Cisco just announced its intent to buy wi-fi startup Meraki Inc. for $1.2 billion.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sketched his view of technology’s future in an onstage discussion with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman tonight in a wide-ranging discussion that covered everything from Surface to Windows Phone to Xbox to cloud services.
So you’ve got an idea for a “big data” application, but building it seems to be a nightmarish prospect? Continuuity is here to help.
Without further ado, here are our CloudBeat 2012 Innovation Showdown finalists.
Box and Yammer’s cofounders explain how user-experience design may be a solution for large companies getting their “asses handed to them” by scrappy startups.
“We connect things to the cloud — anything that normally wouldn’t communicate,” ReelyActive chief executive Jeffrey Dungen told me today. “But the small companies that have looked at RFID are totally disenfranchised … they go looking for a solution for maybe 100 or 200 RFIC tags, and simply can’t buy one.”
ServiceMax offers customers web and mobile applications for scheduling and workforce optimization and contract management in the field.
The cloud is wonderful, but when you have accounts at Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Evernote, any number of other cloud storage companies — not to mention your email — how can you ever find anything?
Quick trivia question: Which U.S city hosts the most of the world’s million most-visited websites?
The Pleasanton, Calif.-based company announced plans for a recruiting mobile app for hiring teams, as well as a big data analytics toolset.
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When companies really know how to take advantage of cloud computing to increase profit and margin, they have the opportunity to achieve real cloud “nirvana.”
Looking to cloud-enable your mobile app? Looks like Microsoft can help make that a lot easier.
“I believe web technologies will ultimately win within 3-5 years. The main barrier today is probably Apple.”
Platfora, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed “big data” startup, unveiled the product it has been baking for over a year at Strata, a data-focussed conference today.
Apple is finally breaking earth in Prineville, Oregon on the 160-acre data center site the company purchased back in February — not too from Facebook’s Prineville data center.
“The biggest changes in technology are how mobile and cloud are converging,” says Gutmans. “Our intention is to tackle both of those head-on for our users.”
Microsoft’s long-term strategy is to win over the large enterprises that are still using traditional disks before Amazon or Rackspace can get to them.
Oh, and the company is growing revenue 20 percent monthly.
Funambol raises $5.75 million for personal, white-label cloud solution
Salesforce may have some huge competitors like Netsuite and Oracle, but it’s not the big dogs that keep the customer-relationship manger on its toes.
Everything you need to know about the iconic Silicon Valley company Hewlett Packard you can learn in this chart.
According to a 2007 Gartner study, the IT industry produces as much greenhouse gas as the entire aviation industry. That’s one of the reasons Eiki Hrafnsson and Tryggvi Lárusson created GreenQloud, the first public cloud fully powered by 100 percent renewable energy resources.
Ensafer is one approach to cloud security. It’s a product for end-to-end encryption — that means your stuff, whatever it is, stayed encrypted through transporting, sharing, storing, etc.
Here’s some news to perk up your office space: The PDF software you know and love is blasting into the modern age with tablet-focused touch features, collaborative editing, e-signatures, and cloud features. How d’ya like that, Bob?
Four senior female Box executives gathered one Wednesday afternoon for a frank discussion about the company’s growth, taking leadership positions in a male-dominated industry, and the enterprise startups that are spurring the innovation of the next decade.
Dropbox just announced a new integration today, and it’s a doozy: Facebook. Starting today, Facebook users can share files, pictures, and folders to their friends and contacts in Facebook Groups.
In the classic title Final Fantasy VII, main character Cloud Strife wields a massive sword that’s roughly the length of his body. Could this sword actually be used in real-life combat?
Salesforce.com chief executive Marc Benioff relates how his company transformed the social support infrastructure at Activision Blizzard, the publisher of the Call of Duty games and an enterprise with $4.8 billion in annual sales.
Benioff, Salesforce’s outspoken CEO, took the stage for his keynote address at Dreamforce 2012 with one clear message: A “social revolution” is taking place, and his company wants to be the driving force behind it.
Hong Kong: home of 7 million crowded people, sky-high real estate prices, and … a new Apple data center. Well, a future Apple data center.
Secure cloud hosting company FireHost raised $10 million in its third round of financing.
Appnomic has secured its third round of funding from existing investor Norwest Venture Partners for its cloud application monitoring service.
Mobile app development company Parse is adding Cloud Code to its list of services.
Google’s big vision was to organize the world’s information. Eric Warnke just wants to move it.
Sports fans typically know much more about the performance of their favorite team and how well its key players are performance than execs know about the internal processes of their IT infrastructure … and how they impact profitability.
That’s what the new DevOps Dashboard from AppFirst is built to solve.
Ed-tech is on fire! Desire2Learn, a startup that has bootstrapped for over a decade, has raised its first round of venture capital funding from New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of one of Canada’s largest pension fund managers.
Calling all cloud fanatics! Nominations are open for our Innovation Showdown, one of the highlights of the CloudBeat 2012 conference (Nov. 28-29) at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City.