It’s no huge surprise that the software industry is thriving post-recession — where it’s growing is much more valuable information.
Qualtrics doesn’t want to be a mere survey company. It wants to be able to take in and process many kinds of data. The latest capabilities center on assessing employees.
“There’s three legs of marketing automation,” Stuart Wall, CEO of Signpost, told me yesterday. “Presence, customer information, and remarketing. Most small businesses fail at all three steps.”
Cloud company BenefitFocus quietly experienced a highly successful initial public offering this week, with shares nearly doubling in the first day of trading.
Sanmina has looked to Google for e-mail and other widely used applications, freeing up employees to focus on other important areas, an executive said at CloudBeat today.
Xero customers claim the product beats major competitor QuickBooks on price, but the advantages don’t stop there, they said at CloudBeat on Monday.
Social networks are all about people, right? Perhaps, but they’re the worst industry at one of the most important things a brand can do: customer service.
And not just by a little.
Online real estate marketplace Trulia acquires Market Leader, a company that provides a software-as-a-service solution for real estate professionals, for $355 million.
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“We’re kinda matching Zendesk and Evernote in user growth curve,” Holmes said. “Our progressive cycle to each additional million is getting shorter and shorter, which is a good thing.”
BizSlate is ideal for companies that have “outgrown Quickbooks” but don’t have ample resources at their disposal.
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After hacktivists groups like Anonymous and Lulzsec set out to hack well-known institutions, it seems like everyone is interested in security. That’s a good thing for Whitehat Security, which raised its fourth round of funding to keep up with demand.
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Veterans of the Software-as-Service industry launch platform to help DevOps teams “be victorious” when managing their IT systems.
Enterprise collaboration platform Smartsheets raises $26 million to reimagine the spreadsheet.
On June 29, a site slowdown put Cinchcast’s cloud to the test.
Reality check: After two acquisitions of companies in a similar space, layoffs are a matter of course.
Softarex’s software seeks out problems in deep source code and suggests improvements.
Medallia’s Customer Experience Management software gets $35 million from Sequoia.
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.
Watching an entrepreneur fail is sad, but watching them fail from a lack of nerve is tragic.
Everybody should see Marc Benioff live and unplugged. The chief executive of Salesforce.com gave an amusing keynote speech at the AME restaurant in San Francisco this week after getting booted out of Oracle OpenWorld 2011.
GoodData, a provider of online business intelligence software, announced today that it has raised $15 million in its second round of funding.
FirstRain announced a $6.4 million round today, its fifth from Oak Investment Partners.
Leo Apotheker, chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, said that his company will focus on three areas of leadership in the future: cloud computing, connectivity, and software.
Apple recently dropped another hammer on iPhone app developers by requiring them to use a subscription payment plan similar to Apple’s in-app purchasing plan.
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Cloud management software provider RightScale has raised another $25 million in its third round of funding.
Salesforce.com is upgrading Chatter, the Facebook-style social network for businesses that it made fully available in June.
Aryaka Networks, a provider of a cloud-based service that trims bandwidth usage and latency concerns for large companies, is launching today and has raised $14 million in its first round of funding.
On-demand data-mining service provider Visual IQ is the latest player in software as a service to draw interest from investors, raising $3 million in funding from Fog City Capital on Monday.