AGILE will expand its global communications strategy, including its existing partnerships, to include mobile, cloud, social and IoT platforms, according to a report by The Washington Times.
The company, which started in 2011 as a technology company, has been in talks with technology companies about building and testing new solutions for its business.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, AGILE said its acquisition of messaging services provider Zendesk was part of its plan to expand its communications efforts globally.
“The acquisition of Zendysk will help us to accelerate the pace of adoption and expansion of Agile Communications solutions, as well as its existing strategic partnerships,” the company said in the filing.AGILE, founded in 2012, has more than 40,000 employees worldwide and employs more than 1,200 people in its global headquarters in San Francisco.
The company has a global workforce of more than 6,000 and plans to hire nearly 1,000 more employees this year.AGILES acquisition of Snapchat is also a sign that the company is getting serious about building out its communications capabilities, which will make it an important partner in the growth of the new social media giant.
Snapchat, whose app has become one of the most popular in the world, has struggled to keep up with the growing popularity of messaging apps like Facebook and WhatsApp.
But it has a growing number of other competitors in the space, and many have raised concerns about the potential for consolidation of communications.
Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc., is a subsidiary of Apple Inc., which is part of Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit.
AGILE was formed in 2012 by a merger of three technology companies — Google, Facebook and Microsoft — and acquired Zendesiansk in 2012.