Glance Networks

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Glance Networks
Type Private
Industry Business software
Founded 2000
Headquarters Arlington, Massachusetts
Key people Rich Baker, Founder & CTO, Tom Martin, CEO
Products Visual engagement & collaboration
Website http://www.glance.net
References: [1][2]

Glance Networks is software company headquartered in Arlington, Massachusetts. Their product, Glance, is a web-based desktop sharing and web conferencing tool.[3][4]

Overview[edit]

The company was founded in 2000 by Taylor Kew and Rich Baker.[3] Glance is subscription based: businesses subscribe on a annual, monthly or daily basis.[5] Glance eschews most traditional marketing strategies in favor of netroots-style support from blogging and social networking communities, featuring presences on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites.

Technology[edit]

Glance is designed as a web-based, cross-platform remote desktop application with several levels of redundancy to avoid disconnections. These are both physical and electronic; Glance's internet traffic travels through two geographically distinct colocation centers, one in Massachusetts and another in California.[6]

The main technologies Glance utilizes are Java and ActiveX;[7] the program automatically chooses which protocol to use based on the needs and capabilities of the host system.

In addition to working within Microsoft Windows and Linux, Glance supports Mac OS-based systems.[8][9][10]

In October 2008, Glance released version 2.4. It allowed Glance account holders to either show their screen to others, as they had been able to do previously, or view their guest's screen. This additional mode allows Glance to function as a remote support program.[11]

In November 2013, Glance Networks Announces Availability of Panorama for Salesforce.com's Sales & Service Cloud.[12]

Awards[edit]

In January 2007, the company received an award from the Small Business Technology Magazine as "Product To Watch For 2006".[13] In 2009, Glance Networks was ranked 56th in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts and New Hampshire region.[14] In 2010, Glance Networks was named in Lead411's Hottest Boston Companies List.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher Calnan (February 19, 2007). "Dimdim looks bright with new funds". Mass High Tech. Boston Business Journal. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ Jessica Tsai (August 14, 2007). "Come In and Take a Glance". Destination CRM. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Glance Networks, Inc.". Private company profile. Business Week. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Rich Tehrani (September 28, 2005). "Glance Networks". Blog. TMC.net. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ Robert P. Lipschutz (March 2, 2005). "Glance Review and Rating". PC Magazine. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Comments submitted to FCC Hearing at Harvard Law School". CEO Rich Baker's blog. February 26, 2008. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ Glance.net FAQ
  8. ^ Judi Sohn (January 17, 2007). "Glance Networks Offers Screen Sharing For the Rest of Us". GigaOm blog. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ Rob Buckley (May 22, 2007). "Glance". MacLife. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ NetworkWorld Community
  11. ^ "Glance Announces 1 to 1 Remote PC Tech Support and Training". Archived from the original on February 9, 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  12. ^ Glance Networks, Inc.: Private Company Information - Businessweek. Investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved on 2014-03-16.
  13. ^ Small Business Technology Magazine’s Best of the Year Issue
  14. ^ Glance Networks Company Profile
  15. ^ Lead411 2010 Winners