Editor's Pick “DevOps” is one of those buzzwords that nearly everyone in the tech industry feigns to understand. Few people really do. I’ve always thought it sounds like a codename for some kind of covert NSA mission.
Microsoft’s TechNet subscription service has provided IT pros with one of the best software deals on the web for more than 15 years. But soon, Microsoft will shut down the service.
“Larry Ellison has done a lot of hand-waving about the cloud,” CEO Dave Kellogg told me this morning. “But I haven’t seen any traction for Oracle moving any existing products into the cloud. They’re trying, but their customers are getting there faster than Oracle is.”
Enterprise tech titans Oracle and Salesforce are putting aside their differences and entering into a nine year cloud partnership.
Back in 2009, Apptio was famed venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz’s first investment. Today Apptio announced closing a $45 million fifth round of funding, bringing the company’s total to $136 million.
Guest Post Cameron Peron is VP Marketing at Newvem, a cloud operations optimization service.
RackWare is a cloud startup that has raised $18 million in its first round of funding. The RackWare Management Module (RMM) helps businesses scale across private, public, or hybrid cloud environments, without changing applications.
Dropbox introduces single sign on and rebrands its business-focused service.
Twitter and Pinterest aren’t just hyper-growth social networks with huge user counts and even huger valuations. They’re also two key examples of “DevOps,” a relatively new way of building and releasing web apps at increasingly high speed.
Guest Post The founders of one of Moscow’s biggest startup accelerators announced the creation of a fund primarily dedicated to IT projects in Russia.
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.
Andresseen Horowitz leads the first round of venture funding for PagerDuty, which provides IT alerting and incident tracking software.
The newest firm on Sand Hill Road is Amplify Partners, which will invest solely in IT infrastructure startups.
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.
BetterCloud has raised $5 million for its suite of cloud management tools focused on Google Apps.
Infusionsoft raises a whopping $54 million for its custom, all-in-one sales and marketing automation software.
Guest Post I believe that this is the year when the enterprise will find its way to the cloud.
Veterans of the Software-as-Service industry launch platform to help DevOps teams “be victorious” when managing their IT systems.
Boston venture capital firm .406 Ventures pools together a $175M fund for early-stage enterprise IT companies.
Whether you’re a baby boomer in your fourth decade of IT work, or a Gen-Y newbie know-it all, the cloud is either impacting your career now … or soon will be.
The Pleasanton, Calif.-based company announced plans for a recruiting mobile app for hiring teams, as well as a big data analytics toolset.
You’ll often hear “Big Data” startups promising to help companies unlock the true value of their data, but are they delivering?
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.
Secure collaboration firm WatchDox just released the results of a document security study by the Ponemon Institute. And the consensus is that we suck at security.
Sponsored Post For most IT executives, the question of outsourcing is not if projects will be outsourced, but which projects will be outsourced. Budget limitations prevent hiring the staff required for every project, particularly when employees are only needed on a temporary basis.
Cloud service consulting company Appirio announced today it has raised $60 million in its fourth round of institutional funding.
Guest Post Until just a few years ago, CIOs have largely been defined by how well they could deliver products or solutions to their core customer, the business user.
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.
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.
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.
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 Apple announced its iPad 2 to much fanfare a few days ago. Most of the details were already know through leaks and informed speculation: a faster dual core processor with better graphics, a sleeker, lighter design, a better browser experience, dual cameras and the same 10 hour battery life. All of which will appeal to users wanting a compelling tablet experience.
IT search engine provider Splunk is opening an office in Seattle, Wash., to try to acquire some of the talent in the area — and will be competing with a number of Web 2.0 titans and tech giants to do so.
Apptio, maker of an analytics suite for IT executives, announced today that it has completed a fundraising round worth $20 million that was oversubscribed from its original goal of $16.5 million thanks to an investment from Cisco Systems.