Enterprise

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  • Cloud Storage Startup Box.net Launches Android App; BlackBerry App In The Works

    Cloud-based storage and sharing application Box.net has bet big on iOS apps so far, and has seen considerable traction with its iPad and iPhone apps. Since launch, Box.net has seen 200,000 downloads of its iPhone and iPad apps, and topped 1 million content previews on mobile in the second quarter of 2010. Today, Box is expanding beyond the iOS platform to offer users a free Android app, which… Read More

  • IT Spending Grows 4% For Small To Medium-Sized Businesses

    According to a SpiceWorks report released today, IT related budgets at small and medium sized businesses are up over 4% vs. figures announced for January through June 2010. Notable high spending points points are in the areas of virtualization as well as optimistic staffing increases, especially in companies with under 20 employees. Over 3,011 IT professionals from over 117 countries were… Read More

  • Google Analytics For APIs Apigee Launches Premium Products

    We’ve written about Apigee, which offers Web developers and publishers a dashboard for managing both the APIs they provide to others and the ones they consume for themselves. It’s essentially a Google Analytics for APIs. For developers who rely on data from other sites and companies, it monitors how much data they are using (message requests), the error rate, response times… Read More

  • Cloud Management Platform RightScale Raises $25 Million

    RightScale, a company that offers a cloud computing management platform, has raised $25 million led by Tenaya Capital with DAG Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Presidio Ventures participating. This brings RightScale’s total funding to $42.5 million. RightScale’s cloud management platform helps engineers design, deploy, and manage business-critical applications on… Read More

  • Salesforce Debuts Chatter 2; Adds Filters, Hashtags, Desktop App, Search And More

    Salesforce is known for continually updating its products, launching new features and versions throughout a given year. So it makes sense that three moths after launching the company’s foray into social collaboration, Chatter, to the public, Salesforce is already releasing a new version. Today, Salesforce is launching Chatter 2, what it calls the “next generation of social… Read More

  • Panaya Raises $6 Million, Helps SAP And Oracle Customers Manage Upgrade Cycles

    Panaya, a provider of SaaS solutions for automating SAP upgrades, announced at the DSAG conference that Hasso Plattner Ventures has injected $6 million into the company. The venture capital firm, together with existing investors Benchmark Capital and Battery Ventures, will buy Tamares Group’s stake in the company. Read More

  • IBM Buys Data Warehousing Appliance Maker Netezza For $1.7 Billion

    Data warehouse appliance company Netezza had been rumored to being close to getting acquired for a while, and this morning it turned out IBM is the one on the buying side. Big Blue is acquiring the company in cash transaction at a price of $27 per share or at a net price of approximately $1.7 billion, after adjusting for cash. Netezza, which boasts approximately 500 employees around the… Read More

  • Cirtas Raises $10 Million From Amazon And Others; Launches Cloud Storage System

    Cloud storage startup Cirtas Systems has raised $10 million in Series A funding from NEA, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Amazon. The company is also launching its Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller product, which is a cloud-enabled enterprise storage system. Cirtas’ Bluejet technology blends WAN optimization with virtualized storage arrays, replicating on-site enterprise storage arrays. Read More

  • Jive Updates Social Media Monitoring Platform And Mobile Apps

    Jive Software, the maker of an all-in-one social enterprise software, is updating its Social Media Engagement platform and its mobile products today, in conjunction with the company’s annual conference for customers, JiveWorld. Modeled to offer Facebook-like features to enterprises, Jive’s software combines computing with social collaboration to offer fully-featured social networks… Read More

  • IBM Buys OpenPages To Spice Up Its Business Analytics Portfolio

    IBM has agreed to purchase OpenPages, a privately-held software company based in Waltham, MA that helps companies identify and manage risk and compliance activities across the enterprise through a single management system. Financial terms were not disclosed, and the acquisition is subject to regulatory clearances and other customary closing conditions. The acquisition of OpenPages expands… Read More

