Enterprise

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  • GitHub Updates Its Enterprise Product With Clustering Support, Updated Design

    GitHub Updates Its Enterprise Product With Clustering Support, Updated Design

    GitHub Enterprise, the company’s on-premises solution for managing code, is getting a major update today. It comes at a time when there seems to be some upheaval in the company around the importance management has been putting on this product. The marquee feature of GitHub Enterprise 2.5 is support for clustering. With this, businesses can now set up a cluster of GitHub Enterprise… Read More

  • ThinkingPhones Becomes Fuze And Grabs $112 Million Investment Led By Summit Partners

    ThinkingPhones Becomes Fuze And Grabs $112 Million Investment Led By Summit Partners

    ThinkingPhones, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, cloud service that offers messaging, phone service and video streaming, announced $112 million investment round today. The company also announced it was changing its name to Fuze, which happens to be the name of the cloud video company it purchased last fall. The round was led by Summit Partners with help from current investors Bessemer Venture… Read More

  • CognitiveLogic Raises $3M To Help Enterprises Pool Big Data While Keeping Privacy Intact

    CognitiveLogic Raises $3M To Help Enterprises Pool Big Data While Keeping Privacy Intact

    DataSift made a name for itself as a company that took large unstructured datasets — such as anonymised firehoses from social media services like Facebook (and previously, Twitter) and ordered them in a way for enterprises and brands to get a better idea of consumer preferences and other insights. Now Nick Halstead, the person who founded and led DataSift but left the role in… Read More

  • Digital Shadows Gets $14M To Keep Growing Its Digital Risk Scanning Service

    Digital Shadows Gets $14M To Keep Growing Its Digital Risk Scanning Service

    UK cyber security startup Digital Shadows, which sells a SaaS service to businesses wanting to monitor and manage potential risks by keeping tabs on activity related to their digital footprint — has closed a $14 million Series B funding round, led by Trinity Ventures. As part of the investment, Trinity’s Fred Wang has joined the Digital Shadows board. Read More

  • ZIRX Drops Its Consumer Valet Service To Focus On The Enterprise

    ZIRX Drops Its Consumer Valet Service To Focus On The Enterprise

    ZIRX, an on-demand valet startup, is shutting down its consumer service at the end of the month, according to an email that the company sent out to ZIRX members today. The company confirmed the move in a blog post. However, the company isn’t shutting down. ZIRX is shifting its focus to its enterprise service while shuttering its consumer valet service on February 29. In short… Read More

  • Box KeySafe Aims To Simplify Encryption Key Management For SMBs

    Box KeySafe Aims To Simplify Encryption Key Management For SMBs

    Box announced a new product today called Box KeySafe that should help simplify encryption key management, putting it in reach of small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) who require encryption, but want to avoid the complexities associated with Box’s higher end Enterprise Key Management product. Many highly regulated industries have wanted to move to the cloud, but security and… Read More

  • Sonatype Snares $30 Million Investment Led By Goldman Sachs

    Sonatype Snares $30 Million Investment Led By Goldman Sachs

    Sonatype, a company that helps customers create automated, policy-driven software component security, announced a $30 million round today led by Goldman Sachs. The investment was a mix of debt and equity financing and was handled by Goldman’s Principal Strategic Investments Group, rather than Goldman’s venture capital arm, Sonatype CEO Wayne Jackson explained. Although this… Read More

  • Cisco To Buy Jasper Technologies For $1.4 Billion

    Cisco To Buy Jasper Technologies For $1.4 Billion

    Cisco announced today it was buying Jasper Technologies, developers of an Internet of Things cloud platform for $1.4 billion. With Jasper, Cisco gets a company that understands the burgeoning Internet of Things market. While the IoT term gets bandied about quite a bit, it simply means connected machines talking to one another over the internet. This could be industrial automation equipment on… Read More

  • Marc Benioff Offers Some Insight Into Thinking Behind SteelBrick Purchase

    Marc Benioff Offers Some Insight Into Thinking Behind SteelBrick Purchase

    When Salesforce announced it was buying quote-to-cash vendor SteelBrick for $360 million at the end of last year, it came as a surprise. CEO Marc Benioff offered some insight into why he made the purchase at today’s Salesforce Lightning CRM launch event. The move has to be seen in the context of comments made at a Dreamforce press event last fall with Keith Block, who was named COO today. Read More

  • Salesforce Announces Latest Lightning CRM Release With SteelBrick Integration

    Salesforce Announces Latest Lightning CRM Release With SteelBrick Integration

    This afternoon at a big presentation in San Francisco, Salesforce announced a new version of the Lightning CRM platform that includes built-in Wave analytics, intelligent email from its RelateIQ purchase in July, 2014 and configure-price-quote features from its SteelBrick acquisition at the end of last year. In addition, the company announced a new built-in phone tool which allows sales people… Read More

