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B2B News for Tuesday, July 5, 2022: Zonetail and ROAR Partner Up, Cloud Investments Explained

Working remotely just got even more convenient. Zonetail Inc. has partnered with booking platform ROAR. Zonetail is a mobile platform provider for residents and guests of high-rise residential buildings while ROAR is a booking and payment platform.

The partnership will provide Zonetail users direct access to an expanded set of services ranging from personal care to fitness and pet grooming.

Zonetail will receive a transaction fee for every ROAR service booked through its platform.

“ROAR is the perfect partner for Zonetail. We have known for some time now that our users want concierge services and we have conducted an extensive search for the right partner, and with ROAR, we believe we’ve found them. Once the integration is complete, Zonetail users will have immediate access to ROAR”s growing portfolio of top-rated providers,” said Mark Holmes, CEO of Zonetail.

Press release: https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/129972/Zonetail-Announces-Partnership-to-Expand-Service-Offerings-with-Leading-B2B-and-B2C-booking-platform-ROAR

Aptum has released Part 2 of its annual Cloud Impact Report for 2022. The report, Solving the Data Security Equation, examines the complexities inherent in hybrid cloud environments and their implications on security, data governance, compliance and disaster recovery.

Key findings examined what drives company decision-makers to the cloud:

  • 91% of respondents consider cloud computing to be essential for data management
  • 54% believe cloud transformation has had a positive impact on data governance
  • 50% of respondents cited efficiency as the top motivator for cloud investments
  • 48% of respondents cited improved security as a key factor in their cloud investment

Press release: https://aptum.com/newsroom/aptum-report-calls-for-big-picture-thinking-to-close-the-gap-between-clouds-promise-and-reality-of-secure-operations/

Whatever drivers might be sending customers to the Cloud, the increased activity is driving Cloud services to each other. Service Express, a provider of global data center and infrastructure solutions has acquired iTech Solutions Group and cloud hosting provider iInTheCloud. The acquisitions expand IBM-specific offerings and IBM Gold Business Partner status to Service Express customers in the U.S.

Based in Connecticut, iTech has spent 20 years as an IBM Gold Business Partner. The company works alongside financial services, manufacturing and retail organizations. The acquisition of iTech brings a team of certified technical consultants, IBM i system administrators and skilled technicians under the Service Express umbrella.

iInTheCloud solutions help their clients to host production, test, development or replicate environments to support disaster recovery and business continuity. The company’s Michigan-based data centers grant companies access to redundant power, cooling and communication feeds.

“The acquisition of iTech and iInTheCloud accelerate the expansion of our managed and infrastructure service offerings to the U.S.,” said Ron Alvesteffer, President and CEO of Service Express. “We anticipate strong company growth as we continue to broaden and diversify our solutions, bringing a wider portfolio of services to customers in the U.S. and U.K.”

Press release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/service-express-acquires-itech-solutions-group-and-iinthecloud-301579814.html

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Kate Baggott is a former Managing Editor of B2BNN. Her technology and business journalism has appeared in the Technology Review, the Globe and Mail, Canada Computes, the Vancouver Sun and the Bay Street Bull. She is the author of the short story collections Love from Planet Wine Cooler and Dry Stories. Find links to recent articles by following her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-baggott-9a0306/