Enterprise

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  • Amazon launches Chime, a video conferencing and communications service for business

    Amazon launches Chime, a video conferencing and communications service for business

    Amazon has taken the wraps off of its own Skype competitor. Chime is a new video conferencing and communications from AWS that’s focused on business users. Beyond VoIP calling and video messaging, Chime includes virtual meetings, allowing users to host or join a remote meeting through the service. Pricing starts at $2.50 per user per month on the lowest end, with a higher tier plan… Read More

  • Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud

    Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud

    When you look at the size of the cloud market, it’s astonishing that AWS is the undisputed leader, and probably will be for the foreseeable future. Considering the competition is the likes of Google, Microsoft, IBM and Oracle; AWS’s big lead is even more surprising. The question is how did AWS build such dominance? The simple answer is that it was first, but as Andy Jassy, the AWS… Read More

  • To detect prying eyes in the sky, Dedrone raises $15 million

    To detect prying eyes in the sky, Dedrone raises $15 million

    For better or worse, drones are about to become a lot more prevalent in US airspace. The FAA expects sales of drones to spike domestically from 2.5 million last year to 7 million by 2020. Now, a startup that detects drones and helps prevent unwanted aerial intrusions, Dedrone, has closed a $15 million Series B round of venture funding. Investors in San Francisco-based Dedrone included… Read More

  • Researchers simulate a ransomware attack on industrial controls

    Researchers simulate a ransomware attack on industrial controls

    Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a form of ransomware that can hit us where it really counts: the water supply. Their program installed itself in a model water plant and allowed the researchers to change chlorine levels, shut down water valves, and send false readings to monitoring systems. “We are expecting ransomware to go one step farther, beyond the… Read More

  • Playment gives companies on-demand workers to analyze data using mobile devices

    Playment gives companies on-demand workers to analyze data using mobile devices

    Pretty much every company, to some extent, has to power their algorithms with data and machine learning if they’re going to be competitive with anyone else in their space. The challenge there, though, is that not everyone can have the massive computational power and data of a company like Google — especially not startups. Siddharth Mall and his co-founders started Playment in… Read More

  • Salesforce adds some artificial intelligence to customer service products

    Salesforce adds some artificial intelligence to customer service products

    Last Fall when Salesforce introduced Einstein, its artificial intelligence initiative, it debuted with some intelligence built into the core CRM tool, but with a promise that it would expand into other products over time. Today it announced it was adding Einstein AI to its Service Cloud customer service platform. The goal is to make life easier for customer service reps and their managers. Read More

  • Statsbot helps businesses pull their data into Slack

    Statsbot helps businesses pull their data into Slack

    Statsbot is giving companies a new way to look at their data — in their chatrooms on Slack. Co-founder and CEO Artyom Keydunov said that the product was inspired by his previous work leading a remote engineering team, when he realized that it would be “a good idea to bring data from Google Analytics or Mixpanel to the place where all collaboration happens — to… Read More

  • YC-backed Pilot is building a contractor platform geared for the future of work

    YC-backed Pilot is building a contractor platform geared for the future of work

    What’s a six year old startup doing entering Y Combinator? Plotting a new growth trajectory after a pivot. Pilot may be a veteran in Silicon Valley startup terms but it reckons the freelance contractor marketplace model it switched to around a year and a half ago is ideally positioned to serve a future of work that’s increasingly fragmented and distributed. Read More

  • Swiftype launches a new product to help companies search across Dropbox, Office, G Suite and more

    Swiftype launches a new product to help companies search across Dropbox, Office, G Suite and more

    Swiftype started out helping publishers like TechCrunch offer better site search, but it’s been expanding into other areas like customer support and e-commerce. Now it’s making its biggest leap yet, with the launch of an enterprise search product. Basically, Swiftype is offering large and small businesses a place where they can search all their documents and files across a variety… Read More

  • Docker makes secrets management a built-in feature of its enterprise product

    Docker makes secrets management a built-in feature of its enterprise product

    A few years ago, using containers to run your applications came with a number of security tradeoffs compared to using virtual machines. As enterprises started adopting various container technologies faster than anybody expected, that became an issue and companies like Docker started making security a priority. For Docker especially, that work is starting to pay off. The company today… Read More

  • SAP adds AI and integrated analytics in latest cloud release

    SAP adds AI and integrated analytics in latest cloud release

    SAP is about as traditional a legacy vendor as you are likely to find, delivering complex on-prem ERP solutions for the largest organizations on the planet. But like everyone else, SAP sees a future in which companies rely less on software installed in private data centers and more on public cloud products to handle the heavy lifting for them. And SAP S/4HANA, the company’s public… Read More

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