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The Cloud Computing Battle

Early Stage Adventures

The Cloud computing battle is well underway with tech giants battling to ensure they emerge with dominant market shares. Cloud

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How The Cloud Is Reshaping Small Business Productivity And Profits

crowdSPRING Blog

Emergent Research partner Steve King commented on this change for Talkin’ Cloud : Today, the U.S. Cloud computing is here to stay.

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5 Ways Cloud Telephony Can Benefit Startups

YoungUpstarts

Cloud telephony services fall into this category. What is cloud telephony? Never miss another customer call. Some services are even free.

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Amazon Web Services Just Landed Another Multi-Billion Dollar Partner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Salesforce is now a customer of the e-commerce giant's cloud-computing service, in addition to Netflix and Capital One

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Benchmark’s New General Partner: Scott Belsky

abovethecrowd.com

The partners at Benchmark are delighted to announce that Scott Belsky has joined the firm as our newest general partner. It is rare for us to encounter a partner candidate who has so much experience as an operator, investor, and advisor at such a young age. Adding a new partner is a significant event for Benchmark.

Dell Partners to offer Dropbox for Business on Dell’s Cloud

SiliconHills

Dell and Dropbox announced a partnership Thursday at Dell World to create Dropbox for Business using the Cloud. Dell, which went public earlier this year, is hosting Dell World at the Austin Convention Center through […] The post Dell Partners to offer Dropbox for Business on Dell’s Cloud appeared first on SiliconHills.

Amazon’s Scorpion Problem

Feld Thoughts

” Over the weekend, there was some commentary on  AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing. “Could Amazon Web Services be feeling the heat from new public cloud competitors? Computer Industry amazon aws cloud competition google microsoft partners Maybe.

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Skill cloud: Why companies should kill the job title

The Next Web

Leif Abraham is a Partner at Prehype, a venture development firm in New York City. His This story continues at The Next Web.

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StillSecure Announces Cloud Security Solution and Partnership with SoftLayer

Feld Thoughts

StillSecure fundamentally believes that service providers – telcos, datacenter, cloud providers – will be the channel to market for security solutions and I agree. They have built an amazing set of solutions for colocation and dedicated server environments and have solutions that can apply to some higher-end cloud users.

5 Reasons Why Your Company Is Safer in the Cloud

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Still reluctant to put your data in the cloud? Cloud security is stronger. Cloud security is smarter. Take an e-commerce business.

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3 Cloud Services That Make Work Easier

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Bring up the cloud and you're likely to find people who either love it or don't trust it—no matter how secure and reliable you tell them it is.

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CEO Interview with BlazeMeter, Self-Served Load Testing in the Cloud

VC Cafe

Until BlazeMeter, there was no self-service and comprehensive load testing solution, especially in a cloud format (i.e. added costs). focus. 3.

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Israeli Startup Zerto Raises $15 million B Round for Disaster Recovery on the Cloud

VC Cafe

Venture Partners (USVP) and joined by existing investors Battery Ventures  and  Greylock Partners. Jacques Benkoski, Ph.D.,

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How Netskope is changing the way enterprises adopt the cloud

Lightspeed Venture Partners

We have seen the rise of the cloud, the shift away from PCs to new mobile computing platforms, and the emergence of Big Data and Analytics as a core enabler of business agility. side effect of enterprise cloud and mobile adoption has been the creation of a new set of security challenges. BYOD Cloud mobile Security security startups

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Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

Both Sides of the Table

This is the top layer in the Cloud Stack. Cloud Data Platform. But when they all do – imagine the importance of Cloud Data.

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Google slashes cloud prices

The Equity Kicker

However, Google just slashed its cloud prices and is not cheaper than Amazon for all but the heaviest users. Significantly cheaper in fact.

Dell and Microsoft Team Up to Offer Hybrid Cloud Solutions

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Microsoft and Dell have been partners every step of the way since Dell’s founding, said Michael Dell. At Dell World, Dell and Microsoft announced new hybrid cloud solutions. And Wednesday, the two companies announced another joint venture. Austin

How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud

mashable.com

How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud. The cloud is where it’s at. Unfortunately, the cloud is also the place all that good stuff stays, unused and unloved. Business Tools: Salesforce.com opened their core services to partners via API, enabling them to innovate and extend Salesforce services. Cloud computing.

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DealCircle partners with Rocket Lawyer to reduce startups’ US legal costs

The Next Web

Copenhagen-based startup DealCircle makes online collaboration tools to help startups pull together contracts and other deals more quickly.

8 Mobile Cloud Apps to Streamline Your Workflow

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These apps improve your workflow by storing data in the cloud. Working in the cloud can feel like you''re disconnected from reality.

