Cumulus Global takes AIM with Manufacturers

www.aimnet.orgApril 27 2021 – Westborough, MA – Cumulus Global is pleased to announce its Corporate Membership in the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM). Through its membership, Cumulus Global will better understand the issues and challenges facing manufacturers. As a member, Cumulus Global will help support manufacturing as a key component of a diverse, healthy economy.

“By joining AIM, we gain access to information and ideas,” stated Allen Falcon, CEO. “A better understanding of the business issues — challenges and opportunities — facing manufactures is key. This knowledge improves our ability to design, deploy, and manage technology solutions that deliver tangible business results.”

Manufacturers, like most businesses, are adopting cloud computing as a mainstream component of their technology infrastructure.  CIO magazine reports that over 90% of all businesses use some form of cloud computing.  According to IDG’s 2020 Cloud Computing Survey, investment in cloud computing jumped 59% from 2018 to 2020.

Smart strategies, investments, and management are critical.  Cumulus Global helps small and mid-size manufacturers leverage secure, public cloud services to maximize results and value. Done properly, cloud solutions help manufactures adapt and compete in our rapidly changing economy.

“A diversified, healthy economy depends on a healthy, diverse manufacturing sector,” noted Falcon. “Our AIM membership supports advocacy for public policies that enable manufacturers to adapt and thrive. This as essential for our community and our nation.”

Cumulus Global believes that manufacturing will continue to play a critical role in our local, regional, and national economies. The company shares AIM’s commitment to innovation and sound economic policy.

About Associated Industries of Massachusetts

AIM ( is a forward-looking organization of dedicated, focused, and experienced business leaders. The association works to support public policy and provide services that enable jobs creation and economic opportunity. AIM focuses on public policy advocacy, employer services delivery, business community development, and best practice guidance for, and on behalf, of its members.

Cumulus Global CEO Joins XChange Events Advisory Board

Westborough, MA – Following last week’s successful 2016 XChange Solution Provider Conference in Los Angeles, The Channel Company ( and Cumulus Global ( announced the addition of Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global, to the Xchange Events Advisory Board.  As a thought-leader among born-in-the-cloud service providers, Falcon brings his expertise in cloud computing for SMBs and education to the board.  The XChange Solution Provider Advisory Board serves as the voice of the IT services industry to set the agenda for organizations that want to thrive in an ever changing industry.

xchangelogo“Our Board members are thought leaders and experts in their field”, stated Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President, Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company. “The XSP Board members provide strategic insight to help set the agenda for the conference and set the agenda for an important ecosystem of strategic service and solution providers.”

As a member of the XChange Advisory Board, Falcon and his peers help Solution Providers enhance their businesses to best meet the constantly changing demands of the industries and customers they serve.

“I am honored to be joining the Advisory Board and I am looking forward to the working with a great team of industry leaders and innovators”, stated Falcon. “Customers want and need their solutions providers to help them solve business challenges. As a member of the XChange Advisory Board, I look forward to helping Solution Providers rise to this challenge.”

The XChange Conferences intend to educate and inspires. The conferences provide a great venue for company leaders to make connections, and find new directions.

Launch Alert: Cloud Solutions Weekly

As part of our commitment to provide information about cloud computing for small and mid-size enterprises, we are pleased to announce The Cloud Solutions Weekly.

Published every Friday at 10:00 am ET, The Cloud Solutions Weekly covers cloud computing and its potential role and value for your business.  We aggregate news, stories, and videos from more than two dozen reputable sources to ensure a broad range of coverage. And we don’t accept advertising to keep it clean and easy to read.

Subscribe to The Cloud Solutions Weekly to receive a weekly headlines summary in your inbox.

Cumulus Global in the News – 3Q14


Cumulus Global is active in the cloud solution provider channel and markets.  Allen Falcon, our CEO, has been quoted several times recently in the trade and industry press.

Google Expands Video Offerings To Business Customers
CRN, July 30, 2014

Our View:  Businesses, schools, and other organizations will benefit from Hangouts becoming a core Google Apps service, covered under the Terms of Service and the Service Level Agreement.  The expanded features make it easier to use Hangouts for video conferences and web meetings, and to interact with others outside your organization.

Google Rattles Cages Of Amazon, Microsoft With 2TB Free Cloud Storage Offer
CRN, July 9, 2014

Our View: Google continues to pressure the industry to make and keep cloud services affordable for small and mid-size businesses.

Cumulus Global: Born In The Cloud And Legacy-Free
IT Best of Breed, July 9, 2014

Our View: We appreciate the recognition as a leader in value-add cloud and hosted solutions for SMBs and K-12 Education

Partner Spotlight – Cumulus Global
Bettercloud, July 2, 2014
Our View: Thank you for a nice profile that helps organizations understand what makes us tick.

Google Exec, Partners Criticize Microsoft Office 365 Price Hike
CRN, July 2, 2014

Our View: Microsoft is raising prices on its best customers days after two major outages. Overcharging for under-performance is not a key to success.

Cumulus Global CEO Named Strategic Cloud Advisor for NexGen Cloud Conference
Providence Journal, May 28, 2014

Our View: We are excited to be part of the NexGen Cloud Conference, helping further the cloud computing industry

MetroWest 10 To Watch 2014 – Allen Falcon, Cumulus Global 
Worcester Business Journal Online, May 19, 2014
Our View: We appreciate the recognition from our customers and peers.

