VMware acquires SlideRocket to complement Zimbra

Summary:For VMware, SlideRocket fills out its Web-based productivity suite. VMware also owns email suite Zimbra.

VMware said Tuesday that it will acquire SlideRocket, a presentation provider with 300,000 users.

For VMware, SlideRocket fills out its Web-based productivity suite. VMware also owns email suite Zimbra.

SlideRocket has 20,000 customers that share presentations. The company also has built-in collaboration tools for multiple authors.

In a blog post, VMware CTO Steve Herrod said:

Presentations are second only to email as the most commonly used business tool. Professionals rely upon presentations for critical business communication such as influencing audiences and closing deals. Yet, despite their critical role, the process of creating, delivering, and sharing presentations is still based on 25-year-old technology, so most presentations remain static, one-way documents that lack impact.

Topics: Hardware, Virtualization, VMWare

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