Pinup: WalkMe Secures $11 Million Venture Capital Funding

Pinup: WalkMe Secures $11 Million Venture Capital Funding

WalkMe Secures $11 Million in Recent Round of Venture Capital Funding The aptly-named startup WalkMe is revolutionizing the way customers navigate company websites, and they provide a more effective method for businesses to use to train their employees. Their product makes help menus and FAQs, which can themselves be a headache for users, obsolete by offering a cloud-based platform that provides on-screen guides for site navigation, with step-by-step instructions popping up as text balloons, so users never…

Pinup: Piston – Makes Creating Servers Easy

Pinup: Piston – Makes Creating Servers Easy

Piston Cloud Computing Makes Creating and Managing Private Cloud Servers Easy with OpenStack 3.0  What is OpenStack? OpenStack is a project that shares a free, open source cloud computing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), written in the Python coding language. This project was initiated by Rackspace Hosting and NASA in July 2010. Big name tech companies such as Cisco, Dell, Intel, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Go Daddy and Yahoo! have all contributed processing, storage and networking resources…

Could Indie Gaming Grow Into A Challenge For Big Game Publishers?

Could Indie Gaming Grow Into A Challenge For Big Game Publishers?

Could Indie Gaming Grow Into a Challenge for Big Game Publishers? I will be the first to admit, I am a Steam junkie. The sheer number of different games available for purchase or demo is staggering, providing choices no matter what budgetary constraints I am under. All of the industry staples are here, including giants like the Elder Scrolls, Bioshock and Total War franchises. No matter what mood you are in, you are sure to…

Why SMEs Should Do Their Accounting In The Cloud

Why SMEs Should Do Their Accounting In The Cloud

Accounting in the Cloud Cloud-based accounting software for SMEs has been exploding recently. The ever increasing complexity of tax laws, the growing need for regular dialogue with a company’s accountant, and the importance of being able access a company’s financial records with ease have provided several companies with the opportunity to become the new leader in a sector traditionally dominated by expensive desktop programs. After founding as recently as 2006, Xero is already one of this…

Using Big Data To Prevent World Hunger

Using Big Data To Prevent World Hunger

Using Big Data To Prevent World Hunger Hunger and famine are two of the leading indicators of serious poverty. In October 2013 the Global Hunger Index released its latest report, indicating nineteen countries suffer from levels of hunger that are either ‘alarming’ or ‘extremely alarming’, with one in eight people suffering from chronic undernourishment between 2010 and 2012. (Image Source:  meunierd / Shutterstock.com) Helping Farming Although farmers today produce three times as much food as…

Cloud Infographic: Big Data Retail Revolution

Cloud Infographic: Big Data Retail Revolution

Cloud Infographic: Big Data Retail Revolution We’ve been covering Big Data a fair bit over the years on CloudTweaks. Most recently we’ve taken a unique look at Big Data in a whole different light. Such as Big Data in the Film Industry, Sports and even in Space. Which leads us to one of the largest areas of interest in which Big Data can be applied, and that being the retail industry. Provided is an infographic by the group at Wipro, that…

10 Excellent Cloud Applications For SMEs

10 Excellent Cloud Applications For SMEs

Cloud Applications For SMEs Cloud applications and services are rapidly replacing traditional desktop apps in the workplace. To new users the number of apps available can be overwhelming, with hundreds of choices on everything from CRM software to Budget Management. As part of a new series here at CloudTweaks, we take a look at ten ‘must-have’ apps for SMEs. We will review each in detail over the coming weeks. Asana  Good project management software is…

Would You Like ‘Gravy’ With Your Cloud Monitoring?

Would You Like ‘Gravy’ With Your Cloud Monitoring?

Would You Like ‘Gravy’ With Your Cloud Monitoring? The Hyperlocal antidote to FOLO (the fear of losing out) A timely addition to the acronym-laden family tree of modern language, right up there with YOLO (you only live once), and many evolutionary steps beyond the great-grandparents OMG and ROTFL, comes the wonderful term FOLO. This stands for “fear of losing out,” and quite concisely reflects the attitude of many millions of busy and connected people of…