Guest Post Despite all the inroads cloud computing has made among business users, it still hasn’t broken through the enterprise IT logjam. I see it as a cultural issue: IT organizations love control and complexity.
Everyone knows that mobile, social, cloud, and data are big freight trains of change that are blowing up old business models and old business practices. But let’s face it: that train is in the station. What’s next?
It’s tough to be in IT these days. Everyone wants to Bring Their Own Device (or two), get the company to pay for it, and beg the front-line geeks for help when it goes on the fritz.
Tim Danford will be focused on building out the firm’s incubation program for exceptionally early-stage startups and exploring new opportunities in the mobile and enterprise security space.
The newest firm on Sand Hill Road is Amplify Partners, which will invest solely in IT infrastructure startups.
Stealth startup Tomfoolery raises $1.7M for mobile enterprise applications that make “work awesome.”
As if $125 million were not enough, Box has expanded its gargantuan funding round to $150 million.
Big changes are afoot at VMware as it refocusses its efforts on what it knows best: infrastructure.
“The core reason for the deal is that we have a killer Facebook advertising solution, and they have a killer Facebook analytics solution,” Unified VP of corporate communications Dave Donohue said.
Guest Post The consumer app space is reaching its saturation point. It’s time for international startups to focus on the enterprise.
Offerpop is taking a page from Dropbox. Or Salesforce.com. Or, if you want to go old-school, the personal computer itself.
Guest Post In my opinion, the future of social software isn’t as a standalone service, which simply becomes a fire hose of irrelevant conversations for workers.
Herrod will lead the firm’s investment focus in “next generation infrastructure technologies.”
Formed in 2005, the company provides a suite of IT monitoring and reporting tools to its customers — primarily large enterprises. Today, it has pulled in an impressive $150 million in funding from Bain Capital Ventures.
Guest Post Three ways the cloud is redefining sports broadcasting and coverage.
Guest Post I believe that this is the year when the enterprise will find its way to the cloud.
Sponsored Post SAP’s Sanjay Poonen makes his predictions for the big trends for 2013.
Boston venture capital firm .406 Ventures pools together a $175M fund for early-stage enterprise IT companies.
Business analytics app maker Roambi surveyed its customers recently to find what works and what doesn’t work in business data, analytics … and office life.
Guest Post ProfitBricks, a global cloud infrastructure provider, has big ambitions despite not yet having widespread name recognition. The Boston-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company this week announced the launch of a foundation program for the startup community.
Guest Post For the past 50 years, companies built and bought software to automate every aspect of their business … but as enterprise software’s use expanded, it grew bloated.
Tylr Mobile, a startup in stealth mode that is building a better way for business users to work on a smartphone or tablet device, has been selected by two accelerators, and has received investment from private individuals at companies like SAP, Salesforce.com and Oracle.
Guest Post Enterprises are looking favorably at the public cloud. It’s no wonder with Amazon’s immense success in helping savvy web companies build their infrastructure natively on the cloud, as well as the relative ease made by highly visible enterprise developers who have on-boarded and scaled their public cloud footprint when frustrated with slow on premise provisioning.
Farmigo sets up an online farmers market with its database of farms, software platform, local food evangelists, and $8 million.
“Big data” startups are experiencing fast-growth and are getting funded on an international scale, a sure sign that it’s more than just a fleeting Silicon Valley trend.
Google said today that only the premium version of its Apps for Business would be available from now on, for $50 per user per year.
Forget about consumer IPOs: The vast majority of companies expected to go to the public markets in 2013 will be business-focused.
Zenprise has been acquired by Citrix, which may come as a surprise to Silicon Valley insiders who expected an initial public offering from the red-hot mobile security startup.
Apprenda, a startup that claims to transform legacy infrastructure into modern cloud-based architectures, has announced its new 4.0 release.
Open-source cloud software provider Red Hat has finally launched its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service for enterprise customers.
Salesforce acquires Prior Knowledge and its predictive database technology for developers.
Guest Post Here are four guidelines to keep in mind when evaluating whether Windows 8 is right for your business and if you are ready to migrate.
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.
Guest Post PaaS is the sleeping giant in cloud spending next year and a topic riddled with controversy, small start up players and the larger VMWare OS project Cloud Foundry make this an exciting market.
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.
ServiceMax offers customers web and mobile applications for scheduling and workforce optimization and contract management in the field.
The Pleasanton, Calif.-based company announced plans for a recruiting mobile app for hiring teams, as well as a big data analytics toolset.
Editor’s Pick A pervasive myth exists among tech founders: If they build a product that consumers will love, it will magically trickle into Fortune 500 companies.
How do you bring a radically distributed workforce together and meld it into a single, unified team? Transport them to the same world – virtually.
Guest Post Collaboration startups clearly want their customers to use an on-device app when on a smartphone or tablet, but taking a one-size-fits-all approach is bad for users and performance.