LogMeIn, a Massachusetts-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-based collaboration tools provider, has gone public today with their intention to acquire Jive Communications. The deal will be finalized in Q2 of 2018, adding yet another M&A to a long list of UC industry shake-ups.
LogMeIn is better known for their portfolio of collaboration tools including GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and the join.me platforms. With the acquisition of Jive Communications’ cloud-based phone systems and UC products, LogMeIn aims to grow and diversify their offerings to the UC market as a whole.
Method To The Madness
Strategic acquisitions like LogMeIn/Jive, Cisco/Broadsoft, Mitel/ShoreTel, and others have demonstrated an important trend in the Unified Communications space. UC solutions are becoming the industry standard in business communications, and even beginning to enter the consumer market. As customers seek out more seamless communications, they will expect all of their needs be met by a single provider whether they are in the office or in their home. Current leaders in cloud, collaboration, and UCaaS technologies are finding it imperative to strengthen their portfolios by joining with complementary providers, thus allowing them to offer end-to-end solutions.
Full Spectrum Communications Are Ahead Of Their Time
Star2Star Communications has been on the forefront of truly unified communications and collaboration services since their founding in 2006. They pioneered Hybrid Architecture, the innovative solution to solving business communications challenges with cloud-based and on-premise technologies. StarSystemTM Hybrid combines the reliability of traditional phone systems with the flexibility of the cloud thanks to Star2Star’s unique ConstellationTM Network and scalable edge traffic-shaping device, StarBox® Voice Optimized SD-WAN. Star2Star’s Full Spectrum Communications Solution includes the power of Hybrid Architecture, voice-optimized network controls, and Star2Star’s fully-hosted offering, StarSystemTM Hosted for a complete suite of advanced UC products that meet every business need. Star2Star is far ahead of the curve as providers like LogMeIn attempt to catch up through mergers and acquisitions in 2018.
Find Stability In A Global UC Leader
In addition to being the provider of the World's Most Complete Cloud Communications Solution with options ranging from Hosted to Hybrid, Star2Star is also an international leader in UC. Constituents of Jive and LogMeIn, who may be seeking stability in the midst of the recent merger, will find all of their needs met with the Full Spectrum Communications Solution and Star2Star’s global reach. With a 100% channel-based sales model, Star2Star is known for having one of the leading Partner Programs and their 99.85% customer retention rate. The company continues to steadily grow and solidify their position as a global UC leader without disruption to their resellers. These testaments to the company’s progress and peerless product offerings will continue to carry Star2Star, its Partners, and its customers through any market development.