cloud computing

  • Meem backs up your phone every time you charge it

    Meem backs up your phone every time you charge it

    Forgot to back up your phone again? The way we use smartphones has changed a lot, and many of us never even plug our smartphones into computers anymore. Meem’s new power cables for iOS and Android may just be the solution — they back up your device every time you plug it in. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Meem’s cables start shipping this month, after extensive delays. Read More

  • Predicting the next Slack: Finding sticky cloud apps with cult-like followings Crunch Network

    Predicting the next Slack: Finding sticky cloud apps with cult-like followings

    While it seemingly came out of nowhere, Slack’s meteoric rise was no coincidence. Between its early focus on winning over developers who quickly became incredibly effective evangelists and its aggressive moves to integrate with other popular business apps, Slack provided a distinct model for others to follow. So who is following such a model, and what does their growth look like? Read More

  • Is HTML5 the new Windows? Crunch Network

    Is HTML5 the new Windows?

    If you are as old as me, you remember the transition from MS DOS to Windows in the early 1990s. Might the arrival of new cloud-based apps that run in a web browser and store their data in the cloud create enough of an advantage over the common desktop environment to cause a similar shift? There are many parallels between the arrival of cloud-based apps and the arrival of Windows 30 years ago. Read More

  • Hibob raises $7.5M to help SMEs manage their people (and those pesky workplace pensions)

    Hibob raises $7.5M to help SMEs manage their people (and those pesky workplace pensions)

    Hibob — yes we’re running that low on company names — is a new U.K. startup building out a cloud platform that helps businesses manage their people. Read More

  • How chief information officers become chief innovation officers Crunch Network

    How chief information officers become chief innovation officers

    In the early 1900s, large organizations needed another type of CEO: Chief Electricity Officer. Before there was an accessible and reliable power grid to plug into, organizations that needed electricity employed a CEO to make sure they had steady and cheap access to this vital commodity. Given the aging data center architecture, it’s now the Chief Innovation Officer who is… Read More

  • Moving from population-based health to precision medicine with Orion Health Crunch Network

    Moving from population-based health to precision medicine with Orion Health

    Orion Health is a New Zealand-founded (now global) provider of technology products developed for the health sector. Orion’s founder and CEO, Ian McCrae, argues that current approaches to patient information are akin to the Victorian era, when a surgeon’s blood-stained uniform was a source of great pride because it showed medical expertise. In McCrae’s view, today’s… Read More

  • We learned from utilities everything we need to know about cloud infrastructure Crunch Network

    We learned from utilities everything we need to know about cloud infrastructure

    Electricity is ambient. It’s all around us. We turn on lights and plug in devices without even thinking about the complex electrical grid that supplies us with juice at will. It’s become a necessary infrastructure that will never go away — but it’s only the bottom of the stack. That’s exactly how we need to think about cloud infrastructure. Read More

  • Adding end-to-end encrypted messaging to your app just got a lot easier

    Adding end-to-end encrypted messaging to your app just got a lot easier

    Twilio, the cloud-based communications platform, announced today that it is partnering with Virgil Security to enable developers to build strong encryption into their messaging services. Just like Twilio lets developers easily add text messaging, voice calls and chat to their apps, Virgil Security gives developers the means to add end-to-end encryption and key management to their products. Read More

  • How Android gets to 100% market share Crunch Network

    How Android gets to 100% market share

    Android commands more than 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just less than 60 percent in the U.S. But you wouldn’t know it here in Silicon Valley — almost everyone I know has an iPhone. As the consumer technology landscape evolves over the next five years, however, there are a number of reasons to believe that Android, and the Google stack more broadly, could… Read More