ON24 Becomes First Company to Offer Mobile CE
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — March 12, 2013 — ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual environment solutions, announced today the availability of ON24’s Continuing Education (CE) solutions on tablet computers and smartphones. With this enhancement, ON24 is the first company to offer National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)-compliant virtual CE training on mobile devices.
Available immediately and designed to support both iOS and Android devices, this new CE capability is a convenient solution for meeting professional accreditation requirements. Developed primarily for key customers in the financial services and accounting industries, ON24’s new mobile CE offering meets evolving CE access requirements in the legal and medical professions as well.
“By extending CE to mobile devices, industry professionals can complete their accreditation requirements anytime, anywhere,” said ON24 Vice President of Product Management Tom Masotto. “This is another example of how ON24 continues to stay ahead of the curve. It also showcases our scalable global platform and our ability to deliver engaging content to devices ranging from the desktop to the smartphone.”
The updated functionality of ON24’s CE offering makes it easy for education and training professionals to launch virtual training webcasts, check attendance and automatically score exams, as well as to deliver certificates of completion – seamlessly serving the rapidly growing number of mobile end users in the corporate world. “The flexibility that tablets and smartphones offer is leaving its mark on every industry and market. As a result, ON24 continues to focus on the needs of mobile business users as we expand our product portfolio,” Masotto explained.
Demand for the ability to access CE content on mobile devices is actually the result of two enterprise trends – increased use of mobile devices and the growing popularity of virtual learning. “As more and more employees bring their own devices into the workplace, companies need more flexible solutions than ever for distributing useful rich media content,” said Steve Vonder Haar, a Wainhouse Research senior analyst tracking the enterprise webcasting and streaming markets. “The time is right for a CE solution that empowers business users to meet their training requirements where they want to, on any device.”
ON24 estimates that mobile content consumption on the ON24 platform increased 300 percent in 2012 and will grow another 100 percent in 2013. In addition, a recent ON24 Virtual Learning Edge survey revealed that some 91 percent (9 of 10) of HR and training professionals plan to increase the use of virtual training at their companies in 2013.
About ON24 CE Solutions
ON24’s CE solutions facilitate high-impact audio/visual training that drives engagement and learning, while avoiding the cost and inconvenience of business travel. Trainers can present programs that are simple, efficient and primed for consumption on mobile devices, as well as traditional desktop computers. The ON24 solution makes it easy for presenters to organize and index content, track consumption and test for retention – enabling them to be more efficient and connect more effectively with their audiences.
About ON24, Inc.
ON24, the virtual communications platform for the global enterprise, provides interactive, impactful cloud-based solutions that drive outstanding results. ON24 offers a broad and innovative product portfolio, including webcasting, virtual events and virtual environments, accessible from any device and supported by robust reporting and analytics. Applications for the ON24 platform include demand generation, partner enablement, training, product launches, company town hall meetings and user conferences. More than 700 organizations, including IBM, CA Technologies, Merck, Unilever, JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte, Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young, Amazon and SAP, rely on ON24. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.ON24.com.