors and geographies” said Philippe Blanc, Global Offering Manager ECM at Atos. “Kaltura’s best-of-breed platform and robust off-the-shelf products are ideally suited for the needs of Atos and our global customers.”
As a natural extension of Atos’ Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution, the VideoSpace offering will enable Atos and Kaltura to deliver new and innovative solutions to customers. Atos will not only resell Kaltura’s subscription-based services, but Atos Business technologists will be able to deliver extensive and custom integration services on business processes . Customers are looking to leverage and extend the ROI of their video assets in order to improve employee productivity, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiency.
Atos VideoSpace, powered by Kaltura, includes out-of-the-box video tools and applications, such as a YouTube-like video portal for enterprises and educational institutions, as well as Kaltura’s open APIs and platform capabilities, for organizations looking to create their own custom secure workflows with video. VideoSpace is integrated into the existing Atos product suite, and is offered in local geographies via the local Atos offices in each country.
“We are honored to be teaming with a global powerhouse such as Atos,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO. “Our technology and products, coupled with the world-class IT Services of Atos, will help boost enterprise productivity and efficiency globally.”
To view a video walkthrough, visit: http://site.kaltura.com/AtosVideo.html.
As part of this announcement, Atos will be offering its existing customers a free VideoSpace trial. Customers can contact their local Sales Executive for details.
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2012 revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 76,400 employees in 47 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. Learn more at www.atos.net.
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.