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Enterprise Business Intelligence And Analytics Startup EdgeSpring Raises $11M From Kleiner Perkins

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EdgeSpring, an enterprise business intelligence and analytics startup, is emerging from stealth and announcing $11 million in Series A funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lightspeed Ventures. The EdgeSpring platform accelerates the building of analytics applications that parse business intelligence data like sales, financials and more. The company wants to...
Enterprise Business Intelligence And Analytics Startup EdgeSpring Raises $11M From Kleiner Perkins

With SaaS, it's not just about your apps -- it's how you connect those apps, too

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Enterprise applications have long been a means for companies to gain competitive advantage. The process would go something like this: The better the information and process flows, the more efficient the business, which in turn lowered the cost of doing business, which then created a competitive advantage. Demand for this...
With SaaS, it's not just about your apps -- it's how you connect those apps, too

Business Cloud Consulting Is Consolidating

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Two of the larger consultancies that specialize in business applications for the cloud are merging, creating the largest player in a still small field. Cloud service providers, as they are called, help both Google and Salesforce sell products, and aim to teach companies how to collaborate and use social media...
Business Cloud Consulting Is Consolidating
Microsoft to support Windows 8 ARM tablet enterprise management for 'bring your own' PC scenarios

Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott

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The last time we heard from SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott, he talked a great deal about a then-upcoming product strategy called HANA. The idea was to move all of SAP’s existing business applications into a high-performance appliance, where the database runs in memory, and is more responsive to requests. In...
Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott

Just rank it: the Synapsify approach to analyzing data

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Stephen Candelmo was a lawyer in Washington D.C. in 2008 when a colleague introduced him to a client named Lawrence Au and Au’s technology for analyzing English-language text. Au showed off how it was possible to analyze a book and bring to the fore short passages that best sum up...
Just rank it: the Synapsify approach to analyzing data

Zapier Raises $1.2M Seed Round From Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson & Others

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Zapier, which is essentially IFTTT for business users, just announced that it has raised a $1.2 million seed round from Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Wufoo co-founder Kevin Hale and a number of other angel investors. The company plans to use this additional investment to continue the development of...
Zapier Raises $1.2M Seed Round From Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson & Others

Why Are So Many Black People On Twitter?

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There are a lot of black people on Twitter. The numbers, taken from the annual report on Twitter by Edison Research, don’t lie. While black people make up about 12% of the general population, they account for 25% of the population of users on Twitter. I always felt like this...
Why Are So Many Black People On Twitter?
Cloud: Microsoft Cloud Floats to China (Without Microsoft)

SAP to give business tools a consumer-app makeover

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A series of initiatives are under way at SAP with the goal of bringing its business applications much closer to the ease of use and eye-catching visuals provided by consumer applications, particularly ones made amid the boom in mobile computing....
SAP to give business tools a consumer-app makeover

Why You Shouldn't Ditch Your Laptop For An iPad ...Yet (AAPL)

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We love our iPad, but it's not about to replace our laptop anytime soon. Tablets are functional, portable, and maybe even sexy. But the following four things consistently hold our iPad back from becoming our main computing device. You can type much more quickly on your laptop. It's a weird...
Why You Shouldn't Ditch Your Laptop For An iPad ...Yet (AAPL)
Microsoft Paid $1.2B for Yammer, But You Can Have It for Free

PicView's iPad app lets you add voice tags and annotations to pictures to tell your story

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PicView is a new, free iOS app that enables users to add voice tags and annotations to images, videos and business applications. We’re giving it an early review, as the app is only available for iPad and supports only photos for the time being. The app lets you take or...
PicView's iPad app lets you add voice tags and annotations to pictures to tell your story
Tennis Pals Ellison and Hurd Explored HP-Oracle Merger

Enterprise social software vendor Moxie goes freemium

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Moxie Software will now provide its full enterprise social networking (ESN) software for free because the company is convinced that standalone, general-purpose ESN capabilities are a commodity.The company will charge customers when and if they link its Collaboration Spaces product with other, third-party business applications and systems."This supports our...
Enterprise social software vendor Moxie goes freemium
How Microsoft could completely change the BYOD game

Google launching new Chromebooks

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The company’s fledgling hardware initiative is getting a second boost. FORTUNE — About a year after announcing its first Chromebooks, Google is launching updated versions of the barebones computer — a new laptop and desktop, both made by Samsung. The question is, will customers want to buy the devices, even...
Google launching new Chromebooks

