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Having a well-rounded brand strategy helps you identify the marketing channels you must focus on, and defines every aspect of how your business is viewed by your customers. Marketing and advertising is an integral component of every business. The US Small Business Administration reco...
Digital theft is a lot more common than you would think. Worse, a lot of people committing these crimes may not even be aware of the laws they break. The internet has made it possible for anybody to find digital assets (like photographs, videos, articles, music, etc.) online and use th...
An increasing number of startups like Global Thermostat, CO2 Solutions, Carbon Engineering and Climeworks are now working on carbon capture and storage solutions. But this is not the only area to watch out for.
For a long time, Bill Gates and in fact the entire leadership team at Microsoft were vehemently against the open source community. Steve Ballmer had once called Linux “a malignant cancer” in reference to Linux allegedly violating nearly 235 patents that Microsoft owned. Even post-retir...
Investments in the Edtech space is likely to reach $252 billion by 2020. This presents a terrific opportunity for entrepreneurs and educators alike.
When you are just starting out, every dollar counts. Among the various expenses that you can avoid as a bootstrapped startup, office rental space comes out at the top. The trouble is that businesses without office space may be perceived as ‘fly by the night’ operators. So how does a bu...
Marketing by fax is very similar to any other form of marketing in some ways. It is very different in other ways. It is similar to email in that you'll get into legal trouble by hitting on strangers, but it is different in that you can get their attention much easier.
Small and medium-sized (SMB) retailers, although reasonably smaller than their enterprise counterparts, demands such an incredible amount of time and energy, you feel like you're operating a big-box store. As a SMB retail store owner, it's safe to say your job can get pretty hectic - f...
Understanding the core objective is alone not enough to find greater success with content marketing. The reason very few marketers find their content marketing strategies effective is because of the lack of personalization. Content marketing is everywhere and it is not going away anyt...
Scanalytics was recently listed among 11 startups and enterprise companies diving into the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. Wrike, a project management platform and creator of the list, predicted the companies will do great things and should be watched closely over the next year.Scan...
Unicorn is a term in the investment industry, and in particular the venture capital industry, which denotes a start-up company whose valuation has exceeded (the somewhat arbitrary) $1 billion. The term has been popularized by Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures. Fortune magazine counted over...
Actionable insights (or actionable data) can be defined as "a technology solution that inhales large quantities of data (big data) and exhales strategic action from that data." Whether it's purely software or in combination with hardware, big data and the resulting insights present mon...
There has been a lot of talk in the venture capital industry about automating the home and leveraging Internet-enabled devices for various functions. The first wave of this was the use of the smartphone as a remote control to manage, for instance, a thermostat. The thermostat then begi...
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to acquire SmartThings, an open platform for the smart home and the consumer Internet of Things. SmartThings supports an open and growing ecosystem of developers, who are producing new types of connected devices and unique apps in the cloud that change how...
Moonscape Ventures, a $120 million investment company focused on startups in the Internet of Things and related technologies, was launched today by global entrepreneur Mati Kochavi, whose existing network of companies include smart city and IoT solutions provider AGT International. Mo...
Featuring PaaS for Internet of Things. Connecting and controlling any device on the internet is easy and cost effective if you can buy into Ayla's IOT Cloud Platform. Cloud based services on the Ayla IoT Cloud Fabric are invoked by software agents embedded in the IoT Connected devices ...
There was news the other day that Samsung has acquired SmartThings, a start up that will operate all your home appliances, including garage doors, with a router that sends out commands that you send over the Internet.
Some people are never satisfied. These fearless agents of change are everywhere. They're informed, confident and willing to experiment. They seek out the best business technology solution for the job at hand. They act on instinct. Yes, you could say that they're driven. However, they'...
Crossbar, Inc., a start-up company pioneering Resistive RAM (RRAM) technology, today announced it has completed a $25 million Series C funding in an oversubscribed round. Participating in the round were Crossbar’s existing investors Artiman Ventures, Kle...
CrowdMed, an online healthcare startup that harnesses the wisdom of crowds to help solve even the world’s most difficult medical cases, today announced the appointment of senior marketing executive Thomas Krafft as Vice President of Marketing to head and expand the company’s marketing ...
Banks face a difficult tug-of-war every day. Consumers demand innovative new services – regulators demand security, compliance and soundness of all offerings. How can a bank resist being pulled in every direction and find a middle ground? Banks can look to startup technology companies...
