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  • Mirantis Scores $100M To Continue Quest To Be Enterprise OpenStack Leader

    Mirantis Scores $100M To Continue Quest To Be Enterprise OpenStack Leader

    Mirantis jumped on the OpenStack bandwagon a few years ago when most companies had never heard of it, and it has ridden the wave as the project has grown increasingly popular with each passing year. Today, the company announced $100M in Series B funding to continue its quest to be the leader in enterprise OpenStack, a chunk of change that should help it keep marching forward. It’s… Read More

  • Here’s What You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Cloud Event

    Here’s What You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Cloud Event

    Today in San Francisco, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella and his lieutenant Scott Guthrie detailed the status of their company’s cloud efforts, breaking out a few growth metrics, and announcing several new features that they hope will spur growth. Microsoft is hellbent to be a winner in the cloud space. With self-claimed $4.4 billion in yearly cloud run rate  — expect a… Read More

  • Smartsheet Helps Businesses Visualize Themselves

    Smartsheet Helps Businesses Visualize Themselves

    Smartsheet, the spreadsheet-based project and work management platform, is now making it easier for companies to understand how their employees actually work (and who they mostly work with). Companies mostly use the service to manage their projects and help employees collaborate. Because of this, the service knows quite a bit about who does what in a given business and now it allows businesses… Read More

  • InstantAPI Lets You Build An API In An Instant

    InstantAPI Lets You Build An API In An Instant

    “In the world of cloud computing, APIs are the new currency,” Microsoft’s VP of its developer division S. “Soma” Somasegar told me last week. But if that’s true, then how can you best create an API for your services? There are a number of API management services on the market — and some of them sold for a lot of money recently — but you… Read More

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Dishes On The Cloud, Gender Inequality In Tech And Piracy-As-Freemium

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Dishes On The Cloud, Gender Inequality In Tech And Piracy-As-Freemium

    After recently managing to stuff two feet into his mouth at the same time, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stopped by CNBC for a wide-ranging interview covering not only his recent comments on women in the workplace, but also his company’s bets on the cloud, and how Microsoft has long had an implicitly freemium business model. Read More

  • Tim Armstrong Has Big Plans

    AOL CEO Says A CrunchBase Spinout Is Possible

    Tim Armstrong, CEO of TechCrunch’s owner AOL, today confirmed at TechCrunch Disrupt that AOL is in early discussions to spin off CrunchBase, the database of tech companies and people that became a part of AOL as part of its acquisition of TechCrunch in 2010. “I think CrunchBase could be a very big company on its own,” Armstrong said on stage today at the Disrupt conference… Read More

  • Former Netezza Team Reunites And Lands $8M To Solve Today’s Big Data Problem

    Former Netezza Team Reunites And Lands $8M To Solve Today’s Big Data Problem

    In 2000, some companies had big data problems before the concept we know today even existed. Back in those days, these organizations used a concept called the data warehouse to deal with large amounts of data, and a company called Netezza formed to build an appliance to simplify data warehousing. The company was sold in 2010 to IBM for a cool $1.7B, but they have decided to get the band… Read More

  • Iranian Users Petition Microsoft For Greater Windows Support

    Iranian Users Petition Microsoft For Greater Windows Support

    Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system preview has attracted more than 1 million testers to date, and tens upon tens of thousands of votes on its user forums. Curiosuly, one dominating theme has emerged over the past few days: Requests for better support in Iran. The Verge’s Tom Warren wrote a post last week detailing the top 10 Windows 10 requests, noting that users are… Read More

  • 10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT

    10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT

    When it comes to corporate IT, revolution is in the air. The way companies buy, build, manage, optimize and secure information technology is changing dramatically. From cloud computing to big data analytics to ubiquitous mobile connectivity, corporate IT systems are getting faster, more efficient, cheaper to operate and easier to use. In the process, a new wave of tech companies has emerged… Read More

  • Microsoft’s CEO Apologizes Again For Comments On Women, Promises New Diversity Efforts

    Microsoft’s CEO Apologizes Again For Comments On Women, Promises New Diversity Efforts

    Microsoft is working to repair its public image and change course by addressing the damage that CEO Satya Nadella caused last week by saying that women should, perhaps, not ask for raises. His comments immediately became an international high water mark for tone-deafness — and being flat wrong — and he continues to apologize and promise change. Read More

