• Can cloud finally kill the desk phone? Dialpad thinks so

     

    Some product and momentum news today from Dialpad, the company (formerly known as Switch.co) that is attempting to change the way businesses think about business communications. Dialpad was founded by Craig Walker. If that name rings a bell for…

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  • Notarize: Removing the ‘visiting the notary’ routine

     

    Anyone who has had to get documents notarized in the past will be well aware of just how antiquated the process is. Having to visit a notary in person and all of the funky work with personalized stamps and…

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  • Displaying impressive growth, Pantheon slurps up heavy Series B

     

    At first blush, Pantheon does something pretty mundane — it is in the business of helping companies host their websites. In a world awash with cheap cloud computing platforms, and a myriad of cheap (and often free) website hosting…

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  • Cyber attacks are on the rise

     

    It’s one thing to have security vendors email me suggesting that cyber attacks are getting worse. It’s another thing altogether when a vendor comes to me with hard metrics. Such is the case with Arbor Networks, the security division…

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  • Deloitte goes cognitive, partners with IPSoft

     

    Cloud computing delivers many benefits for end user organizations, but for consulting firms, whose bread and butter is long (some would say torturous) technology implementation projects, the cloud tends to be somewhat toxic to traditional revenue streams. Seeing this…

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  • Atlassian scoops up StatusPage

     

    Newly-listed developer tool vendor Atlassian has acquired StatusPage, a startup in the status notification space. Founded back in 2013, StatusPage is answering the critical demand from operations teams for up-to-the-second visibility around the availability and status of the different services…

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  • Indegy lands Series A for industrial system security

     

    News today from Indegy that it has closed a $12 million Series A funding round led by Vertex Ventures Israel with participation from Silicon Valley-based Aspect Ventures, SBI Holdings of Japan, as well as previous investors Shlomo Kramer and…

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  • BI meets Amazon Echo because . . . (dubious) PR value

     

    Sisense is a business analytics vendor. It actually has a pretty cool product that offers analytics baked into a silicon chip — essentially the idea around Sisense is to make business intelligence (BI) quicker and easier, and to disrupt…

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  • Chef broadens its offering to cover all IT automation needs

     

    Chef and Puppet are often held up as the two big names in the first generation of IT automation. About the same time that virtualization was growing to dominance, these two companies, and the open source initiatives they’re involved…

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  • Go! New Relic goes with Golang

     

    Monitoring and analytics vendor New Relic is extending supports within their monitoring platform and now covering applications using the Go programing language (Golang for you cool developer types). New Relic has always been a different kind of a company. Its…

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