cloud applications

Traditionally, cloud-based workstations have aimed to provide virtual machines that users can access from anywhere and also run apps around the clock. Berlin-based company Deta is trying to flip the…

Deta wants to reinvent personal computers with a new cloud OS

From AI and ML to bespoke solutions, cloud technology is on track to expand into more areas than ever in 2023 as adoption increases.

5 cloud trends to track in 2023

Graph databases, which store information in nodes and relationships instead of tables like Excel sheets, have grown in popularity amid an explosion of data across industries. While TigerGraph and Neo4j…

NebulaGraph reaps from China’s growing appetite for graph databases

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How Zoho became a $1B company without a dime of external investment…

What if you could grow a $1 billion company without the outside investment, the crazy sales and marketing spend, the pressure to grow ever faster?

9:00 am PDT • September 10, 2022
How Zoho became a $1B company without a dime of external investment…

Cloudera, the Hadoop-centric big data company that IPO’d in 2017 and then went private again in a $5.3 billion deal in 2021, is now putting its emphasis on becoming the…

Cloudera launches its all-in-one SaaS data lakehouse

We spoke to a number of industry experts to get their take on community building and what it means for SaaS companies as they look for growth opportunities in a…

As digital tracking wanes, companies turn to online communities for direct access to customers

Cloud giant DigitalOcean says that some customers’ email addresses were exposed because of a recent “security incident” at email marketing company Mailchimp. In a scant blog post dated August 12,…

DigitalOcean says customer email addresses were exposed after latest Mailchimp breach

We can infer from the data that not only are SaaS multiples recovering, but double-digit revenue multiples are back, baby!

Not to jinx it, but SaaS valuations appear to be staging a recovery

It’s not often you hear about African tech companies expanding into Europe. Some examples include fintechs Lidya and Korapay in Eastern Europe and the U.K., respectively. In the latest development,…

Bluechip, an African systems integrator with partners like Microsoft and Oracle, is expanding to Europe

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What does $2.8B buy you in today’s market?

The premium Thoma Bravo paid for Ping may look steep, but there is some logic to it.

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What does $2.8B buy you in today’s market?

Salesforce is repositioning itself in China as it looks to expand the reach of its customer relationship management software in the country. The company is “accelerating” its strategic partnership with…

Salesforce shutters Hong Kong office, leans on Alibaba in China

It’s been a long time coming, but Google Cloud today announced its first Arm-based VMs, following AWS, with its Graviton instances, and Azure, which also recently launched Arm VMs. But…

Google Cloud launches its first Arm-based VMs

It’s tempting to over-invest in best-in-class technologies to drive efficiencies and stand out, but that technological desire to keep up with the Joneses can come at a significant cost.

Right-size your tech stack to withstand the downturn

Personio — a startup out of Munich, Germany that styles itself as a Workday and ServiceNow focused on the small and medium businesses of the world — went on a…

Personio nabs $200M at a $8.5B valuation as its HR for small businesses hits the big time

Healthy pipeline generation is the bugbear of the AI/ML industry, yet there is very little content on how to address it.

Why it’s so hard to market enterprise AI/ML products and what to do about it

As more enterprises migrate apps and workloads into the cloud, so grows the need for more sophisticated tech to secure that activity. That’s resulted in a strong run of funding…

AppOmni raises $70M to find and secure vulnerabilities in SaaS app stacks

For our latest survey, we polled 1,200 IT leaders, representing roughly $570 billion in annual IT spending.

8 IT spending trends for the post-pandemic enterprise in 2022

Software as a service has become the default for how organizations adopt and use apps these days, thanks to advances in cloud computing and networking, and the flexibility of pay-as-you-use…

Paddle, the company that wants to take on Apple in IAP, raises $200M at a $1.4B valuation to supercharge SaaS payments

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Budgeting and planning for your first digital product

There are five main points you should consider when developing a digital product. The first, and most important, is to establish how much you can afford to spend.

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Budgeting and planning for your first digital product

Google and SAP have partnered around a number of different projects over the years and Google Cloud, just like its competitors, is a strategic cloud partner for RISE with SAP,…

Google Cloud and SAP launch a native integration between Workspace and S/4HANA Cloud

Lumos, a startup that wants to provide an end-to-end solution for enterprises to manage all of the SaaS apps their employees use, is coming out of stealth today. The company…

Lumos wants to build an app store for the enterprise

The terminal often feels like an afterthought, and there hasn’t been a lot of innovation in this space for a very long time. Warp, which is launching its public beta…

Warp raises $23M to build a better terminal

Barcelona-based Amenitiz, which sells software-as-a-service for streamlining the administration of independent hotels and B&Bs which it shorthands as ‘Shopify for hotels’, has closed a $30 million Series A a few…

Amenitiz gets $30M for SaaS it bills as ‘Shopify for hotels’

The company thinks you should be spending less time trying to adapt your content to a presentation page and more time on storytelling.

Tome livens up slide decks with real-time data, flexible layouts

Identity giant Okta has confirmed a January security incident after hackers posted screenshots overnight apparently showing access to the company’s internal systems. The Lapsus$ hacking group published several screenshots to…

Okta confirms January breach after hackers publish screenshots of its internal network

It’s a juxtaposition of sorts to think the cybersecurity industry is vulnerable to cyberattack, but for many nation state groups, this is their first port of call.

As war escalates in Europe, it’s ‘shields up’ for the cybersecurity industry

After years of being overlooked, frontline employees and others who do not sit at desks all day are taking center stage in a new wave of workplace productivity apps. In…

Connecteam raises $120M at an $800M+ valuation for comms app for deskless workers

Subskribe is bringing flexibility to a siloed subscription-based billing system that doesn’t ebb or flow when customers do.

Subskribe revamps quote-to-revenue approach for new ‘post-subscription SaaS’ world

Databook brings a “Moneyball” approach to the way sales reps interact with clients

Databook provides insights so sales reps become customer experts

Endgame connects the dots between product usage and sales opportunities to put employees in the driver’s seat of the software they like to use instead of a top-down approach.

Endgame grabs another cash infusion as product-led growth momentum builds