enterprise software

Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM

With its latest $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, IBM may have found something more elementary than “Watson” to save its flagging business. Though the acquisition of Red Hat  is by no m

OpenStack’s latest release focuses on bare metal clouds and easier upgrades

The OpenStack Foundation today released the 18th version of its namesake open-source cloud infrastructure software. The project has had its ups and downs, but it remains the de facto standard for ru

Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals

Boston has regained its longstanding place as the second-largest U.S. startup funding hub. After years of trailing New York City in total annual venture investment, Massachusetts is taking the lead in

Enterprise software investments may be tepid now, but they’re poised to engage

Have we reached “peak software”? Just like the idea of “peak oil” — the hypothetical point at which global oil production could max out — you could say we’re approaching a saturation poi

After 20 years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

As we enter the twentieth year of Salesforce, there's an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise soft

SoftBank Vision Fund leads $250M Series D for Cohesity’s hyperconverged data platform

San Jose-based Cohesity has closed an oversubscribed $250M Series D funding round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund, bringing its total raised to date to $410M. The enterprise software company offer

Some of the top female founders in the U.S. are backing the latest Female Founders Fund

Roughly five years after the launch of its first fund in 2013, Female Founders Fund (F3) has closed on $27 million for its latest seed fund — backed by some of the startup world’s top w

In Canada’s cloud services market, venture investment opportunities abound

Canada will be home to a new venture capital fund that will invest in enterprise cloud startups. Its backer? Salesforce Ventures, the global investment arm of Salesforce, a leading cloud-hosted busin

Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again

Shahin Farshchi Contributor Shahin Farshchi is a partner at Lux Capital. More posts by this contributor Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again The dos and don’ts

G2 Crowd, Glassdoor for software reviews, gets $30M from Accel, LinkedIn

In the age of social media, you’re only as good as your last like, and today a startup has raised a sizeable round of funding banking that the same maxim applies to software. G2 Crowd &#821

YL Ventures closes $75 million fund to bring Israeli startups to the US

Early-stage investors YL Ventures have raised a $75 million fund, their third, to back Israeli software startups seeking to enter the U.S. market. The firm maintains offices in Tel Aviv and Mill Valle

Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform

An early player in drone-tech, 3D Robotics Inc. on Thursday announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series D round of funding, including new equity funding and conversion of debt equity. Atlanti

MuleSoft prices IPO above expected range at $17 per share

Enterprise software company MuleSoft will go public tomorrow and just priced their IPO at $17 – slightly above the proposed $14-16 range. The company will start trading on the New York Stock E

Okta acquihires Stormpath, doubles down on identity in apps and APIs

Okta, the $1.2 billion identity management startup for enterprises that some tip for an IPO this year, has made an acquisition of sorts to expand one of its newer lines of business: managing IDs acro

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. Specifica

What Salesforce’s acquisition of Quip means for enterprise software startups

A new player has entered the enterprise productivity race. For decades, Microsoft reigned as the market leader in enterprise productivity -- until Google pushed into the space with Google Apps. Now, w

Zenoti raises $15 million for spa bookings

The spa industry is in need of a technology makeover and Zenoti thinks it can help. The Seattle-based startup is raising $15 million in a round led by Norwest Venture Partners to help salons run their

Google buys Orbitera, a platform for cloud marketplaces, for $100M+

Google today announced another acquisition that will help the company improve how it competes against Amazon’s AWS, Salesforce and Microsoft in the area of enterprise services, and specifically

Here’s what your boring app would look like as a conversation

In years to come, conversations will breathe new life into software -- particularly the boring enterprise tools millions of knowledge workers begrudgingly use every day. Conversational user interfaces

Is it time to invest in IoT?

I published my first book, The End of Software, in 2004. At the time, I was president of Oracle On Demand, which served as a starting point for Oracle’s billion-dollar cloud business. In the book I
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