Recognizing powerful market trends, including the consumerization of IT, mobile computing, and a rise in cloud/hybrid environments are driving the explosion of increasingly dynamic corporate data, Acronis® has acquired GroupLogic® to help companies ensure their fluid and distributed corporate content is accessible, available and protected at all times, on any platform, from creation to collaboration to storage.
GroupLogic Acquisition Q&A
Q: Who is Acronis?
A: Acronis is a leading provider of easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. Its patented disk imaging technology enables corporations, SMBs and consumers to protect their digital assets. With Acronis' disaster recovery, deployment and migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime. Acronis software is sold in more than 90 countries and available in up to 14 languages and is headquartered in Woburn, MA in the United States. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com.
Q: Why did Acronis acquire GroupLogic?
A: Acronis has acquired GroupLogic to help IT organizations simply and securely embrace enterprise mobility, consumerization of IT, BYOD and Apple® computers in the enterprise with the GroupLogic secure file access, sharing and synchronization solutions that enable IT to optimize employee productivity and corporate content protection, from creation, through development to storage while reducing management complexity.
Q: What are the benefits of this acquisition for GroupLogic customers?
A: By combining with a larger software leader, we will be able to accelerate our roadmaps and new product innovation, expand our geographic reach, and leverage existing Acronis technology to meet existing and future customer demands. Acronis has more than 25,000 registered partners reaching customers in more than 90 countries and has a mature partner ecosystem to deliver these products to new markets, quickly and efficiently.
Q: What is the value of the acquisition to Acronis?
A: Acronis has always focused its solution development on the ability to manage multiple platforms and file types – and as Apple® begins to gain traction in the enterprise, GroupLogic brings expertise in enterprise mobility, enterprise file sharing and the integration of Apple® devices into Enterprise environments. GroupLogic solutions allow the enterprise to truly enable "anywhere, anytime" file access independent of the device – PC, Apple®, tablet, or smart phone. This "any to any" philosophy is a key development culture shared by both teams.
Q: What products does Acronis offer?
A: Acronis Backup & Recovery®, Acronis® vmProtectTM, Acronis Snap Deploy®, True ImageTM by Acronis®, and Acronis Backup & Recovery® Online. You can learn more at www.acronis.com.
Q: Will GroupLogic change its name, and if so, when will this change occur?
A: GroupLogic will be a subsidiary of Acronis and the GroupLogic name and product names will remain for the foreseeable future.
Q: How will GroupLogic be integrated into the Acronis organization?
A: GroupLogic will share the common management structure of the entire Acronis organization and retain its focus on innovation from Arlington, VA in the United States.
Q: How will this acquisition affect GroupLogic customers?
A: This acquisition will be a significant benefit to GroupLogic customers as it will enable us to address existing and emerging customers’ needs by accelerating our pace of innovation.
Q: Will there be any changes in the location of GroupLogic’s office?
A: No changes are planned at this time. We plan on maintaining an office in the Arlington, VA area.
Q: Will there be changes to release dates and product roadmaps?
A: There will be no disruptions to GroupLogic releases or product roadmaps.
Q: Will I have different points of contact for technical support and sales for GroupLogic solutions?
A: No, your existing GroupLogic sales and support contacts will remain the same and continue to be the points of contact for new sales inquiries and support questions regarding GroupLogic solutions.
Q: Will any of GroupLogic's software be discontinued?
A: All products will continue to be developed and supported.
Q: Will your partnerships with Technology companies (i.e. – Apple®, Good Technology®, Salesforce.com®, etc…) continue as planned?
Q: Will GroupLogic continue to maintain reseller partnerships through the PartnerPlus program?
Q: Will existing OEM partnerships remain in place?
Q: Will purchasing and payment information change for GroupLogic customers?
A: No, please continue to submit orders to GroupLogic as usual.
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