Service Aims to Ease Digital Content Delivery

By Matthew Hicks  |  Posted 2005-02-07 Print this article Print

Ignite Technologies introduces a distribution service for large files such as videos and software.

A collaboration tool launched on Monday is designed to ease the distribution of large files for enterprises. Ignite Technologies Inc. of Dallas introduced its Ignite Communicator service, which aims to deliver any type of digital content such as video, graphical presentations and software to users regardless of their networking or computer capacity. Ignite Communicator, for example, could help an enterprise reach mobile users connecting over less reliable networks or to partners or customers with varying levels of access, Ignite officials said.
Ignite is touting Ignite Communicator as a service-based alternative to content delivery networks or management software that requires capital investments.
The service is already being run by professional services firms, financial services companies, retail establishments and pharmaceutical companies in such functions as executive communications, sales and marketing, and training and development, the company said. Read more here about Ciscos content delivery push. The delivery of files is conducted in the background in order to leave PC and networking performance unaffected. The service also provides security and reporting and tracking options to meet enterprise requirements, announced Ignite. Ignite Communicator is available now and runs on Windows systems. The service is typically deployed at least 10,000 seats and pricing starts at about $50 to $60 per seat, company officials said. Check out eWEEK.coms for more on IM and other collaboration technologies.
Matthew Hicks As an online reporter for, Matt Hicks covers the fast-changing developments in Internet technologies. His coverage includes the growing field of Web conferencing software and services. With eight years as a business and technology journalist, Matt has gained insight into the market strategies of IT vendors as well as the needs of enterprise IT managers. He joined Ziff Davis in 1999 as a staff writer for the former Strategies section of eWEEK, where he wrote in-depth features about corporate strategies for e-business and enterprise software. In 2002, he moved to the News department at the magazine as a senior writer specializing in coverage of database software and enterprise networking. Later that year Matt started a yearlong fellowship in Washington, DC, after being awarded an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship for Journalist. As a fellow, he spent nine months working on policy issues, including technology policy, in for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He rejoined Ziff Davis in August 2003 as a reporter dedicated to online coverage for Along with Web conferencing, he follows search engines, Web browsers, speech technology and the Internet domain-naming system.

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