SOURCE: Qumu, Inc.

November 24, 2008 08:00 ET

IDG's InfoWorld Names Raytheon to the 'InfoWorld 100' Top IT Solutions for 2008

Award Recognizes Raytheon's Use of Enterprise Video From Qumu

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) - Qumu, Inc., the leader in Enterprise Video Communications (EVC), today announced that its customer, Raytheon, is a recipient of the 2008 InfoWorld 100 awards in the Services category. The InfoWorld 100 award honors companies for IT projects that exemplify intelligent, creative uses of technology to meet business and technical objectives.

Raytheon, a large global defense contractor, has been a pioneer in using video to enhance corporate communications across its global offices. The company conducts 300 live webcasts a year and publishes hundreds of hours of on demand programming. From leadership communications by the CEO and divisional presidents to internal technology experts sharing cutting edge knowledge, the company's use of video has proven to be effective, economical and environmentally sound.

"The ability to impact the whole social structure of our business with increased speed and efficiency has provided tremendous market advantage," said Mark Tarleton, manager of Webcast Operations at Raytheon. "Our video infrastructure has cut costs, improved collaboration and empowered our people."

"Breathing new life into outdated operations, advancing business goals with inventive use of technology -- this year's winners demonstrate, once again, that innovative, business-minded IT is the lifeblood of successful organizations," said Jason Snyder, Senior Editor for InfoWorld.

Earlier this month, Raytheon was also a recipient of a 2008 Commendation of Excellence in the Society for New Communications Research Awards program (http://sncr.org). The Society honored Raytheon for the collaborative benefits of its enterprise video solution.

"We are thrilled that Raytheon has been recognized by two esteemed organizations this month for its strategic use of video communications," said Ray Hood, CEO of Qumu. "The company serves as a very compelling example of how enterprise video creates low cost, high quality interactions that help people solve complex problems together."

Profiles of winners, along with InfoWorld's editorial analysis and insight, are available at www.InfoWorld.com. More information on Raytheon's enterprise video solution can also be found at: http://qumu.com/newsroom/videos/qumu-ims.htm.

About Qumu, Inc.

Video plays an increasingly strategic role in the way enterprises communicate internally and externally. Qumu, the leader in Enterprise Video Communications (EVC), enables organizations to easily capture, manage, publish and distribute live and on-demand video content. The company provides a single web services based software solution that seamlessly manages all video applications, and leverages existing video, storage and distribution hardware and software infrastructure. Customers worldwide, including AT&T, Abbott Labs, Capital One, Citigroup, Dell, eBay and others, are experiencing the value of the company's patented solutions. For more information, visit www.qumu.com.

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