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  • 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

  • The Year Of The Corporate Divorce

    The Year Of The Corporate Divorce

    It’s been a good time to be a corporate marriage counselor, and an even better time to be a corporate divorce attorney. Just in the last two weeks, we learned that eBay was spinning off PayPal into its own company, HP is going to split up its consumer hardware and corporate services into separate companies, and Symantec will cut itself in half as well. Like two embittered high school… Read More

  • Forget LinkedIn, Conspire Analyses Email To Be Your Next Networking Tool

    Forget LinkedIn, Conspire Analyses Email To Be Your Next Networking Tool

    LinkedIn — now with over 300 million users — has become the go-to platform for networking in the business world. Now, a new startup called Conspire is hoping to dig into that marketshare (and mindshare) with a new approach for how to meet people. It taps into your communications platforms — starting first with email and those who use Gmail or Google Apps email — and… Read More

  • Microsoft CEO Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot On Gender Pay Gap [Updated]

    Microsoft CEO Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot On Gender Pay Gap [Updated]

    Update: Satya Backtracks After opprobrium rained down from the sky following his comments regarding how women should approach asking for a raise, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella quickly released a memo to Microsoft employees — it was released to the public as well — backtracking on his remarks. Here it is in full: All – Today I was interviewed on stage by Maria Klawe at… Read More

  • Box Acquires Y Combinator-Backed MedXT To Bolster Its Healthcare Push

    Box Acquires Y Combinator-Backed MedXT To Bolster Its Healthcare Push

    Box, an enterprise-focused cloud storage and productivity company, announced this morning that it has acquired Y Combinator-backed MedXT, a firm that provides a cloud-based file storage system for medical imaging. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition fits into Box’s recently announced strategy to pursue a number of industry verticals, which it calls Box for Industries. Read More

  • Druva Wants To Make Backup Tape History By Moving Server Backup To Cloud

    Druva Wants To Make Backup Tape History By Moving Server Backup To Cloud

    Druva, which to this point has been known for data protection and backup in the cloud for PCs, laptops and mobile devices, announced a new server backup product today called Phoenix aimed at bringing this part of the backup and archival system out of the age of tapes and trucks and into the cloud. In spite of the growing popularity of the cloud for device backup, much of the data center… Read More

  • Employee Relocation Startup Move Guides Scores $8.2 Million Series A

    Employee Relocation Startup Move Guides Scores $8.2 Million Series A

    Move Guides, a London startup that offers ‘talent mobility’ software in the cloud to help companies manage the relocation of their employees, has raised an $8.2 million Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Existing investor Notion Capital also participated, along with individual investors Andy Leaver (ex-VP EMEA and APAC, Workday) and David Windley (ex-CHRO Yahoo!). Read More

  • Office’s Place In The New Microsoft

    Office’s Place In The New Microsoft

    In a recent Vanity Fair feature on Microsoft that you should certainly read, a comment from former CEO Bill Gates is worth considering: “[T]he original idea of having great software people and broad software products and Office being the primary tool that people look to across all these devices, that’s as true today and as strong as ever.” Read More

  • Slack Changes Sign-In Process On Desktop To Remove Team Names [Updated]

    Slack Changes Sign-In Process On Desktop To Remove Team Names [Updated]

    Slack says the visibility of team names is not entirely its fault. In a statement, the company points out that team discoverability via email domain is a setting team owners and administrators can control. It can also be set so that users can join by invitation only, which Slack says will not make team names visible to all. Read More

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