Microsoft is a multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, its best selling products are the Microsoft Windows operating system both for end users and SMB to Enterpsire server enviroments, Microsoft Exchange server platform for email and unified messaging enviroments and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software.
Office 365 is the brand name used by Microsoft for a group of software plus services subscriptions that provides productivity software and related services to its subscribers. For consumers, the service allows the use of Microsoft Office apps on Windows and OS X, provides storage space on Microsoft’s cloud storage service OneDrive, and grants 60 Skype minutes per month. For business and enterprise users, Office 365 offers plans including e-mail and social networking services through hosted versions of Exchange Server, Lync, SharePoint and Office Online, integration with Yammer, as well as access to the Office software.
3CX Phone System is a software based private branch exchange (PBX) based on the SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) standard. It enables extensions to make calls via the public switched telephone network (PSTN) or via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.
3CX Phone System for Windows was developed by 3CX and first published as a free IP PBX product in 2006. The product was intended to provide a VoIP solution for use in a Microsoft Windows environment.
The first commercial edition of the product was launched in 2007. Reviews of the product have noted its easy configuration, management, and hardware compatibility.It was awarded an Editors Best Award in 2008 by Windows IT Pro Magazine, a gold award by WindowsNetworking[and a ‘Best Buy’ award by Computer Shopper.
GFI Software is an American developer of Web & Mail security, Networking & Security and Archiving & Fax computer software founded in 1992. Its products include software for filtering spam and viruses from e-mail as well as for monitoring and scanning networks for security purposes.GFI Software provides software and services for small to mid-sized businesses, divided into the following sections:
- Patch Management – Cloud-based patch management.
- Server Monitoring – Cloud-based server and workstation monitoring.
- Antivirus – Cloud-managed antivirus and anti-spyware.
- Web protection – Cloud-managed web protection and web-filtering
Networking and security
- GFI EndPointSecurity – Control of iPods, USB sticks and other endpoint devices.
- GFI EventsManager – Event log monitoring, management and archiving.
- GFI LanGuard – Network security scanner and vulnerability management tools.
- GFI Network Server Monitor – Network server monitoring software.
Archiving, backup and fax
- GFI FaxMaker – Network fax server for Exchange/SMTP/Lotus.
- GFI MailArchiver – Email and File archiving software for small and medium-size enterprises.
Web and mail security
- GFI MailEssentials – Server-based anti-spam and email security solution with up to 5 AV engines.
- GFI WebMonitor – Internet monitoring, web security and Internet access control software.
Dell Inc. is an American privately owned multinational computer technology company based in Round Rock, Texas, United States, that develops, sells, repairs and supports computers and related products and services. Bearing the name of its founder, Michael Dell, the company is one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 103,300 people worldwide.
Dell sells personal computers (PCs), servers, data storage devices, network switches, software, computer peripherals, HDTVs, cameras, printers, MP3 players and also electronics built by other manufacturers. The company is well known for its innovations in supply chain management and electronic commerce, particularly its direct-sales model and its “build-to-order” or “configure to order” approach to manufacturing—delivering individual PCs configured to customer specifications.Dell was a pure hardware vendor for much of its existence, but with the acquisition in 2009 of Perot Systems, Dell entered the market for IT services. The company has since made additional acquisitions in storage and networking systems, with the aim of expanding their portfolio from offering computers only to delivering complete solutions for enterprise customers.
Dell was listed at number 51 in the Fortune 500 list, until 2014. After going private in 2013, the newly confidential nature of its financial information prevents the company from being ranked by Fortune. In 2014 it was the third largest PC vendor in the world after Lenovo and HP.[Dell is currently the #1 shipper of PC monitors in the world.
SonicWall, originally a private company headquartered in San Jose, California, and now owned by Dell, sells a range of Internet appliances primarily directed at content control and network security. These include devices providing services for network firewalls, UTMs (Unified Threat Management), VPNs (Virtual Private Network), backup and recovery, and anti-spam for email. The company also markets information subscription services related to their products.The company solutions also serve to solve issues surrounding HIPAA and PCI compliance issues.
