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Sangoma Has Highflying Growth With Its SaaS Shift, But I Have Concerns (OTCMKTS:SAMOF)

sangoma has highflying growth with its saas shift, but i have concerns (otcmkts:samof)

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Investment ThesisSangoma (OTC:SAMOF) is a Unified Communications provider that has successfully switched from a hardware-based, one-time purchase model to a recurring, cloud-based subscription model. The company has demonstrated strong revenue and EBITDA growth on the back of aggressive acquisitions and has shown durable sales power through its subscription model despite COVID-related headwinds. While there is a lot to like, the company’s acquisition model is highly dilutive. Investors may benefit from a small position as we eye the company’s ability to grow organically or, as the business develops, perform less dilutive acquisitions, but wait on the sidelines for more clarity before considering a larger position. Business Overview Sangoma is a “Unified Communications” provider for small- and medium-sized businesses. It offers cloud-based communications as a service on a subscription basis and is geared to providing a comprehensive suite of communications features. In short, Sangoma aims to offer small businesses literally everything they need to communicate internally and with customers. This includes a full range of products, from video-based meetings, fax services, voice over internet protocol (VoIP), and hardware including phones and headsets. The value proposition here is that Sangoma offers small businesses the opportunity to step up from their primary, phone-based …

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GL Ventures leads $265m Series C round in Chinese SaaS edtech firm EEO

gl ventures leads $265m series c round in chinese saas edtech firm eeo

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Empower Education Online (EEO), a Chinese Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider in the edtech field, has secured $265 million in a Series C round of financing led by Hillhouse Capital’s venture capital unit GL Ventures, the lead investor announced on November 28.
Other investors included Chinese social media and gaming giant Tencent; global investment firm SIG; INCE Capital, an investment firm co-founded by JP Gan, ex-partner at Qiming Venture Partners; and Gaocheng Capital, which focuses on growth-stage PE deals in technological innovation and enterprise service.
Founded in September 2014, EEO provides the so-called online-merge-offline (OMO) interactive classroom product ClassIn, which enables functions like online homework management, interactive and shared e-blackboards, and online responders.
The Beijing-based firm partners with 60,000 schools and educational institutions globally. In China, the firm claims to have cooperation with about 70 per cent of the country’s educational institutions that generate an annual revenue of at least 100 million yuan ($15.2 million), including Beijing-based TAL Education Group and private education group New Oriental.
New Oriental had led EEO’s 100-million-yuan Series A+ round in March 2017. TAL Education Group and e-testing & assessment service ATA had participated in the round.
EEO currently serves 20 million monthly active users (MAUs) from 150 countries and regions.
“Today, interpersonal communication has …

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GitHub is forcing Microsoft to deal with thorny controversies two years after acquisition

github is forcing microsoft to deal with thorny controversies two years after acquisition

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In 2018, Microsoft made one of its priciest acquisitions ever, spending $7.5 billion on code-sharing site GitHub. It wasn’t the cleanest fit. GitHub is used by over 50 million developers who tend to be outspoken, including when it comes to things they dislike about Microsoft.The deal continues to pose unexpected challenges, like a recent spat with the Recording Industry Association of America. In October, the RIAA asked GitHub to take down youtube-dl, a piece of open-source software that enables people to download videos from YouTube and other online services.The software disappeared from the internet, and users objected.One GitHub user, on the site, described the incident as “a shame for GitHub” and said “that Microsoft acquisition was really a mistake.” Another called for Microsoft to resign from the RIAA, an organization that consists primarily of record labels and musicians. The removal by GitHub so angered yet another user that the person responded by posting part of GitHub’s own proprietary software on the area of the site where digital copyright takedown requests are reported.The code was adjusted by the person who maintained the project so that it was no longer in violation of the RIAA. The company then brought youtube-dl back …

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Global Integration Software as a Service Market Potential Growth, Share, Demand and Analysis of Key Players- Research Forecasts to 2025

global integration software as a service market potential growth, share, demand and analysis of key players- research forecasts to 2025

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The recent report on the Integration Software as a Service market predicts the industry’s performance for the upcoming years to help stakeholders in making the right decisions that can potentially garner strong returns. Further, the document provides comprehensive analysis of the key industry trends as well as the opportunities that will ensure an upward growth trajectory in the coming years. It also focuses on developing strategies for challenges faced by the industry. Moreover, an exhaustive discussion of the latest updates including the impact of COVID-19 pandemic is furnished in the study.Key highlights from COVID-19 impact analysis:Economic impact of COVID-19 at a global scale.Shifts in supply and demand.Predictions regarding long-term effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the growth trend.An overview of the regional landscape: Geographically, the Integration Software as a Service market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa, South East Asia.Regional contribution to the overall market growth is measured in the study.Revenue generated, sales garnered, and growth rate attained by each region during forecast period are cited.Request Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.express-journal.com/request-sample/268765Other important takeaways from the Integration Software as a Service …

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Salesforce and Slack: A vision of collaborative sales, service with a dash of Microsoft defense

salesforce and slack: a vision of collaborative sales, service with a dash of microsoft defense

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Salesforce is reportedly in advanced talks to buy Slack with the aim of bridging collaboration with its sales and service clouds and expanding its reach, but the purchase is about playing defense as much as offense.It’s hard to view Salesforce’s potential purchase of Slack as reported by the Wall Street Journal in a vacuum. This deal isn’t about product roadmaps and growth as much as it is competitive landscape. Sales and service have gone virtual amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will largely remain that way. Yes folks, travel budgets for sales teams aren’t going to come all the way back amid remote work. Salesforce’s biggest CRM rivals have collaboration platforms. Microsoft has Teams and its integration with Office 365 and a platform play. And Adobe just acquired Workfront and can integrate that project management platform with its clouds. Communication and customer experiences are merging: Note that Twilio’s $3.2 billion purchase of Segment illustrates the trend.The competitive axis in CRM is Microsoft with partners like Adobe and C3.ai vs. Salesforce.  Salesforce has yet to nail the collaboration game. Salesforce launched Chatter in 2009, bought Quip in 2016 and just rolled out Salesforce Anywhere, but lacks the reach of Slack.