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[Event][Hong Kong] 2nd Cloud Computing World Forum Asia 2011

YoungUpstarts

Taking place on November 30 to December 1, 2011 at The Mira, Hong Kong, the 2nd Cloud Computing World Forum Asia will feature all of the key players within the cloud computing and SaaS market providing an introduction, discussion and look into the future for the ICT industry. Benefit from a pre-show online meeting planner.

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HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.

Both Sides of the Table

At GRP Partners our focus has always been on having a small number of investments in the industries we know well. Solving bigger problems.

[Asia] Getting Cloud Computing Right The First Time

YoungUpstarts

In the previous article , we introduced Cloud Computing and some of the current trending issues in the Asia Pacific region. Is my data safe?

Considerations for Early Stage Startup Opportunities in SaaS and Cloud Computing

UC Berkeley

Today the use of cloud infrastructures and subscription models has become table stakes for any software company. by Evangelos Simoudis, Ph.D.

Thoughts on the Salesforce ecosystem

deal architect

Cloud Computing, SaaS

Five Crucial Ingredients For Your Closest Business Relationships

YoungUpstarts

Dr. Henry Cloud is a leadership and performance consultant, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author. They know it has to be sound.

GrabCAD Partners With Autodesk

ArcticStartup

Estonia-founded GrabCAD just put together a big partnership with Autodesk to bring 2D and 3D editing tools into GrabCAD ''s online platform.

New investment: Upverter, a cloud-based platform for the hardware revolution

Version One Ventures

platform that combines collaboration and data-sharing with a massive public repository and cloud-based design, is not only necessary as engineers continue to design more complex physical things, but it’s also inevitable. Version One is co-leading this investment with Golden Venture Partners, and joined by several angel investors.

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FreshBooks First Venture Round

StartupCFO

The round was led by Oak Investment Partners. We just have grown to love what Jeff and his partners are doing and wanted to work with them.

Estonia's Cloutex Raises €441,000 Seed For Cloud Services Integration

ArcticStartup

Estonian cloud startup Cloutex announces it has raised $600,000 (€441,000) in seed funding.

Crisis Shmisis: Q2 2010 Closes with 40 deals and more than $400 million raised in Israel (Deal Summary)

VC Cafe

As a part of the round Rina Shainski, General Partner of Carmel Ventures joined company’s board. Ziegler Meditech Equity Partners, L.P.

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S/4HANAthe anti R/3

deal architect

I recently heard from the Price Waterhouse partner who was instrumental in our moving to Tampa in 1990. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP It was nice to catch up and it took me down memory lane. In many ways, my group was at the epicenter.

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Salesforce: Time to spread wings

deal architect

It was very well done – a nice blend of product, strategy, customer and partner sessions. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS Salesforce hosted an Analyst Summit last week. Add their event to the list of excellent summits I wrote about last year. have been.

[ADV] [Event] [India] Cloud Computing World Forum India

YoungUpstarts

Taking place on October 12, 2011 at JW Marriott in Mumbai, India, the Cloud Computing World Forum India is a free-to-attend event and will feature all of the key players within the cloud computing and SaaS market providing an introduction, discussion and look into the future for the ICT industry. Show Highlights.

Megaupload and the Future of Multi-tenant Services

Feld Thoughts

This is a draft post by Dave Jilk, a long time friend, business partner, and CEO of Standing Cloud. If the cloud provider has a problem, Standing Cloud has your backups and can re-deploy the application in another location. My Investments backup goverment megaupload PIPA SOPA standing cloud

Turns Out The Future of the Office Isn’t an Office at All

Duct Tape Marketing

As we moved things to the cloud we needed less physical stuff. Duct Tape Marketing coworking Think Big Partnersand snack shop.

6 Tips for Cloud Sales using Channels

Guy Nirpaz

I attended Jeff Kaplan’s Cloud Channel Summit today. Clearly cloud channel sales is in its infancy, but there were some companies here with successful channel strategies including Salesforce.com (1400 partners and counting), Scribe and others. Lesson 3: In the cloud, you have to earn your business on a daily basis.

The anatomy of cloud computing

Niall Kennedy's Blog

Cloud computing is changing the way we provision hardware and software for on-demand capacity fulfillment. The managed cloud stack.

Nokia To Partner With Microsoft On Smart Phones

ArcticStartup

By partnering with Microsoft, they're taking one player out from the opposition to create something new. Disasterous decision by Nokia".

Standing Cloud Closes $3m Financing, Launches Partner Program

Feld Thoughts

Standing Cloud , which makes it easy to deploy and run apps in the cloud, recently closed a $ 3m financing led by Rich Levandov at Avalon Ventures. There are a huge number of solution providers out in the world who are specialists in any of the more than 70 open-source apps that Standing Cloud supports.