DigitalThink Selects New WebEx Training Center Service as Part of Complete E-Learning Solution
SAN FRANCISCO and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 9, 2002 – DigitalThink, Inc. (Nasdaq:
DTHK), the leading provider of e-learning business solutions to Global 2000
companies, and WebEx Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBX), the global leader
in communications infrastructure for business meetings on the Web, announced
today that DigitalThink will offer the new WebEx Training Center service as
a core component of DigitalThink’s blended e-learning solutions. The new DigitalThink
and WebEx relationship allows one-stop shopping for organizations seeking a
complete online live training and learning solution.
"DigitalThink is committed to offering our customers end-to-end e-learning
solutions, and we are proud to integrate WebEx Training Center into our blended
learning offering," said Mike Pope, president and CEO of DigitalThink.
"By offering WebEx’s feature-rich, live training service, DigitalThink
provides customers with one-stop access to best-of-breed live and self-paced
learning. This alliance is a testament to DigitalThink’s open, standards-based
platform, which provides seamless integration with a broad array of learning
"DigitalThink is an industry trailblazer and we are pleased that they
are offering our new WebEx Training Center service to their customers,"
said Subrah Iyar, chairman and CEO of WebEx Communications. "This relationship
allows us to work closely with DigitalThink to create world-class services specifically
designed to meet the needs of the corporate training market by leveraging the
unique features of WebEx Training Center and DigitalThink’s award-winning solutions."
Based on the expanded communications capabilities of the WebEx Multimedia Switching
Platform and its Mediatone technology, WebEx Training Center blends data,
voice and video communications to create an engaging online environment that
simulates face-to-face training. Trainers can interact with attendees, share
streaming media modules, use live video and demonstrate applications, even passing
control to attendees. After the session, WebEx Training Center’s advanced recording
and editing functionality allows trainers to create valuable digital libraries
of training sessions.
WebEx Training Center joins the extensive lineup of offerings available to
DigitalThink customers. DigitalThink’s award-winning custom and catalog content,
flexible e-learning platform and professional services make up a comprehensive
solution that can fulfill any – or all – of an organization’s learning design,
development and delivery needs. The integrations of WebEx Training Center service
into the solution enables DigitalThink customers to engage their learning audience
more quickly and frequently by easily incorporating short synchronous e-learning
sessions within the DigitalThink solution.
WebEx Training Center is built on the WebEx Multimedia Switching Platform and
supported by the WebEx Interactive Network, a fully redundant, high-performance,
private global network specifically designed for real-time Web communications.
With hubs around the world and a carrier-class information switching architecture,
WebEx provides a superior level of performance, reliability and security.
About WebEx Communications, Inc.
Founded in 1996, WebEx Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEBX) is the leader in
Internet infrastructure for interactive business communications. WebEx provides
Web-based carrier-class communication services using its multimedia-switching
platform deployed over a global network. WebEx’s services enable end-users to
share presentations, documents, applications, voice, and video spontaneously
in a seamless environment. WebEx services are used across the enterprise in
sales, support, training, marketing, engineering, and various other functions.
With its modular framework and standards-based APIs, WebEx’s real-time communications
platform is the "dial-tone" for meetings on the Web. Please call toll
free (877) 509-3239 or visit http://www.webex.com for more information.
DigitalThink, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTHK), is the leading provider of e-learning business
solutions to Global 2000 companies, delivering measurable business results through
its award-winning content and powerful E-Learning Platform. The company’s complete
array of e-learning solutions are tightly aligned with strategic business objectives,
provide a highly engaging learning environment and include powerful management
tools to measure learning effectiveness and return on investment (ROI). From
workforce development to sales force effectiveness to customer acquisition and
retention, DigitalThink e-learning has delivered business benefits to companies
such as American Honda, Charles Schwab & Co., Circuit City, DaimlerChrysler,
Deutsche Bank, EDS, The Gallup Organization, GE Capital, KPMG Consulting, McDonald’s,
and Northwest Airlines. More information can be found on the Web at www.digitalthink.com.
In particular, these forward looking statements include, but are not limited
to, statements that the WebEx-Digital Think integration will engage learning
audiences more quickly and frequently and statements regarding the performance,
reliability and security of WebEx’s services. Factors which could contribute
to risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the failure of learning
audiences to adopt and utilize effectively the WebEx-DigitalThink integration
and failures in the software and systems underlying WebEx’s services. A fuller
discussion of the risks and uncertainties that could affect WebEx Communications,
Inc. are more fully set forth in WebEx’s filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including WebEx’s Form 10-K filed on March 28, 2002. WebEx Communications,
Inc. assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information contained in
this press release.
Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to,
statements regarding DigitalThink’s capabilities, future sales, beliefs about
the applicability of DigitalThink’s solutions, sales to existing customers,
growth of future enrollments, integration of WebEx products into DigitalThink’s
offerings and the growth of the e-learning market. All forward-looking statements
included in this release are based upon information available to DigitalThink
as of the date hereof, and DigitalThink assumes no obligation to update any
such forward-looking statement. Actual results could differ materially from
DigitalThink’s current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute
to such differences include, but are not limited to, our limited operating history,
expected fluctuation of our quarterly revenues, our ability to recognize revenues
in accordance with our expectations, our ability to maintain our relationships
with our principal customers, successful hiring and retention of qualified staff,
the continued success of our alliance program, and other factors and risks discussed
in DigitalThink’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February
12, 2002 and any other reports filed from time to time pursuant to the Securities
and Exchange Act of 1934. DigitalThink, Inc. assumes no obligation to update
forward-looking information contained in this press release.
WebEx, Mediatone and Training Center are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
of WebEx Communications, Inc. DigitalThink is a registered trademark of DigitalThink,