SOURCE: Altus Learning Systems

Altus Learning Systems

May 18, 2010 16:41 ET

Altus Learning Systems Named a Finalist in the 2010 American Business Awards(SM)

"Most Innovative Company of the Year" Finalist Recognized for Software Innovation; Altus vSearch Helps Companies Capture, Share and Find Time-Critical Information Using Video, to Reduce 'Time to Knowledge' by 90 Percent

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  Altus, a leader in enterprise video search solutions for sales enablement and knowledge sharing, has been named a finalist in the "Most Innovative Company of the Year" category for companies with under 100 employees, in an annual competition sponsored by The 2010 American Business Awards.

Altus was recognized for innovation in its breakthrough product, vSearch™, a comprehensive SaaS (Software as a Service) solution for live and on-demand knowledge access that makes video content searchable down to the spoken word. Altus vSearch digitally captures presentations, including corporate events, internal meetings, web conferences and conference calls, and makes them accessible at the point of interest from a single searchable media portal. Altus vSearch has been proven by users to reduce the time to locate, search and find valuable corporate knowledge by up to 90 percent.

"We're honored to be recognized by the American Business Awards for our innovative use of video that enables users throughout the extended enterprise to easily find and access the exact knowledge they need to perform more effectively," said Altus CEO Ted Cocheu. "We continue to see enthusiastic adoption of our solution by leading companies like Cisco Systems, Oracle, NetApp, and VMware, which are using vSearch to transform the way they deliver time-critical information to employees, partners and customers."

Altus vSearch is regularly used by over a quarter million people in 87 countries in companies ranging from mid-sized to the Fortune 100, added Cocheu.

The American Business Awards program ("Stevie Awards") is the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit entries -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

More than 2,700 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year. Final judging continues through May 28, and winners will be announced on June 21 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

About Altus vSearch
Altus vSearch enables companies to easily capture and share expert knowledge throughout the extended enterprise to reduce costs, increase productivity, and shorten time to revenue. Altus vSearch combines digitally recorded video with synchronized slides and scrolling transcripts, enabling users to find and watch mission-critical content just as it was presented by the experts. Every word spoken and all slide text become searchable data. By simply searching on topics of interest, busy sales people and other professionals can quickly find the exact knowledge they need to win business and maximize performance.

About Altus
Altus is a leading provider of video search and management solutions for sales enablement and enterprise knowledge sharing. Altus helps companies capture and deliver their valuable content via a turn-key, SaaS infrastructure and a global media delivery network. Organizations deploying Altus for sales enablement, training, collaboration, and knowledge sharing can now deliver critical knowledge to large, geographically-dispersed audiences, including employees, channel partners and customers. The Altus vSearch and VirtualEvent solution provides sales organizations the means to use searchable video content to save money and improve sales productivity. Industry leaders like Cisco, IBM, GM, Oracle and NetApp rely on Altus to achieve outstanding ROI, substantial productivity and revenue gains, and millions of dollars of savings in reduced travel and training costs. More information is available at

Altus Learning Systems, vSearch, and VirtualEvent are trademarks of Altus Learning Systems, Inc. All other trademarked terms used in this document are the properties of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Editorial Contacts
    Tim Hughan
    Altus Learning Systems
    (408) 884-1480
    Email Contact

    Larry Smalheiser
    Trainer Communications
    (925) 271-8211
    Email Contact