Welcome!

Open Source Cloud Authors: Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Greg Schulz

News Feed Item

IOCOM Customer Acquisition Accelerates; Highlights Diverse Industry Uses

New Customer Acquisition Through Midyear 2014 Is up 46% From the Previous Year

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - July 29, 2014) - IOCOM, a leading provider of video conferencing and collaboration solutions, proudly announces rapid customer growth for its award winning platform VisiMeet, highlighting that new customer acquisition through June 2014 is up 46% from the previous year. According to many leading research analysts, the growth for visual communications is exploding for providers of efficient software-based solutions that leverage the cloud for delivery and access. Meanwhile, legacy hardware manufacturers with household names are witnessing declining growth and eroding margins as they struggle to re-engineer their bulky platforms to support the cloud and leverage trends for mobility and "bring your own device" (BYOD).

Evanston, IL-based Acquirent provides recruiting, training, outsourced sales and management services to a diverse array of clients both large and small. Acquirent recently deployed VisiMeet to serve the needs of its dispersed sales team as well as support customer initiatives. Acquirent CEO Joseph P. Flanagan commented "in order for Acquirent to be most effective with our clients, we have to understand and be part of their corporate culture. Acquirent works quite extensively with our clients and we believe we can be stickier with them leveraging a strong visual communications platform. VisiMeet allows us to understand our clients and their needs by having greater connectivity."

Flanagan noted that his company had been using a variety of products that lacked an immersive experience due to poor quality audio/video, inability to support more than 1:1 meetings, and confusing user interfaces. Flanagan adds "we did a complete market analysis and selected VisiMeet because it was the easiest to operate for new users and the most stable solution for both us and our clients. We have used Skype in the past for certain clients and found it to be a 'minor league' product in comparison to VisiMeet. When we saw the stability of VisiMeet including the strength of the video, voice connectivity and screen sharing capabilities, we felt other products paled in comparison."

Greater Minneapolis-based Bormann Marketing is a leading distributor of professional audio/video and professional entertainment products. Simply put, they know audio and video. President Jon Bormann has been delighted with the platform since implementing, stating "every Monday morning we use the service to hold a company meeting. We also invite our manufacturers to join us in doing product updates and trainings. I have found the meetings to be far more productive and engaging once everyone started seeing people live. Participation is up, more attention is paid to the material, and we have better interaction so all in all a more productive use of our time."

Hammond, Indiana-based PacMoore offers contract manufacturing and packaging for the food industry. It provides the service of processing, creating and packaging materials that their customers either use further in their food manufacturing processes or sell directly to their customers. Over 300 employees operate out of two production facilities along with multiple remote locations for sales and service.

Among the strengths PacMoore offers is a commitment to customer service, quality, training and flexibility. Scott Reid, Vice President of Operations commented "VisiMeet was chosen due to its ease of use, flexibility and the ability to intuitively use with little to no training required. Initial usage was smooth and easy and IOCOM support has been exceptional and readily available."

PacMoore leverages VisiMeet for activities occurring between their manufacturing facilities, for meetings with customers and consultants, and for meetings requiring the participation of individuals traveling abroad. Reid concluded "We have found IOCOM to be setting the bar very high, as I would consider them to be an industry leader in their offerings to support video conferencing that is very robust and functional across all business platforms being used."

Tim Hackett, IOCOM CEO, comments "we are seeing increasing uptake of VisiMeet across a broad spectrum of industries and use cases, whether it be sales teams, human resources, manufacturing or executive leadership roles". He adds "the imperative for real time, easy to use, high quality, and interactive visual communications from anywhere and on any device is being adopted by industry leaders who see collaboration as a business enabler. Acquirent, PacMoore and Bormann Marketing are three respective leaders in their fields who we are proud to welcome as valued new customers."

IOCOM develops, markets, and supports enterprise visual communications and collaboration solutions that enable multi-point collaboration for a variety of uses. IOCOM delivers innovative cloud-based solutions that enable multiple groups or individuals to instantly collaborate anytime and anywhere over their chosen medium. The company is the first collaboration software developer to integrate multiple high performance data and video windows with high performance audio across any device including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android devices and WebRTC endpoints.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Interoute is the owner operator of Europe's largest network and a global cloud services platform, which encompasses over 70,000 km of lit fiber, 15 data centers, 17 virtual data centers and 33 colocation centers, with connections to 195 additional partner data centers. Our full-service Unifie...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Progress, a global leader in application development, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Enterprises today are rapidly adopting the cloud, while continuing to retain business-critical/sensitive data inside the firewall. This is creating two separate data silos – one inside the firewall and the other outside the firewall. Cloud ISVs ofte...
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi LTD., will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will be featuring the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio. This is the industry’s only offering that allows organizations to bring together object storage, file sync and share, cloud storage gateways, and sophisticated search and...
Existing Big Data solutions are mainly focused on the discovery and analysis of data. The solutions are scalable and highly available but tedious when swapping in and swapping out occurs in disarray and thrashing takes place. The resolution for thrashing through machine learning algorithms and support nomenclature is through simple techniques. Organizations that have been collecting large customer data are increasingly seeing the need to use the data for swapping in and out and thrashing occurs ...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
Detecting internal user threats in the Big Data eco-system is challenging and cumbersome. Many organizations monitor internal usage of the Big Data eco-system using a set of alerts. This is not a scalable process given the increase in the number of alerts with the accelerating growth in data volume and user base. Organizations are increasingly leveraging machine learning to monitor only those data elements that are sensitive and critical, autonomously establish monitoring policies, and to detect...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri, Inc, a leading provider of enterprise cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Tintri offers an enterprise cloud platform built with public cloud-like web services and RESTful APIs. Organizations use Tintri all-flash storage with scale-out and automation as a foundation for their own clouds – to build agile development environments...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DivvyCloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DivvyCloud software enables organizations to achieve their cloud computing goals by simplifying and automating security, compliance and cost optimization of public and private cloud infrastructure. Using DivvyCloud, customers can leverage programmatic Bots to identify and remediate common cloud problems in rea...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Carbonite will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Carbonite protects your entire IT footprint with the right level of protection for each workload, ensuring lower costs and dependable solutions with DoubleTake and Evault.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ pr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tappest will exhibit MooseFS at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MooseFS is a breakthrough concept in the storage industry. It allows you to secure stored data with either duplication or erasure coding using any server. The newest – 4.0 version of the software enables users to maintain the redundancy level with even 50% less hard drive space required. The software func...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that EARP will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "We are a software house, so we perfectly understand challenges that other software houses face in their projects. We can augment a team, that will work with the same standards and processes as our partners' internal teams. Our teams will deliver the same quality within the required time and budget just as our partn...
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real r...