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  • Kaminario Scores $53M To Take On Flash Storage Market

    Kaminario Scores $53M To Take On Flash Storage Market

    Kaminario, a company based in Newton, Mass., landed $53 million in funding today as it continues its battle in the growing flash storage array market. The latest influx brings the total raised to an impressive $128 million, making the storage startup the best funded company you probably never heard of. The round includes current investors Sequoia Capital, Pitango, Globespan, Tenaya and… Read More

  • Windows 10 Build 9888 Leaks, Install At Your Own Risk

    Windows 10 Build 9888 Leaks, Install At Your Own Risk

    If you were disappointed when the Windows 10 crew announced that it would not release another official build this year, take heart, there is new code that you can play with. It’s not an official release, so you’ll have to find the software yourself (it’s easy), and install it at your own risk. But if you just can’t wait, then Windows 10 build 9888 might be just the… Read More

  • Revel Systems Gets A $1.2M Grant To Expand Its iPad Point-Of-Sale Business In Europe

    Revel Systems Gets A $1.2M Grant To Expand Its iPad Point-Of-Sale Business In Europe

    It’s a little more modest than the $100 million in funding announced last month, but Revel Systems, makers of an iPad point-of-sale product of the same name, is picking up yet more capital. This time, it’s a grant of $1.2 million, from Invest Northern Ireland, for Revel to open an office in the capital of Belfast. The office in Northern Ireland will be used to expand the… Read More

  • Dropbox For Business Launches An Enterprise Tools API To Fight Box

    Dropbox For Business Launches An Enterprise Tools API To Fight Box

    Dropbox’s frilly consumer brand and lack of hardcore enterprise security features has kept its “For Business” software from scoring more corporate clients. But an internal-only Dropbox launch plan attained by TechCrunch says that’s about to change with the release of a Dropbox For Business API. Scheduled to be announced Wednesday (though this leak could change that)… Read More

  • Hortonworks Wastes No Time Setting Price For Its IPO

    Hortonworks Wastes No Time Setting Price For Its IPO

    In a time where we have S-1 filings that sit for months, Hortonworks proves the exception. After filing its S-1 just last month, the company updated its S-1 today, setting its IPO price, filing a $78M IPO with 6M shares at a price range of $12-14 per share. At the midpoint of the proposed range, Hortonworks would command a fully diluted market value of $659 million, Renaissance Capital… Read More

  • Autodesk Software Now Free For Schools And Students Everywhere

    Autodesk Software Now Free For Schools And Students Everywhere

    The boxed copy sales model for professional software is dead, and increasingly companies are realizing that charging certain customers at all doesn’t make much sense. Microsoft figured it out, and Autodesk is expanding the pool of people who get free access to include all students, teachers and schools at academic institutions around the world. That’s in addition to the U.S., where… Read More

  • Intel Buys PasswordBox To Add ID Management To Its Security Business

    Intel Buys PasswordBox To Add ID Management To Its Security Business

    Intel has made another acquisition to beef up its security division as it pushes to build more services and hardware beyond its core chip business. It has acquired PasswordBox, makers of digital identity management software. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. More specifically, “Terms of the transaction were not disclosed and are not material to Intel’s… Read More

  • About That Enterprise File-Sharing Study

    About That Enterprise File-Sharing Study

    Earlier this week, TechCrunch published commentary on a report concerning the current popularity of various enterprise cloud file sync and share products, a group of services usually shortened to the acronym ‘EFSS.’ Read More

  • The Most Popular Enterprise Sync and Share Product Might Surprise You

    The Most Popular Enterprise Sync and Share Product Might Surprise You

    451 Research released a report this week with details on the enterprise sync and share market and what they found may surprise you. It certainly surprised me. That’s because the most popular sync and share tool in the enterprise today is not Box or even Microsoft OneDrive. It’s Dropbox, the cloud service IT supposedly loves to hate. The report, which surveyed over 1000 IT pros… Read More

  • Host Analytics Raises $25M And Says Next Step Is IPO

    Host Analytics Raises $25M And Says Next Step Is IPO

    Host Analytics, a company that provides cloud-based financial analytics tools, announced $25M in Series E funding today, and suggested the next logical step for the company is going public. Today’s funding brings their total to date to $77M. The round was led by Centerview Capital Technology. Also participating were previous investors Advanced Technology Ventures, Next World… Read More

