From Startup To Becoming Enterprise Grade

From Startup To Becoming Enterprise Grade

Becoming Enterprise Grade How can an emerging business make a successful transition from selling to SMB customers that fueled their early growth to the enterprise customers that enable long-term profitability? What works with SMB customers often won’t get you a seat at the enterprise table. To make deep inroads into enterprise accounts, you have to…

WordPress Staging And Testing In The Cloud

WordPress Staging And Testing In The Cloud

WordPress Staging For Startups Advances in the Staging Process mean the era of live testing updates should be officially over. Speak to almost any web developer you know and you’ll eventually hear a horror story about installing a new plugin or update, only to find that your site has broken in ways that you didn’t…

$58.8 Billion In Venture Capital Invested Across U.S. In 2015

$58.8 Billion In Venture Capital Invested Across U.S. In 2015

$11.3 Billion in Venture Capital Deployed to Startup Ecosystem in Fourth Quarter 2015 Makes Second Highest Full Year Total Since 1995 WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – January 15, 2016) – The venture capital ecosystem deployed $58.8 billion across the United States in 2015, marking the second highest full year total in the last 20 years, according to…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Taking The Wheel

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Taking The Wheel

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Fade To Black – SaaS Streaming Site Netflix Fights Proxy Users

Fade To Black – SaaS Streaming Site Netflix Fights Proxy Users

Netflix Fights Proxy Users Video-streaming service provider Netflix Inc said subscribers will, in a few weeks, no longer be able to use proxies to watch content not available in their home country. Subscribers often resort to proxies, or servers that facilitate access to content that is not locally available, to access Netflix’s popular shows such…

Google’s Cloud Platform Supporting Startups

Google’s Cloud Platform Supporting Startups

Google Supporting Startups Google’s Cloud Platform offers startups a range of benefits, including $100,000 in Cloud Platform credit for one year, targeted at those startups which meet specific criteria such as having annual revenues of less than $500,000 and being in an approved Accelerator, Incubator or VC fund. Designed to help startups build and scale…

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The Evolution Of The Connected Cloud

The Evolution Of The Connected Cloud

The Connected Cloud Cloud computing is interesting first, but not only, because of the prevalence of cloud projects. There are many of them launched every day. Some have lofty expectations for business benefits (cost saving of 20 percent or more) and others carry even more intriguing goals. In 2005 “the cloud” was new. Shared computing…

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer – Part II

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer – Part II

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer Part II I recently posted an article for the CloudTweaks community on “Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things a Cloud Provider Should Offer” and many readers have since asked me to expand upon this list. So, as a sequel to my first article, here are another five things I…

Methodically Plan Your Cloud Design First

Methodically Plan Your Cloud Design First

Are You Sure You Are Ready For The Cloud: Design For the last few months, we have been discussing getting ready to go to the cloud. We have covered topics such as Financial and Business Security reasons. We have even discussed the type of knowledge you should obtain. This month, we are going to take…

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the marketing team showcased their award winning brands. I was impressed by the digital marketing strategy…

Are You Sure You’re Ready For The Cloud?: Connectivity

Are You Sure You’re Ready For The Cloud?: Connectivity

Cloud Connectivity Many times when we think of “cloud” we think of the elastic compute and storage, but we forget one very important thing, connectivity. Even though connectivity is no part of the cloud itself, it does have a direct bearing on how we access it, use it, and play around with it. If our…

The Open Performance Grid: Utopia Comes To Tech

The Open Performance Grid: Utopia Comes To Tech

The Open Performance Grid “For what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?” So wrote the English author and philosopher Sir Thomas More in his novel, Utopia, almost 500 years ago. More’s utopian dreams continue to thrive in one guise or another to the present day; in the…

Weighing in on Recurring Revenues to Tip Your Business’ Scale

Weighing in on Recurring Revenues to Tip Your Business’ Scale

Tip Your Business’ Scale CEOs, investors, analysts, and business advisors have fallen in love with the recurring revenue business model. In fact, when comparing like software companies, Wall Street gives 2x higher valuations for businesses with successful recurring revenue models in place. It’s no wonder that research indicates 50% of US businesses have already adopted…

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