  • SpringCM Raises $15 Million For Enterprise Content Management System

    SpringCM, a company that provides a cloud-based enterprise content management system, has raised $15 million from Foundation Capital and North Bridge Venture Partners. SpringCM provides companies with a cloud-based platform for contract management, invoice automation and case management. The platform allows for the capture of electronic and paper documents, document management features… Read More

  • Conviva Scores Another $15 Million For Advanced Video Streaming Solutions

    Conviva, a San Matea, California based video streaming solutions provider, has raised $15 million in Series C funding, bringing the total capital secured by the company to a healthy $44 million since its launch in 2006. The round was led by GGV Capital (formerly Granite Global Ventures) and joined by existing investors Foundation Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Pelion Venture… Read More

  • Intel Leads $14M Round In Cloud Automation Company Adaptive Computing

    Utah-based IT startup Adaptive Computing has raised $14 million in Series A funding led by Intel Capital with Tudor Ventures and EPIC Ventures participating in the rounds. This is Adaptive Computing’s first round of funding, after nine years of profitability, says the company. Adaptive Computing’s software, Moab, helps companies manage complex cloud computing environments. Moab… Read More

  • HP Continues Shopping Spree; Buys Security Software Company Arcsight For $1.5B In Cash

    As rumored yesterday, HP has signed an agreement to buy security software company Arcsight for $1.5 billion, or $43.50 per share. This acquisition follows HP’s $2.3 billion acquisition of data storage company 3PAR. Arcsight provides security and compliance management software that identifies and mitigate business risk for enterprises, MSSPs and government agencies. The software products… Read More

  • Encoding.com Streamlines Encoding Videos For Mobile Phones

    Encoding.com, , a SaaS video encoding platform is rolling out a new functionality today, called Mobile Made Easy. The new feature includes one-step video encoding presets to meet the specific video requirements for all popular mobile phones. So Encoding.com’s 1000 business customers can prepare their videos for a range of mobile devices and platforms including the iPhone/iPad… Read More

  • Magento Mobile Broadens E-Commerce To iPhone Shopping Apps

    Everyone needs an iPhone app it seems, even e-commerce sites. But most shopping sites don’t want to bother with creating their own custom mobile app. So now we are starting to see white-label mobile e-commerce apps. Today, Magento Commerce, which raised $22 million in March for its open-source e-commerce platform, is getting into the mobile game with white-label apps for existing… Read More

  • Alert The Enterprise: Seesmic Integrates With Salesforce Chatter

    How businesses and brands deal with social media has become one of the defining issues of the recent web era. Today a pretty big leap is taking place which may define the next phase. Two of the biggest players have come together to create certainly one of the slickest and most seamless integrations I’ve yet seen of the realtime social web and enterprise worlds. Seesmic is to… Read More

  • Benchmark And Accel Partners Reach Across The Atlantic To Fund ResearchGATE

    “So ResearchGATE is Facebook for Scientists?” I asked ex-Facebook exec, current Benchmark Capital general partner and new ResearchGATE investor Matt Cohler. “I bristle at that characterization,” he responded telling me that doesn’t adequately describe the company. Either way he’s invested in the Berlin based startup, along with Accel Partners, Simon… Read More

  • Ebyline Launches As A Market For Freelance Journalists And News Syndication

    Can a ragtag group of former newspapermen from the L.A. Times help newspapers fight off the content farms of the Web? The founders and backers of Ebyline, which has been in private beta for a few months and launches today more broadly, think they can streamline the way news organizations manage freelancers and syndicate their own articles. Some publishers testing out the system include… Read More

  • Ebyline Launches As A Market For Freelance Journalists And News Syndication

    Ebyline Launches As A Market For Freelance Journalists And News Syndication

    Can a ragtag group of former newspapermen from the L.A. Times help newspapers fight off the content farms of the Web? The founders and backers of Ebyline, which has been in private beta for a few months and launches today more broadly, think they can streamline the way news organizations manage freelancers and syndicate their own articles. Some publishers testing out the system include… Read More