Enterprise

How cloud computing, big data and new devices are changing work

  • Microsoft Launches New Project To Help Enterprises Improve Their DevOps Practices

    Microsoft Launches New Project To Help Enterprises Improve Their DevOps Practices

    Microsoft today announced a new project that aims to help developers and IT pros in the enterprise — and even smaller development shops — improve their DevOps practices. The company today launched both a self-assessment tool that gives companies recommendations for how to improve their development practices, as well as an e-book that chronicles Microsoft’s own learnings in… Read More

  • Salesforce Helps Customers Ride Wave To Big Data Platforms

    Salesforce Helps Customers Ride Wave To Big Data Platforms

    Salesforce Wave, the data analysis platform that Salesforce.com released last Fall, was originally conceived to visualize Salesforce data, but the company is always tinkering with its products. Today it announced a series of connectors that link Wave with popular big data tools with the idea of bringing external data sources to the platform. Partners include Cloudera, Google, New… Read More

  • Lystable’s Supplier Management SaaS Takes $1.5M From Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures

    Lystable’s Supplier Management SaaS Takes $1.5M From Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures

    TechStars London alum and U.K.-based startup Lystable, which has built a cloud-based workflow management platform aimed at simplifying how businesses handle contacts with suppliers and freelancers, has pulled in a $1.5 million seed investment led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Read More

  • Speakers At The Europas Conference And Awards Reflect Europe’s Diversity, June 16, London

    Speakers At The Europas Conference And Awards Reflect Europe’s Diversity, June 16, London

    The Europas Conference & Awards for European Tech Startups, on June 16 in London, is an annual celebration of Europe’s brightest tech companies. From a small bar in central London in 2009, it’s become a fixture of the European scene, with its highly curated daytime speakers and audience, which combines the key startup players in Europe, as well as the hottest newcomers… Read More

  • Airware And DJI/Accel Launch Drone Investment Funds

    Airware And DJI/Accel Launch Drone Investment Funds

    Airware makes a flexible drone operating system. DJI makes the top consumer drones. But they need to bundle up with industry-specific hardware and software makers to sell whole commercial drone packages to big construction, oil, and insurance companies. So by some cosmic coincidence, both are separately launching commercial drone investment funds today. Airware is announcing the Commercial… Read More

  • Salesforce Isn’t Going Anywhere

    Salesforce Isn’t Going Anywhere

    For the past several weeks we’ve been hearing persistent rumors that somebody is going to buy Salesforce.com. The company delivered its quarterly report last week, performing decently, seeing its share price and market capitalization grow as a result. Yet in spite of ongoing industry gossip, it remains unlikely anyone will buy the crown jewel of SaaS. Read More

  • EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase

    EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase

    EMC announced this morning that it had purchased Virtustream, a cloud management firm, for $1.2 billion. The company has indicated it will incorporate Virtustream as the company’s newly formed cloud managed services business. Virtustream, which launched in 2008 has raised of $129 million since its inception. A billion dollar exit on that kind of raise is not too shabby, and it gives… Read More

  • Rubrik Raises $40M As Enterprise Backup Is Suddenly Hot

    Rubrik Raises $40M As Enterprise Backup Is Suddenly Hot

    Investors are throwing some serious money at enterprise backup these days. If you want proof, look at Rubrik, a startup that has developed a hybrid cloud and on-premises backup solution. It landed $40 million in Series B today. The round was led by Greylock Partners with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and existing angel investors it chose not to name. Today’s… Read More

  • Positioning The Next Generation Of Women To Succeed In Silicon Valley

    Positioning The Next Generation Of Women To Succeed In Silicon Valley

    Over the past few months there’s been a lot of discussion about whether women are positioned for success in Silicon Valley. The debate on empowering women in tech ranges from pay equality to increasing the number of women in the boardroom. Still, it’s encouraging to see many women who are driving their own success and supporting each other. There are a lot of positive things that… Read More

  • The Enterprise Transformation Conundrum

    The Enterprise Transformation Conundrum

    The problem is it’s not an easy undertaking to change the way a large organization operates. Real initiative gets bogged down in politics, hierarchical thinking and institutional inertia. Change requires more than inspiration. It takes hard work — and often the skill of a used car salesman to sell your idea to a reluctant C suite. Some companies have forward-looking leaders who… Read More

  • Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

    Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

    Switch, the Tinder for job apps, has just announced a new investor in the form of Marker VC, closing out their seed round at $2 million. Other investors include Metamorphic, Rhodium, Marker, BAM, SG VC, and Marcel Legrand. Switch lets users search anonymously for jobs through an algorithmic matching process and a UI similar to Tinder. This lets users swipe right or left on potential positions… Read More

  • Wave Broadband Raises $130M To Expand Its Gigabit Broadband Network On The West Coast

    Wave Broadband Raises $130M To Expand Its Gigabit Broadband Network On The West Coast

    Wave Broadband — a broadband company that has built a gigabit fiber network with services from Washington down to California completely independent of the big carriers — is today announcing that it has raised $130 million. It plans to use the extra funds to expand that network across more cities in that footprint, and to launch new services for residential and business… Read More

  • Video Conferencing Company Fuze Buys LiveMinutes, Raises $20M To Expand Into Team Collaboration

    Video Conferencing Company Fuze Buys LiveMinutes, Raises $20M To Expand Into Team Collaboration

    San Francisco-based video conferencing company Fuze is expanding its platform today with the acquisition of an online team collaboration platform, LiveMinutes. With the addition, Fuze is no longer focused only on online meetings, but is now also rolling out a new product called Fuze Spaces which allows colleagues to chat, share and comment on files, organize projects, and more via a… Read More

  • BetterWorks’ Goal Is To Bring Goal Setting To Every Organization

    BetterWorks’ Goal Is To Bring Goal Setting To Every Organization

    BetterWorks, a cloud platform that helps companies set and manage goals, announced a new feature today that automatically updates goal progress based on information in Salesforce and Workday. The platform enables employees to set goals in an open fashion so that everyone can understand what others are doing and see how the different pieces fit within the overall goals of the organization. Read More

  • Samanage Raises $16M As SaaS Asset Management Platform Expands

    Samanage Raises $16M As SaaS Asset Management Platform Expands

    Samanage, a SaaS platform that lets customers manage any type of internal asset, announced $16 million in Series B investment today. The round was led by Marker, LLC and Vintage Investment Partners with participation from existing shareholders Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. This round brings the total investment to $24 million. The company’s roots are in… Read More

  • OpenStack Embraces Containers

    OpenStack Embraces Containers

    The recent interest in containers has often been perceived as a threat (or at least an alternative) to OpenStack, the open source cloud computing infrastructure platform founded by RackSpace and NASA in 2010. Containers — and container management platforms like Mesosphere, Kubernetes and others — could negate the need for a OpenStack, the thinking goes, because they could manage… Read More

  • MuleSoft’s Massive $128M Round Could Be Precursor To IPO

    MuleSoft’s Massive $128M Round Could Be Precursor To IPO

    MuleSoft, the company that helps connect different types of software and services, scored an enormous $128 million investment today. The Series G round was led by Salesforce Ventures with ServiceNow and Cisco Investments also participating. In addition, it saw some public market institution investment including Adage Capital Management, Brookside Capital and Sands Capital Ventures. Read More

  • Meteor Raises $20M To Build The One JavaScript Stack To Rule Them All

    Meteor Raises $20M To Build The One JavaScript Stack To Rule Them All

    The competitive landscape for app development tool providers continues to become tighter, with Meteor Development Group raising $20 million for its stack of frameworks and tools for developing web and mobile applications in JavaScript. Read More

  • As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action

    As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action

    IBM hasn’t been shy about its ambitions to transform into a cloud company, building up a broad portfolio of infrastructure, platform and software services. Part of that strategy has been to be intimately involved with OpenStack, the open source cloud platform. This week at the project’s biannual conference in Vancouver, IBM announced it was expanding its OpenStack… Read More

  • DataHero Snags $6.1M To Democratize Data Visualization

    DataHero Snags $6.1M To Democratize Data Visualization

    DataHero, the SaaS company that wants to bring data visualization to non-technical end users, announced $6.1 million in Series A funding today. It also announced a new chief executive and a partnership with Hubspot. The round was led by existing investor Foundry Group. The company also announced it was bringing on veteran executive Ed Miller, who has been CEO at several startups with… Read More

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