Presentation offerings leverage on modern concepts of cloud computing, collaboration, social media and mobile computing platforms
VMware, a provider of virtualisation and cloud infrastructure services, has acquired SlideRocket, a SaaS-based business presentation provider that delivers presentation offerings, which leverage modern concepts of cloud computing, collaboration, social media and mobile computing platforms.
SlideRocket is built specifically to take advantage of a modern web and cloud based end-user computing model that blurs the lines between presentations, websites and multi-media content, representing a fundamental shift from PC-era presentation offerings.
Through the acquisition of SlideRocket, VMware advances its vision for a modern end-user computing model leveraging cloud computing to securely deliver access to applications and data from any device, where and when a user needs it.
VMware said that the presentation software is second only to email as the most widely used business software, and delivers business offering in a modern, cloud-oriented model, which will help VMware drive a new model for end user computing for the enterprise.
VMware vice-president and general manager Brian Byun said the modern end-user environment is mobile, social, collaborative and delivered via the cloud – characteristics that legacy PC-era technologies could never have anticipated.
"VMware is at the forefront of building the core cloud computing infrastructure and enables users to gain greater value from cloud-based offerings. SlideRocket’s cloud-based architecture, innovative design, and strong integration with other cloud applications and services have transformed a decades-old business productivity software and redefined the way we consume and communicate information," Byun said.