Top 10 MindLink Moments 2016

Dec 29, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Top 10 MindLink Moments of 2016

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Mark Zuckerberg famously quoted ‘By giving people the power to share, we're making the world more transparent’, it’s almost 2017 and Chat & Messaging is soaring hot, with new key players like Microsoft Teams thrown into the playfield; we’re now using Chat platforms every day, whether it’s at home or at work.     

MindLink is at the forefront of it all – since 2011! And what a memorable year it has been for us! From the launch of the new, next-generation chat software to the independent Chat and Collaboration research conducted, the MindLink buzz is reaching across the globe, earning us numerous award nominations and partnerships!

Here are the top 10 MindLink moments in 2016:

  • New software & a fabulous makeover

MindLink’s Next-Generation Software & User-Interface was launched in July.  It was all about a modern, customisable UI and to couple the familiarity of popular consumer chat app with business features. Working with key clients and financial firms, we’ve incorporated powerful enterprise-level functionality and some of the most advanced security features available. We not only look good, but feel good on the hands too. Handle with care!

  • Not all heroes wear capes, some wear suits

Earlier this year, we announced that we raised $1Million funding from existing and new investors to boost our aggressive expansion predominantly within the Financial Services and Government arena. We invested in more extensive, worldwide sales & marketing activities, building a reseller channel and further expanding our engineering capabilities to bring you new functionality every few weeks. Watch this space for what we have lining up next!    

  • Someone called security?”

Security issues have been prevalent in 2016. Hacking scandals, data breaches and user-privacy issues are right in front of us.

In 2016, we added AirWatch and Good for Android integration for secure messaging. AirWatch and Good are both powerful MDM/EMM solutions to help protect data on mobile devices.  This adds to our already existing support of Good on iOS, MobileIron, Citrix, and BlackBerry. And not to mention the MindLink encryption, Multifactor Authentication and flexible deployment models OnPremise or in the Private Cloud. MindLink is at the forefront of security.

  • Natural born winners! Best Collaboration Product 2016 (Computing Award)

We have been ecstatic to win the award ahead of strong competition from the likes of Box, Jive and Symphony. It goes to show how far we’ve come, and our commitment to deliver innovative enterprise messaging solutions that meet even the highest standards of security and compliance. Being finalists of the UK IT Awards 2016 for ‘Best Mobile App’ of the year and competing with the likes of Specsavers and Accenture isn’t too shabby either. 

  • Brothers in arms: Microsoft and MindLink

As a Microsoft Gold Partner since inception, we closely work with Microsoft to provide businesses with the best and most secure messaging tools. Microsoft recently announced Microsoft Teams which integrates with O365 and is great for cloud users invested in Microsoft applications. For larger enterprises needing more stringent security or OnPremise/Private Cloud deployments, MindLink covers that ground.

Our work with Microsoft during the Ignite conference in Atlanta 2016 was a huge success and gave us more exposure to firms ready to enter the world of Chat.

  • Straight out of the lab – Independent research on Chat & Messaging technology

We get asked all the time:

  1. Who owns Chat?
  2. Which tool is right?
  3. What are the challenges?
  4. What are the minimum requirements?

So many questions… so we answered them all. We’ve commissioned an industry research report focusing on Chat & Messaging technology within financial services. The report highlights key findings from senior executive around the topic of chat usage. Banks have told us it’s a must read!

  • Our partners in time

In order to service and expand into more geographies and verticals, we have forged numerous new partnerships. Here are some of them: NeWay Technologies - an Israeli management services firm which specialises in IT projects in Microsoft environments and was selected Microsoft Best Partner in Israel, CWSI - a leading Mobile IT Integrator in the UK and Ireland, Mobco – a mobile IT focused firm covering Benelux, Softline – a leading global IT provider operating in markets all around the world including Russia and Asia, and ICMS – across Malaysia. We hope our partnerships continue to grow globally in 2017!  

  • Had enough of the Mannequin Challenge? Here’s a video that doesn’t stand still : MindLink explained in 90 seconds

Don’t have 5 minutes to read data sheets, blogs or white papers? Not to worry, we’ve got your back! Its digital, it’s fast paced, its MindLink explained in 90 seconds –what we do, why we are different and how we do it! The nitty gritty compressed to 90 seconds for your convenience!

  • On to bigger and better things…namely a much larger office

Our office move right in heart of the city of London not only benefitted the staff (yes, we have space to grow and expand) , but it allowed us to stay close to our clients, notably our financial services customers, ensuring we provide the same high level of engagement. Want to pop in? We are here.

  • MindLink is in the Sunday Times… “Read all about it!”

2016 was the year that we had our first feature in the Sunday Times. Titled ‘Staying on message’ we provided a thought leadership piece on how businesses can benefit using Chat platforms. Using messaging apps for faster and better communication in a protected and controlled environment ultimately saves infrastructure and IT costs... It was a fantastic opportunity for us to leverage the growing importance of secure business & enterprise chat.

Useful Reading:

>>Blog:  MindLink API - Your Bot Framework For Lync/Skype For Business On Premise

>>Blog: The World Has Gone “Chatbot" Crazy! What’s In It For B2B?

Topics: Chatbots

Written by Junad Miah