Nevertheless, Marc Benioff, …

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How Are Industrial Plant Equipment Software Service Sales Done? – OpEd

how are industrial plant equipment software service sales done? – oped

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A factory, an institution, a company, or a group of companies need an industrial facility, service equipment, device. First they start a market research, basically google search on the internet, identify the sellers, first the technical group vendor makes the contact, ask for information, ask for budget price, then ask for serious lowest price.
They have these tedious job done by the newest inexperienced unauthorised engineer of the buyer firm. There is always an inexperienced young professional who does not have final purchase authority against the seller.
Suppose there is a need for an industrial steam boiler or device, electronics, software. Each time you are asked to give the best, lowest price at the bottom line of the request.
In this case, what needs to be done is first to send a unit price list for the last year. This list should be 20-25% above the final best price of the buyer that you will give to the technical department.
Then the documents are passed to the purchasing department within the receiving organisation. There are people in this department who do not know much about what the goods are sold. In the organisation chart, people from the youngest unqualified personnel …

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Salesforce buying Slack would mark the first big software deal in a boom year for the cloud

salesforce buying slack would mark the first big software deal in a boom year for the cloud

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Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff speaks at the grand opening of the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco in May 2018.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesThe tech industry has seen some hefty deals announced during the 2020 pandemic, including several in the tens of billions of dollars. But not in software.That could change soon. Salesforce, which has been one of tech’s biggest acquirers in recent years, has been in talks to buy Slack, CNBC and other media outlets reported on Wednesday. Slack shares surged almost 38% after the initial report, lifting its market cap to $23 billion.It would be one of the biggest software acquisitions ever, and potentially the largest since IBM bought Red Hat for $34 billion, a purchase announced in 2018.The dearth of big software deals this year reflects the outsized growth much of the industry has experienced during the past eight months of pandemic-induced remote work. Once niche products and applications have become more popular and seen surging demand, leading to inflated stock prices on the public market and increased investment from venture firms on the private side.Zoom and Shopify are each now worth over $125 billion, Twilio is valued at $50 billion and Snowflake has a market cap of close to $90 …

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Cloud Integration Software Market to See Huge Growth by 2026 | Oracle, MuleSoft, Microsoft · Wall Street Call

cloud integration software market to see huge growth by 2026 | oracle, mulesoft, microsoft · wall street call

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iCrowdNewswire   Nov 27, 2020  4:48 PM ET
Global Cloud Integration Software Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread) is latest research study released by HTF MI evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, risk side analysis, and leveraged with strategic and tactical decision-making support. The study provides information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and on the changing investment structure of the Global Cloud Integration Software Market. Some of the key players profiled in the study are SAP, Software AG, Accenture, SnapLogic Inc, Dell, Informatica Corporation, Oracle, MuleSoft Inc, Microsoft, IBM & TIBCO Software Inc.
You can get free access to samples from the report here: https://www.htfmarketreport.com/sample-report/2961621-global-cloud-integration-software-market-report-2020-by-key-players-types-applications-countries-market-size-forecast-to-2026
Cloud Integration Software Market Overview:
If you are involved in the Cloud Integration Software industry or intend to be, then this study will provide you comprehensive outlook. It’s vital you keep your market knowledge up to date segmented by BFSI, Healthcare, Education & Others, , Infrastructure-as-a-service, Platform-as-a-service & Software-as-a-service and major players. If you want to classify different company according to your targeted objective or geography we can provide customization according to your requirement.
Cloud Integration Software Market: Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2025
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AMZN: 4 Top Tech Stocks for December

amzn: 4 top tech stocks for december

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As the holiday season begins and the year draws to an end, picking top stocks from the top-performing sector could be rewarding in upcoming months. Amazon.com (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOGL), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), and Zendesk (ZEN) are leading tech stocks from high growth segments that are strategically positioned to soar.

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High-tech system provides insights for dairy farmers

high-tech system provides insights for dairy farmers

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Connecterra – a name derived from connect and terra for earth, meaning connected earth – was designed to bring the digital revolution to dairy farming. It uses artificial intelligence software to help dairy farmers and their industry partners like nutritionists, dairy processors, and animal health companies, make better decisions because they have more information.Julie Larson, U.S. Regional Sales Director for the company, says Connecterra was founded in 2014 by two former Microsoft employees and has partnered with large companies like Danone (which markets the Dannon brand) and Bayer to introduce this technology to farmers to provide them with unique industry insights. The company was started eight years ago and is based in Amsterdam. It was brought to the United States three years ago.The software and service, a SaaS business model, which the company calls Ida – short for Intelligent Dairy Assistant – is now sold in 17 countries and is available in 10 languages. The farmer can share communications in English and with the tap of a button, switch to the language needed to communicate to non-English speaking employees.Last year the company was named the best agricultural technology startup in Europe.According to Larson, Connecterra is the only dairy cow artificial intelligence-powered company …

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