I’m beyond thrilled to announce that Corel has acquired Awingu, the company behind the innovative, browser-based workspace that’s driving the future of remote and hybrid work. Awingu’s exciting technology is an ideal complement to our Parallels product portfolio, enabling workers to securely access server-based and SaaS applications, remote desktops, and files on any device, anywhere.
The synergies between Corel and Awingu are remarkable – and go well beyond technology. Our cultures, missions, and sense of purpose are very much aligned. Ultimately, I believe it stems from our shared passion for creating workspaces that give workers the freedom to do their job in the best way they know how. From enabling customers to embrace new remote-work realities to the commitment we offer our employees to be productive in the way that’s best for them, this belief in freedom is a glue that binds us. It’s also the cornerstone of the new working reality we’ll create together.
Parallels is already known for being a leader in virtualization solutions, and we’ve built our reputation on delivering access to applications anywhere and on any device. Adding Awingu to our portfolio gives us new opportunities to extend the power of Parallels to cloud environments. Together, we’ll foster productivity by giving businesses access to the three key things they need to get work done anywhere.
To understand why this is such an important next step, it makes sense to look at how Parallels’ commitment to freedom has been changing the way the world works.
To succeed, today’s organizations need a single vendor that can deliver the entire picture. With this acquisition, our Parallels and Awingu teams will innovate the next generation of comprehensive solutions that provide remote access to virtual applications and desktops, delivered on-premises, hybrid, and cloud-based, zero-trust environments.
The workspace of the future is digital – not physical – and we’re building it.
As we invest in Awingu’s business and expand its reach to new global markets, this impressive technology and, more importantly, the people behind it, have found a great home at Corel. An acquisition can only be successful if the team that joins your own are the people you would have hired yourself if you had the chance. Without question, Walter Van Uytven, Awingu CEO, and all our new Awingu teammates are those people. Their commitment to their craft and customers is inspirational.
Combining the technological genius of our Parallels and Awingu teams, we can’t wait to create the new world of work, together.