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Numara Software Acquires Mobile Device Management Provider Fromdistance


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October 20, 2011

Numara Software Acquires Mobile Device Management Provider Fromdistance

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Numara Software (News - Alert), a provider of service management and PC lifecycle management solutions for IT professionals, has recently acquired mobile device management provider Fromdistance for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition enables Numara to gain access to key mobile device management capabilities that will now be integrated into its robust service and asset management solutions. The mobile device management solutions also provides customers with innovative solutions to manage and secure mobile devices across all of the major mobile operating systems, a press release revealed.

“With the acquisition of Fromdistance we are excited by the opportunity to merge leading edge mobile device management technology with our service, asset and lifecycle management solutions,” said Dave Hansen, Numara CEO, in a statement. “We are now steps ahead of our competitors, as the only company that can unite the management of any device, whether it is traditional, mobile, physical or virtual.” 

Mobile device management is one of the biggest operational challenges faced by enterprise IT. Solving this challenge requires an integrated solution for managing and controlling all endpoint devices, including mobile devices through their lifecycle.  

The acquisition will position Numara as the only company providing a single, integrated management context across any device, be it traditional desktop, laptop computers or mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets, according to company officials.

Numara’s acquisition strategy ultimately empowers companies to reap the benefits of consolidated endpoint management, whether they are physical, virtual or mobile. IT will be able to manage their mobile estate, whether personal or corporate and leverage its central service management and lifecycle management processes and policies.

Following the acquisition, Jouko Vierumäki, CEO and founder of Fromdistance, will assume a leadership role in Numara’s product group. His team will continue working with existing Fromdistance customers. 

“We are very excited to join the Numara Software team,” said Vierumäki. “Strategically, incorporating our mature mobile device management technology into a broader IT operations management solution is critical. You will see other vendors follow, but Numara’s strategy is leading the way. This is a very logical next step for us and one that will have great benefit to our respective customers.” 

Numara’s newly acquired mobile device management solutions are easily re-branded and able to be seamlessly integrated into any IT environment, so it can be leveraged by MSPs, systems integrators, carriers and operators.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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