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GE Digital snags ServiceMax for $915 million

GE Digital announced today it was buying ServiceMax, a cloud-based field service management company, for $915 million. GE Ventures had been an investor in the company as part of the $82 million Series F round in 2015. The two companies have more in common than you might think. Show More Summary

Microsoft announces Visual Studio for Mac will launch in November

Fans of cross-platform coding will be happy to know that Visual Studio, a “a true mobile-first, cloud-first development tool for.NET and C#,” will arrive for Mac during the Connect() conference in November. The move places Microsoft’s IDE on Macs. Show More Summary

How drones will reshape the enterprise

Most people associate drones with troops and mad scientists tinkering around in their backyards. Thanks to technological breakthroughs — including longer and safer flights — and new federal guidelines enacted this year, drone use is expanding beyond military and consumer markets and is seeping into the enterprise. Read More

AppDynamics update looks to measure impact of performance on business

It seems to have been the week for modern application performance monitoring tools to announce major updates. First, New Relic announced theirs on Monday and today AppDynamics followed suit with its own update to provide more direct insight into business performance — not just the underlying systems and applications. Show More Summary

New Relic extends monitoring to containers and micro service environments

Monitoring used to be a relatively simple matter. Most companies had a fixed number of applications to monitor. These were usually delivered on the web and lived for a number of years on a fairly fixed number of servers. Today’s environment...Show More Summary

Stripe launches Works With Stripe, a directory of apps that integrate with its payments

Stripe, the company that competes against the likes of PayPal by letting businesses add payment services into their apps and websites with a few lines of code, is today launching a new directory that plays into its bigger ambition to...Show More Summary

CoreOS introduces Operators to streamline Kubernetes container management

CoreOS introduced a new container management concept today known as Operators, which they say will advance the Kubernetes project by offering more automated container management. What’s more, they are open sourcing the technology. “We...Show More Summary

Microsoft Teams feels like déjà vu all over again

Microsoft introduced Microsoft Teams today to much fanfare and hoopla — as only Microsoft can seem to do these days. But when you take a close look at today’s announcement, what have you really got here — a 10-year-old idea on how to communicate and collaborate in the enterprise with a distinctly Microsoft twist. Show More Summary

Hands-on with Microsoft Teams

Teams throws a lot of you, right out of the gate. That’s due no doubt in part to the fact that competitors like Slack already have a sizable head start on Microsoft’s workplace collaboration tool. More to the point, though, is that,Show More Summary

Teams, Microsoft’s Slack competitor, is official

It’s been a busy few fall for Microsoft. A week after throwing a big Windows/Surface party, the software giant has returned to the Big Apple for its latest piece of news. Clearly the company was just too excited to keep its latest addition to Office 365 under wraps, posting up a launch video just prior to the event’s official kickoff. Show More Summary

Broadcom acquires Brocade in $5.9 billion deal

Broadcom, Ltd bought Brocade Communications Systems today for $5.9 billion, giving the company a foothold far beyond chips in the networking storage business. It’s quite a nice deal for Brocade shareholders, who gain a 47 percent premium over the $8.69 closing price last Friday night (October 28th). Show More Summary

Microsoft open sources its next-gen cloud hardware design

Microsoft today open sourced its next-gen hyperscale cloud hardware design and contributed it to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Microsoft joined the OCP, which also includes Facebook, Google, Intel, IBM, Rackspace and many other cloud vendors, back in 2014. Show More Summary

NFV and the Tebow thing

The game-changing nature of virtualization in the server world has led many in IT to assume it would automatically translate to networking. The idea inspired the network functions virtualization architecture that has gripped some circles of the industry with great exuberance. But success in one domain does not ensure success in another. Read More

HPE gears its updated Helion OpenStack distribution toward telcos

HPE is in an interesting position. Now that it has shut down its Helion public cloud business, its main focus is on its private and managed cloud services, which center around the open source OpenStack cloud platform that’s pretty much the de facto standard for building private clouds now. Show More Summary

A maturing OpenStack looks to the future

OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform that allows enterprises to essentially run their own version of AWS in their data centers, was founded by NASA and Rackspace in 2010. Today, it’s being used by the likes of Comcast, PayPal, Volkswagen, CERN, AT&T, China Mobile and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in the U.K. Show More Summary

Elastic brings order to its product line with Elastic Stack

For the last several years, Elastic has offered a range of analytics and visualization tools to go with its open source search engine. Today, it announced it was pulling those pieces together into an integrated stack. The new product known as Elastic Stack includes all of the companies products: Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash and Beats. Show More Summary

Zendesk expands beyond the help desk

Zendesk has always been known as a customer service cloud application, and while its focus remains on the customer, it is attempting to expand the mission using data to drive communication and understanding about the customer. The company...Show More Summary

Alluxio launches its memory-centric storage system for big data workloads

Alluxio, formerly known as Tachyon, raised a $7.5 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz earlier this year. Today, the company is launching the first commercial product based on its open source memory-centric distributed storage platform out of beta. Show More Summary

IrisVR raises $8M to bring virtual reality to architecture and design

New York City startup IrisVR is announcing that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The company has built virtual reality tools for the architecture and design industries. Iris Prospect allows customers to take their 3D plans...Show More Summary

Dataiku grabs $14 million for its collaborative data science platform

French startup Dataiku has been profitable for the past three years. But the company wants to go further and is raising a $14 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital with all existing investors also investing. Dataiku helps data...Show More Summary

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