Channel veteran launches software firm Rimo3

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British enterprise software company Rimo3 has officially launched today with the declaration it’s on the hunt for channel partners to take its suite of application management software to market.

Headquartered in London, Rimo3 was created by the team at software application management consultancy, Camwood – the same firm which sold AppDNA to Citrix for $100m in 2011.

Rimo3 is headed up by Adrian Foxall, who is well-known in the channel from his tenure as Cisco UCS director at Computacenter before he left in 2012 to take over from his brother Frank at the helm of Camwood.

Speaking about the launch, Foxall says many customers are in “application chaos”, with 75 percent of organisations admitting to having unused apps on the network.

“Enterprises spent over $120bn on enterprise applications last year and Gartner predicts the market will grow at more than four percent year on year,” he comments. “Enterprise application estates are fast spiralling out of control thanks to growth, mergers, maverick licensing and BYOD. IT departments need a proper management tool to help them regain control of licensing, retire unwanted apps, and streamline the estate for easy, professional ongoing management.

Rimo3, he says, was designed to enable firms to view and understand their entire software application estate, speed up migration projects, reduce licensing costs and allow efficient application portfolio management.

“There is a clear market need for a company like Rimo3. Our products enable organisations to drive out cost, reduce the time spent on application management and simplify migration.”

The three components of Rimo3 are: Vision, an application analytics portal that integrates application data from IT systems and management tools and presents it in a single console for analysis, reporting and decision-making; Insight, an audit tool that enables organisations to understand and monitor the usage profile of every application, and Evolution, a workflow and governance environment for large application estates. It allows organisations to understand where each application sits in its lifecycle, and to plan and manage application management projects effectively.

The firm claims Rimo3 – which is available on a SaaS or on-premise basis – differs to other software offerings as it’s an “an end-to-end solution”; it says other enterprise application management products only offer only aspects of the suite.

Meanwhile, Rimo3 had announced its first customer, Xentrall, a public sector partnership between Darlington Borough Council and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

Speaking about the firm’s recruitment plans, Foxall says Rimo3 is complementary to channel SAM specialists as well as traditional system integrators, to whom many enterprises have outsourced their desktop services.

With a 100 percent channel-only policy, the vendor’s already in discussion with a number of big channel players, including Trustmarque, Softcat, Bytes, Insight, Computacenter and Cap Gemini.

“It’s a great partner opportunity,” says Foxall.

Christine Horton

Christine has been a tech journalist for over 20 years, 10 of which she spent exclusively covering the IT Channel. From 2006-2009 she worked as the editor of Channel Business, before moving on to ChannelPro where she was editor and, latterly, senior editor.

Since 2016, she has been a freelance writer, editor, and copywriter and continues to cover the channel in addition to broader IT themes. Additionally, she provides media training explaining what the channel is and why it’s important to businesses.