Story image

Trello snapped up by Atlassian

10 Jan 17

Project management software vendor Trello has announced it will be acquired by enterprise software giant Atlassian.

Trello launched five years ago at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. It now boasts more than 19 million users.

“At the time, the way people work was starting to shift. Smartphones began to change the way we connected and how we communicated with each other. People expected the tools they use at work to be as fun and easy to use as those in their personal lives,” Michael Pryor, Trello CEO, says in a company blog post.

“In the business world, the culture of teamwork began to change from face time and meetings to the rise of digital collaboration tools that let teammates collaborate anywhere, anytime.”

Atlassian, an Australian-based company, is behind other collaboration tools such as JIRA, Confluence, HipChat and BitBucket.

“Atlassian’s mission is to unleash the potential in every team. That’s a big mission. In trello we found a group that is as dedicated to helping teams get stuff done as we are,” commented Michael Cannon-Brookes, co-founder and co-CEO, Atlassian.

Trello will continue to operate as a standalone service.

According to Pyror, as part of Atlassian, Trello will be able to leverage investments in R&D that will enhance the product in meaningful ways. 

“Our team will be able to focus on improving the core experience of Trello for all users. We are certain that Atlassian understands the unique and novel reasons why Trello is so successful and well-loved,” he says.

“In short: you can expect Trello to become even more awesome and more fun than it is today,” adds Pyror.

“We’re as committed to our original vision and brand as we were on launch day but we now have more firepower to fulfill that mission.”

Pryor says Trello will continue to integrate with other collaboration tools, and users can expect integrations with HipChat, Confluence and JIRA.

 

Hillstone CTO's 2019 security predictions
Hillstone Networks CTO Tim Liu shares what key developments could be expected in the areas of security compliance, cloud, security, AI and IoT.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
How SMBs can use data to drive business outcomes
With the right technology, companies can capture consumer, sales, and expense data, and use it to evaluate and construct future plans.
Survey shows that IoT is RoI across Asia Pacific
A recent Frost & Sullivan survey across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shows that IoT deployment improves business metrics by around 12%.
IDC: Aussie spending on IT Services to hit $23.5B by 2023
the project-oriented market which is predicted to achieve the highest CAGR through to 2023; though no market is expected to decline
Sophos hires ex-McAfee SVP Gavin Struther
After 16 years as the APAC senior vice president and president for McAfee, Struthers is now heading the APJ arm of Sophos.
Security platform provider Deep Instinct expands local presence
The company has made two A/NZ specific leadership hires and formed several partnerships with organisations in the region.