12 Recent Networking Mergers And Acquisitions To Keep An Eye On


LifeSize-Mirial

Money Involved: Undisclosed

Why It Matters: It's a small acquisition, but one that speaks volumes about LifeSize's mobility plans. LifeSize parent Logitech picked up Mirial, a Milan, Italy-based mobile video specialist, in mid-July, announcing the acquisition the same day LifeSize debuted a cloud-based HD videoconferencing service. With video conferencing headed to the cloud -- and video management becoming a lucrative service-option for networking VARs and managed services players -- LifeSize appears to be adapting its strategy to reflect those trends. Given LifeSize's favor among channel partners, it's not surprisingly been a well-received move.