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Coretelligent | February 16, 2023
On February 15, 2023, Coretelligent, a leading provider of comprehensive managed and co-managed white glove IT support, digital transformation, cybersecurity, cloud integration and compliance and Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a renowned middle-market investment firm, announced the acquisition of NetCom Systems, Inc. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
NetCom Systems, headquartered in Roswell, GA, has been providing IT support to businesses throughout the Southeast for 36 years. They offer a range of services, such as security, managed and co-managed IT solutions, business continuity, and cloud services.
This acquisition provides Coretelligent with additional network and cloud infrastructure, virtual desktop infrastructure and application management, which improves the current resources and enables necessary redundancies to strengthen its already secure infrastructure further.
This is Coretelligent's sixth acquisition in total and the third since NEP added Coretelligent to its investment portfolio in October 2021. SoundView IT Solutions, LLC., United Technology Group, LLC., Lighthouse Technology Partners, Soundshore Technology Group and Chateaux are among Coretelligent's previous acquisitions.
Coretelligent's Founder, President, and CEO, Kevin J. Routhier, commented, "We are delighted to welcome NetCom and their top-tier customers and well-respected team into the Coretelligent family. Our shared tenet of being a trusted partner, passion for providing first-rate customer service, high standards for technical expertise, and the comparable makeup of our solutions made bringing our two firms together a natural conclusion." He added, "Through the acquisition of NetCom, Coretelligent has effectively enhanced its services and further strengthened its commitment to delivering the highest-quality service. This acquirement is a mutually advantageous arrangement that benefits our shared clients and provides our current and new team members with abundant opportunities."
(Source – Business Wire)
Coretelligent, headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, is a leading provider of comprehensive DevOps, IT support, cloud services, cybersecurity, digital transformation, and more. Its team of industry experts delivers high-quality services to leading organizations, helping them thrive in the digital economy. As one of the country's most decorated IT service providers, it offers complete IT support around the clock, 365 days a year. In addition, the company's proprietary technological solutions and comprehensive security services guarantee top-notch business performance and data protection for clients' critical information assets.
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NordVPN | January 20, 2023
NordVPN, a cybersecurity company, has confirmed its third no-log policy assurance engagement, which was conducted by Deloitte, a leading Big Four auditing firm. NordVPN is committed to protecting the privacy, security, and anonymity of its customers. This third no-log policy assurance engagement is part of that commitment.
The engagement included a thorough analysis of NordVPN's processes and configurations for standard VPN, obfuscated VPN, onion over VPN, double VPN, and P2P servers, as well as an inspection of the server configuration and central infrastructure. This showed that NordVPN's customers get a VPN service that complies with its no-logs policy.
Product strategist at NordVPN, Vykintas Maknickas, said, “We are proud to be examined for the third time, representing our continuous efforts to assure transparency to our users. We are delighted to receive the Deloitte stamp of approval, which proves that when we say privacy, we truly mean it."
(Source - Globenewswire)
The assurance engagement is the third that NordVPN has undergone, with the first being in 2018 and the second in 2020, showing the company's commitment to privacy. The full "no logs assurance engagement report" is available on NordVPN's website. Through these engagements, NordVPN has been able to provide customers with assurance that their data is secure and private.
NordVPN is a virtual private network (VPN) provider that masks your IP address and encrypts your internet connection to protect your privacy and security online. It prevents third-party snoopers such as ISPs or advertisers from tracking your online activities, and allows you to securely connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots without worrying about hackers stealing your data. With NordVPN, you can surf the internet without any restrictions, as it offers access to over 5600 servers in 60 countries. NordVPN is one of the most advanced VPN service providers in the world, offering features like double VPN encryption, Onion Over VPN, zero tracking, and Threat Protection. It is user-friendly and offers competitive pricing.
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Kahoot | January 09, 2023
Kahoot! has announced a partnership with Zoom to introduce Kahoot!’s 360 Essential premium app as part of Zoom’s curated Essential Apps. This allows users with Zoom One Pro, Business, or Business Plus online plans to add collaborative learning and engagement to their virtual meetings. The collaboration between Kahoot! and Zoom improves engagement with fun and collaborative learning games, even when they are held remotely.
The app is now available for these subscribers and allows them to access the app, along with other Essential Apps, on a dock within Zoom Meeting. From there, users can instantly join a Kahoot! session or host their own using a collection of ready-to-use interactive learning sessions. This provides an exciting way for Zoom users to take their virtual meetings to the next level with collaborative learning activities.
"Online meetings now play an essential role in the modern workforce, but many companies have yet to realize their potential for engagement and productivity. With powerful solutions like Kahoot!, corporate teams can transform their virtual meetings to bring learning to life, spark collaboration, build team spirit and more. Now, users have even easier access to Kahoot! during their online meetings as part of Zoom curated Essential Apps, empowering any meeting host to take engagement to the next level in seconds."
Eilert Hanoa, CEO, Kahoot!
Users with these plans can also redeem a free one-year Kahoot! 360 Essential license, which includes premium features to make virtual meetings, training, and presentations more engaging with Kahoot! This provides an excellent opportunity for subscribers to access more engaging and collaborative learning activities. It offers an easy way for Zoom users to connect with their colleagues and students through interactive activities that foster discussion and encourage active participation.
Kahoot! is a learning platform that is dedicated to making learning fun and engaging for everyone. It allows individuals and organizations to create and host learning sessions that are interactive and compelling. Since its launch in 2013, Kahoot! has hosted millions of learning sessions for over 8 billion participants in more than 200 countries. The company has a number of subsidiaries, including Clever, DragonBox, Poio, Drops, Actimo, Motimate, and Whiteboard.fi. Kahoot! is based in Oslo, Norway, but has offices around the world, including in the US, UK, France, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Spain, and Poland. It is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker KAHOT.