Castalia named one of the "Cool Vendors 2011", a list of distinct vendors, selected by leading IT analyst firm

Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan - Castalia Co. Ltd (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan / Representative Director: Satoshi Yamawaki) is pleased to announce that we have been included as one of the five "Cool Vendors" from around the globe, in the Cool Vendors in Human Capital Management, 2011 report by Koji Motoyoshi and 3 others, published by Gartner, the leading IT marketing research company in the United States, in April 18, 2011.( A social learning service/platform presented by Castalia allows a learning experience on iPad under a secure and closed environment.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that is innovative and impactful, and that offers intriguing technologies or solutions.
"Being named 'Cool Vendor' by Gartner, world's most reliable IT research firm, is something more than an honor for a small company based in Japan like us; we believe that it is also a testimony that our concept and services can compete on a world level. We will continue to make the world our stage with our social learning service of Japanese origin," says Satoshi Yamawaki, the Representative Director at Castalia.
With usage at educational institutions and corporations in mind, Schooly realizes a hybrid educational environment where lectures at real-life classrooms can correspond to mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, as well as social communications within the classrooms by way of cloud computing. It is the best solution to the "reestablishment of learning" and to construct a "non-stop learning" educational framework.
*For more information on Schooly, please refer to the news release below:
[About Gartner's Cool Vendors selection process]
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
[About Castalia Co., Ltd.]
Castalia Co. Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan / Representative Director: Satoshi Yamawaki) produces educational digital content solutions and operates web media for learning, under the concept of "Mobile & Social". Castalia offers a new and educational communication channel between content-providing corporations/educational institutes and individuals, contributing in further enhancing their significance.
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Gartner certified number: GJ11136