Tuesday, March 31, 2015

5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching

  When Intuit's network gets taxed, it turns to Riverbed performance management tools | Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools

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5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching
Investors made a crowd around the cloud this week, investing $175 million in companies focused on everything from storage to the WAN to the supply chain. The big winner of the bunch was FinancialForce.com, a San Francisco cloud ERP provider based on the Salesforce1 Platform that touted $110 million in fresh funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures. Read More

Hybrid Cloud Made Easy
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When Intuit's network gets taxed, it turns to Riverbed performance management tools
With TurboTax and QuickBooks becoming increasingly cloud based, user experience is key. Read More


Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools
CIOs and IT managers have many choices when it comes to cloud-based productivity tools for email, documents, calendar and file-sharing. The first two options that come to mind for most, however, are Google Apps for Work and Office 365. Read More

Amazon Cloud Drive's unlimited storage plans undercut rivals
Amazon Cloud Drive is taking the 'bang for your buck' throne away from Microsoft with new unlimited cloud storage plans. Read More


The Benefits of Cloud Networking
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Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap
Google's latest enhancement to Cloud Platform is not a new feature but a repackaging of an existing innovation. But it's a downright useful offering all the same. Read More

Microsoft adds MDM capabilities to Office 365
  Microsoft today announced the general availability of mobile device management (MDM) capabilities for Office 365, which is designed to give administrators the built-in capability to manage access to data in the cloud-based productivity suite across iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. The MDM features are available at no additional cost in all Office 365 commercial plans, according to Microsoft.. Read More

GitHub recovering from massive DDoS attacks
Software development platform GitHub said Sunday it was still experiencing intermittent outages from the largest cyberattack in its history but had halted most of the attack traffic. Read More


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Amazon debuts bottomless storage plans for photos, data
If you've got tons of digital photos and music that are a headache to back up, Amazon wants to interest you in two new storage services designed to ease home backups and archiving. Read More

Startup takes the effort out of endpoint detection and response
Startup Red Canary is offering an endpoint detection and response service based in the cloud that is backed up by a team of analysts who weed out false alarms. Read More

Acer Chromebook 15 review: Massive display, with mixed results overall
I used the Acer Chromebook 15, which boasts the largest screen of any Chromebook, and I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it yet. Read More

Amazon blasts FAA on drone approvals, regulations
  The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is taking too long to approve drone tests and isn't looking far enough into the future as it prepares rules for commercial drone flight, an Amazon executive told lawmakers. Read More



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