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Okta expands partnership with Box to include enterprise mobility management

Okta, a company mostly known for cloud identity management, made a foray into enterprise mobility management (EMM) at the end of 2014. Today, it announced a partnership with Box to support device-level security for the Box mobile app. Show More Summary

EeGeo picks up $5M to build better 3D visuals for interiors and VR experiences

Startups working on high-quality immersive visuals and the tech to achieve them are in demand these days, and today one that focuses specifically on interactive outdoor and indoor 3D mapping is announcing a round of funding to help fuel...Show More Summary

Microsoft launches Azure preview in Germany and Canada, announces DoD-specific regions in U.S.

Late last year, Microsoft announced that it would start hosting its Azure cloud computing platform and some of its other cloud-based services out of local data centers in both Germany and Canada. Both of these new regions, Azure Canada and Azure Germany are now officially in preview. Show More Summary

Salesforce takes on ServiceMax, Microsoft and Oracle with new field service product

Salesforce has its fingers in many pies when it comes to tracking customers, customer service and marketing, but up until now it left field service to third parties like ServiceMax. That changed today when the cloud giant announced a...Show More Summary

Altiscale’s latest cloud service brings Hadoop to business users

Altiscale, a company that has always been about reducing the complexity related to using Hadoop, has taken that to the next level today with the release of Altiscale Insight Cloud, a cloud service aimed at making Hadoop accessible to...Show More Summary

Crate raises $4M seed round for its next-gen SQL database

Crate, the winner of our TechCrunch Disrupt Europe startup Battlefield in 2014, today announced that it has raised a $4 million seed round for its open-source SQL database technology. The round was led by London-based Dawn Capital, which was joined by existing investors Sunstone Capital, DFJ Esprit and Speedinvest. Show More Summary

The suddenly exciting future of enterprise communications

Enterprise communications is not a sector that typically generates palpable excitement. In the enterprise, the plumbing is never as exciting as the fixtures, and people spend more time noticing what communications enables than how it’s delivered. Show More Summary

Big data and the Death Star

The Star Wars movies have captured the imaginations of everyone, from baby boomers through millennials on down to tots. It seems like everyone has been talking about the latest episode in this saga. Around the water cooler, discussions...Show More Summary

White House draft policy wants federal agencies to find open source religion

By now, the advantages of open source are there for all to see. When you give people access to the underlying code, good things happen. People find bugs and security holes. They make it better. They adapt it to different needs. TheyShow More Summary

Salesforce-Microsoft love grows with SalesforceIQ-Outlook integration

Salesforce announced today that its SalesforceIQ intelligence product now integrates with Microsoft Outlook, which happens to be the most used business email program on the planet with over 400 million users on Outlook.com alone. The product being released today is called SalesforceIQ Inbox for Outlook. Show More Summary

Tableau scores advanced database tech with acquisition of German startup HyPer

Tableau announced today that it has acquired early-stage startup HyPer, which has developed an advanced database technology that Tableau intends to incorporate into its product set. Tableau is a business intelligence and analytics company, taking business data and helping companies make sense of it. Show More Summary

Fear and loathing at RSA — Hacking, security and the limits of protection

People are trying to steal your credentials or trick you into giving them important information. They are exploiting unpatched operating systems, locating security holes in applications and hacking into unprotected hardware. You’re not paranoid, you’re told. Show More Summary

Want to compete with Salesforce? Buy Marketo

There are several enterprise players that want a share of Salesforce’s business, but just aren’t making headway by knuckling up against the company’s dominant, entrenched SaaS CRM offerings. Rather than competing head on, a smarter approach for these businesses is to “front door” Salesforce, instead. Read More

Why browser extensions change the way we work

Browser extensions change the way we work. They alter facets of your job by changing the experience of the apps on which you rely so they conform to your workflow — versus having to open 17 separate browser tabs just to complete a simple task. Historically, browser extensions were a little wild as far as how they were built. Read More

Source: Microsoft mulled an $8 billion bid for Slack, will focus on Skype instead

When Slack announced new voice and video services earlier this week, the enterprise messaging startup signalled a move into territory dominated by the likes of Microsoft’s Skype. But it looks like this is not the only moment when the two company’s paths have crossed in recent times. Show More Summary

LinkedIn open-sources its WhereHows data discovery and lineage portal

LinkedIn today open-sourced WhereHows, a meta data-centric tool the company has long used internally to make it easier for its employees to discover data the company generates and to track the lineage of its data sets as they move around its various internal tools and services. Show More Summary

Slack voice calling arrives on desktop

Slack was being cheeky when yesterday it said voice chat would start testing “very, very soon”. Today the new “Calls” feature starting rolling out on Slack for desktop. It lets you start a private Slack Call or launch a conference call in a channel that anyone can join with a click. And in keeping with Slack’s lighthearted style, once you’re chatting, you… Read More

Cisco to acquire Leaba Semiconductor for $320 million as buying spree continues

Cisco continued its buying spree today as it announced its intention to acquire Israeli chip designer Leaba Semiconductor for $320 million. Cisco sees this acquisition as a way to advance its hardware catalog with highly advanced chip technology. Show More Summary

SugarCRM acquires Contastic for natural language-based predictive sales tools

Following its acquisition of Stitch last year, SugarCRM — a CRM and open source competitor to Salesforce — has picked up another startup to enhance the arsenal of intelligent sales tools that it provides to its customers. The company...Show More Summary

Are site reliability engineers the next data scientists?

It’s no secret that “data scientist” is one of the hottest job titles going. DJ Patil famously proclaimed data scientist “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” before moving on to join the White House as the first chief data scientist of the U.S. Once a rarified in-house role at a few leading Internet companies, data science has since grown into a global… Read More

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