Keynote Systems

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Keynote Systems
Private
IndustryComputer software
FoundedJanuary 1, 1995
FoundersJames Barrick and Andy Popell
Headquarters
Websitewww.dynatrace.com

Keynote Systems was a U.S. based company that specialized in developing and marketing software as a service technology to measure, test, improve, from the end user perspective, the performance of websites, online content, applications, and services across browsers, networks, and mobile devices. Keynote provided independent testing, measurement and monitoring of mobile content, applications, and services on real devices across multiple mobile operator networks.

Keynote Systems merged with Dynatrace in June 2015.[1]

Overview[edit]

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, and employing about 300 people, the company went public on NASDAQ on September 24, 1999.

The company's Internet and mobile monitoring products and services ran its proprietary software that measured online business performance from the viewpoint of a geographically dispersed user base.

The company claimed corporate customers including American Express, BP, Caterpillar, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Microsoft, Sony Ericsson, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and Vodafone.[2]

History[edit]

Keynote Systems founded was founded in 1995. It launched ‘Keynote Perspective’ in 1996. It launched Business 40 Internet Performance Index in 1997. It globalized internet-performance metrics in 1997 and secured $4.7 million in equity financing.

Keynote releases first ever internet multi-page transactional measurement service in 1999. and launched Streaming Perspective product in 2000.[3] In 2001 Keynote added Google to Business 40 Internet Performance index.[4]

In 2002 Keynote won InternetWeek’s ‘Best of Breed’ Award.[5] Keynotes was named the 13th fastest growing North American tech company[6]

Keynote acquires Xaffire’s Insight Service Suite.[7]

In 2003 the company offered to buy back 7.5 million of its shares, or about 33 percent, for $71.3 million.[8] In 2004 Keynote introduces Performance Authority which were email alerts to warn public of internet threats. In 2005 Keynote and Zandan announce product-development and marketing partnership[9]

In 2007 Keynote joined Russell 3000 index[10] Keynote’s Voice Perspective Service named one of the top 25 innovations of 2007 by VoIP News[11]

In 2008 Keynote Systems acquires French mobile company Zandan[12] Keynote launched Web Site Performance index for 2008 Olympics[13] Keynotes introduces KITE (Keynote Internet Testing Environment)[14] Keynote launched MITE (Mobile Internet Testing Environment) – desktop based mobile testing[15] Keynote Systems won Gold Mobile Star Award for mobile application testing[16]

In 2009 Keynote Systems introduces Mobile Application Perspective 3.0 – real time operational monitoring for text messaging.[17] Keynote MITE wons Jolt Product Excellence Award. Keynote Systems earned ‘On Fire’ ratings from Forrester[18] Keynote releases Transaction Perspective 9.0 – support for monitoring interactive Flash and Silverlight Web Applications.[19] In 2011 Keynote Systems Acquired DeviceAnywhere.

In August, 2013, private equity firm Thoma Bravo acquired Keynote Systems for about $395 million.[20][21]

In June 2015, Keynote Systems merged with Dynatrace, the latter having John Van Siclen as acting CEO.[22]

Acquisitions[edit]

The company acquired 14 companies:

  • May 10, 2000: Keynote Systems acquires Velogic[23]
  • August 18, 2000: Keynote acquires RedAlert[24]
  • July 17, 2001:Keynote acquires Envive[25]
  • October 23, 2001: Keynote acquires OnDevice[26]
  • May 14, 2002:Keynote acquires NetMechanics, adds content testing to companies portfolio[27]
  • July 22, 2002: Keynote acquires Streamcheck[28]
  • October 28, 2002: Keynote acquires Enviz[29]
  • December 3, 2003: Keynote acquires MetrixNet
  • April 6, 2004: Keynote acquires NetRaker
  • July 7, 2004:Keynote acquires Hudson-Williams NY[30]
  • September 10, 2004: Keynote acquires Vividence[31]
  • February 3, 2005:Keynote acquires Hudson-Williams Europe[32]
  • December 6, 2005: Keynote acquires GomezPro Business Unit[33]
  • April 3, 2006: Keynote acquires Keynote Sigos[34]
  • October, 2011: Keynote Systems Acquires DeviceAnywhere

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What the Dynatrace/Keynote merger means for APM". SD Times. June 26, 2015. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "KEYNOTE SYSTEMS INC, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Dec 11, 2009". secdatabase.com. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "About Questia - Questia, Your Online Research Library". www.questia.com.
  4. ^ "allbusiness.com".
  5. ^ BNET Archived 2012-07-11 at Archive.today
  6. ^ "Keynote Ranked Number 13 Fastest Growing Technology Company in North America on the 2002 Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500. - Free Online Library". www.thefreelibrary.com.
  7. ^ "About Questia - Questia, Your Online Research Library". www.questia.com.
  8. ^ "Technology Briefing Software: Keynote Offers To Buy Back 33% Of Its Shares". Archived from the original on 2013-10-30.
  9. ^ "Joint Product Development and Marketing Partnership".
  10. ^ Joins Russell 3000® Index Archived 2012-07-14 at Archive.today
  11. ^ "voip-news.com".
  12. ^ "Keynote Systems Acquires French-based Zandan". technews.tmcnet.com.
  13. ^ "About Questia - Questia, Your Online Research Library". www.questia.com.
  14. ^ AJAX-Based Testing Tool for Rich Web 2.0 Sites
  15. ^ "telecommunicationnews.net".
  16. ^ "About Questia - Questia, Your Online Research Library". www.questia.com.
  17. ^ "Keynote unveils real time text message monitoring". Totaltelecom.
  18. ^ Vendor Rating from Forrester
  19. ^ "About Questia - Questia, Your Online Research Library". www.questia.com.
  20. ^ "Thoma Bravo Completes Take-Private Acquisition of Keynote". Press release. Reuters. August 22, 2013. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  21. ^ "Keynote Completes Sale to Thoma Bravo: Becoming a Privately-Held Company". Press release. Keynote. August 22, 2013. Archived from the original on September 3, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  22. ^ "Five questions with new Dynatrace CEO John Van Siclen on APM and company's future". SD Times. 2014-12-23. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  23. ^ "About Questia - Questia, Your Online Research Library". www.questia.com.
  24. ^ "Digital experience monitoring". Dynatrace.
  25. ^ "Purchases the MSP Division of Envive Corporation".
  26. ^ Inc, IDG Network World (29 October 2001). "Network World". IDG Network World Inc – via Google Books.
  27. ^ "About Questia - Questia, Your Online Research Library". www.questia.com.
  28. ^ Streamcheck Archived 2011-02-08 at the Wayback Machine
  29. ^ "CRM and Sales Force Automation: News - Enterprise Apps Today". www.enterpriseappstoday.com.
  30. ^ Hudson Williams, NY
  31. ^ "CRM and Sales Force Automation: News - Enterprise Apps Today". www.enterpriseappstoday.com.
  32. ^ "Keynote Strengthens European Position; Acquires Business of Hudson Williams Europe, an E-Business Performance Consulting Firm with Expertise in SAS Software. - Free Online Library". www.thefreelibrary.com.
  33. ^ "Acquires Gomez Pro".
  34. ^ "Sigos". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-02-11.

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