I/TECH USES WEB CONFERENCING ASP FROM CENTRA TO EXTEND REACH AND EFFECTIVENESS OF MARKETING AND RECRUITMENT PROGRAMS.
Web-Based Infrastructure for eLearning and Collaboration Provides Real-Time Knowledge Delivery Platform For E3 Learning Portal.
LEXINGTON, MA -April 26, 2013 – Centra (NASDAQ: CTRA), the world’s leading provider of software and ASP services for live eLearning and collaboration, today announced that IT Services, Inc., a leader in IT training and workforce development programs, will employ Centra Conference™ accessed through CentraNow™, Centra’s convenient business ASP, to deliver online information sessions in an effort to increase the effectiveness and reach of the company’s marketing and enrollment campaigns. The informational sessions, delivered live over the Internet using integrated, IP-based voice and video conferencing, are designed to answer inquiries from prospective students on programs, course hours, costs, financial aid opportunities, and the IT industry outlook.
I/Tech partners with educational institutions across the nation to provide students with the training tools and learning environments necessary to succeed in today’s competitive high technology market space. In addition to utilizing the Centra Conference ASP service to support informational marketing efforts, IT will use Centra’s collaborative applications to power the organization’s Extended Education Environment (E3) Learning Portal, designed to deliver IT training programs online, and provide free access to virtual meeting rooms, which enable class participants to collaborate outside of the physical classroom.
"Centra Conference and the E3 Portal help us to deliver live training events through our college partners more effectively," said Jim Hemgen, Director of Education Programs for I/Tech Services. "Students can now take advantage of virtual office hours, online seminars, and other related IT training events from any location. Using the CentraNow ASP service, we can take advantage of the benefits of live, Web-based collaboration and learning to grow our business without significant IT investments of our own."
Centra Conference is also being utilized by IT’s corporate office for national product roll-outs and to conduct conference calls with college partners across the United States. Instead of traveling to over 100 meetings per year, IT is now able to conduct live, interactive meetings with large groups of employees and partner liaisons over the Internet. Additionally, IT’s corporate offices are using Centra Conference for internal training. With a staff of over 65 full-time employees around the country, Centra Conference has allowed I/Tech to communicate effectively and conduct successful online training events.
Software Infrastructure for Live eLearning and Collaboration
Already used in over 500 companies and universities worldwide, Centra’s Web-based enterprise products and services share a common collaboration framework, and are optimized to address the full range of real-time business interactions necessary to accelerate internal and market-facing business processes and distance education. Every product features Centra’s hallmark voice-over-IP capabilities, robust collaboration tools, and intuitive user interface to enable live conversation and interaction over low-bandwidth network connections. Centra’s products include Centra SymposiumÔ for virtual classrooms, Centra Conference for Web conferencing and large-scale events, and Centra eMeetingÔ for team collaboration and 1:1 mentoring.
About IT Services, Inc.
Founded in 1998, IT Services, is the nation’s first and largest college/community-based Information Technology educational services network, offering a variety of innovative IT education, training and content support services nationwide. All of I/Tech’s training features official or approved curricula, certified trainers with real-world experience, and state-of-the-art classrooms. For more information, visit www.itechtraining.com.
With over 1.3 million users worldwide, Centra is the world’s leading provider of software infrastructure and ASP services for live eLearning and business collaboration. Today hundreds of global organizations have standardized on Centra for the delivery of live eLearning, including Accenture, Century 21, Domino’s Pizza, EMC Corporation, Siemens, and Procter & Gamble. Centra supports a vital ecosystem of strategic eLearning partnerships, which include alliances with Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Consulting, Cisco, Oracle, Saba, Docent, Global Knowledge, and 27 international value-added resellers covering 29 countries. Headquartered in Boston’s technology corridor, the Company has sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.