People used to give their employers feedback by shoving slips of paper into wooden suggestion boxes. Technology has moved those suggestions boxes online where employees can more effectively have their voices heard. Happiily and 15Five are two new employee-feedback services that were introduced Thursday at the Launch Conference in San Francisco.
Salesforce partner GlobalOne and Google enterprise partner Cloud Sherpas are merging together to form a new cloud consulting firm.
Dell is a huge PC maker with more than $62 billion in its last fiscal year. But the company is shifting its emphasis to IT solutions for the enterprise rather than just pure PC hardware.
Microsoft’s long-anticipated Office software suite for the Apple iPad will likely launch in the next few weeks, according to a report by The Daily. However, Microsoft has denied the story.
The iPad has become a surprisingly hot device for the enterprise since its launch in April 2010.
New York-based startup MightyMeeting has its sights on boosting mobile productivity in the enterprise. In keeping with the growing trend of using tablets to do work, MightyMeeting is unveiling a collaboration app called MightyTeams for the iPad and Android tablets.
Rumors are circulating that enterprise-focused social network Yammer is raising a new mega funding round of more than $50 million, which would push the startup’s valuation near $1 billion.
Consumer-facing applications get all the love, but professionals need apps too, right? Yes, says BestVendor, a startup that aims to help business folks find the best web, mobile and desktop applications. Now, the company has $3 million in fresh funding to complete that mission.
Cloud-based software giant Salesforce.com has agreed to buy performance management firm Rypple for an undisclosed sum, the two companies announced today.
SAP has announced plans to acquire cloud-based business software provider SuccessFactors for $40 per share, a 52 percent premium over the company’s closing price of $26.25 on December 2. The deal is worth $3.4 billion.
iPads have taken over the boardroom, and corporate CEOs and their egos are to thank for the somewhat surprising trend. At least, that’s the consensus among a panel of cloud computing and enterprise experts who gathered to discuss the reality and implications of mobile devices infiltrating the office.
In yet another blow for BlackBerry loyalists, Research in Motion announced BlackBerry Mobile Fusion today, a tool that will allow businesses to make employee iOS and Android devices just as secure as RIM’s own smartphones.
Google is giving all its Google Apps for Business customers access to a 24/7 tech support phone line.
Mavenlink, an Irvine-based startup offering start-to-finish project management, has raised $3.9 million and is adding 15,000 new users each month, the company announced Wednesday.
If eavesdropping on the music-listening and video-watching behaviors of your Facebook friends on its real-time ticker satisfies the stalker within, you may experience equal delight (as much as possible in a work environment, that is) from Yammer’s newest tool.
Is the world ready for extreme tablets that can take a licking and keep on ticking? Panasonic is betting on it.
Best Buy has agreed to acquire IT and cloud services provider mindSHIFT for $167 million to help extend its business further beyond retail, the company announced today.
It’s no secret enterprises have begun to adopt tablets with the same fervor of consumers. Since the debut of Apple’s iPad in Jan. 2010, the integration of tablet devices into our lives and work has progressed rapidly — so fast that it’s sometimes hard to put in perspective how quickly got here.
Samsung is best known for its consumer-focused products, but the company is beginning to take enterprise more seriously and wants to gain recognition from the business community.
Mobile service Zenprise has raised $30 million to help businesses better manage their mobile devices when it comes to security and functionality, the company announced today.
Today, Motorola unveiled the ET1, a 7-inch, rugged tablet created with the enterprise in mind.
Tired of carrying multiple mobile devices just to appease your job’s IT department? With AT&T Toggle, you’ll soon be able to use your personal Android phone and tablet to access work data.
Guest Post Amazon.com. eBay. Facebook. LinkedIn. Many of us rely on these online communities to manage our personal commerce, relationships and finances. Now, with increasing frequency, companies are demanding similar tools to manage their business.
Enterprise social networking site Yammer has raised $17 million in a new funding round.
TalkTo, a mobile application that consumers can use to communicate directly with businesses, launched today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
Fluxx, which collects data from a number of enterprise services like Salesforce.com and displays it on a unified user interface, launched today at VentureBeat’s DEMO Fall 2011 conference.
Mobile printing application Breezy announced today that it is releasing an iPhone app and a GPS printing tool that can seek out nearby partnered printers and send out a print request.
Enterprise software provider MapR announced a $20 million second round of funding today, with the goal of making Hadoop easier for companies to use.
Customer help desk management provider Zendesk today announced that it is opening a new office in Denmark and is teaming up with nearly a dozen startup incubators around the world to give its customer support software.
Business social networking company Jive Software has filed to go public and raise up to $100 million, according to a filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Pure Storage, a developer of solid state storage drives for businesses that need to store a lot of data, announced today that it has raised $30 million in its third round of funding, led by Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.
Enterprise social networking provider Yammer will now include data from customer relationship management software provider Salesforce.com.