Enterprise

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

  • Microsoft Releases “Universal” Touch-Friendly Office Apps For Windows 10

    Microsoft Releases “Universal” Touch-Friendly Office Apps For Windows 10

    Microsoft today released early builds of its Office suite designed for Windows 10, software that is designed to accept touch input and work across tablets and phones. Office 2016, the desktop edition of Office, will also ship this year. Windows 10, of course, is Microsoft’s new operating system that is designed to work across every device category and screen size. The move to harmonize… Read More

  • Stealthy Seattle Storage Startup Qumulo Snags $40M Investment

    Stealthy Seattle Storage Startup Qumulo Snags $40M Investment

    Qumulo (pronounced cume-u-low), a stealth storage startup out of Seattle, announced a $40M Series B investment today. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) with participation from existing investors Highland Capital, Madrona Venture Group and Valhalla Partners. Company co-founder and CEO Peter Godman says the founders cut their teeth in the early 2000s at Isilon… Read More

  • MobileIron Wants To Be Your Cloud Content Security Umbrella

    MobileIron Wants To Be Your Cloud Content Security Umbrella

    MobileIron is introducing a new Content Security Service (CSS) today that provides IT with a cloud security umbrella to set document protections across a variety of services, even when employees save documents to a personal account. In today’s BYOD (bring-your-own-device) world, IT knows all too well that people save company content to personal cloud storage accounts, even if there… Read More

  • GoSquared Launches People Analytics To Help Businesses Get A Better Understanding Of Customers

    GoSquared Launches People Analytics To Help Businesses Get A Better Understanding Of Customers

    As GoSquared celebrates its 9th birthday — James Gill, James Taylor and Geoff Wagstaff started the company when they were just 14 — the London-based ‘startup’ is launching its most ambitious product to date. Read More

  • DataStax Grabs Aurelius In Graph Database Acqui-Hire

    DataStax Grabs Aurelius In Graph Database Acqui-Hire

    DataStax scored a $106M funding pay day last September, and today it announced it was using some of that money to acquire open source graph database company, Aurelius, along with its engineering talent. No terms were disclosed, but all eight Aurelius engineers will be joining DataStax immediately. The new team will begin working on what they are calling “a massively scalable… Read More

  • Microsoft Hires Adobe’s Michael Gough To Lead Design Of Apps And Services

    Microsoft Hires Adobe’s Michael Gough To Lead Design Of Apps And Services

    Microsoft continues to reconfigure itself as primarily a services company that isn’t all that concerned with what platforms users prefer in terms of actually employing its applications and offerings. Today, the company revealed that it has hired former Adobe VP of Experience Design Michael Gough to lead design of Office 365 and other key software applications, signalling that an even… Read More

  • Salesforce Ventures Leads $41M Apttus Investment

    Salesforce Ventures Leads $41M Apttus Investment

    Apttus, a company that helps customers manage the second half of the sales cycle involving quotes, contracts, and collecting the money, announced $41M in Series B funding today. The investment was led by Salesforce Ventures, the investment arm of Salesforce.com. It’s worth noting that it’s the largest investment ever in a company that Salesforce wasn’t buying outright… Read More

  • Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

    Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

    Y Combinator-backed Smarking found a technology gap in parking industry, and the three founders decided to fill it with a smart parking solution. Designed for parking garages, the Smarking service, makes use of big data, analytics and the cloud, to help parking managers maximize pricing and availability based on usage patterns and other factors that could affect demand like weather… Read More

  • Huddle Co-Founder Alastair Mitchell Steps Down As CEO, Morten Brogger Steps In

    Huddle Co-Founder Alastair Mitchell Steps Down As CEO, Morten Brogger Steps In

    On the heels of a $51 million round of funding, cloud collaboration company Huddle today announced a changing of the guard to lead the company to its next stage. Co-founder Alastair Mitchell is stepping down from his role as CEO and assuming a new position as president and CMO. Taking his place is Morten Brogger, a veteran exec whose past roles included CEO of Mach, which he helped sell… Read More

  • Investors Throw Datadog A $31M Bone

    Investors Throw Datadog A $31M Bone

    Datadog, a cloud service that helps customers monitor infrastructure and software, whether all in the cloud or a hybrid on-premises-cloud environment, announced $31M in Series C funding today. The round was led by Index Ventures with help from RTP Ventures, OpenView Venture Partners and what they referred to as “other equity holders.” Index and OpenView helped fund the Series… Read More

  • Amazon WorkMail Takes On Microsoft And Google For Enterprise Email And Calendars

    Amazon WorkMail Takes On Microsoft And Google For Enterprise Email And Calendars

    Amazon has a new product called WorkMail debuting today (via Forbes), which is an email and calendaring service that aims to provide those tools for corporate customers. The tech is based on Amazon Web Services, and aims to best the reigning champs (which include Microsoft, and to a lesser extent, Google) in terms of ease of use and security. Read More

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