• SNAPCARD Aims To Move The Needle On Crypto Currency Uptake

     

    Crypto Currency – perhaps the payment method that gets technologists the most excited. San Francisco – the city that is synonymous with the technology industry. Put these two together and you have a logical partnership. And so it is with SNAPCARD’s month-long campaign to turn San Francisco into “the world’s first Bitcoin [...]

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  • Amazon Web Services Bucks The General Amazon Trend–Revenue On The Up, Even If Growth Slows

     

    Amazon is being crucified after a poor quarter performance it announced today. For those among us who spend our time looking at one particular pat of Amazon’s business – Amazon Web Services – the fact that the company doesn’t break out cloud financials…

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  • Microsoft’s Cloud Contributes To A Great Quarter

     

    Hidden within the details of Microsoft’s September quarter were some tidbits of interest to the cloud community. The headline numbers were great, despite some unusual costs relating to integration of its Nokia acquisition, the company increased revenue…

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  • On Salesforce’s Wave Platform And Why Semantic Debates About Analytics Are Irrelevant

     

    During the Salesforce.com DreamForce conference this year (disclosure, Salesforce covered my travel and expenses to attend), the company announced Wave, it’s so-called “analytics cloud” product. Wave fills a significant gap in Salesforce’s arsenal, indeed at last year’s event I asked CEO Marc Benioff directly about the obvious failings in the [...]

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  • As Mobile Software Starts Gaining Enterprise Traction, Progress Software Acquires Telerik

     

    Enterprises are increasingly realizing that mobilizing their workforce isn’t just about giving everyone a smartphone with email access, rather it’s about building a plethora of both internally and externally facing applications – for marketing, operations, collaboration etc. As the realization about the need for enterprise mobile development tools becomes broader, vendors are [...]

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  • LiquidPlanner Introduces Tags–A Nod To The Way Metadata Shouldn’t Be Done

     

    LiquidPlanner is one of a growing number of cloud based project management tools – like the other competitors, LiquidPlanner is trying to help project teams get a handle on all of the increasingly complex projects they work on. Today they’ve decided to introduce something new and are rolling out Tags, something that [...]

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  • Because The File Sync And Share World Is Intense–Bitcasa And Whitelabel Success

     

    There is a huge amount of competition in the file synchronization and sharing space. While high-profile companies Box and Dropbox get most of the media attention, they certainly aren’t alone. Large platform vendors – Google, Microsoft and Citrix have their own products (Drive, OneDrive and ShareFile respectively). At the same time [...]

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  • Bracket’s New Take On The Virtual Private Cloud

     

    There are different drivers for using public and private cloud. Public cloud tends to be easier, quicker and cheaper while private cloud tends to be better when it comes to compliance issues. Several years ago Amazon Web Services (AWS) tried to find the best of both worlds by offering Virtual Private [...]

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  • Amazon Introduces Directory Service–More Pieces Of The Enterprise Puzzle

     

    For any existing enterprise looking to utilize the public cloud, there are a bunch of important things to think about. Unlike a startup which has no legacy systems to think about, existing enterprises need to think about how the public cloud will inter…

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  • Spikes Security Raises $11M To Remove Endpoint Browsers And Replace Them With Something Better

     

    The single biggest way that the bad people attack enterprise IT is via the internet browser and specifically browser-borne malware. It’s not a huge surprise, browsers are the lowest common denominator and an alluring place to focus attention – general users are, after all, more likely to visit risky sites than [...]

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