On March 13, 2012, USA Today said that Dell announced its intent to acquire SonicWALL, which then had 130 patents and 950 employees. Dell’s acquisition of SonicWall became official on May 9, 2012.
Lenovo Group Ltd. is a Chinese multinational computer technology company with headquarters in Beijing, China, and Morrisville, North Carolina, United States.It designs, develops, manufactures and sells personal computers, tablet computers, smartphones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices, IT management software and smart televisions. In 2014, Lenovo was the world’s largest personal computer vendor by unit sales.It markets the ThinkPad line of notebook computers and the ThinkCentre line of desktops.
Lenovo has operations in more than 60 countries and sells its products in around 160 countries. Lenovo’s principal facilities are in Beijing, Morrisville and Singapore, with research centers in those locations, as well as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, and Chengdu in China, and Yamato in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It operates a joint venture with EMC, LenovoEMC, which sells network-attached storage solutions. It also has a joint venture with NEC, Lenovo NEC Holdings, which produces personal computers for the Japanese market.
Lenovo was founded in Beijing in 1984 as Legend and was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1988. Lenovo acquired IBM’s personal computer business in 2005 and agreed to acquire its Intel-based server business in 2014. Lenovo entered the smartphone market in 2012 and as of 2014 is the largest vendor of smartphones in Mainland China. In January 2014, Lenovo agreed to acquire the mobile phone handset maker Motorola Mobility from Google, and in October 2014 the deal was finalized.
Hewlett-Packard Company or HP is an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. It provides hardware, software and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
The company was founded in a one-car garage in Palo Alto by William “Bill” Redington Hewlett and David “Dave” Packard starting with a line of electronic test equipment. HP was the world’s leading PC manufacturer from 2007 to Q2 2013, after which Lenovo remained ranked ahead of HP.It specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise and industry standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. HP markets its products to households, small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprises directly as well as via online distribution, consumer-electronics and office-supply retailers, software partners and major technology vendors. HP also has services and consulting business around its products and partner products.
Founded in 2002, Grandstream Networks is a manufacturer of IP voice & video, video surveillance as well as Gateways & ATAs. Grandstream serves the SMB and consumer markets with open standard SIP-based products.
Grandstream Networks is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and has offices in Plano, Texas, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Casablanca,Morocco; Valencia, Venezuela and Shenzhen, China.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco products include routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-up access servers and network management software. Worldwide leader in medium and large scale networking products for the Internet
BackupAssist is a Windows Server Backup and Disaster Recovery application. Built and marketed to the small to medium business markets, it provides protection for Microsoft Windows Server, Windows Small Business Server, Hyper-V, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server.
BackupAssist makes it simple to perform fast and reliable backups of Microsoft Windows servers, and integrates and enhances the existing backup tools present in the Windows operating system (such as Wbadmin, Rsync, Ntbackup, ZIP (file format) and exmerge).
Intel Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is one of the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers.
Intel Corporation, founded on July 18, 1968, is a portmanteau of Integrated Electronics (the fact that “intel” is the term for intelligence information also made the name appropriate). Intel also makes motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphic chips,embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing. Founded by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Mooreand widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andrew Grove, Intel combines advanced chip design capability with a leading-edge manufacturing capability. Though Intel was originally known primarily to engineers and technologists, its “Intel Inside” advertising campaign of the 1990s made it a household name, along with its Pentium processors.
Intel was an early developer of SRAM and DRAM memory chips, and this represented the majority of its business until 1981. Although Intel created the world’s first commercial microprocessor chip in 1971, it was not until the success of the personal computer (PC) that this became its primary business. During the 1990s, Intel invested heavily in new microprocessor designs fostering the rapid growth of the computer industry. During this period Intel became the dominant supplier of microprocessors for PCs, and was known for aggressive and sometimes illegal tactics in defense of its market position, particularly against Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), as well as a struggle with Microsoft for control over the direction of the PC industry.
The 2013 rankings of the world’s 100 most valuable brands published by Millward Brown Optimor showed the company’s brand value at number 61.