Enterprise

 

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

  • YC-Backed Impraise Makes Workplace Performance Reviews Less Painful

    YC-Backed Impraise Makes Workplace Performance Reviews Less Painful

    Performance reviews are a hassle for everyone involved. Supervisors have to deal with an onslaught of paperwork and meetings, but employees who only get assessments once or twice a year can often feel as if they are working in a vacuum. A startup called Impraise wants to change the way workplaces approach performance reviews. Read More

  • If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait

    If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait

    We’ve been hearing a great deal about the power of Big Data over the last couple of years. The hype says that as we gather more data, we will be able to get better answers to business problems, but the data levels we have seen so far could pale in comparison to what happens when we start adding sensors to the world. When everything from jet engines to soft drink vending machines to… Read More

  • Saying Goodbye To Windows 8

    Saying Goodbye To Windows 8

    Considering the most recent leaks involving the Charms Bar, desktop improvements and the like, it’s becoming plain that some of what Windows 8 emphasized will be scaled back in Microsoft’s next Windows build. If Windows 8 was a dramatic lurch towards mobile computing, especially on tablets, Windows 9 appears to be heading for a more equitable balance between desktop muscle, and… Read More

  • Guesswork Wants To Focus Machine Learning On Customer Information

    Guesswork Wants To Focus Machine Learning On Customer Information

    Guesswork, a new machine learning tool built on top of the Google Prediction API, launched a new service today with a twist. Instead of trying to be all things to all businesses, it’s focusing on customer information. CEO and company co-founder Mani Doraisamy says Guesswork uses a template-driven approach so customers can do things like customize a newsletter or figure out which… Read More

  • Facebook Buys Secure Server Technology Provider PrivateCore

    Facebook Buys Secure Server Technology Provider PrivateCore

    Facebook announced this morning it has acquired PrivateCore, a Palo Alto-based secure server technology company. The deal does not appear to be solely an acqui-hire, as Facebook says that it plans to deploy PrivateCore’s technology into Facebook’s server stack in order to better protect its own servers and customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but PrivateCore was backed… Read More

  • Adatao Emerges With $13M In Funding And Visions Of Changing Big Data

    Adatao Emerges With $13M In Funding And Visions Of Changing Big Data

    Big data has emerged as a big trend over the last several years, but as an area it has remained ill-defined and focused for the most part on data scientists, while ignoring business users. Adatao wants to change that by offering a solution that has something for both parties and a collaboration environment that lets them work together in one tool -and they got $13M in Series A funding led… Read More

  • China Apparently Takes Apple Off Procurement Lists In Bid To Limit Overseas Influence

    China Apparently Takes Apple Off Procurement Lists In Bid To Limit Overseas Influence

    China has removed iPads and MacBooks from its procurement lists for government agencies and officials, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The iPad, iPad Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and other products, totalling ten altogether ,were left off a new procurement list distributed to government organizations in July, after initially appearing in a draft version in June, per the report. Read More

  • InVision Design Tool Raises $21 Million Series B

    InVision Design Tool Raises $21 Million Series B

    InVision, the design-focused prototyping tool, has today closed a $21 million Series B round, with participation from existing investors including Tiger Global Management (who led the round), as well as FirstMark Capital. That brings InVision’s total funding to $34.1 million, according to CrunchBase. InVision is a service built for designers, that lets these creatives not only draw out… Read More

  • Microsoft Announces August Update To Windows 8.1, But Don’t Call It Update 2

    Microsoft Announces August Update To Windows 8.1, But Don’t Call It Update 2

    Microsoft has a number of upgrades coming for Windows 8.1 on the 12th, but the company today announced in a blog post that the new features and tweaks don’t constitute an ‘Update 2′ to the operating system. Update 1 to Windows 8.1 was a large release, improving the boot preferences of the operating system, expanding device support, and also adding new user interface elements… Read More

  • The Dark Age Of Enterprise Software Is Ending

    The Dark Age Of Enterprise Software Is Ending

    Enterprise software has been a critical tool to help companies organize data and automate painfully manual processes. And unfortunately little else. To call enterprise software “dumb” might be slightly unfair, but as “smart” devices begin to proliferate it’s time we all accept that today’s software that we use to run our businesses is painfully ill-equipped… Read More