Category Archives: Venture Capital

What does IBM’s New Cloud Financing Policy Mean for Customers?

What does IBM’s New Cloud Financing Policy Mean for Customers? “The number one thing leaders can do to facilitate balance is to support flexibility and understand the needs of your people.” – Jim Mitchell (1946-2002), Irish politician. Now, the above words may have been spoken in a context far removed from Information Technology (IT), but…

6 Leading Angel Investors with Really Diversified Portfolios

6 Leading Angel Investors with Really Diversified Portfolios The world of angel investors interested in technology and cloud-computing start-ups is populated by various people ranging from former programmers to salesmen and saleswomen who have discovered the huge potential of IT industry. Many of these people were on the cover pages of Forbes, Fortune and other…

Encoding.com Creates Fastest Encoding Service – Integrates with Rackspace and Amazon Cloud Platforms

Encoding.com Creates Fastest Encoding Service – Integrates with Rackspace and Amazon Cloud Platforms SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2011 — Encoding.com, the world’s largest video encoding service provider, today announced that it is also the world’s fastest Encoding service, with the addition of its game changing new feature – Instant Encoding™.  With Instant Encoding, the Encoding.com…

CA Technologies Strengthens Cloud Computing Portfolio with Acquisition

CA Technologies Strengthens Cloud Computing Portfolio with Acquisition Several larger companies have been buying up niche firms to strengthen their presence in the cloud computing space. CA Technologies made a move in this direction with its acquisition of privately-held consulting firm Base Technologies. I had earlier written about possible consolidation in this sector, and recent…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Huddle

One can hardly say that Alastair Mitchell and Andy McLoughlin, co-founders of Huddle, entered an underdeveloped and non-competitive market when they started Huddle.com in 2006. The cloud-based platform competes with collaboration and project management solutions like those offered by 37signals and Cisco, while products like Central Desktop, Sosius, Ximdesk, LiquidPlanner, and Project Manager   are directly competing…

Top Cloud Computing Gaming Providers

Cloud gaming, also called gaming on demand, is a type of online gaming that allows direct and on-demand streaming of games onto a computer through the use of a thin client, in which the actual game is stored on the game company’s server and is streamed directly to computers accessing the server through the client.…

Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing?

Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing? In recent times, the biggest news in cloud computing has been Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) entry into the sector. And this entry is not a side business; the new CEO truly believes the company’s future lies in the cloud, going on record saying, “Everything that we do in the future will…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Webdoc

Stock market analysts in the main world financial centers already voice concerns over the overvalued Facebook and Twitter and started asking questions whether these cloud-based services will trigger the next bubble in the IT industry. In the meantime, start-ups like webdoc.com are eager to grab market share in a lucrative market of social platforms aimed…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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