Numara Software acquires Fromdistance

Numara Software, a global provider in service management and PC
lifecycle management solutions for IT professionals, announced the acquisition
of mobile device management provider Fromdistance.

This acquisition allows Numara to provide customers with solutions to
manage and secure mobile devices. The acquisition positions Numara with core
mobile device management capabilities that will be integrated into its service
and asset management solutions.

This solutions already providing medium to large enterprises with a
comprehensive solution to track, manage, remediate and retire all endpoint
assets whether they are servers, desktops, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

“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.

According to Gartner, Fromdistance is a strong niche player in its April
2011 Magic Quadrant for mobile device management software.

The acquisition will benefit both Numara and Fromdistance customers and
partners. This strategy 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. Jouko Vierumäki, CEO and founder of Fromdistance, will
assume a leadership role in Numara’s product group where he and his team will
also continue working with existing Fromdistance customers.

Numara’s newly acquired mobile device management solutions are easily
re-branded and able to integrate into any IT environment, making them well
suited to be leveraged by MSPs, systems integrators, carriers and operators.

“Managing the plethora of mobile devices in the enterprise has
emerged as one of IT’s biggest operational challenges,” said Matt Dircks,
vice president of products at Numara.

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