Pushing content to cloud
Matt Stodolnic, a marketing veteran with years of experience at Pivotal, VMware, and Salesforce.com has moved onto Pantheon, the company that’s built its business…
It doesn’t make sense for most companies to build their own software in-house when pre-fabricated solutions are available.
Tech all-star Diane Greene is ostensibly working on Demeterr, a super-secret SaaS company — application focus unknown — and is also investing in Datrium.
According to North Bridge Venture Partners latest numbers, SaaS and PaaS adoption continue to grow while concern about data security and vendor lock-in continue to dog cloud uptake.
HP CEO Meg Whitman and her counterpart at IBM Ginni Rometty both took over huge companies at the crossroads but under drastically different circumstances. So who has it worse?
Two big companies — Facebook and Delta Airlines — are in-sourcing software they used to get elsewhere. Is this a shift in the whole buy-versus-build battle?
SaaS applications may be easy to deploy, but integrating them with each other — or with their on-premises cousins — is the tough job MuleSoft is attacking.
It’s easy to get caught up in vanity metrics: the numbers that make you look good even when your startup is stumbling. But here’s why you should examine those oft-quoted stats more closely, and the metrics you should consider swapping them for.
Chiquita Brands is famous for the fresh produce it brings to the table. It’s a mature, established company that’s has a “cloud first” mantra for all new applications, said CIO Kevin Ledford.
The combination of cloud computing, big data analytics and buying enterprise software on demand is changing the workforce.
Larry Ellison, who once blasted cloud as a fad, now says he’s not only fully aboard but will challenge Amazon, Microsoft and Rackspace on affordable Infrastructure as a Service.
This week we dish on the latest in the OpenStack soap opera and further convergence in mobile development platforms. If software is eating the world, is mobile eating software?
What are the trends shaping the SaaS infrastructure security market today, and what will it look like in three to five years? What is the impact of big data and enterprise mobility? Join Gigaom Research and CloudPassage for answers to these questions and more in this Dec. 3 webinar.
The arms merchants of the cloud and a new wave of developers armed with APIs are going to cause massive technology disruption.
ServiceMesh layers service level assurance and reporting atop multiple cloud applications in a centralized way that should appeal to CSC enterprise accounts.
LiquidM on Thursday announced public availability of its white-labeled mobile advertising management platform as well as $5 million in series A funding.
The second-quarter vendor financial reports disappointed once again but not by as much as in the first quarter of 2013. Optimists are still looking for a relatively robust second half of 2013.
Many still have difficulty understanding how SDN technologies improve networking in the data center. The key is to develop clear business use cases and detailed training — crucial elements for future success.
Gartner is finding cloud users are unhappy with security provisions they find in the contracts they sign. It’s offering some pointers on what customers should ask for.
Zendesk has put in place many features and networking upgrades to put a stop to cyberattacks, following the one that hit it earlier this year.
Companies with cloud-computing services now have a market capitalization in excess of $100 billion. Now Bessemer Venture Partners has an index to keep on top of the top publicly traded cloud dogs.
Today, functioning networks hide many faults. Software-defined networking (SDN) offers network operators a solution for poor traffic visibility and clumsy operational systems. A network actively, reactively, and proactively defined by software is far more ready than one constructed of static devices, connections, and configurations.
Not every website needs the same set of services, and more companies are providing applications to meet small niches. The latest example is a photo-resizing service called imgix.
Five9, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor with cloud-based call-center software, is picking up funding to make the case to more call-center operators that on-premise hardware isn’t necessary.
To help companies boost the speed of delivery of their mobile sites, Instart Logic is ramping up sales and product development with a new round of venture funding.
Remember when the decision to go to Amazon Web Services was all about saving dough? Smart consumers now know that’s not the real reason to move workloads to the cloud.
As more consumers use smartphones and tablets to do business, monitoring mobile apps alongside desktop sites becomes more critical. New Relic’s offering lets customers do just that.
Nipendo, whose Software as a Service for managing purchase orders, invoices and other documents, has received $8 million in Series B venture funding. It could help the business increase adoption in the United States.
With new funding, Anaplan is further developing software for finance and sales planning and adding infrastructure to support it, taking away business from enterprise business-intelligence vendors.
Gary Read, the CEO of Boundary, reports more than 5 terabytes of data coming into its servers for processing. At the same time, the company has grown revenues and employees.
NetSuite says retailers want to run their businesses on the same backend technology whether they are online or on Main Street so it’s buying Retail Anywhere to build one system for both.
