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Which Big Data Start-ups Have Received The Most Funding?

Which Big Data Start-ups Have Received The Most Funding?

Big Data Start-ups The big data industry has been growing at an incredible rate over the last few years. Several start-ups in the sector are now undertaking truly innovative projects that are changing everything from the way we travel to work to the way we negotiate air travel. Which of these start-ups have proved most…

Coupa Raises $40M To Accelerate Development And Global Expansion

Coupa Raises $40M To Accelerate Development And Global Expansion

Coupa Raises $40M to Accelerate Development and Global Expansion  Meritech Capital Partners Leads Fundraising for Spend Optimization Applications Leader  SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 20, 2014) – Coupa Software, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for finance, today announced that it has closed a $40 million Series F investment round, bringing total investment into Coupa at $87.5…

Yet Another Bitcoin Bank Goes Bust

Yet Another Bitcoin Bank Goes Bust

Cloud News Round Up March 5th Canadian Bitcoin Bank ‘Flexcoin’ Shuts Down After $600,000 Theft – The digital storage of things doesn’t just offer problems for data, as cloud-based cryto-currencies (a peer-to-peer digital currency that relies on cryptography) can also be built on shaky ground without the right security measures. As Bitcoin, a crypto-currency, is based…

George Washington University Considers Moving To The Cloud

George Washington University Considers Moving To The Cloud

George Washington University Considers Moving To The Cloud The George Washington University Board of Trustees will vote in coming weeks on a proposal to move some data and services from overloaded on-premise servers to cloud-based servers. According to university information officers, moving data and applications to the cloud will liberate considerable space on existing traditional…

How Cloud Helps Pay Off The Mortgage

How Cloud Helps Pay Off The Mortgage

How Cloud Helps Pay Off The Mortgage A great deal of the buzz surrounding cloud technology has to do with business-related issues such as data storage, security, and mission-critical business applications, but sooner or later every person who works directly with cloud technology, as well as every other person who doesn’t, has to go home…

Cloud Startup: Dropplets – Refreshingly Simple!

Cloud Startup: Dropplets – Refreshingly Simple!

Cloud Startup: Dropplets – Refreshingly Simple! Dropplets is all the rage in the blogging world today with its seamless blogging layout, hassle-free of any database background.  Seriously, the blogging world is tweeting about it and spreading the news. Dropplets even made YCombinator’s Hacker News. Dropplets launched back in February of this year and has since developed through…

The Tolly Group Report: How Dimension Data Beat Out Some Big Players

The Tolly Group Report: How Dimension Data Beat Out Some Big Players

The Tolly Group Report: How Dimension Data beat out some big players to help keep your data up to date (Update Revision: Initial Post, August 30th) The next time you check out busy commercial websites – those, for example, that talk about products, sell them, ship them and generate buzz and conversation about them, spare…

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The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM From software deployment, to mobility, to wearable technology, cloud computing has transformed seemingly every aspect of modern business. Research indicates cloud applications and platforms will be at the forefront of IT spending by 2016, with half of all enterprises implementing cloud solutions by 2017. One of the quickest markets…

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the “Insider Threat”  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have put a renewed spotlight on the insider threat. The insider threat first received attention after Edward Snowden began to release all sorts of confidential information regarding national security. While many called him a hero, what…

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? –  ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? – ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

How the iCloud Scandal Has Helped to Define the Difference Between ‘Cloud’ Security and ‘Internet’ Security Busting the myth that bad cloud security was to blame for Apple’s recent celebrity data disaster Overview: We discuss the ‘celebrity hacking’ iCloud saga and debate whether or not the breach was likely down to Cloud encryption issues or…

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