Goldman Sachs recently created quite a sensation when it invested nearly half a billion dollars in Facebook. Now the investment bank is putting $70 million into AppSense, a desktop virtualization company headquarted in New York.
AppSense puts users’ desktops into the cloud. So an employee at ESPN, one of their clients, could have access to all their files and presets from any desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Its the enterprise version of Jonathan Hefter’s Neverware, which The Observer recently profiled.
“We’re looking to expand across the booming universe of devices people use,” said CEO Darron Antill. “In the future we also hope to integrate the cloud of data users create in social services like Facebook and Twitter.”
Antill says the investment will be used to ensure the company’s rapid growth and ensure optimal delivery around the globe. Over the past year AppSense saw a 60 percent jump in global revenue and increased its workforce by 40 percent.
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