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CEO of Martello Technologies Bruce Linton discusses scaling sustainably and executing a successful R&D strategy within a SaaS company.

Scaling and R&D in a SaaS Company

 

By monitoring Mitel voice quality, MarWatch users know when there is a problem. Now, by monitoring the complete infrastructure, they have better insight into where the problem originates.

OTTAWA, ON – November 23, 2015 – Martello Technologies, the leading provider of fault and performance management capabilities for Mitel business communications solutions, announced today that its MarWatch software now supports monitoring of virtually ANY device, using SNMP and SSH protocols. By delivering greater insight into the source of voice quality problems on the network, this capability dramatically expands the value of MarWatch for Mitel service providers and channel partners. MarWatch 5.1, released today, also adds to its Mitel-specific device support capabilities and introduces a new remote IP set testing tool.

While MarWatch specializes in sophisticated performance management for Mitel systems, it can now also monitor the devices in the surrounding network, such as session border controllers, IP DECT gateways, multi-vendor PBX systems and VMWare. Consolidating multi-vendor monitoring systems into one advanced interface, MarWatch SNMP monitoring is simple to configure and use. To learn more, watch the short ‘Monitor ANY device’ MarWatch video.

Longstanding MarWatch user and Mitel channel partner Arden Group recently expanded their product and service portfolio. MarWatch has now become even more valuable: “We can now proactively monitor all of the products Arden Group provides its customers from a single platform – MarWatch. Every IP-CCTV camera, every IP Phone – in fact any IP-enabled device. Without the proactive performance management solution we have in MarWatch, it would be impossible for us to offer high quality managed services to our customers”, said Stefan Bagiensky, Principal Technologist, Arden Group

“We know that when a voice quality problem occurs on Mitel systems, it is usually traced back to a fault in a surrounding network device”, said Martello VP of R&D Doug Bellinger. “Monitoring the entire infrastructure simplifies problem detection, and helps Mitel partners to win more business and drive revenues”.

Today’s MarWatch release also expands Mitel device support to include MiVoice MX-ONE SIP set voice quality monitoring, MiVoice Border Gateway R9 SIP teleworker voice quality, and MiVoice Business SIP trunk utilization/traffic monitoring. The MarWatch R5.1 Detailed Feature Summary offers a complete description of what’s new in MarWatch 5.1.

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techopia

 

If you’re in Ottawa tech, you’ve almost certainly heard the name Sir Terry Matthews bandied about. The man is a staple, near legend in the Ottawa tech sector. So when Sir Terry decides to jump on a company you should take notice.

Martello Technologies, provider of fault performance management capabilities for Mitel business communications solutions, has announced today its board of directors, and along with Sir Terry, it seems pretty strong.

Via the press release: ‘Following the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders. Martello’s Board now includes Chairman Sir Terence Matthews, the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, international finance executive Colley Clarke, seasoned technology lawyer Michael Michalyshyn, and experienced technology executive Don Smith. Martello President and CEO Bruce Linton and Co-Founder and VP Niall Gallagher are also members.

Recognized as a leader in the growth of Canadian Software as a Service (SaaS) innovation, Martello was named Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Company in 2015, with three-year revenue growth of more than 600%. To guide the company through its next growth phase, Martello has assembled a Board with collective expertise in law, technology, telecommunications, finance and mergers & acquisitions. “The company has assembled a high-caliber team of business leaders to serve on Martello’s Board of Directors”, said Terry Matthews. “I’m confident that each will have a positive and important impact”.

Following triple digit year-over-year revenue growth and a strong first quarter 2016, Martello introduces a new Board of Directors, with tech industry leaders including Chairman Sir Terence Matthews.

OTTAWA, ON – September 18, 2015 – Martello Technologies, the leading provider of fault and performance management capabilities for Mitel business communications solutions, announced today its Board of Directors, following the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders. Martello’s Board now includes Chairman Sir Terence Matthews, the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, international finance executive Colley Clarke, seasoned technology lawyer Michael Michalyshyn, and experienced technology executive Don Smith. Martello President and CEO Bruce Linton and Co-Founder and VP Niall Gallagher are also members.

Recognized as a leader in the growth of Canadian Software as a Service (SaaS) innovation, Martello was named Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Company in 2015, with three-year revenue growth of more than 600%. To guide the company through its next growth phase, Martello has assembled a Board with collective expertise in law, technology, telecommunications, finance and mergers & acquisitions. “The company has assembled a high-caliber team of business leaders to serve on Martello’s Board of Directors”, said Terry Matthews. “I’m confident that each will have a positive and important impact”.

Martello’s new board members are excited by Martello’s opportunity. “Martello has a global customer base, a strong and growing addressable market, and a unique SaaS product – all great indicators of current and future success”, said Mike Michalyshyn. Colley Clarke agrees, adding: “Martello’s experienced management team and world class talent are strong assets going forward”. As General Partner of Wesley Clover International, Don Smith has watched Martello’s ascent closely. “Martello understands cloud-hosted Unified Communications, and has developed a SaaS product that addresses this market alongside a very strong partner”, said Mr. Smith. “I’m pleased to join the Board and play a role in the company’s continued success”.

Sir Terence Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International. Since 1972, Terry has either founded or funded more than 100 companies, including Mitel and Newbridge Networks. Terry has chaired Martello’s Board of Directors since 2010, providing guidance and support that has contributed to the company’s success.

Colley Clarke is an accomplished Board member and executive with international experience in finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, investor relations, legal, and human resources. An experienced CFO, he is known for financial leadership of TSX, NASDAQ and AIM listed companies in the technology, media and communications industries.

Mike Michalyshyn is a seasoned technology lawyer with extensive in-house experience in the embedded software marketplace with QNX Software Systems and BlackBerry. He has served on QNX’s senior management team as the General Counsel and VP of HR, and as a co-lead with QNX’s CFO during a financing and two subsequent acquisitions of the company. He also served as the head of BlackBerry’s Technology Licensing group.

Don Smith is General Partner at Wesley Clover International. He has held senior executive roles in the hi-tech industry and was recognized as ‘CEO of the Year’ in 2010 by the Ottawa Business Journal and Telfer School of Management at Ottawa University. As CEO of Mitel from 2001 to 2011, Don was responsible for the company’s leadership in the emerging market for IP based business communications solutions, and took the company public in 2010. Today, Don is focused on building successful growth companies by mentoring the entrepreneurial technology investments in the Wesley Clover Portfolio.

Bruce Linton is President and CEO of Martello Technologies. Bruce has been a founder, CEO and board member at a wide variety of enterprises, and has been responsible for the acquisition and/or disposition of over $100 million in business assets. Under his leadership, Martello has seen triple digit revenue growth resulting in recognition as Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Company in 2015, has raised $3 million in investment capital, and acquired French software company Netvitesse.

Niall Gallagher is Co-Founder and VP Product Management for Martello Technologies. The early visionary behind Martello’s technology, Niall has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry starting with Nortel Networks in 1981. Niall has been a member of Martello’s Board of Directors since 2009.