VMware Acquires Presentation Software Company SlideRocket
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VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) is acquiring SlideRocket, a presentation software company that has 300,000 users. SlideRocket has 20,000 customers and collaboration tools for multiple authors to use. SlideRocket will complement VMware’s acquisition of e-mail suite company Zimbra.
“SlideRocket is built for a new, cloud-centric way of working. Its intuitive, web-based interface allows users to easily assemble rich, dynamic presentations that help captivate an audience whether they’re in the conference room, on a conference call, or in a coffee shop. Individuals can quickly create slides that flow with dynamic data from sources like Google, Twitter, and Salesforce. Author’s charts and graphs are always up-to-date with real-time data from Google spreadsheets, display up to the moment financial information, tap into the instant flow of ideas on twitter, and intelligently assemble sales decks in a single click. People can work as teams to build presentations that take full advantage of the cloud, while analytics provide insight into how presentations are impacting your audience. Most importantly, all SlideRocket presentations are built so audiences can experience them on multiple devices, ranging from desktops to tablets, online or off,” stated VMware CTO Steve Herrod in a blog post.