IT

  • 7 IT Startups That Will Change How Businesses Innovate In 2015

    7 IT Startups That Will Change How Businesses Innovate In 2015

    IT is going through a renaissance right now. New products and services are released every month that dramatically change how we can develop products and manage our IT shops. Innovation is everywhere. It can be hard to keep up, but that is part of the fun. Read More

  • 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

  • ScienceLogic Launches App Store To Share Customized Monitoring Apps

    ScienceLogic Launches App Store To Share Customized Monitoring Apps

    ScienceLogic announced a new App Store today that enables customers and third parties to create  and share customized apps for the ScienceLogic platform. ScienceLogic is a cloud service that lets IT pros monitor every aspect of their IT infrastructure whether it’s in the cloud or on premises, getting right down to the data center infrastructure management layer if… Read More

  • ExtraHop Raises $41M Series C Round For Its Real-Time IT Analytics Service

    ExtraHop Raises $41M Series C Round For Its Real-Time IT Analytics Service

    Seattle-based ExtraHop, a service that offers real-time analytics based on analyzing data right off the wire instead of using software that runs on the server, today announced that it has raised a $41 million Series C round led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). While TCV may not be a household name, the company has previously invested in the likes of Zillor, Expedia, Splunk and Spotify. Read More

  • The Pressure On Enterprises To Transform Intensifies

    The Pressure On Enterprises To Transform Intensifies

    Business is under intense pressure to transform these days whether it’s finding ways to capitalize on mobile, social, the cloud or big data or taking it a step further and becoming a truly digital enterprise. That was the message this week at the Gartner Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit in LA –and as I listened to this lesson, I wondered how many people in that room were… Read More

  • As Cloud Upends Traditional IT Sales Channel, Software Companies Eye End Users

    As Cloud Upends Traditional IT Sales Channel, Software Companies Eye End Users

    When I spoke to SugarCRM CTO Clint Oram last week, he sang a familiar refrain: The software sales process was changing profoundly from one which had been completely IT-focused to one centered on end users and business units — and this was due in large part to the ease of deployment brought on by the cloud. Read More

  • Enterprises Embrace Inflexibility Instead Of Change

    Enterprises Embrace Inflexibility Instead Of Change

    At the AIIM Conference this week in Orlando, it struck me that companies are remarkably inflexible when it comes to adopting new technologies, but the crowd at AIIM wasn’t alone. Perhaps nothing exemplifies this better than the brouhaha over the Windows Start button, a feature which, by the way, dates back to Window 95 — as in 1995. Read More

  • No IPO Yet, Storage Provider Nutanix Raises Another $101M At A $1 Billion Valuation

    No IPO Yet, Storage Provider Nutanix Raises Another $101M At A $1 Billion Valuation

    Nutanix has raised $101 million in a Series D round and is boasting of a $1 billion market capitalization. But the fast-growing enterprise storage company is not planning to pursue an IPO any time soon even though it has been hinting at one since 2012 when it raised $33 million. The company will now wait until it has a $2.5 billion to $3 billion market capitalization, said Nutanix… Read More

  • Defense.net Ensures All Your Base Are Not Belong To Them

    Defense.net Ensures All Your Base Are Not Belong To Them

    If you’ve ever been on the business end of a denial of service attack, you know the sinking feeling you get when your servers fall to the enemy. Defense.net, a new project by cybersecurity expert Barrett Lyon is out to keep that from happening to their clients. Lyon also founded BitGravity and Prolexic and was featured in a book about his attempts to take down a Russian hacking group tied… Read More

  • Google Apps Admins Finally Get An Android App To Manage Their Users, Services And Devices On The Go

    Google Apps Admins Finally Get An Android App To Manage Their Users, Services And Devices On The Go

    Google has continuously made its Google Apps Admin Console for IT professionals who manage large Google Apps for Business, Education and Government deployments in their companies more powerful. But one thing it never offered these administrators was a mobile app to manage at least a subset of the Admin console’s features. Today, however, Google finally released its first official Android… Read More

  • Soluto Brings Web-Based PC Management To Small Business, Ranks The Best Windows Laptops For SMBs (It’s A Mac)

