Autotask Acquires Mobile Workflow File Sharer Soonr

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2015-07-30 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The deal reflects a significant trend in the IT business management market, as cloud service providers continue to gain market share over pure software makers.

New York-based business management software maker Autotask added key mobile functionality to its platform July 30 by acquiring Soonr, a consumer-aimed file sharing and synchronization cloud service with an enterprise-grade feature set. Financial details of the transaction were not announced.

Autotask said that Soonr customers will experience no disruption in service. The company also said that it will continue to work with other file sync and share providers as usual.

This is the second acquisition for Autotask in less than a year. The company revealed that it bought remote monitoring and management (RMM) provider CentraStage in a continuing effort to improve its platform.

The deal reflects a significant trend in the IT business management market, as cloud service providers continue to gain market share over pure software makers and control more critical functions as enterprises seek improved workflow flexibility, security and productivity.

San Jose, Calif.-based Soonr is in the general market space with consumer tools such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365, but it is purpose-built for businesses in hybrid-cloud environments. It ensures compliance through service-level agreements and enables secure access to any type of content, from any location, using any device.

"FSS is a fundamental element of business continuity that ITSPs [Internet telephony service providers] are expected to provide," said Mark Cattini, president and CEO of Autotask, said in a press statement. "Soonr provides a HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act]-compliant, SaaS solution with 99.99 percent uptime that is IT-approved, easy to deploy, and simple to use."

As online fraud and hacking continue to mount, enterprises are looking for secure ways to manage their data with administrator controls. Soonr has been designed specifically to address these requirements and offers significant advantages over consumer-based products, such as enterprise-grade configurable security, collaboration capabilities and data privacy certifications, Cattini said.

Autotask offers a cloud-based IT business management platform that enables efficiency, accountability and access to key business metrics using built-in best practices and workflow automation.

 

 
 
 
 
Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger is Editor of Features & Analysis at eWEEK. Twitter: @editingwhiz
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