Enterprise

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

  • Salesforce Isn’t Going Anywhere

    Salesforce Isn’t Going Anywhere

    For the past several weeks we’ve been hearing persistent rumors that somebody is going to buy Salesforce.com. The company delivered its quarterly report last week, performing decently, seeing its share price and market capitalization grow as a result. Yet in spite of ongoing industry gossip, it remains unlikely anyone will buy the crown jewel of SaaS. Read More

  • EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase

    EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase

    EMC announced this morning that it had purchased Virtustream, a cloud management firm, for $1.2 billion. The company has indicated it will incorporate Virtustream as the company’s newly formed cloud managed services business. Virtustream, which launched in 2008 has raised of $129 million since its inception. A billion dollar exit on that kind of raise is not too shabby, and it gives… Read More

  • Rubrik Raises $40M As Enterprise Backup Is Suddenly Hot

    Rubrik Raises $40M As Enterprise Backup Is Suddenly Hot

    Investors are throwing some serious money at enterprise backup these days. If you want proof, look at Rubrik, a startup that has developed a hybrid cloud and on-premises backup solution. It landed $40 million in Series B today. The round was led by Greylock Partners with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and existing angel investors it chose not to name. Today’s… Read More

  • Positioning The Next Generation Of Women To Succeed In Silicon Valley

    Positioning The Next Generation Of Women To Succeed In Silicon Valley

    Over the past few months there’s been a lot of discussion about whether women are positioned for success in Silicon Valley. The debate on empowering women in tech ranges from pay equality to increasing the number of women in the boardroom. Still, it’s encouraging to see many women who are driving their own success and supporting each other. There are a lot of positive things that… Read More

  • The Enterprise Transformation Conundrum

    The Enterprise Transformation Conundrum

    The problem is it’s not an easy undertaking to change the way a large organization operates. Real initiative gets bogged down in politics, hierarchical thinking and institutional inertia. Change requires more than inspiration. It takes hard work — and often the skill of a used car salesman to sell your idea to a reluctant C suite. Some companies have forward-looking leaders who… Read More

  • Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

    Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

    Switch, the Tinder for job apps, has just announced a new investor in the form of Marker VC, closing out their seed round at $2 million. Other investors include Metamorphic, Rhodium, Marker, BAM, SG VC, and Marcel Legrand. Switch lets users search anonymously for jobs through an algorithmic matching process and a UI similar to Tinder. This lets users swipe right or left on potential positions… Read More

  • Wave Broadband Raises $130M To Expand Its Gigabit Broadband Network On The West Coast

    Wave Broadband Raises $130M To Expand Its Gigabit Broadband Network On The West Coast

    Wave Broadband — a broadband company that has built a gigabit fiber network with services from Washington down to California completely independent of the big carriers — is today announcing that it has raised $130 million. It plans to use the extra funds to expand that network across more cities in that footprint, and to launch new services for residential and business… Read More

  • Video Conferencing Company Fuze Buys LiveMinutes, Raises $20M To Expand Into Team Collaboration

    Video Conferencing Company Fuze Buys LiveMinutes, Raises $20M To Expand Into Team Collaboration

    San Francisco-based video conferencing company Fuze is expanding its platform today with the acquisition of an online team collaboration platform, LiveMinutes. With the addition, Fuze is no longer focused only on online meetings, but is now also rolling out a new product called Fuze Spaces which allows colleagues to chat, share and comment on files, organize projects, and more via a… Read More

  • BetterWorks’ Goal Is To Bring Goal Setting To Every Organization

    BetterWorks’ Goal Is To Bring Goal Setting To Every Organization

    BetterWorks, a cloud platform that helps companies set and manage goals, announced a new feature today that automatically updates goal progress based on information in Salesforce and Workday. The platform enables employees to set goals in an open fashion so that everyone can understand what others are doing and see how the different pieces fit within the overall goals of the organization. Read More

  • Samanage Raises $16M As SaaS Asset Management Platform Expands

    Samanage Raises $16M As SaaS Asset Management Platform Expands

    Samanage, a SaaS platform that lets customers manage any type of internal asset, announced $16 million in Series B investment today. The round was led by Marker, LLC and Vintage Investment Partners with participation from existing shareholders Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. This round brings the total investment to $24 million. The company’s roots are in… Read More