  • Salesforce Wants Desk.com App Hub To Be One-Stop Shop For SMBs

    Salesforce Wants Desk.com App Hub To Be One-Stop Shop For SMBs

    Salesforce.com announced an update today to Desk.com, their customer service product aimed at small businesses. They have created a Desk.com app store called the App Hub that includes a bunch of partner apps chosen specifically for SMBs to give them a one-stop shop for the cloud applications they need –and they have created a way to integrate those apps directly into Desk.com. Among… Read More

  • Debunking The 7 Myths of Marketing In The Enterprise

    Debunking The 7 Myths of Marketing In The Enterprise

    Over the last few months enterprise giants Oracle and Salesforce have put on shows featuring the likes of Hillary Clinton and Bruno Mars reminding all of us in the enterprise world that marketing matters. While most enterprise startups will never reach these levels of budget and glamour, this time of the year does serve as a reminder that enterprise marketing matters. Read More

  • Microsoft Promises Managed, Web-Based App Stores For The Enterprise With Windows 10

    Microsoft Promises Managed, Web-Based App Stores For The Enterprise With Windows 10

    Microsoft previously announced that Windows 10, its next operating system, will contain a single app store that will work across device classes. Don’t make the Lord of the Rings joke. The company also previously promised that organizations will be able to curate their own app experience for their users. Today, it announced that a “Web-based” store will be an option for… Read More

  • Deep Identity Raises $470,000 To Help Companies Manage Access On Their Networks

    Deep Identity Raises $470,000 To Help Companies Manage Access On Their Networks

    Deep Identity, a Singapore-based startup that helps companies manage access to their internal networks and services, has raised US$470,000 (SG$589,000) to expand its services into the cloud and open a presence in Europe. Read More

  • Searching For Truths In Big, Enormous, Massive Data

    Searching For Truths In Big, Enormous, Massive Data

    We have so much data, mountains and mountains of data. In fact, there’s so much, the name ‘Big Data’ doesn’t even do it justice. Maybe we should call it humongous data or at least enormous data. Yet for all this data, it seems we are lost in those piles of data, no closer to the answers that are supposed to solve our most fundamental business and social… Read More

  • Managed By Q, The Platform For Office Management, Closes $1.65M Seed Round

    Managed By Q, The Platform For Office Management, Closes $1.65M Seed Round

    There are tons of products and services out there that make an office more efficient, from specialized industry software to something as simple as an Amazon Prime membership. But there’s no service that comprehensively handles the maintenance and everyday care of the actual space. That’s where Managed By Q comes in. The startup just raised $1.65 million in seed funding from… Read More

  • CipherCloud Scores $50M As Cloud Security Comes To Forefront

    CipherCloud Scores $50M As Cloud Security Comes To Forefront

    CipherCloud landed a bushel of cash today as it announced $50M in Series B funding to continue building its cloud security business. The round was led by Transamerica Ventures along with Delta Partners and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and T-Ventures, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom also pitching in. When I asked CipherCloud executives why they thought they were… Read More

  • OrderWithMe Raises Another $28M To Help Small Businesses Procure Like Big Ones

    OrderWithMe Raises Another $28M To Help Small Businesses Procure Like Big Ones

    OrderWithMe, a startup based out of Las Vegas that has built a platform for small businesses to come together to effectively act like big ones to source, order and pay for supplies and components — has raised another $28 million in funding. The company says the money will be used to build out its operations to new verticals — it has “multiple industry partners lined… Read More

  • Veradocs Scores $14M To Help Secure Documents Across File Sharing Services

    Veradocs Scores $14M To Help Secure Documents Across File Sharing Services

    Veradocs, a new data security company that purports to protect data and documents across services wherever they go, announced $14M in Series A funding today. The round is led by Battery Ventures with additional funding from Amplify Partners and angel investors, including Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight. The company also announced that Robin Daniels, who was formerly the head of enterprise… Read More

  • Ex-Nokians Launch Employee Wellness App Wellmo

    Ex-Nokians Launch Employee Wellness App Wellmo

    Born from the ashes of Nokia’s ‘Wellness’ initiative — part of Nokia Research Center, which, by some estimates, helped make the once mobile giant the third largest R&D spender in Europe as recently as 2011 — is Wellmo, another Finnish startup operating in the health and fitness space. Founded by ex-Nokians, Jaakko Olkkonen (who headed up Nokia’s… Read More

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