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LogicNow combines GFI Cloud and GFI Mail Essentials Online to create ControlNow – a cloud-based IT infrastructure management platform for corporate IT departments
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – 19 November, 2014 — /BackupReview.info/ — LogicNow today announced the launch of ControlNow, an integrated IT infrastructure management platform. ControlNow streamlines the operation of business IT departments, saving time and money, allowing IT professionals to focus on higher value tasks that have a more direct impact on business success.
Following the creation of LogicNow as part of GFI Software’s corporate restructure in September 2014, ControlNow is LogicNow’s new brand for the former GFI Cloud and MailEssentials Online products. ControlNow’s core platform is an integrated remote IT management and security platform for IT administrators in end-user organisations, delivering operational efficiency and multi-layer security for corporates. Also within the ControlNow portfolio is ControlEmail, the company’s hosted email security and archiving service.
ControlNow is one of the few ‘born in the cloud’ IT management solutions and it is winning growing market share from established, traditional brands. ControlNow enables companies to deal with the new, emerging realities of IT in which the fragmentation of IT service delivery poses new challenges for IT administrators charged with delivering secure business systems using a mixture of on-premise, cloud-based or mobile services and applications.
“The IT needs of organisations around the world are growing in variety and sophistication at an unprecedented rate, catalysed by a vast range of technological, economic, strategic and environmental factors,” said Dr. Alistair Forbes, General Manager of LogicNow. “Monitoring, managing and securing IT networks is now more important than ever, but as the complexity of the IT landscape continues to grow, so can the financial and resource overhead of doing so. This limits the IT department’s ability to focus on the higher level needs and opportunities of their business. ControlNow combines market-leading, cloud-based tools into a single management platform in order to help IT cultivate a more proactive, strategic function.”
LogicNow also has two other product ranges – MAXfocus, the world’s most widely-trusted platform for MSPs & IT support providers, and IASO, the hybrid cloud backup & disaster recovery solution.
MAXfocus will remain completely focused on delivering to the needs of MSPs and IT service providers. “In launching ControlNow alongside MAXfocus, we’ve made LogicNow greater than the sum of its parts,” continued Forbes. “We have structured the company so that the two product sets serve our two main customer segments, with development resources focused on the unique needs and priorities of those specific customer groups. This will ensure we still capitalise on the development advances across both delivery platforms to maximise our velocity of improvement for all of our customers. For the last three years, we have simultaneously served the corporate IT community while supporting and protecting our MSP partners’ revenue streams to great mutual success. This change heightens our focus on both Corporate IT and MSPs’ needs.”
The company also announced a partner program for ControlNow that will include existing GFI Cloud and MailEssentials Online resellers and all MAXfocus customers, enabling them to resell ControlNow products. Further details of the program will be confirmed within the next few weeks.
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