SFE expanding RingCentral’s international sales. Founded in 2003, RingCentral is a leading provider of cloud business communications solutions that break down the communication barriers created by complex on-premise hardware. Its solutions free people to work the way they want in today’s mobile, distributed and always-on work world. Delivered on a state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure, RingCentral’s cloud communications solutions help more than 300,000 customers thrive in a new world of work. RingCentral is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
RingCentral has been transforming how companies communicate and collaborate. Breaking down the barriers created by traditional on-premise PBX hardware, our cloud-based communication and collaboration platform offers a comprehensive set of capabilities that unify voice, business messaging, team collaboration, video conferencing, and online meetings.
Today, more than 350,000 businesses worldwide rely on RingCentral to connect employees, boost workforce productivity, share knowledge, and strengthen customer relationships—however and wherever they want.
Sales Force Europe was founded by Rick Pizzoli on the 3rd December 2003. In ten years we have relentlessly expanded organically, from the core of Western Europe to Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, with over 20 Clients currently under management.
Since 2003, we have constantly refined our in-sourcing approach; improved our engagement processes; added new sales services such as lead generation; and served over 100 Clients from the USA, Europe and Asia.
Today we have over 50 active sales and marketing professionals who help high-tech companies to launch, develop and expand their international business in market sectors such as Cloud/SaaS, Mobile Apps, Social, Security, Networking, Telco and Consumer Electronics.
Our plan for the immediate future is to move into new territories when required; add new sales representatives combining industry knowledge, sales and marketing expertise and operational experience; and expand into new sectors such as Smart Cities, Energy and Aviation.
Founded in 1998, Systancia is a French software publisher specialising in desktop and application virtualization, as well as cloud computing solutions. Systancia has gradually become a leader on the european market for virtualization solutions, with a capacity to innovate which ranks it among the leading players in this sector.
Systancia always strives to best meet its users’ needs, focusing on the technological value of its products and the close relationships between its teams and its clients. Recently, the French Deposits and Consignments Fund added finance into Systancia’s capital, enabling accelerated conditions for its international development.
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The five marketing mistakes that every exporter to the USA must avoid. With domestic demand in Spain projected to remain low for the foreseeable future, exporting to the United States is an attractive opportunity for any Spanish business. American purchases of foreign goods and services are up over 50% in the last 4 years, and new free trade agreements that promise to further liberalize trade with Europe are creating more opportunities in the United States than ever before.
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Hibox Systems is a global provider of advanced interactive information and entertainment solutions for consumers and commercial applications. The Hibox middleware platform has been successfully deployed for IPTV and OTT use by hotels, ISP’s and broadband providers, along with healthcare facilities, ships and offshore oil platforms.
Hibox Systems is headquartered in Finland with an international business development office in Vienna, Austria. Since December 2007, the company has been part of Anvia Group, a growing ICT-group with 738 employees and a turnover of 115 MM € in 2012.
SFE engaged by DataPartner to accelerate business. DataPartner -established in 1987 in Finland- is a leading provider of software products for capital budgeting, financial modelling and valuation. The company also offers consulting services and training. Since the beginning, its focus has been on consulting and development of dedicated software for cash flow modelling. In Northern Europe, DataPartner is the number 1 software developer for capital budgeting. In Finland, 50% of the TOP 30 companies use DataPartner products. On a global level, DataPartner serves companies and corporations from all industries in over 40 countries.
Valkee selects Sales Force Europe to increase international sales. Valkee is a health technology company focused on harnessing the benefits of bright light to the human mind and performance. Based on long-term scientific research and development work together with Finland’s Oulu University, Valkee introduced the world’s first bright light headset in 2010. Clinically tested to remove seasonal affective disorder symptoms from nine out of tenstudy participants, the Valkee user base has already grown to tens of thousands of people in 20+ countries.
Of all Valkee users, 87% recommend Valkee to others. Additional tests and studies concerning the effects of bright light on cognitive and physical performance and jet lag, among other areas, are planned and in progress. Founded in 2007, Valkee headquarters are located in Oulu, Finland.
If there’s a sentence that sums up Amazon, the weirdest major tech company in America, it’s one that came from its own CEO, Jeff Bezos, speaking at the Aspen Institute’s 2009 Annual Awards Dinner in New York City: “Invention requires a long-term willingness to be misunderstood.”
In other words: if you don’t yet get what I’m trying to build, keep waiting.
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It’s understandable that so many places around the world want to re-create the economic engine of Silicon Valley, as MIT Technology Review wrote about in its recent business report (“The Next Silicon Valley”). But creating another Silicon Valley will be far harder than anyone imagines. That’s because the Silicon Valley ecosystem is now far more sophisticated than just startups.
For one thing, it has a critical mass of serial acquirers, starting with Oracle, Cisco, HP, Intel, and Symantec, and joined in the past decade by companies like Google, Salesforce.com, Facebook, and LinkedIn. There is a sizable cluster of Silicon Valley companies with the balance sheets and foresight to make very large acquisitions.
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Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories, was awarded the BB&T Lighthouse Beam Safety Award, an award program instituted by BB&T Insurance Services, AFL’s insurance broker for workers compensation. Recognition is based on overall safety performance and implementation of effective safety policies and procedures over the previous year. AFL earned the top award of “Excellent,” the highest ranking a company can receive. Less than ten companies in the state of South Carolina qualified for this award.
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