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GroundWork Open Source: Does New CEO Signal Eventual IPO?

Even as some Wall Street indexes hit 15-year lows, GroundWork Open Source has apparently lined up more funding and seems to be plotting a long-term IPO (initial public offering) strategy with a CEO change.

The channel-friendly company, which specializes in open source network management software, today named a new CEO and CFO. Apparently, GroundWork has also raised series D funding from JAFCO Ventures, SAP Ventures, Canaan Partners and Mayfield.

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Zeacom: Sneaking Up On Unified Communications?

Zeacom isn’t the best-known brand in Unified Communications, but the privately held company seems to be sneaking up on rivals. Skeptical? Consider this: Zeacom insiders say the company is profitable, has no debt and 10 percent of the company’s annual revenue is in the bank. Hmmm. The VAR Guy is intrigued.