Cumulus Global in the News

Death Of Net Neutrality Will Hurt Cloud Adoption
CRN, May 2, 2014
Our View:  Businesses relying on cloud computing need to trust that the services they use have a level playing field for Internet access and performance.

Google Apps Resellers: Referral Program Actually Helps Our Business in the Long Run
CRN, April 21, 2014
Our View: The program raises market awareness and an understanding of the value of the services we offer.

Cumulus Global Receives Pacesetter Award from the Boston Business Journal as the 5th Fastest Growing Private Company in Massachusetts
Providence Journal, April 17, 2014
Our View: We appreciate the recognition of our team and our clients, who recognize that value we delivery through our products and services.

New Google 3-D Tango Smartphone Could Change Business Computing
CRN, April 16, 2014
Our View: 3-D imaging will expand the role of smart phones and mobile devices in education, medicine, law enforcement, logistics, and other business segments.


Back in the News

Cumulus Global is active in the cloud solution provider channel and markets.  Allen Falcon, our CEO, has been quoted several times recently in the trade and industry press

Google To Pay $15 Per Seat For Google Apps Customer
CRN: March 11, 2014
Our View:  This will further accelerate market acceptance of Google Apps and focus on the services we offer beyond providing Google Apps licenses.

Meet the BBJ’s 2014 Pacesetters, the fastest growing private companies in Mass.
Boston Business Journal: March 5, 2014
Our View: We are proud to be part of the dynamic and growing IT service economy.

Android Gains Ground On Apple In Tablet Race; Microsoft Still Struggling
CRN: March 3, 2014
Our View:  More businesses see Android as an operating system while Microsoft has struggled to deliver a viable mobile platform. 


Cumulus Global Publishes Cloud Solutions Daily

Cumulus Global ( announced the launch of the Cloud Solutions Daily, a daily online newspaper focused on cloud computing news, opinion, and analysis. The paper, available via free subscription, aggregates content from dozens of verified sources, providing cloud computing related stories relevant to business, technology, education, and the environment.

“The nature of Information Technology and cloud computing is changing rapidly,” stated Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global.  “Our news service provides an easy to scan summary of what is current in the industry.  We offer news, analysis, and a wealth of good ideas from industry experts.”

Readers may read and subscribe to the Cloud Solutions Daily for free.

Horizon Info Services Named Exclusive North American Distributor for OffiSync

WESTBOROUGH, MA – November 12, 2009 – Building on its growth as a Google Apps Authorized Reseller, Horizon Info Services ( announced its selection as the exclusive North American distributor for OffiSync (  OffiSync is an add-on for Microsoft Office lets users save, share, and collaborate using Google Apps from menus and toolbars within Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  OffiSync also includes content and image search features.

“The launch of OffiSync is another turning point in the evolution of Google Apps as a business computing platform,” notes Allen Falcon, CEO of Horizon.  “OffiSync lets businesses and individuals continue to use their current desktop productivity tools and Google’s innovative cloud-based applications — either as a migration path or as part of a long-term strategy.”

Users are more comfortable changing email software since many already use more than one email program – at work and personally.  Many users are not as comfortable changing word processing and spreadsheet applications.  OffiSync solves this problem.

In a recent interview with eWeek, Matt Glotzbach, Google Enterprise Product Management Director noted that “…it’s a great set of functionality and helps a business or enterprise bridge that experience gap between users that want to work in native Office apps and those users who want to work in the cloud.”

Horizon is actively signing up resellers throughout North America.  In addition to the community of Google Apps Authorized Resellers, Horizon sees strong interest from consulting companies and IT firms that help companies deploy and use Google Apps.  It is a win-win solution.  Customers benefit from easier migrations and better integration; resellers gain from accelerated sales and an incremental recurring revenue stream.

OffiSync is designed to work seamlessly with all versions of Google Apps used by companies, educational institutions, non-profits, and individuals.  Oudi Antebi, Founder and CEO of OffiSync adds that “We created a solution that works with all current versions of Microsoft Office and every version of Google Apps – Premium, Standard, and Education, as well as individual Google Doc and Google Site accounts.”

OffiSync is available as an annual subscription starting at $12 per year per user or under a traditional perpetual license starting at $30 per user.  Both licenses include support; the subscription includes enhancements, upgrades, and future releases.

About Horizon Info Services

Horizon Info Services is offers industry-leading technology services to small businesses at affordable prices, specializing in solutions for businesses and non-profits with 1 to 500 employees.  Based outside of Boston Massachusetts, Horizon is an Authorized Reseller of Google Apps and Google Postini Services and offers a range of online backup solutions.

About OffiSync Corp

OffiSync enhances the way information workers use productivity applications by bringing together their familiar desktop environment with innovative cloud computing services.  OffiSync extends the way users use desktop software and allows them to store their files on Google Apps for better collaboration and accessibility, as well as integrates with web and image search that make it easy to bring content from the web right into document and presentations.  OffiSync is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

OffiSync Launches

If you follow our blog posts, you have heard us mention OffiSync.

OffiSync is an add-on for MS Office that lets user save,  share and collaborate via Google Docs and Google Sites from within Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

OffiSync lets users keep working with their familiar office suite applications while taking advantage of the collaboration features of Google Apps (all versions).  The add-on also minimizes user concerns about functional differences with Google Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations.

Learn more here.

Fortune/CNN: Is Microsoft the Next GM?

In a recent contributed blog post on, Jay R. Galbraith, president and founder, Galbraith Management Consultants asks, “Will Microsoft become the General Motors of software?”

Whether you are a fan of Microsoft products or a detractor, this is an interesting read.