SOURCE: Ninth House

July 17, 2007 08:05 ET

Ninth House Receives Positive Rating in Leading Analyst Firm's Content Courseware MarketScope Report

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2007) - Ninth House, Inc., the leadership solutions company, received the rating of 'Positive' in Gartner's May 2007 MarketScope report on Content Courseware.(1) For vendors that received a "positive" rating, the report advises current customers to "continue incremental investments" and potential customers to "put this vendor on a short list of tactical alternatives."

"Ninth House is honored to be rated as 'Positive' in Gartner's analysis," notes CEO, Jeff Snipes. "We feel receiving a 'Positive' rating really underscores our position as a key player in leadership courseware. And we believe the report validates the value that Ninth House brings to the market with our rich, high quality programs that deliver real results."

The Gartner report notes, "High-quality content is indispensable to the success of a company's e-learning efforts. Use rich media and interactivity in content courseware to hold worker attention and increase knowledge retention. Buy e-learning courses off the shelf whenever it creates cost savings, and consider custom development for high-value uses that are unique to your enterprise; however, high quality and interactivity are mandatory criteria for all modalities of courseware offerings."

Using highly engaging simulation, cinematic video and content from experts like Ken Blanchard and Tom Peters, Ninth House solutions immerse the learner in a storyline, producing a high success rate for retention and practical application back to the job environment. Ninth House has also taken the award winning quality of its off the shelf courseware to develop successful custom solutions for many of its Fortune 500 clients.

The 11 companies noted in the study are described as the, "most likely candidates for broad content courseware offerings provided by a single vendor." Each was evaluated based on Marketing Strategy, Geographic Strategy, Overall Viability, Market Responsiveness/Track Record, Innovation and the actual Products or Services.

About Gartner's MarketScope

The MarketScope is copyrighted May 30, 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Ninth House

Ninth House, Inc. provides leadership development solutions that integrate content from leading business experts with self-paced online courses, practical simulations and in-person engagements to more effectively develop leaders at all levels of an organization. The Ninth House solutions address the most relevant issues an organization faces -- from leadership and innovation, to building community in the workplace, to managing change. Ninth House's leadership development solutions are easily scaleable and able to be customized and deployed based on business needs, providing rapid and measurable behavioral change and increased productivity. Ninth House customers include nearly 200 Global 2000 and government organizations globally such as, British Telecommunications, Hyperion Software, SSM Health Care, United States Navy, and United States Department of Justice. Ninth House is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit the Ninth House website at:, or call: 415-277-8200.

Ninth House® is a registered trademark of Ninth House, Inc.

(1) Gartner, Inc., "Marketscope for Content Courseware, 2007" by Waldir Arevolo De Azevedo Filho and Lou Latham, May 30, 2007.

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