Metalogix Revamps Office 365 Management, Brings in Fresh Help
December 15, 2015
Metalogix is a company that's recently seen its share of changes. A new report from Channel Partners Online spells out some of those changes, starting with some changes to Metalogix's Essentials for Office 365 and going all the way to a new hire that should help drive some exciting new results.
The changes to Essentials for Office 365 took place only recently, and represent a push toward what Metalogix's Adam Levithan called a “heterogeneous” future. Essentially, that means that users want more control over information, able to take it from wherever is desired and transferred, in turn, to the most desirable new location. As Levithan puts it, Office 365 won't be the only game in town as sources like Salesforce.com (News - Alert) and other customer relationship management (CRM) tools step in.
Thus Metalogix stepped up its own Essentials for Office 365, adding new levels of backup capability along with granular systems for both management and migration. Since Office 365 is the fastest-growing cloud-based collaboration tool—as noted by Metalogix's senior vice president of corporate and business development Damon Tompkins—having those extra features should make it more attractive to users.
The changes will allow organizations complete contact with content at every portion of its development, making it a target for collaboration. In turn, that should make it a popular new tool for many potential markets, particularly the public sector. Public sector demand isn't quite on par with the private sector, Tomkins noted, but it's approaching that level and has much the same requirements.
Easily two of the biggest sub-markets are the K-12 school system and various state agencies, and a recent new hire at Metalogix drives the importance of this market home. Metalogix's newest hire, Tod Tompkins—who is unrelated to Damon Tompkins—comes in from Planet Technologies, a Microsoft (News - Alert) partner which is focused on the public sector. The new Tompkins' contacts and experience there should therefore be valuable.
The public sector is a good market to pursue. A combination of resilient income stream—via taxes and assorted fees—and private sector-style operation makes it a good target for selling collaboration tools, and making it all the clearer why Metalogix is looking to it as a target market. Remote collaboration tools can also be a means to reduce expenses via use of a remote workforce, and when public sector organizations reduce expenses, it's a good day for taxpayers.
Metalogix may be on to something here, and bringing in someone with public sector experience should go a long way toward getting that foot in the door on a market that's still in some ways developing. That in turn should mean better revenue for Metalogix, and potentially, even some help for taxpayers in regions where Metalogix offers its toolset.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson
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