  • OpenStack Embraces Containers

    OpenStack Embraces Containers

    The recent interest in containers has often been perceived as a threat (or at least an alternative) to OpenStack, the open source cloud computing infrastructure platform founded by RackSpace and NASA in 2010. Containers — and container management platforms like Mesosphere, Kubernetes and others — could negate the need for a OpenStack, the thinking goes, because they could manage… Read More

  • MuleSoft’s Massive $128M Round Could Be Precursor To IPO

    MuleSoft’s Massive $128M Round Could Be Precursor To IPO

    MuleSoft, the company that helps connect different types of software and services, scored an enormous $128 million investment today. The Series G round was led by Salesforce Ventures with ServiceNow and Cisco Investments also participating. In addition, it saw some public market institution investment including Adage Capital Management, Brookside Capital and Sands Capital Ventures. Read More

  • Meteor Raises $20M To Build The One JavaScript Stack To Rule Them All

    Meteor Raises $20M To Build The One JavaScript Stack To Rule Them All

    The competitive landscape for app development tool providers continues to become tighter, with Meteor Development Group raising $20 million for its stack of frameworks and tools for developing web and mobile applications in JavaScript. Read More

  • As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action

    As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action

    IBM hasn’t been shy about its ambitions to transform into a cloud company, building up a broad portfolio of infrastructure, platform and software services. Part of that strategy has been to be intimately involved with OpenStack, the open source cloud platform. This week at the project’s biannual conference in Vancouver, IBM announced it was expanding its OpenStack… Read More

  • DataHero Snags $6.1M To Democratize Data Visualization

    DataHero Snags $6.1M To Democratize Data Visualization

    DataHero, the SaaS company that wants to bring data visualization to non-technical end users, announced $6.1 million in Series A funding today. It also announced a new chief executive and a partnership with Hubspot. The round was led by existing investor Foundry Group. The company also announced it was bringing on veteran executive Ed Miller, who has been CEO at several startups with… Read More

  • Ansible Partners With Cisco, CSC, HP And Rackspace To Make Deploying And Managing OpenStack Easier

    Ansible Partners With Cisco, CSC, HP And Rackspace To Make Deploying And Managing OpenStack Easier

    Enterprise IT automation service Ansible today announced that it’s partnering with HP, RackSpace, CSC, Cisco and the open source community to help make deploying and managing OpenStack clouds easier. While the open source cloud computing platform is now extremely powerful, few of its users would argue that it is very easy to stand up an OpenStack cloud. Read More

  • Canonical Launches Ubuntu Advantage Storage Support Service For Ceph And OpenStack Swift

    Canonical Launches Ubuntu Advantage Storage Support Service For Ceph And OpenStack Swift

    Canonical may still be mostly known for its Ubuntu Linux distribution, but the company now also offers a number of (paid) services for enterprises, often with a focus on the OpenStack platform. At the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Canada, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth today introduced his company’s latest offering: Ubuntu Advantage Storage. Read More

  • OnboardIQ Raises $1.65M To Streamline The Hiring Process

    OnboardIQ Raises $1.65M To Streamline The Hiring Process

    Building a workforce that can scale with demand is no easy task for on-demand startups (or the traditional companies than now compete with them for labor), so OnboardIQ has raised $1.65 million in seed funding to help smooth out the process. Read More

  • Acquia Partners with CloudFlare To Boost DDoS Security

    Acquia Partners with CloudFlare To Boost DDoS Security

    Acquia announced today that it’s teaming with CloudFlare to offer its customers CloudFlare Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection, as well as Content Delivery Network (CDN) services. Acquia will sell and service these products. Acquia wanted a product it could package and service, so the partner needed to be flexible in this regard. It considered building something itself… Read More

  • Infosys CEO On Mission To Transform His Company Into Design Thinkers

    Infosys CEO On Mission To Transform His Company Into Design Thinkers

    What he means by that is thinking beyond the boundaries of the defined process to look for something new — to think more like a startup. Sikka says his first nine months have been amazing, but very different from his experience working at SAP for 11 years. The company handles many different tasks, and one thing that bothered him was that people only seemed to work to the specifications… Read More

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