Windows and Mac meet Android in expanded Parallels Access remote desktop app

Parallels is releasing its Parallels Access remote desktop app for Android, making it possible to run Windows and Mac applications on Android-based tablets and phones, using an online connection to access apps and files on a computer at home or work. The company is also expanding its existing Parallels Access iOS app to include the iPhone, and reducing the required annual… Read More


Ingram Micro invests in Parallels, in new alliance

Technology distributor Ingram Micro, one of the quiet giants of the industry, is making an equity investment in virtualization and cloud technology company Parallels as part of a broader strategic alliance between the companies. The size of the investment and equity stake weren’t disclosed by the companies. The news was announced this morning at the Ingram Micro… Read More


Parallels expands ‘Access’ app for iPad to support Windows 8.1 and OS X Mavericks

Parallels released an updated version of its Parallels Access remote desktop app for the iPad this morning with a variety of new features for users looking to access apps and content from their Macs or PCs on their iPads. Today’s update brings full support for Windows 8.1 and Mac OS 10.9 “Mavericks.” (The product already featured beta… Read More


Parallels opens Johannesburg office, partners with African cloud service providers

Parallels, a privately-held company based in Renton, Wash., today announced an expansion into South Africa to help African service providers deliver applications and cloud services to small and medium enterprises. The company, founded in 1999 and employing more than 900 worldwide, will open an office in Johannesburg. Parallels has also partnered with African companies Business Connexion,… Read More


Parallels nabs cash from Cisco to bolster cloud efforts

Parallels announced today that it has received an investment of undisclosed size from Cisco, money that the Renton-based company will use to bolster its cloud services efforts. As part of the deal, Cisco and Parallels also agreed to expand their joint marketing efforts. More than 9,000 service providers already rely on Parallels to deliver applications… Read More


Former Mac OS chief Bertrand Serlet joins Parallels board

Parallels, which makes desktop virtualization software for running Windows on Macs, has appointed Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s former senior vice president of software engineering, to its board as a non-executive director. He was known as the “father of Mac OS X” during his tenure at Apple. Serlet, who left Apple in 2011 after 14 years at the company, says… Read More


Watch my dog help me make the picks for the WTIA awards

We’ve already made it through Oscar season, and now we’re gearing up for March Madness. But before we get there, I’ve got one piece of business to take care of. The Washington Technology Industry Association is celebrating its 17th annual Industry Achievement Awards on Thursday night at the Showbox Sodo. As in years past, I’ve… Read More

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Parallels names new finance and tech chiefs, prepping for possible IPO and acquisitions

Parallels, known for its software that lets Windows run on Macs, has hired new finance and technology chiefs, aiming to boost the cloud-services side of its business and prepare for future growth, including a possible initial public offering and acquisitions. The company’s new chief technology officer is Microsoft veteran Michael Toutonghi, who is leaving his… Read More