• Microsoft Reinvents The Meaning Of PaaS–Welcome To The Microservices Future

     

    Big news today from Microsoft with the announcement of Service Fabric, Redmond’s product answering the needs of not only the future of PaaS (platform as a service) but also the way applications are built and run. Microsoft has an interesting history wi…

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  • VMware Introduces New Open Source Projects To Enable The Microservices Future

     

    News today from VMware of a couple of new open source projects that they’re hoping will give it the opportunity to be an important player in the move to a new type of enterprise application. By way of background, it is worth spending some time explaini…

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  • GE Capital And Its DevOps Reinvention

     

    At the recent conference held by IT automation vendor Chef (disclosure, Chef covered my travel and expenses to attend the event), I took the opportunity to speak with Matt Merchant, the Global Managing Director for DevOps at GE Capital. While that titl…

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  • Skyhigh Turns Its Mind To The Security Of Sanctioned Applications

     

    There is a lot of talk about controlling rogue IT within an organization. Dropbox is (often unfairly) held up as the exemplar of unsanctioned IT. Vendors spend lots of cycles to promise organizations that they can weed out usage of unsanctioned applica…

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  • Bitium Drops Into Google Apps Marketplace To Give Enterprises Certainty

     

    Bitium is a one of a growing number of vendors offering a cloud-based identity and access management solution. Bitium covers the identity and access management life-cycle: single sign-on, password management, and analytics for small, medium and enterpr…

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  • More Watson Goodness, IBM Announces Health-Focused Vertical

     

    I’ve gone on record as saying that I’m excited by IBM Watson. Big Blue’s analytics platform, the one that famously won a Jeopardy showdown, has lots of potential for delivering analytics insights to a raft of different organizations. But the fact that …

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  • Ringing In The Changes–A New Look NetSuite Coming For SuiteWorld

     

    VideoEarly next month will see cloud ERP vendor NetSuite hold its annual SuiteWorld conference (disclosure – NetSuite is helping with my travel and expenses for the event). Beyond the fact that SuiteWorld is always an interesting time to get a feel for how well the world is moving to cloud ERP, this […]

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  • Zendesk Leverages Its Zopim Acquisition, Introduces Live Chat

     

    When Zendesk acquired Singapore-based live chat vendor Zopim a few months ago, it was pretty obvious the deal was made to enable a layer of real-time customer chat within the context of the broader Zendesk customer service offering. Beyond the obvious …

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  • Bank Of The Future, Number26, Deposits €10M Check From Peter Thiel

     

    A few months ago I covered Number26, an excellent example of disruption in the banking space. Peter Thiel, no stranger to disruptive financial solutions, noticed what the company was doing and today they are announcing a €10 million Series A from Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Number26 is a European banking startup, itself […]

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  • On A Continuing Roll, DigitalOcean Hires Up And Opens New Data Center

     

    DigitalOcean is very much an outlier. It calls itself a cloud infrastructure provider but essentially it is a traditional hosting provider (although, I’ll have to admit, there is very little to differentiate between a hosting provider and a raw cloud i…

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