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LogMeIn rebranding as GoTo

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LogMeIn, a tech company that offers a range of cloud-based connectivity services with headquarters in Boston and roots in Budapest, is changing its name to GoTo and raising headcount in Hungary by "at least 20%" this year, GoTo's local managing director John Ford told journalists, according to Forbes.hu. 

Coinciding with the name change, Ford said GoTo is launching its "100% developed-in-Hungary" GoTo Resolve IT management tool for system administrators. As previously reported by the Budapest Business Journal, he added that the company is "spinning up" its LastPass password management division into a standalone business, noting that around 90% of LastPass developers work in Hungary. 

GoTo has more than 3,000 employees worldwide. Its largest development base is in Hungary, but accounts for just one-fifth of all GoTo developers who also work in Germany, North America and Australia. 

Headcount in Hungary has grown by 20% in the past two years, but the company still has 60 openings at any given time, Ford said. GoTo's Budapest office accommodates 150-200 staff, but is used mainly for cooperation between teams, he said. 

He added that developers work in places as varied as Szeged, the university town 170 km southeast of Budapest, and villages in Baranya County in the southwest of the country.

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