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Microsoft Targets Small Businesses With Free Solutions, Services – CRN

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Microsoft is partnering with startup accelerators and other shared working spaces across the country to offer free hands-on training and access to products and services for small businesses. The outreach program is part of Microsoft’s effort to enable growing technology businesses, particularly in the software space. Chief Technology Strategist Dan Stolts said Microsoft is offering a variety of tools “including cloud services free to businesses, startup businesses.” Businesses that qualify have made less than $1 million and have existed less than five years, and Microsoft is particularly interested in software and product developers.

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Sage and Salesforce: An Odd Couple? – E-Commerce Times

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in SMB Cloud

It came as a surprise when Keith Block, vice chairman of Salesforce, made an off-the-cuff remark about a Sage-Salesforce alliance at the Salesforce World Tour event held last week in Boston.

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Box Inc Acquires Verold To Shore Up 3D Viewing In Cloud Computing – Bidness ETC

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Cloud News

Box Inc (NYSE:BOX) announced today the acquisition of Verold, a startup company that makes 3D viewing technology. The news of the acquisition was reported in a blogpost by Box CEO, Aaron Levie, and it’s not difficult to figure out how this deal would benefit the company.

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Box Acquiring Verold to Bring Interactive 3D to the Cloud – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Box (NYSE:BOX) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Verold, a powerful cloud-based 3D model viewer and editor to make it incredibly easy for businesses to create engaging and immersive content experiences for the web and mobile. As part of the acquisition, the Verold team will join Box, where they will work to integrate 3D conversion and previewing directly into Box’s premium enterprise content collaboration platform.

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Docker, a cloud ‘container’ company, raises $95 million – Fortune

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 in Cloud News

The momentum behind the fast-rising cloud startup Docker continues to roll on, with the San Francisco-based company set to announce on Tuesday that it landed a $95 million Series D funding round led by Insight Venture Partners and new participants Coatue Management, Goldman Sachs, and Northern Trust. The funding round also included previous investors Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Trinity Ventures, and AME Cloud Ventures. With the new cash, which follows a $40 million series C round last September that reportedly valued the company at $400 million, Docker has now raised a total of $150 million in funding, said Docker CEO Ben Golub in an interview

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Microsoft IoT: Connecting Kitchens And Factories – InformationWeek

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

In two new partnerships, Microsoft will work with Fujitsu and Miele to improve manufacturing and make smart ovens a reality.

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Docker, a cloud computing company, raises $95 million – Fortune

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 in Cloud News

The momentum behind the fast-rising cloud startup Docker continues to roll on, with the San Francisco-based company set to announce on Tuesday that it landed a $95 million Series D funding round led by Insight Venture Partners and new participants Coatue Management, Goldman Sachs, and Northern Trust. The funding round also included previous investors Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Trinity Ventures, and AME Cloud Ventures.

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Hybrid Cloud Push ‘Largely Economic,’ Study Shows – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Cloud News

Toby Owen, Peer 1 Hosting's vice president of product.

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The mobile-enabled enterprise: Are we there yet? – CIO India

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

CIO India The mobile-enabled enterprise : Are we there yet? CIO India Enterprise -software heavyweight Salesforce has committed to a "mobile first" philosophy with its own applications, said Anna Rosenman, senior director of product marketing for the Salesforce Analytics Cloud . "If you look at the consumer space, people ..

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Niara Lands $20M in New Funding for Security Analytics – eWeek

Posted on Apr 12, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Niara plans to emerge from stealth and launch its security analytics platform for general availability in the second quarter of 2015. Security analytics vendor Niara has raised $20 million in a Series B round of financing, bringing its total funding to date up to $29.4 million

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Why Every Small Business Could and Should Move to Cloud Communications – Bobsguide (press release)

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Tim Pickard, SVP Marketing, NewVoiceMedia From the recession to banks’ lending policies, if you’re a SMB, it can feel like the only thing growing is the competition.

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SimpleSignal Execs Get New Titles Post Vonage Acquisition – Channel Partners

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 in SMB Cloud

**Editor's Note: Click here to see which channel people were on the move in February and March.** By Edward Gately Global VolP provider Vonage has completed its acquisition of SimpleSignal and has added many of that company’s leaders to its management team moving forward. In March, Vonage announced it was acquiring the UCaaS and collaborative services provider for $25.3 million.

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Domo Reveals Its Business Software, Raises $200 Million At $2 Billion Valuation – Forbes

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Domo CEO Josh James onstage at Domopalooza. (Credit: Rebecca Ricks/Domo) Josh James is having a coming-out party five years in the making

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It’s Time for Manufacturers to Start Taking Responsibility for Suppliers – Re/code

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Honda’s recent recall announcement adds more than 100,000 automobiles to an ongoing wave that has affected most major automakers, including Toyota, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.

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Newtek Acquires the Talent of John Raven as Chief Operating Officer for … – CNNMoney

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Newtek Acquires the Talent of John Raven as Chief Operating Officer for Managed Technology Solutions NEW YORK, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Newtek Business Services Corp., (NASDAQ: NEWT), an internally managed business development company ("BDC"), today announced that it has attracted and retained the talent of Mr. John Raven.  Mr

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