• Good Idea, Bad Use Of Jargon–Feedvisor Raises $6M For Its ‘Algorithmic Repricing Platform’

     

    The idea of applying analytics to day to day business decisions is an increasingly attention-grabbing direction for vendors to go. Seemingly every operation within an organization can have analysis applied to it to make it more effective – marketing, sales, finance, supply chain management – there’s a big data story to all [...]

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  • VMware Gets Docker Love–Announces A Raft Of Integrations And Partnerships

     

    It was only a matter of time until VMware kind of virtualization realized that Docker, the containerization initiative that is setting the world on fire, constitutes both a very real risk and a massive opportunity. Despite the hyperbole suggesting that Containers will disrupt virtualization in the near future, virtualization remains an [...]

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  • built.io Joins The Mobile Backend On-Premises Gang

     

    Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) is an increasingly important sector. It’s a space chock-full of competition. Parse (acquired by Facebook), Kinvey, Xamarin and solutions from Amazon Web Services all aim to make it easier for organizations to create mobile application solutions. It’s a natural enough thought that if organizations are [...]

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  • Dell And VMware Find SDN Happiness, Cumulus Networks Acts As Matchmaker

     

    Dis-aggregation. It’s a word that strikes fear into the hearts of some, and gets others jumping in excitement about the opportunities. On the fearful side lie vendors that are seeing open software solutions eat into their previously cozily aggregated plays. On the networking front is Cisco who, no matter how [...]

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  • Magpi Helps Collect NGO Data–One Part Of Helping Deal With The Ebola Crisis

     

    The ongoing Ebola crisis in Africa and beyond is raising fear about the potential of a global epidemic of the disease. The brutality with which the disease strikes those who are infected, along with its huge mortality rate and limited treatments makes …

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  • Google Comes Out Swinging About Microsoft Customer Win Claims

     

    It’s a cage fight in the office productivity space. Google and Microsoft are in a battle royal to woe customers to their platforms, Google Apps and Office 365 respectively. And where battles occur in technology, marketing spin is sure to follow. That was allegedly the case at the recent Microsoft [...]

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  • Log Differentiation–Logentries Alerts On The Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

     

    There are a bunch of vendors that promise to ingest all of the log data an organization creates and make sense from it. In essence these platforms all allow an organization to collect the various pieces of information about infrastructure and application performance and do something meaningful with them. It’s [...]

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  • VMware Hybrid Now Available In Ubuntu Flavors

     

    Yesterday the news came, in advance of VMware’s annual US conference (disclosure, VMware is covering my travel and expenses to attend VMworld) that the VMware hybrid cloud service, vCHS, is changing its name. The unfortunately titled v-Cheese is no longer, replaced by the very Apple-like vCloud Air. Different name, same [...]

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  • Xamarin Raises $54 Million–Because M&A… And Mobile

     

    Xamarin is a fascinating vendor. Giving mobile developers the ability to quickly and easily create applications on iOS, Android, Mac and Windows devices in a fully native manner, but from a single code base, is kind of like the holy grail for developer…

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  • DoubleDutch Scoops $19 Million Series D–But Will Anyone Use It?

     

    DoubleDutch is vendor of mobile event applications, a simple enough concept. What they do is to help event organizers capture and surface data from live events. Think of all the mobile touchpoints for an event or conference and DoubleDutch is there – mobile agendas, surveys and polling, attendee networking etc. Attending as [...]

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