LogMeIn recently announced that the free version of its remote access software will be removed starting this month, January 2014. In fact, the company explained that it will instead be a unification of the existing portfolio into a single, paid-only offering that will include premium cloud, desktop and mobile access software. Current LogMeIn customers will have seven days to upgrade after the next time they log into their LogMeIn account.
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Continuum said today that it has hired two new industry experts to its executive management team: Paiman Nodoushani, vice president, engineering and chief technology officer; and Jeanne Hopkins, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. The moves deepen Continuum’s strengths in product engineering and development, as well as all aspects of partner and acquisition marketing programs.
Here we go again! As I do each week, I am really enjoying bringing our readers a quick round-up of the blog coverage I didn’t manage to get to during the week prior.
Here at SMB Nation, we are still in regroup mode having just wrapped up our annual fall conference this past weekend. In case you couldn’t make it to Las Vegas for the event, make sure you go to our main home page where you can find several blogs and photos discussing some of the session highlights, as well as what went on during the exhibit hall and who were the male and female winners of the annual Jim Locke Award!
Please take some time to peruse a few snippets of information that we didn’t get a chance to bring you last week….let us also know if there was something we might have missed, which is not mentioned in this entry…because as you know…we love news!
LogMeIn has unveiled the first in a series of new capabilities that extend the collaborative benefits of join.me beyond online meetings through LogMeIn’s secure cloud file sync and sharing app, Cubby. First up is cloud-based recording and sharing of any join.me online or audio meeting. The new features offer a simple, secure way to capture and share real-time collaboration sessions, either as a follow-up for participants or as a means of sharing the meeting’s content with a broader audience.
This morning, LogMeIn unveiled its channel partner program, which is designed to help MSPs, VARs and other outsourced IT providers help capitalize on the increasing shift to cloud-based apps and employee-introduced technology.
The new program, which will be known as LogMeIn Elevate, will give channel partners new ways for managing users across devices that blur work and personal lines, as well as across cloud-based apps and related data that span this myriad of devices. The channel program will also open the doors to resell LogMeIn’s cloud collaboration apps, like join.me and Cubby, giving MSPs, VARs and IT service providers new ways to establish and grow client relationships.
This year’s ASCII Group Summit road show stop for the NY/NJ area moved its location further south from Woodbridge to Atlantic City, NJ. Held at Caesar’s (no, not where the real Caesar lived), the event attracted a healthy mix of MSPs, VARs, vendors and distributors. I even managed to reconnect with a friend that I have known since first grade, who coincidently was attending with her husband, Joseph Fulgieri, a Long Island-based VAR.
(Pictured): ASCII Summit attendees gathered today at Caesar's in Atlantic City for a full day of business strategy tactics and education.