    Soluto Brings Web-Based PC Management To Small Business, Ranks The Best Windows Laptops For SMBs (It’s A Mac)

    Over the last few years, Israeli IT startup Soluto has morphed from simply being PC software that helps users run diagnostics on their hard drives, to a web-based platform that aims to turn you into a one-person Help Desk. In other words, Soluto now allows anyone to offer remote tech support and run diagnostics, whether that be for your mom’s computer or dozens of customers. Read More

  • DynamicOps Acquisition Helps VMware Differentiate From AWS And Infrastructure Players

    DynamicOps Acquisition Helps VMware Differentiate From AWS And Infrastructure Players

    VMware announced the acquisition today of DynamicOps, a purchase that puts it in position to differentiate itself from the traditional infrastructure providers. It’s not a sexy acquisition, but it’s practical. VMware gets a tighter story for how it plans to add value, in face of deeper competition from the likes of Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and OpenStack, the… Read More

  • BetterCloud Nabs $2.2M From Angels To Bring Better Management & Security To Google Apps

    BetterCloud Nabs $2.2M From Angels To Bring Better Management & Security To Google Apps

    About six years ago, Google launched Apps for Your Domain, which, for the first time, wrapped its suite of emerging cloud products under one umbrella — as a service for businesses and the enterprise. Today, the service is better known as Google Apps and is, according to Google, being used by at least 4 million organizations, with some 40 million-plus end users. Yet, as the Google… Read More

  • Here’s What “Post-PC” Looks Like: Over Half Of Info Workers Use 3 Or More Devices

    We’re on post-PC watch here lately, tracking the many warning signs that we’ve crossed the imaginary line separating PC’s heyday from that of a new landscape scattered with multiple mobile devices; it’s a place where the traditional desktop and laptop computer is seeing decreasing importance. That’s why this new Forrester report on mobile devices in the… Read More

  • IT Spending Grows 4% For Small To Medium-Sized Businesses

    According to a SpiceWorks report released today, IT related budgets at small and medium sized businesses are up over 4% vs. figures announced for January through June 2010. Notable high spending points points are in the areas of virtualization as well as optimistic staffing increases, especially in companies with under 20 employees. Over 3,011 IT professionals from over 117 countries were… Read More

  • IT Spending Grows 4% For Small To Medium-Sized Businesses

    According to a SpiceWorks report released today, IT related budgets at small and medium sized businesses are up over 4% vs. figures announced for January through June 2010. Notable high spending points points are in the areas of virtualization as well as optimistic staffing increases, especially in companies with under 20 employees. Over 3,011 IT professionals from over 117 countries were… Read More

  • IT in a box: the ClearBOX

    As a full time systems administrator, I can tell you without equivocation that IT is hard. There are lots of little problems that occur. Operating systems are fragile. Automation is great, but requires constant vigilance. So I approach things like the ClearBOX with much skepticism. An all-in-one IT solution sounds too good to be true, and it very likely is. I’m sure it offers some… Read More

  • Bringing Silicon Valley to Sacramento: Why Entrepreneurs Need to Help Rebuild California's IT Systems

    Most people don’t realize this, but Northern California actually has two giant technology centers: Silicon Valley and Sacramento. Silicon Valley is the world’s entrepreneurship capital and Sacramento is California’s State capital. They are less than 100 miles away from each other.  But technologically, they’re light years apart. While Silicon Valley’s workers… Read More

  • Employees hate IT

    Slate’s Farhad Manjoo has thrown down the gauntlet by comparing IT workers to the hated TSA goons at airports. I, for one, won’t stand to have my hard work besmirched in such a way! Sure, there are some power-hungry jerks working in IT, taking great delight in causing consternation and frustration to hapless users. But not all IT folks are like that. Read More

  • IT grad can't find job, sues her college

    Who hasn’t thought about suing their college for some reason or another? Trina Thompson is doing it. She’s a 27-year-old IT graduate from the Bronx who’s suing her alma mater, The Monroe College, for the $70,000 worth of tuition she spent there. Why? Because she doesn’t have a job and she doesn’t think the college has tried hard enough to help her find one. Read More