Sparxent Buys E-Mail Migration Specialist Cemaphore
Sparxent confirms that it has acquired messaging and collaboration specialist Cemaphore Systems. Cemphore's MailShadow products help businesses move e-mail, calendar and contact data from Microsoft Exchange to Google's Gmail servers, and vice versa. Sparxent will likely sell the Cemaphore solutions to medium-size businesses looking to move data into the cloud.In a move first reported on by eWEEK July 23, IT solution provider Sparxent July 28 confirmed that it has acquired Cemaphore for an undisclosed sum. Cemaphore, a partner of messaging rivals Google and Microsoft, makes software suites that help businesses migrate e-mail, calendar and contact information from Microsoft Exchange e-mail servers to Google Apps, and vice versa.
E-mail migration is a valuable tool at a time when companies are increasingly looking to move their mail systems from traditional on-premises applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, to SAAS (software-as-a-service) solutions in the Internet cloud, such as Google's Gmail.