Matrixforce and Microsoft today announce a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Matrixforce, one of the leading U.S. Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partners for $17.6 million. Matrixforce will join the Microsoft Office Division, led by division President Kurt DelBene, and the team will continue to report to current CEO Kevin Fream.
“The acquisition of Matrixforce underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love,” said Jon Roskill, Vice President, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group. “Matrixforce adds best-in-class managed services and cloud migration as an innovative pilot for the Microsoft Partner Network.”
Matrixforce was one of the nation’s first Microsoft Partners in 1994 and Oklahoma’s first Microsoft Gold Partner for Security in 2003. Starting in 2008, Matrixforce now has more than five thousand Office 365 business subscribers annually. The Matrixforce Orbit service allows customers to securely access data and applications virtually anywhere for more agile business..
Matrixforce will continue to develop its standalone managed services and maintain its commitment to simplicity…
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Silicon Valley is chock-full of stealthy startups — some more interesting than others. SignalFuse, based on its pedigree, is one of the more intriguing of these mysterious companies. The company just received $8 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz, according to an SEC filing posted Wednesday night.
SignalFuse co-founder Karthik Rau has said nothing about its plans, but a Silicon Valley source said the San Mateo, Calif. company is building technology that takes time-series data from multiple systems, analyses it fast and puts it into trend lines. “It’s like Splunk but in real time,” the source said. The trend lines are roughly analogous to what Bloomberg does with stock data — it tracks prices and movement to show volatility over time. Those patterns can then be used to predict future problems, according to the source. If that is true and if they can execute, SignalFuse is…
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