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  • CoreOS introduces Operators to streamline Kubernetes container management

    CoreOS introduces Operators to streamline Kubernetes container management

    CoreOS introduced a new container management concept today known as Operators, which they say will advance the Kubernetes project by offering more automated container management. What’s more, they are open sourcing the technology. “We are introducing the concept of an ‘Operator.’ It’s a concept for taking a lot of the knowledge an engineer [or developer] has inside… Read More

  • Microsoft Teams feels like déjà vu all over again

    Microsoft Teams feels like déjà vu all over again

    Microsoft introduced Microsoft Teams today to much fanfare and hoopla — as only Microsoft can seem to do these days. But when you take a close look at today’s announcement, what have you really got here — a 10-year-old idea on how to communicate and collaborate in the enterprise with a distinctly Microsoft twist. As I wrote previously about Slack and more recently Workplace… Read More

  • Hands-on with Microsoft Teams

    Hands-on with Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams throws a lot of you, right out of the gate. That’s because competitors like Slack already have a sizable head start on Microsoft’s workplace collaboration tool. More to the point, though, is that, while the company is late to the party, it’s got about as good a business suite infrastructure as anyone can ask for, from Office 365 to Skype. In a lot of ways… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Slack competitor Teams launches today as a preview

    Microsoft’s Slack competitor Teams launches today as a preview

    It’s been a busy Fall for Microsoft. A week after throwing a big Windows/Surface party, the software giant has returned to the Big Apple for its latest piece of news. Clearly the company was just too excited to keep its latest addition to Office 365 under wraps, posting a launch video just prior to the event’s official kickoff. Today’s event kicked off with that same… Read More

  • Broadcom acquires Brocade in $5.9 billion deal

    Broadcom acquires Brocade in $5.9 billion deal

    Broadcom, Ltd bought Brocade Communications Systems today for $5.9 billion, giving the company a strong offering in networking storage business. It’s quite a nice deal for Brocade shareholders, who gain a 47 percent premium over the $8.69 closing price last Friday night (October 28th). Under the terms of the deal, Broadcom will pay $12.75 per share. It’s an all-cash $5.5… Read More

  • Otonomo raises $12 million to make data from connected cars useful

    Otonomo raises $12 million to make data from connected cars useful

    Even if self-driving cars aren’t part of our daily lives yet, vehicles are becoming internet-connected at a rapid pace. Gartner predicts that one-fifth of all autos on the road, and a great majority of new vehicles being produced worldwide, will have wireless network connectivity by 2020. Yet, few organizations have access to use the data generated by these vehicles today. That’s… Read More

  • Axonify raises $27M to gamify employee training without wasting your time

    Axonify raises $27M to gamify employee training without wasting your time

    Think back to the last time you had to do a corporate training. More likely than not it was a frustrating experience that you simply tried to survive rather than learn from. (If you feel otherwise, I’m genuinely worried about you). With $27 million in fresh funding led by JMI Equity and BDC Capital, Axonify, wants to hack your brain to help everyone get away with doing less while taking… Read More

  • Classy raises $30 million to help nonprofits raise donations, make a greater impact

    Classy raises $30 million to help nonprofits raise donations, make a greater impact

    A San Diego startup called Classy has raised $30 million for software-as-a-service that helps nonprofits raise donations online, and keep supporters engaged in a good cause for the long run. Specifically, Classy helps 501c3 or other nonprofit organizations to run crowdfunding, online and mobile campaigns, awareness and fundraising events all under one roof. This makes it possible for nonprofits… Read More

  • Marc Andreessen joins board of Dialpad, the desk phone killer

    Marc Andreessen joins board of Dialpad, the desk phone killer

    Silicon Valley’s most talkative investor will bring his enterprise experience and connections to the makers of UberConference. Office cloud communications startup Dialpad today announced that Marc Andreessen is joining its board of directors. “The company’s hit its stride” Andreessen tells TechCrunch. He calls DialPad “A complete cloud, mobile business… Read More