  • OpenStack’s Juno Release Focuses on Big Data, Network Function Virtualization

    OpenStack’s Juno Release Focuses on Big Data, Network Function Virtualization

    OpenStack, the open source software for building public and private clouds that’s being backed by a wide variety of industry heavyweights, today launched Juno, its latest point release. As usual, this release includes updates to all of the platform’s services, which now span the gamut from cloud computing to storage services, identity management and tools for processing large… Read More

  • The New Mobile-Cloud Enterprise

    The New Mobile-Cloud Enterprise

    Enterprise IT is undergoing a platform shift from web-based, client-server systems to a mobile-cloud platform. This shift has caught the attention of all the major tech vendors who have either acquired or launched Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Backend as a Service (BaaS) technologies to address this growing opportunity. Facebook acquired Parse, PayPal bought StackMob, Salesforce… Read More

  • EMC Cloudscaling Purchase Is One More Attempt To Stay Relevant

    EMC Cloudscaling Purchase Is One More Attempt To Stay Relevant

    While rumors have been flying that EMC has been trying to execute a merger with fellow computing giant HP, it threw a bit of a curve this week when it bought cloud startup Cloudscaling. Just when you’re thinking EMC might be irrelevant, it makes a move that suggests the company is still forging ahead. While EMC is at its core a storage company, it owns lots of enterprise pieces and… Read More

  • HighQ Takes On The Enterprise Collaboration Space With An Eye Toward Data Sovereignty

    HighQ Takes On The Enterprise Collaboration Space With An Eye Toward Data Sovereignty

    London-based HighQ is opening a new data center in Australia, growing its bid to provide locally supported enterprise collaboration and file-sharing products. The company has quickly expanding revenues, and a key offering: If you use HighQ, the U.S. government will likely have a harder time than usual getting its hands on your data than if you use a U.S.-based provider. Read More

  • Google For Work Gets New Support Options

    Google For Work Gets New Support Options

    It’s not always easy to get support from Google (just ask anybody who ever had his AdSense account suspended for nebulous reasons), but over the course of the last few years, the company has slowly expanded its customer support programs, especially for its paid productivity services. More than two years ago, for example, the company launched 24/7 phone support for Google Apps subscribers. Read More

  • Berlin’s Orderbird, A Tablet-Based Sales Platform, Orders Up Another $10M

    Berlin’s Orderbird, A Tablet-Based Sales Platform, Orders Up Another $10M

    Companies like Square, Groupon, PayPal and Amazon are all vying to be the primary tech partner for merchants at the point of sale in the U.S., and as more companies replace their legacy equipment with low-cost tablets, the race is heating up elsewhere, too. Orderbird, a startup out of Berlin, is today announcing a further round of $10 million to continue building out its own tablet-based… Read More

  • Microsoft And Salesforce Promise Windows, Office And OneDrive Integration

    Microsoft And Salesforce Promise Windows, Office And OneDrive Integration

    It turns out that Microsoft and Salesforce were serious when the two firms detailed a plan to integrate their products earlier this year. Today at the Dreamforce conference, the companies announced that a Salesforce1 app for Windows Phone will be released the second half of 2015, that Office will see integration with the Salesforce suite, and that OneDrive will also garner a connection to the… Read More

  • Windows 10 Attracts 1M Testers In Two Weeks

    Windows 10 Attracts 1M Testers In Two Weeks

    Microsoft announced this morning that it crossed the 1 million tester mark for the technical preview of its Windows 10 operating system. I had expected a higher number would opt for the new code, given how extensively the media (guilty) covered the rollout of the nascent operating system. Read More

  • VoloMetrix Raises $12M For Its People Analytics Service

    VoloMetrix Raises $12M For Its People Analytics Service

    Seattle-based VoloMetrix today announced that it has raised a $12 million Series B round led by Split Rock Partners with participation from existing investor Shasta Ventures. Today’s round brings VoloMetrix’s total funding to $17 million. Read More

  • Salesforce Hopes To Ride Analytics Wave With New Business Intelligence Service

    Salesforce Hopes To Ride Analytics Wave With New Business Intelligence Service

    Salesforce.com will unveil a new analytics service tomorrow morning they have dubbed Wave. The product will be introduced by CEO Marc Benioff at the company’s Dreamforce customer conference in San Francisco, but according to a Salesforce spokesperson, it is already available in the AppExchange now. It was one of the worst kept secrets in technology as just about everyone I talked to… Read More

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