  • Microsoft Turns On Yammer For Office 365 Business Customers

    Microsoft Turns On Yammer For Office 365 Business Customers

    Get ready for Yammer, Microsoft announced today – and it’s not kidding. Microsoft said this afternoon it will begin to activate Yammer for all its eligible Office 365 business customers starting today, in what’s a major push for the enterprise social networking service. The rollout will come in waves, beginning with those customers who have a business subscription, and fewer… Read More

  • Siftery, A Database Of What Services Companies Are Using, Raises $4M

    Siftery, A Database Of What Services Companies Are Using, Raises $4M

    When companies have to pick what kinds of services they want for their operation — like marketing or human resources — they can easily be paralyzed by choice. That’s why Vamshi Mokshagundam and Ayan Barua decided to start Siftery, a database of sorts where companies list their software stacks. The company just raised $4 million from Felicis Ventures, Founders Fund, and… Read More

  • Salesforce Adds COO To Keith Block’s List Of Executive Titles

    Salesforce Adds COO To Keith Block’s List Of Executive Titles

    Salesforce announced today that vice chairman and president Keith Block was also taking the role of Chief Operating Office at the cloud CRM giant. That gives him three major executive roles and a seat on Salesforce’s board for those keeping score at home. When Salesforce landed Block a couple of years ago, it was a major coup for them. Block had spent more than 25 years at rival Oracle… Read More

  • IBM Buys Germany’s Aperto To Build Out Its Digital Agency Business

    IBM Buys Germany’s Aperto To Build Out Its Digital Agency Business

    Another day, another acquisition from IBM. Today Big Blue has announced that it will buy Aperto, a digital agency based in Berlin. Aperto will become a part of IBM Interactive Experience (“IBM iX”) — one of a number of services that IBM has been building out as part of its new wave of enterprise business. The Aperto news comes literally days after IBM announced that it would… Read More

  • OutSystems Raises $55M For Its Rapid Application Delivery Platform

    OutSystems Raises $55M For Its Rapid Application Delivery Platform

    OutSystems, an Atlanta-based service that helps enterprises quickly build line-of-business apps, today announced that it has raised a $55 million funding round led by North Bridge Growth Equity. Previous investors in the company include ES Ventures and Portugal Ventures. OutSystems isn’t exactly a new company anymore. It was founded in 2001 and now has over 600 enterprise customers and… Read More

  • As Primary Season Opens, OpenText Releases Election News Tracking Tool

    As Primary Season Opens, OpenText Releases Election News Tracking Tool

    After months of debates, social media chatter, outrage and craziness, the presidential primary season finally opens today with the Iowa caucuses. In response to that milestone, OpenText announced it was releasing a new tool to help voters track news around the elections and parse it by candidate and issues. The tool is called Election Tracker 16 and it’s designed to showcase some of… Read More

  • Audience Measurement Consolidates As ComScore Closes $768M Rentrak Acquisition

    Audience Measurement Consolidates As ComScore Closes $768M Rentrak Acquisition

    Some more consolidation in the online measurement and analytics space: today comScore has announced that it has closed its $767.7 million deal to acquire Rentrak in an all-stock deal that brings together Rentrak’s TV and cinema audience tracking business with comScore’s business covering Internet and mobile audiences to better compete against the likes of Nielsen. The deal was… Read More

  • Digital Transformation Requires Total Organizational Commitment

    Digital Transformation Requires Total Organizational Commitment

    Wherever you turn, businesses are facing tremendous disruptive pressure. What’s interesting is that the theory about how firms should be dealing with this massive change is itself in flux, transforming if you will, as organizations come to grips with the idea that the most basic ways they do business are being called into question. Just over a year ago when I researched this topic… Read More

  • IBM Closes Weather Co. Purchase, Names David Kenny New Head Of Watson Platform

    IBM Closes Weather Co. Purchase, Names David Kenny New Head Of Watson Platform

    IBM is taking another step to expand its Watson AI business and build its presence in areas like IoT: today the company announced that its acquisition of the Weather Company — the giant weather media and data group — has now officially closed. IBM is not disclosing the value of the deal: it was originally reported to be in the region of $2 billion, but sources close to IBM tell us… Read More

  • Our 2016 Predictions For The IPO Market

    2015 was not a good year for IPOs — it was actually the worst year for tech IPOs since the financial crisis in 2009. More and more startups are opting to remain private for longer periods of time. And while we still haven’t seen any IPOs in 2016, the slowest start since 2009, eventually venture-backed companies need to go public — if only to raise additional financing to… Read More

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