Enterprise

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

  • Partnerships And Interoperability Matter Most In Cloud-Mobile World

    Partnerships And Interoperability Matter Most In Cloud-Mobile World

    Once upon a time, companies built huge proprietary systems to track their customer information, content, accounting, business intelligence and every other business function you can name. These were expensive, monolithic systems that took years to implement and compatibility between systems was not a huge priority. Usually the technology choices had a lot more to do with the needs of IT than… Read More

  • Slack Promotes Former Twitter Boss April Underwood To VP Of Product

    Slack Promotes Former Twitter Boss April Underwood To VP Of Product

    Slack’s rocket ship has a new co-pilot. April Underwood, Slack’s former head of platform who just launched its App Directory and Slack Fund, has leveled up to become the startup’s VP of Product. Underwood joined Slack in June after nearly five years at Twitter where she was a Director of Product. Putting the head of platform in charge of the entire product shows… Read More

  • Slack’s New TV Commercial Is Adorable And Effective

    Slack’s New TV Commercial Is Adorable And Effective

    If you’re in the tech world, then you know exactly what Slack is and does. As you eke outside of our little techosphere, however, you might get some puzzled faces when you talk about your favorite work communication tool. Read More

  • The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention Crunch Network

    The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention

    Gone are the days of the 40-hour work week that kept us at work eight hours a day. I find that most startup founders or business owners in Silicon Valley work 50-60 hours a week. Today, freelancing is becoming the accepted norm of the startup world. As more startups are starting to use the millions of freelancers, it’s driving more and more people to join the freelancer generation. Read More

  • Salesforce Grabs Quote To Cash Vendor SteelBrick for $360 Million

    Salesforce Grabs Quote To Cash Vendor SteelBrick for $360 Million

    They say there’s not supposed to be much M&A action the week of Christmas, but Salesforce apparently didn’t get the memo, picking up quote-to-cash vendor SteelBrick today for $360 million. According to the 8-K form Salesforce filed with the SEC, the deal is for $360 million in stock, less the $60 million SteelBrick has in cash, but not including Salesforce’s investment… Read More

  • After 500,000 Apps Built, Bizness Apps Launches Apex, A New White-Label App Builder

    After 500,000 Apps Built, Bizness Apps Launches Apex, A New White-Label App Builder

    Founded in 2010 as a DIY app and website development platform, Bizness Apps has quietly turned its attention to resellers and digital agencies, becoming one of the largest providers of white-label app development software on the market. In fact, over 500,000 total mobile apps have now been created using the company’s software, and they account for five percent of all apps in the… Read More

  • Oracle StackEngine Acquisition Part Of Expanding Cloud Strategy

    Oracle StackEngine Acquisition Part Of Expanding Cloud Strategy

    After years of ridiculing the cloud, Oracle has been taking it a lot more seriously recently, and it quietly purchased StackEngine last Friday as part of an effort to boost its Platform as a Service offerings. StackEngine, which is based in Austin, Texas had a very brief announcement on its website linking to Oracle.com. It simply stated that the database giant had purchased the… Read More

  • More Fodder For Dell-EMC Deal As Pivotal Buys UK-Based CloudCredo

    More Fodder For Dell-EMC Deal As Pivotal Buys UK-Based CloudCredo

    The Dell-EMC deal has had so many moving pieces since it was announced in October, it’s hard to tell the players without a score card. This morning, Pivotal, which is jointly owned by EMC and VMware (and General Electric) announced it was buying CloudCredo, a Cloud Foundry service provider based in the UK. The deal also includes stayUp, a log analysis company partly owned by… Read More

  • Box Marketing SVP Whitney Bouck Announces She Is Moving On

    Box Marketing SVP Whitney Bouck Announces She Is Moving On

    Five years ago Whitney Bouck joined Box from EMC Documentum to teach them a thing or two about the enterprise. Today she announced she was leaving the company. Her last day at Box is today. In an interview with FierceContentManagement right after she joined the company, she likened the experience at Box with her early days at enterprise content management vendor… Read More

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