Marketing automation SaaS vendors remain hot properties. Oracle bought Eloqua for $871 million, Hubspot nabbed a $35 million mezzanine round, and now Infusionsoft has $54M in fresh cash from Goldman Sachs and others to attack the small business audience.
The hypergrowth that the SaaS category saw last year has leveled off, but these companies are still outperforming traditional software rivals and legacy IT providers who are mired in a hardware-oriented world, according to new research from martinwolf Global M&A Advisors.
Encouraged by Workday’s splashy initial public offering, SugarCRM a provider of open-source customer relationship management software-as-a-service, is gearing up for an IPO of its own next year, according to CEO Larry Augustin. It looks like enterprise SaaS is the place to be for IPOs.
We’re three weeks away from our inaugural Structure: Europe event, but before we head across the pond we wanted to introduce our readers to our five Structure:Europe LaunchPad finalists. The companies, who come from across the EU will present on Oct. 16 in Amsterdam.
Software as a service is a great for deploying applications across a company. The flip side is that it ends up creating data silos across vendors. Roger Sippl’s Cloud Connection aims to bridge those silos so users can use their data as they see fit.
Asana, the startup that wants to help workgroups collaborate easily, is adding a new feature to its SaaS to attack what it calls a huge productivity suck: email. And it’s doing so with a new feature ironically called Inbox.
GigaOM’s Structure event this week reminds me of the well-documented relationship between economic crises and technological innovation: Hard times bring out the…
Farmeron isn’t your typical software-as-a-service business — it’s based in a small town in Croatia, and its customers are dairy farmers, not tech-savvy startups. Still, founder Matija Kopic’s just raised another $1.4 million to help take its big data services to farms around the world.
When enterprise software giant SAP announced its HANA big data analytics for midmarket businesses Tuesday, one of the first questions on the call was whether smaller businesses need to bother with big data. The short answer: Yes they do.
Just thirty years ago, innovation in almost any category was measured in years, but today it’s measured in weeks or months. That cycle will continue to accelerate, especially in IT. So here’s how to build an IT ecosystem that can keep up.
It looks like some of the bloom is off the SaaS rose. New numbers show the booming growth in valuations of SaaS companies is slowing after a long run-up as pure-play SaaS companies face more competition from legacy players.
There are currently well over 2,000 SaaS vendors by some counts, and according to Gartner over 95 percent of companies have expressed…
In what is probably not a shocker, new research shows more companies are turning to SaaS-based business intelligence over traditional on-premises BI. About a third of IT managers surveyed said they plan to use at least some SaaS-based BI in the next year.
Lithium Technologies has raised a $53.4 million funding round led by New Enterprise Associates and SAP Ventures. The round includes existing investors Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Emergence Capital, Greenspring Associates, Shasta Ventures and Tenaya Capital, and brings total funding to more than $100 million.
Salesforce.com’s plan to purchase Rypple shows the importance of human capital management to the new cloud-savvy enterprise. The game plan calls for a new Salesforce.com HCM business unit and the relabeling of Rypple’s offerings as “Successforce.” The effort will be directed by industry vet John Wookey.
If you’re a Software-as-a-Service provider and want to wring the richest rewards out of what is already a lucrative gig, you should “verticalize” your services. That’s according to a newly published report from Forrester Research analyst Liz Herbert.
Dome9, a stealth company that aims to create the equivalent of a firewall for public and private clouds, launched the company and its product Monday. The company, which was founded last year, is just one of several cloud security companies coming out of stealth mode.
Get Satisfaction, the company that builds web-based community support tools, has closed on $10 million in series B funding. This round brings the company’s total venture capital investment to $21 million. The San Francisco-based company will put the money toward growth, CEO Wendy Lea says.
Amazon Web Services announced on Tuesday afternoon that its Simple Storage Service (S3) now houses more than 449 billion objects. The rapid pace of S3’s growth is a microcosm of both AWS’ overall business as well as cloud computing in general.
This week’s announcement of VMware’s Horizon App Manager is the latest addition to the company’s increasingly rich portfolio, but the company is not alone in wanting to strengthen its market position by expanding far beyond its original offering. Where, then, does that leave the competition?
Most start-ups are worried about winning business plan competitions. Shopify, an e-commerce platform, is getting good at hosting them. The compay is kicking off its second Build a Business competition, taking the contest international while upping the prize money and giveaways to half a million dollars.