Enterprise

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  • Cisco scoops up BroadSoft for $1.9 billion to boost communications tools portfolio

    Cisco scoops up BroadSoft for $1.9 billion to boost communications tools portfolio

    One thing is clear, Cisco is not afraid to use its considerable cash on hand to fill in holes in its product portfolio. Today it wrote out a big fat check for $1.9 billion to acquire BroadSoft, a Maryland company that delivers unified communications via service providers. The purchase gives Cisco a new way to sell its communications tools as it shifts its focus from a pure networking… Read More

  • WeWork acquires Flatiron School

    WeWork acquires Flatiron School

    WeWork, the behemoth co-working company valued at $20 billion, has today announced the acquisition of Flatiron School. Flatiron School is a coding education platform that offers both online and offline classes to folks who want a career in the world of tech. The coding academy was launched in 2012 and has raised more than $14 million since inception, according to Crunchbase. The terms of the… Read More

  • ActionIQ nabs $30M led by A16Z to bring big data targeting to marketers

    ActionIQ nabs $30M led by A16Z to bring big data targeting to marketers

    The trend of using big data analytics to glean more targeted insights for your business continues to be democratized, with an increasing number of startups hitting the market to help those who are not data scientists nor engineers take advantage of these kinds of tools. In the latest development, a startup called ActionIQ — a marketing activation platform that gives marketers better… Read More

  • Atlassian is on one heck of a run

    Atlassian is on one heck of a run

    When Atlassian went public at the end of 2015, it was a bit of an anomaly: a tech IPO whose numbers looked quite good with some profitability. It’s been almost two years since that IPO, and since then, the company’s valuation is at around $9 billion. The company popped 32% on its first day and hit a valuation of $5.8 billion. A lot of that is thanks to an insane run this year so… Read More

  • Apple’s enterprise strategy begins to take shape

    Apple’s enterprise strategy begins to take shape

    When Apple announced its partnership with GE this week, it would have been easy to dismiss it as another random collaboration from a company people don’t generally associate with the enterprise. After all, Apple killed off their enterprise server product years ago. You might rightly ask, what exactly do they have to do with the enterprise these days? But if you consider the notion of… Read More

  • Data is the name of the game, as Intel Capital puts $60M in 15 startups, $566M in 2017 overall

    Data is the name of the game, as Intel Capital puts $60M in 15 startups, $566M in 2017 overall

    Intel Capital, the investment arm of the processor giant, is today announcing its latest tranche of investments, a total of nearly $60 million going in to 15 startups that are working on solving different problems in the bigger area of big data (with a full rundown below). The investments come on the back of a big year for the group: In 2017 so far, Intel says that it’s invested $566… Read More

  • SendGrid files for marketing email IPO

    SendGrid files for marketing email IPO

    Denver-based SendGrid has filed for an IPO. The company, which helps marketers send emails to customers, says in its S-1 that it has processed more than “one trillion emails.” Read More

  • Two Google alums just raised $60M to rethink documents

    Two Google alums just raised $60M to rethink documents

    When you open a Google doc or a spreadsheet, you get a blank spreadsheet and some documentation as to what you can do with it — and that’s pretty much where we’ve been for quite some time. But two MIT graduates, coming in from Microsoft and Google, have built up a team that for the past three years has quietly been trying to rethink how we approach documents. CEO Shishir… Read More

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