And the coverage just keeps on rolling in! On Friday and today, we saw four huge stories in top-tier industry/technology/channel publications again: CRN, eWeek, Installation International (second clipping!) and IT Pro Portal.
- CRN (UK) – Lifesize CEO talks life after Logitech (based on an interview with Lifesize CEO and founder cmalloy)
- eWeek – Lifesize Prepares for Life as Independent, Private Company (based on an interview with Lifesize CEO and founder cmalloy)
- Installation International – Lifesize CEO Craig Malloy talks acquisitions and independence (based on an interview with Lifesize CEO and founder cmalloy)
- IT Pro Portal – Lifesize splits from Logitech, continues solo
Additionally, we got mentioned on CrunchBase.com.
And, we are still seeing quite some buzz in EMEA. Check out these new articles:
- Informatiquenews.fr: La deuxieme vie de Lifesize s’appuie sur le Cloud
- Channelnews.fr: Lifesize à nouveau indépendant
- Tech24.fr and ZICOS.fr reprinted the Silicon.fr interview that got published on Thursday
- Dutch IT-Channel: Logitech scheidt zich af van video conferencing specialist Lifesize
CRN, Jack Gilbert
"'We finished those three really tough transitions and we are now independent, focused, have the right capital, the right team, the right structure and a great product solution with our cloud-based video collaboration and meeting platform,' he said. 'And we are ready to tackle the rapidly growing $7bn worldwide conferencing market.' (...) He added that moving away from Logitech means Lifesize can develop products faster in the long run, but in the short term its channel strategy will remain the same. Looking forward, Malloy said he wants Lifesize to be the leader in the cloud-based meeting platforms industry and that there is currently a huge gap in the market it is looking to exploit."
eWeek, Jeffrey Burt
"The shift in the industry is coming as businesses look for cost-effective ways to embrace collaboration technologies to increase employee productivity, communicate with workers, partners and customers, and to drive down operational costs. In addition, a more mobile workforce is demand to be able to collaborate wherever and whenever they want, and one any device they choose.
To meet such demands, video collaboration solutions need to be agile, flexible and focused less on software. They also need to be able to take advantage of such strides in technologies as 4G connectivity, more powerful PCs and mobile devices, and improving home networks. 'In order for it to scale, it had to be in this cloud delivery model,' Malloy said."