StormWind Reshapes Learning Landscape with New HD Training; More Than 500,000 “Edutainment” Courses have Already Been Viewed
PHOENIX, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — StormWind, a next generation IT and custom learning company, has launched a new model for delivering live and recorded, HD quality online training. The StormWind approach increases knowledge retention while it cuts training costs and out of office training time in half. The StormWind live training is a perfect fit for corporate enterprises, government agencies, and large online universities. Elite industry instructors and a movie trailer-like delivery come together in a new kind of training experience that actually improves learning. StormWind provides classes focused on IT certification and business training topics on Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Project Management, leadership and more.
HD Live classes are accessible both during a scheduled live class, as well as a “Tivo-like” on-demand replay. The convenience of accessibility, HD technology, and expert instruction interlaced with a personal, people-friendly delivery style, has put StormWind on the map quickly. Customers include Sony, Avnet, PF Changs, and Cisco. More than 500,000 StormWind HD classes have been viewed since launching the program in beta.
“We started this company with one mission – to completely overhaul the boring and ineffective eLearning of the last 10 years,” says Tom Graunke, CEO and co-founder of StormWind. “We have challenged ourselves from day one to settle for nothing but a mind-blowing experience for our customers. The numbers we’ve achieved while staying in beta with this new program confirm that this approach is not only exciting, but also effective.”
StormWind was founded in 2009 by Graunke, a corporate training entrepreneur, and IT veteran Corey Frank, and was funded this year by GSV Capital Corp and Insight founder Tim Crown in a $4 million Series Preferred round. One of StormWind’s best-qualified IT trainers, Anthony Sequeira, is an example of the company’s commitment to using first-class instructors. Sequeira was recently named one of seven Cisco VIPs in the world, a title given to him because of StormWind’s HD Live training and overall approach to online learning, as well as his exemplary skills in training hundreds of thousands of IT professionals.
From high distinctions of employees like Sequeira, to the rapidly increasing number of students being reached by HD Live, StormWind is driving an entire industry to innovate.
“I’ve seen just about every online IT class on the market,” stated Tom Wells, VP of Channels at Cisco Systems. “StormWind Live isn’t as good as classroom training, it’s way better! They finally have delivered on the promise of eLearning.”
StormWind is a Phoenix, Ariz. based company that brings live, interactive, HD video production to the world of eLearning. Using their proprietary technology, StormWind delivers interactive training that creates a truly personal and engaging classroom experience to achieve real knowledge transfer. StormWind uses cutting edge technology to provide custom HD online video training for enterprise clients for sales training, channel marketing and employee education.
For more information visit www.stormwind.com