Wimba Collaboration Suite™ Selected as 2010 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist for 'Best Collaboration Solution'

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Category Recognizes Wimba's Ease-of-Use, Visual Aesthetics and Overall Functionality

Wimba® Inc., a leading provider of collaborative solutions for educators around the world, today announced that the Wimba Collaboration Suite™ 6.0 has been selected as a 2010 CODiE Awards finalist for "Best Collaboration Solution" within the Software Category. The Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) annual CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information and education technology industries.

To be named as a finalist for "Best Collaboration Solution," the Wimba Collaboration Suite underwent an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists and others with deep experience in the field who evaluated the product on its ability to easily use, customize and facilitate communication as well as the product's visual aesthetics, overall experience and functionality.

"The review process for the CODiE Awards is rigorous, so we are honored that the Wimba Collaboration Suite has been selected from the almost 800 submitted nominations," said Karen Gage, Co-COO at Wimba. "Having an industry organization such as SIIA acknowledge the innovation and value of our collaboration solutions is very rewarding."

The Wimba Collaboration Suite -- previously honored with the 2009 CODiE Award for "Best Education Solution" -- offers students, teachers and administrators an engaging and comprehensive collaboration environment for dynamic instruction, efficient meetings and effective delivery of academic and administrative help, and includes:

  •     Wimba Classroom™ - A robust, virtual learning environment that includes audio, video, application sharing and content display used for formal, scheduled instruction and meetings.
  •     Wimba Pronto™ - An instant collaboration system designed to promote learning through informal instruction and meetings.
  •     Wimba Voice™ - A web-based voice solution that facilitates and promotes anytime vocal instruction, practice, collaboration, coaching and assessment.

"This is the twenty-fifth year we have recognized excellence in the software, education and information industries through the CODiE Awards program," noted Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. "In this economic climate, companies are doing even more to innovate. Wimba has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and quality that is reflected in their selection as a finalist for the CODiE Awards. I am pleased and proud to have them listed among the candidates, and I wish them the best in the final round of voting."

One hundred eighty-eight products from 136 companies were selected as finalists from more than 785 nominations submitted by 374 companies. This year's list of finalists represent an impressive array of technology and business excellence and success.

All products that qualified as finalists will now be reviewed by members of SIIA, who will vote to select the winner for this category as well as 55 other categories. Winners for the Software Category will be announced on May 25 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

A complete list of finalists is available on the CODiE Awards website at http://www.siia.net/CODiEs/2010/finalists.asp#software
About Wimba®
Wimba® is a leading provider of collaborative solutions used by thousands of educators around the world to engage students, support business needs, and save time and money. The Wimba Collaboration Suite™, recently awarded the 2009 "Best Education Solution" CODiE Award by SIIA, offers students, teachers, and administrators an engaging and comprehensive collaboration environment for instruction, meetings, and help. By combining academic features, ease of use, and interactive technologies the Wimba solution goes well beyond web conferencing and sets a new standard for collaboration. http://www.wimba.com

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