“On Demand” Collaboration Hits Multimedia Design Market

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Startup QMIND introduces an “on demand”, web-based multimedia development platform targeting professional e-learning and marketing design teams, for whom collaboration is critical.

Microsoft’s move to an on demand model clearly underscores their belief in the market’s acceptance of hosted, subscription-based software. People are realizing that hosted software vendors like QMIND who leverage high-performance data centers are fully equipped to protect the security and privacy of corporate data and assets.

QMIND, Inc. today announced the release of the multimedia industry’s first “on demand” Design Collaboration Platform. Following the leaked memos from Microsoft and Salesforce.com last week, the QMIND announcement adds to the increasing buzz around “on demand” software.

The QMIND Design Collaboration Platform enables geographically distributed teams to collaboratively author and produce rich, interactive multimedia content. The Internet-based platform, which requires no software to install, is targeted at project teams within corporations and creative agencies who create e-learning, marketing, and advertising content. QMIND offers the hosted platform on a monthly per user subscription basis.

QMIND, a startup in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in collaborative multimedia authoring solutions. Today’s announcement is the company’s first public statement on the Design Collaboration Platform. Prior to today the company has been quietly selling the platform to multimedia design agencies since September.

In the product release announcement, CEO Michael Berkley stated that “QMIND is generating a lot of grassroots excitement because it alleviates very real pain in the creative process that until now has been unaddressed. Producing storyboards, programming Flash content, streamlining the review and approval process, and managing projects with teams spread among different organizations and around the world -- these were costly challenges our customers once faced. Now they are no longer challenges.”

Commenting on the significance of the recent news out of Microsoft, Berkley notes: “Microsoft’s move to an on demand model clearly underscores their belief in the market’s acceptance of hosted, subscription-based software. People are realizing that hosted software vendors like QMIND who leverage high-performance data centers are fully equipped to protect the security and privacy of corporate data and assets.”

QMIND will publicly unveil the Design Collaboration Platform this week in San Francisco, at the eLearning Guild’s DevLearn 2005 Conference.

Information on QMIND can be found at http://www.qmind.com.

Contact:

Kim Ramage, Director of Public Relations

QMIND, Inc.

877-722-5645

http://www.qmind.com

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