cloud services

  • More Money Into The Cloud As NewVoiceMedia Gets $30M For Its Contact Center Solutions

    More Money Into The Cloud As NewVoiceMedia Gets $30M For Its Contact Center Solutions

    As more businesses move their IT from on-premise solutions and into networked, cloud-based services, startups that are building products for them to do this are raking in yet more funding as they grow. NewVoiceMedia, a UK business that offers a solution for companies to run their customer contact centers and sales services in the cloud, has picked up an additional $30 million in… Read More

  • En Route To IPO, Jitterbit Gets $20M Led By KKR To Grow Its Cloud Integration Platform

    En Route To IPO, Jitterbit Gets $20M Led By KKR To Grow Its Cloud Integration Platform

    Jitterbit, an enterprise software company whose cloud-based app integration platform is used by some 35,000 customers to knit together disparate apps, is today announcing a $20 million round of funding led by KKR. The funding will be used for hiring, to build out Jitterbit’s products for specific verticals and to grow the business as the it moves towards an eventual public… Read More

  • Amazon’s AWS Is Now A $7.3B Business As It Passes 1M Active Enterprise Customers

    Amazon’s AWS Is Now A $7.3B Business As It Passes 1M Active Enterprise Customers

    Today Amazon’s AWS business kicked off its big Re:Invent conference with some stats that speak to how the company’s enterprise division continues to dominate the cloud-based data services space. Andy Jassy, the SVP of AWS, today said that AWS has passed over 1 million active customers — those being businesses, not individuals. AWS revenues are booming, too: Overall, AWS is now… Read More

  • It’s Time To Embrace, Not Fear, Shadow IT Crunch Network

    It’s Time To Embrace, Not Fear, Shadow IT

    At this very moment, the IT department at a typical enterprise is staring at a mind-numbing list of IT project requests from employees and business units — ranging from building a custom mobile app for warehouse operations to integrating Salesforce.com with back-end office systems. To manage this endless to-do list, the IT department logically arranges requests by how significantly… Read More

  • Google Acquires Odysee, An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing, Team Joins Google+

    Google Acquires Odysee, An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing, Team Joins Google+

    Google may be soon adding more offline and private sharing features to its Google+ Photos service. It has acquired Odysee, an iOS and Android app that let users automatically back up photos and videos taken on their cameras or tablets to their home computers. It also let users set up private, automatic sharing with other people, and it had an API for integrating the service with other… Read More

  • Enterprise Cloud Service Huddle Raises A $51M Growth Round At $250M-$300M Valuation

    Enterprise Cloud Service Huddle Raises A $51M Growth Round At $250M-$300M Valuation

    More rising fortunes for enterprise startups focused on cloud services. Huddle, the enterprise cloud collaboration company that competes with the likes of Microsoft’s Office 365, is today announcing that it has raised another $51 million in funding — a Series D round that will be used to double down on growing its business in the U.S. and Europe. Specifically, co-founder and EVP… Read More

  • Big Data Analytics Go Large: GoodData Gets $25.7M Led By Intel, Eyes Up 2016 IPO

    Big Data Analytics Go Large: GoodData Gets $25.7M Led By Intel, Eyes Up 2016 IPO

    GoodData, a cloud-based big data analytics firm, is rising higher into the clouds itself. Today it is announcing a $25.7 million round of funding led by Intel Capital, with participation also from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tenaya Capital, TOTVS, Next World Capital, Windcrest, and Pharus Capital. This is a Series E round for the company, which has raised… Read More

  • Intuit Acquires ItDuzzit, An IFTTT-Style Service For Businesses To Connect Cloud Apps

    Intuit Acquires ItDuzzit, An IFTTT-Style Service For Businesses To Connect Cloud Apps

    More acquisitions for Intuit as it continues to build out its cloud services platform for small and medium businesses. It has bought itDuzzit — a Chicago-based startup that provides tools for businesses to integrate different web and mobile apps with each other: think IFTTT for enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it looks like that product will continue to live on… Read More

  • Source: Rackspace Wants To Take Itself Private

    Source: Rackspace Wants To Take Itself Private

    Rackspace — the publicly-listed enterprise cloud services company that competes against the likes of Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft and Google — has been in the spotlight after announcing in May that it has hired bankers to help consider offers to parter with or be acquired by another company. However, it could choose a third option: taking itself private. Following the likes… Read More

  • UCloud, China’s Answer To AWS, Raises $50M As It Eyes Up An IPO In The U.S.

    UCloud, China’s Answer To AWS, Raises $50M As It Eyes Up An IPO In The U.S.

    UCloud, a China-based provider of cloud computing infrastructure and services for games companies, mobile startups and other enterprises has raised $50 million in a Series B round of financing. UCloud, which offers prices that compete against those of Amazon Web Services, says this is the largest-ever funding round for a Chinese provider of cloud-infrastructure-as-a-service. The round… Read More

  • ExactTarget Co-Founder Scott Dorsey Leaves Salesforce, McCorkle New CEO

    ExactTarget Co-Founder Scott Dorsey Leaves Salesforce, McCorkle New CEO

    A changing of the guard at ExactTarget, the email and digital marketing company that Salesforce acquired last year for $2.5 billion, its biggest acquisition to date. ExactTarget co-founder Scott Dorsey is stepping down as CEO, while Scott McCorkle, president of technology and strategy and COO, is stepping up. Sources tell us that emails went out to staff yesterday from Salesforce CEO… Read More

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