• IBM Cloud Closes The Year With A Bang–More Data Centers, More Customers

     

    2014 has been an important year for IBM and its cloudy ambitions. The company has gone on an aggressive offensive – investment, development, acquisition and PR. The latter part was a little humdrum with IBM redefining a few terms in order to justify its claim to being one of the […]

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  • Helping Hotel Chains Compete–CheckMate Does The Heavy Lifting

     

    Hotel technology vendor Checkmate aims to help hotel chains compete with innovative companies like AirBnB. The very existence of Checkmate speaks to the huge divide between AirBnB and traditional hotel chains when it comes to being deeply connected to their guests. To illustrate the point, it is worth pointing out that on […]

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  • More Success For The Zendesk Mafia, OneLogin Closes A $25M Series C

     

    OneLogin, the creation of one of the early employees of newly publicly-listed vendor Zendesk, has just announced a $25 million Series C funding round. The round is a remarkable statement about the importance of identity management in a distributed worl…

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  • Analytics For Healthcare–Hortonworks Showing The Hadoop-Fuelled Value

     

    In a recent article, health educator Linda A. Winters-Miner, PhD, detailed several ways that she believes predictive analytics can revolutionize healthcare around the world. The article is well worth a full read but to summaries Winters-Miner’s points, the seven ways were: Predictive analytics increase the accuracy of diagnoses. Predictive analytics will help […]

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  • Technology Partnerships And Customer Engagement The Key To Airline Survival

     

    VideoThe travel industry generally, and airlines in particular, are in a world of pain. Volatile fuel pricing, intense competition, security concerns and a focus on the environmental impact of air travel have resulted in airline profitability taking a …

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  • Bill.com Helps To Accelerate Invoice Payments. For Some.

     

    As a sole trader who does a lot of consulting work, you’d think the hardest part of my job, or at least the most time c0nsuming, would be actually doing the work for clients. Actually, the hardest part is making sure I get paid by people – readers would be […]

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  • As The Space Continues To Be Rampantly Competitive, Huddle Raises $51M

     

    Doubt continues to be cast upon the increasingly busy file synchronization and sharing space, as large platform players such as Microsoft and Google do battle with a host of standalone vendors. And that list of vendors grows ever longer – Box, Dropbox, Accellion, OxygenCloud to name just a few. One vendor […]

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  • Infer Scoops Up $25M And Needs To Broaden Its Predictive Analytics Platform

     

    Organizations are increasingly understanding the value that can be realized from deriving actionable insights from both their existing internal data and also the broader data that exists on the internet. As organizations realize that potential value, v…

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  • As Cloud Apps Grow In Popularity, So Does Cloud Backup. Datto Acquires Backupify

     

    This year’s acquisitions of backup services CloudFinder by eFolder and Spanning by EMC showed just how important cloud applications are becoming. The acquisition today of Backupify by Datto is further proof of this and leaves the field right open for the remaining players. For the uninitiated, these services, and others like them, […]

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  • Box Updates S1–Defying The Critics The Numbers Look Better

     

    The Box.com IPO may well end up being one of the longest sagas on Wall Street, bad luck with their timing, and some questionable financial metrics has much delayed this eagerly anticipated event. But while the actual listing is yet to occur, today we have some more information about those financials. Box […]

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