Globo Continues North American ExpansionDecember 10, 2014
Adds new office in Silicon Valley to spearhead business growth
PALO ALTO – December 10, 2014 – Globo Plc (LSE-AIM: GBO), the global provider of enterprise mobility management and mobile application development platforms and services, today announced its new office in Palo Alto, California. This comes soon after Globo’s CEO, Costis Papadimitrakopoulos moved to the Bay Area to provide strategic focus to U.S. and Canadian businesses.
The new location adds to Globo’s existing presence in New York City, R&D center in Canfield, Ohio, and the San Francisco office of Sourcebits, the design and development company Globo acquired in June of this year. Globo also has international presence in Athens, Bangalore, Dubai, Limassol, London and Singapore.
Dimitris Protogirou, COO – North America, said the new location was strategically chosen to help the company recruit and retain the best talent and serve its growing North American customer base.
“The recent acquisition of Sourcebits, following our purchase last year of Notify Technology, means we are rapidly building momentum in the U.S. and Canada,” he said. “The new Palo Alto center is further evidence of our commitment to the continued expansion of our North American operations.”
Globo was recently added as the only new entrant in 2014 in the influential Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). The report was overhauled this year to include enterprise mobility solutions providers with a wider offering. In addition, Globo’s GO!Enterprise solution was highlighted in Ovum’s Decision Matrix report as having the unique ability to provide both EMM and Mobile App Development Platform (MADP) that can be used by companies and developers to build, test and deploy applications across all types of mobile handsets.
“These successes are already being reflected in our performance,” added Protogirou. “Global revenues are up 46 percent to $90 million (€73.2 million) for the first nine months of the year with the growth in GO!Enterprise solution particularly strong at $43 million (€35 million) – a remarkable 89 percent increase on the same period last year.”
Globo’s Bay Area office is located at 2191 E Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, California.
About Globo plc
Globo Plc is a global provider of complete enterprise mobility solutions and SaaS. Our GO!Enterprise (EMM) and GO!AppZone (MADP) offerings help businesses expand their engagement with employees and customers through the mobile channel via a secure and extensible environment that runs on all smart devices. The Group operates internationally through subsidiaries and offices in U.S., U.K., Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. Globo was recognised in the 2014 Gartner Enterprise Mobility Management Magic Quadrant report and in Ovum’s 2014-15 Decision Matrix for EMM Solutions. For more information please visit www.globoplc.com.
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