Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings

Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings

Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings Compass, formerly the startup Genome, released their 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking with a revamped component index using five major components: Performance, funding, talent, market reach, and startup experience. Unsurprisingly, Silicon Valley tops the list, and in fact, the US dominates the top ten rankings. But many regions globally are fighting…

The Rise of Fintech and the End of Traditional Banking

The Rise of Fintech and the End of Traditional Banking

The Rise of Fintech Developments in financial technology, or fintech, are changing the way we make payments, with new products gradually transforming how personal and commercial transactions are processed. The pace of these developments has opened up a whole range of opportunities for fintech start-ups and new players; but the arrival of cutting-edge technology has…

Startups To Have Reached $1 Billion Valuation In Record Time

Startups To Have Reached $1 Billion Valuation In Record Time

Startups $1 Billion Valuation Not a lot of startups are resilient enough to vanquish the initial challenges and reach $1 billion valuation, also known as the “unicorn” status. But some of them eventually manage to get there a lot faster than others. A couple of years ago Dan Price wrote about how Venture Capitalists are…

How Collaboration Technology Is Shaping the Modern Workplace

How Collaboration Technology Is Shaping the Modern Workplace

Collaboration Technology Thanks to the innovation and constant developments of the Cloud, organizations have a global reach both front of house with regards to customer access, service delivery, and product expansion, as well as in the backbone of their establishments via remotely located employees and offices. Statista forecasts the number of smartphone users to reach…

TELUS Investing $2 Billion Through 2020 In IoT, Cloud Services and Infosec

TELUS Investing $2 Billion Through 2020 In IoT, Cloud Services and Infosec

Significant investment across the province will increase wireless speeds, extend TELUS’ fibre optic Internet network to even more homes and businesses, and help deliver better healthcare MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – March 21, 2016) – (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) – TELUS intends to invest $2 billion in new communications infrastructure across Quebec through 2020. This year alone, TELUS will invest…

Managing IT in a Hybrid Cloud World

Managing IT in a Hybrid Cloud World

Hybrid Cloud Management Recent reports have suggested that major organizations are making use of hybrid clouds to gain a competitive edge, with one study finding two-thirds of surveyed organizations employing hybrid clouds noting competitive advantages due directly to their hybrid environments. With today’s hybrid environments including physical and cloud data centers, legacy systems, open source…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Virus Control

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Virus Control

By Christian Mirra Please feel free to share our comics via social media networks such as Twitter with a clear attribution (Twitter example: via @cloudtweaks) to the original comic source. If you are a company brand looking to utilize our comics to generate leads to a specific landing page, newsletter, presentation or social media campaign,…

Automatic Braking Sensors Expected In Future Automobiles

Automatic Braking Sensors Expected In Future Automobiles

Automatic braking will be standard in most cars and light trucks within six years, and on heavier SUVs and pickup trucks within eight years, according to an agreement that transportation officials and automakers announced Thursday. The voluntary agreement with 20 car manufacturers means that the important safety technology will be available more quickly than if…

Usermind – Orchestration Hub for Business Operations

Usermind – Orchestration Hub for Business Operations

Orchestration Hub for Business Operations Usermind, the first business operations (BizOps) technology platform that lets companies coordinate end-to-end processes as well as full customer, product, and partner lifestyles across all of their enterprise apps, has just announced $14.5 million in Series B funding, led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz and CRV. Though…

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Digital Marketing Hubs And The Cloud

Digital Marketing Hubs And The Cloud

Digital Market Hubs Gartner’s recently released research, Magic Quadrant for Digital Marketing Hubs, recognizes the big four marketing cloud vendors as leaders, but also points to many challengers. Adobe, Marketo, Oracle, and Salesforce inhabit the leader’s block of the Magic Quadrant, reflecting both their growing capabilities as well as marketing technology platform scopes. Gartner believes…

Driving Success: 6 Key Metrics For Every Recurring Revenue Business

Driving Success: 6 Key Metrics For Every Recurring Revenue Business

Recurring Revenue Business Metrics Recurring revenue is the secret sauce behind the explosive growth of powerhouses like Netflix and Uber. Unsurprisingly, recurring revenue is also quickly gaining ground in more traditional industries like healthcare and the automotive business. In fact, nearly half of U.S. businesses have adopted or are planning to adopt a recurring revenue model,…

Cloud Security Risks: The Top 8 According To ENISA

Cloud Security Risks: The Top 8 According To ENISA

Cloud Security Risks Does cloud security risks ever bother you? It would be weird if it didn’t. Cloud computing has a lot of benefits, but also a lot of risks if done in the wrong way. So what are the most important risks? The European Network Information Security Agency did extensive research on that, and…

Cloud Computing Then & Now

Cloud Computing Then & Now

The Evolving Cloud  From as early as the onset of modern computing, the possibility of resource distribution has been explored. Today’s cloud computing environment goes well beyond what most could even have imagined at the birth of modern computing and innovation in the field isn’t slowing. A Brief History Matillion’s interactive timeline of cloud begins…

Choosing IaaS or a Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Provider?

Choosing IaaS or a Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Provider?

There is a Difference – So Stop Comparing We are all familiar with the old saying “That’s like comparing apples to oranges” and though we learned this lesson during our early years we somehow seem to discount this idiom when discussing the Cloud. Specifically, IT buyers often feel justified when comparing the cost of a…

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus Shadow IT, a phenomenon defined as building internal IT systems without the official organizational approval has been a growing concern for CIOs over the last few years. In 2015, it climbed to the top of the list of the emerging IT threats, with as much as 83% CIOs reporting…

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most Cloud computing is rapidly revolutionizing the way we do business. Instead of being a blurry buzzword, it has become a facet of everyday life. Most people may not quite understand how the cloud works, but electricity is quite difficult to fathom as well. Anyway, regardless of…

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Imagine this:  Your wearable device is subpoenaed to testify against you.  You were driving when you were over the legal alcohol limit and data from a smart Breathalyzer device is used against you. Some might argue that such a use case could potentially safeguard society. However, it poses…

Do Small Businesses Need Cloud Storage Service?

Do Small Businesses Need Cloud Storage Service?

Cloud Storage Services Not using cloud storage for your business yet? Cloud storage provides small businesses like yours with several advantages. Start using one now and look forward to the following benefits: Easy back-up of files According to Practicalecommerce, it provides small businesses with a way to back up their documents and files. No need…