“Cloud computing” is more than just a buzzword – it has transformed the tech industry. Having been in the business of building enterprise infrastructure for over 15 years, I’ve had the opportunity to witness how cloud has altered the landscape, including most recently at my company, Ne...
With a wealth of technology and online resources, many people are ditching the traditional 9-to-5 lifestyle and opting to become entrepreneurs. Unlike businesses of the past, where a large financial investment was required to get off the ground, today's startups can get the ball rollin...
Using Ariba, Koozoo was able to make sophisticated decisions on small-batch purchases of unfamiliar products. Here to explain the latest and greatest around agile procurement for businesses of any size, we're joined by Ian Thomson, Koozoo’s Head of Business Development, based in San F...
Prolexic Technologies, the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation company, has gotten a $30 million Series C round led by new investors Trident Capital and Intel Capital. That makes $51.9 million altogether. Its existing shareholders include Kennet Partners, Camden Partners ...
Five-year-old Big Data start-up Ayasdi, out only six months, has gotten B round funding worth $30.6 million led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) with newcomers GE Ventures and Citi Ventures kicking in as well as existing investors Khosla Ventures and Floodgate participating. T...
This Week in Cloud Update Starting in August, we will be changing the name of This Week in Cloud to TechViews in order to cover other trends in addition to cloud computing, such as mobility, big data, and DevOps. Along with the name chan...
EMC is buying ScaleIO and its scalable server-based Elastic Converged Storage (ECS) software. It said it’s paying cash but not how much although the chatty Israeli business press put the price at between $200 million and $300 million. The start-up is supposed to strength EMC’s Flas...
Paris-based open source cloud computing company eNovance, the world’s seventh-largest contributor to the OpenStack initiative, has gotten a $7.78 million investment from Entrepreneur Venture, BNP Paribas, Oséo and its long-time backer Odyssée Venture. The money is earmarked to suppor...
Zimory, a Berlin cloud management start-up, has secured $20 million in funding led by its newest investor Deutsche Boerse. Existing investors Creathor Venture, High-Tech Gruenderfonds (HTGF), IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft (IBB), KFW and T-Venture also kicked in. Zimory, which has prev...
Predixion Software, a developer of collaborative predictive analytics solutions, has raised $20 million in Series C financing. The money is coming from two new strategic investors, Accenture and GE Ventures, as well as current investors DFJ Frontier, EMC, Miramar Venture Partners and...
AppScale Systems, a newly surfaced start-up that has its own AppScale Cloud Platform, an open source runtime system for web applications and mobile application back-ends, just introduced its first commercial product, ScaleSafe, which automates failover and migration of cloud apps and d...
Panzura, the flash-based NAS start-up whose widgetry is used to store data off-premises in the cloud, has gotten a $25 million D round and the investors this time include SanDisk, the flash memory storage house, which kicked in enough to rate a board seat. Panzura’s other investors i...
DataTorrent, which just launched Hadoop’s first real-time stream processing platform, has gotten an $8 million A round to push the widgetry. It lets companies analyze, monitor and act on data instantaneously, executing tens of millions of data items a second. The funding was led by...
Kaminario, a flash storage start-up backed by $75 million in VC funding, is guaranteeing that overall performance degradation will never exceed 25% should the user experience system failure. What that means in English is the widgetry will still be able to deliver data at 75% of its us...
EMC has reportedly paid $200 million to snap up two-year-old Israeli start-up and would-be competitor ScaleIO and its Elastic Converged Storage (ECS) software, which is supposed to let data centers cut storage costs by maybe 80% or more by converging storage into compute. The softwar...
Cloudant has announced an Accelerator Program to help young companies on a start-up budget go to market on its highly scalable, always-on NoSQL Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). The goal of the sales program is to make it more affordable for start-ups to launch their businesses on a dat...
Google is reportedly hot to mate with Waze, an Israeli map merchant that’s got a mobile satellite navigation application that renders real-time traffic. The two are in talks that could flounder at any point according to Reuters. But the first talks to hit the rocky shoals were report...
Knowing what Big Data is, is one; knowing what a Big Data strategy is two; knowing how to implement that Big Data strategy is even more difficult. At least, that is how a lot of organizations perceive it. It must be said, in large process-directed organizations, what most of the large ...
Big Data and the cloud each contributed a start-up to the stock market last Friday. Tableau Software, a profitable chart-making BI data visualization firm, IPO’d on the Big Board in New York sporting the highly desirable ticker symbol DATA and selling at the open for $31 a share. It ...