  • Microsoft open sources its next-gen cloud hardware design

    Microsoft open sources its next-gen cloud hardware design

    Microsoft today open sourced its next-gen hyperscale cloud hardware design and contributed it to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Microsoft joined the OCP, which also includes Facebook, Google, Intel, IBM, Rackspace and many other cloud vendors, back in 2014. Over the last two years, it already contributed a number of server, networking and data center designs. With this new contribution… Read More

  • NFV and the Tebow thing Crunch Network

    NFV and the Tebow thing

    The game-changing nature of virtualization in the server world has led many in IT to assume it would automatically translate to networking. The idea inspired the network functions virtualization architecture that has gripped some circles of the industry with great exuberance. But success in one domain does not ensure success in another. Read More

  • HPE gears its updated Helion OpenStack distribution toward telcos

    HPE gears its updated Helion OpenStack distribution toward telcos

    HPE is in an interesting position. Now that it has shut down its Helion public cloud business, its main focus is on its private and managed cloud services, which center around the open source OpenStack cloud platform that’s pretty much the de facto standard for building private clouds now. HPE launched version 4.0 of its Helion OpenStack platform for enterprises this week. With… Read More

  • Samsung acquires Tachyon to extend enterprise mobile device management

    Samsung acquires Tachyon to extend enterprise mobile device management

    Samsung’s mobile operation has taken a big hit of late, with profits plunging 30 percent in the last quarter in the wake of the Note 7 recall. But today, the company is announcing an acquisition of a wireless enterprise startup that speaks to how it wants to grow other areas of its business to offset setbacks like this, as well as the larger overall slowdown in handset sales… Read More

  • A maturing OpenStack looks to the future

    A maturing OpenStack looks to the future

    OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform that allows enterprises to essentially run their own version of AWS in their data centers, was founded by NASA and Rackspace in 2010. Today, it’s being used by the likes of Comcast, PayPal, Volkswagen, CERN, AT&T, China Mobile and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in the U.K. The OpenStack Foundation’s bi-annual… Read More

  • Elastic brings order to its product line with Elastic Stack

    Elastic brings order to its product line with Elastic Stack

    For the last several years, Elastic has offered a range of analytics and visualization tools to go with its open source search engine. Today, it announced it was pulling those pieces together into an integrated stack. The new product known as Elastic Stack includes all of the company’s products: Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash and Beats. It’s available for download or as part of… Read More

  • Zendesk expands beyond the help desk

    Zendesk expands beyond the help desk

    Zendesk has always been known as a customer service cloud application, and while its focus remains on the customer, it is attempting to expand the mission using data to drive communication and understanding about the customer. The company wants to make sure that everyone involved has the whole picture of the customer experience and hopes to provide assistance whenever and wherever people… Read More

  • IrisVR raises $8M to bring virtual reality to architecture and design

    IrisVR raises $8M to bring virtual reality to architecture and design

    New York City startup IrisVR is announcing that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The company has built virtual reality tools for the architecture and design industries. Iris Prospect allows customers to take their 3D plans and blueprints and turn them into VR experiences viewable on devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, GearVR and Cardboard. Iris Scope, meanwhile, converts… Read More

  • Companies expect IP theft to rise in the next year, according to a new survey from Deloitte

    Companies expect IP theft to rise in the next year, according to a new survey from Deloitte

    Intellectual property theft may not be discussed as much as data breaches that see customers’ credit card and other personally identifiable information stolen by hackers. But online theft of IP is a growing concern in tech, according to a new survey by Deloitte, Cyberattackers and Your Intellectual Property. That concern is even higher within the automotive industry, where 64% think it… Read More

  • Dataiku grabs $14 million for its collaborative data science platform

    Dataiku grabs $14 million for its collaborative data science platform

    French startup Dataiku has been profitable for the past three years. But the company wants to go further and is raising a $14 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital with all existing investors also investing. Dataiku helps data scientists and data analysts manage huge sets of data to get some insights about what’s happening with their customers, suppliers, transactions and more. Read More

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