Genomic Health: Protecting business in the cloud, public and private

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About five years ago Genomic Health began to introduce cloud-based business applications. Ken Stineman, senior director of enterprise architecture and security, quickly became aware of the security risks these apps posed....
Genomic Health: Protecting business in the cloud, public and private

Feds nix Oracle blanket contract

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Last year Oracle agreed to settle with the General Services Administration (GSA) to the tune of $199 million in a reputation damaging case which saw Oracle accused of overcharging some government agencies. Today, we hear that as of May 17th, Oracle’s GSA IT Schedule 70 contract is being terminated. To put...
Feds nix Oracle blanket contract
Mark Zuckerberg To Speak Tomorrow At Y Combinator Startup School

10 great Google tools you need in your business workflow

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Google is so ubiquitous in our everyday digital lives that it's easy to overlook the many tools it offers that have a business slant. But there are lots of them, and I'm not just talking about Microsoft Office equivalents such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, or Google Analytics....
10 great Google tools you need in your business workflow

List of Social Inbox Aggregator (SIA) Providers

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Written by Jeremiah Owyang (Customer Strategy) and Ray Wang (Enterprise Strategy), Analysts at the Altimeter Group. We’re tasked with a difficult job as Industry analyst in one of the fastest moving markets. Part of our role is to find new trends, identify them, and rate and rank who offers them....
List of Social Inbox Aggregator (SIA) Providers

SAP updates line-of-business cloud apps

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Selling SaaS (software as a service) applications aimed at specific lines of business is one way that SAP has tried to stake a claim in the world of cloud computing and during the Sapphire conference it unveiled a broad series of updates to the portfolio. For marketing purposes, SAP...
SAP updates line-of-business cloud apps

Panasonic's new Toughpads are ready to rumble

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LAS VEGAS--If you're looking for a tablet that's built like a tank, the sturdy Toughpad series is as far as you need go. Just expect to pay a premium. In addition to its jaw-dropping 20-inch, 5.3-pound tablet demo, Panasonic announced a pair of new ToughPad models to fill out its...
Panasonic's new Toughpads are ready to rumble

Cisco CloudVerse opens a new world of cloud computing possibilities

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This sponsored post is brought to you by Cisco. As always, VentureBeat is adamant about maintaining editorial objectivity. For businesses that wish to embrace cloud technology in order to simplify their operations, provide a forum for project collaboration, and operate on a secure platform, the Cisco CloudVerse aims to...
Cisco CloudVerse opens a new world of cloud computing possibilities

Announcing The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit

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Today ReadWriteWeb is announcing our second event, the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit 2010. It will take place May 7, 2010, in Mountain View, California. The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit will be an exploration of the latest Mobile development trends, both the technology and the emerging business applications. Registration is now open, at...
Announcing The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit

Nokia begins rolling out Microsoft business apps to Belle-enabled handsets

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Nokia has begun rolling out a suite of Microsoft productivity apps to Nokia Belle-enabled handsets, providing users with four new business applications that extend the Nokia and Microsoft partnership beyond their Windows Phone collaboration. Nokia device owners will need to have updated their handsets to Nokia Belle, which began rolling...
Nokia begins rolling out Microsoft business apps to Belle-enabled handsets

Box Debuts HTML5 Embeddable Framework To Integrate Content With Third-Party Enterprise Software Apps

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At the company’s annual event Boxworks today, Box debuted a new way for its cloud storage and collaboration platform to be accessed across the enterprise. Via a new HTML5 embeddable framework, developers can integrate their Box accounts and information into a number of well-known third-party enterprise applications including Concur, Cornerstone...
Box Debuts HTML5 Embeddable Framework To Integrate Content With Third-Party Enterprise Software Apps
Red Hat Becomes Open Source’s First $1 Billion Baby

Amazon and SAP put All-in-One in the cloud

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Amazon’s Terry Wise SAP All-in-One applications will soon run in Amazon’s cloud. That could make Amazon EC2 more attractive to companies that worry about offloading crucial business applications from their own data centers.  SAP BusinessObjects analytics and Rapid Deployment solutions already run on Amazon — as do most of Oracle’s...
Amazon and SAP put All-in-One in the cloud
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