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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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ZEDEDA | January 03, 2023
ZEDEDA, a company that provides edge orchestration solutions, has announced that it has delivered a scalable edge solution for Switch Automation, a global technology company that provides digital building solutions. Based on the Zededa Edge Orchestration Platform, the scalable edge solution lets Switch Automation manage distributed devices securely on a global scale.
Switch's smart building platform integrates with traditional building systems and internet of things (IoT) technologies to analyze, automate, and control assets in real time. However, during early deployments, Switch encountered scalability issues with hundreds of appliances. To address this problem, Switch turned to Zededa's edge orchestration platform.
"Improving operational management and deployment consistency were the top priorities for us. We had a few hundred IoT appliances connected when we started working with ZEDEDA, but it was challenging for us to envision scalability for the future. Now with ZEDEDA’s edge management and orchestration solution, we don’t need to worry about limitations."
- Peter Rake, chief product officer at Switch Automation
ZEDEDA provided solutions and technical expertise for managing Switch's edge devices, including the operating system, edge applications, and network, and delivered a stable network device to allow Switch to achieve high uptime and a more robust support infrastructure. As a result, Switch was able to successfully scale up their operations to thousands of appliances and improve overall network performance. By using ZEDEDA's edge orchestration platform, Switch was able to solve problems with scalability and get a better infrastructure, which helped them grow their business.
As a result of using ZEDEDA's solution, Switch has been able to reduce its maintenance hours and lower its operational costs. ZEDEDA ensures extensibility and flexibility by leveraging an open partner ecosystem with a robust app marketplace and a Linux Foundation open architecture. ZEDEDA is in charge of thousands of nodes and has teams in the United States, Germany, and India. Some of the best investors in the world have backed it.
ZEDEDA simplifies, opens up, and secures edge computing, bringing the cloud experience to the edge. The ZEDEDA platform lowers the cost of managing and orchestrating distributed edge infrastructure and applications while increasing visibility, security, and control. ZEDEDA provides a distributed, cloud-native edge management and orchestration solution that simplifies the security and remote management of large-scale edge infrastructure and applications.
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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.