TECH STARTUPS

Here you can find articles on a number of exciting new technology startups primarily in the cloud space. If you feel your startup deserves to be mentioned here, please drop us a line and tell us about yourself. We receive hundreds of requests, so we will contact you once we've had some time to review.

Cloud Pinup: Cloudifile – Beyond Encryption

Cloud Pinup: Cloudifile – Beyond Encryption

Beyond Encryption: Solving the Problem of Cloud Security When you store your data on the cloud, you’re entrusting it to a company that may be located hundreds of miles away. You’ll probably never see their servers in person, nor will you ever shake hands with the engineers responsible for protecting them. And there’s no mistaking the risks:…

Pinup: Lunacloud Shows Promise

Pinup: Lunacloud Shows Promise

The Next Cloud Contender? Lunacloud is a European cloud computing provider and a major player in the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) market. Founded in 2011, it has rapidly expanded into this dynamic industry and become a prominent competitor. Most people in the industry were unaware of Lunacloud until December of 2012, when a CloudSpecs…

Who Wins The Uber Versus Taxi Price War?

Who Wins The Uber Versus Taxi Price War?

Uber, the hugely popular ridesharing service currently valued at around $15b, has a lot going for it. Despite being banned in Germany, protested against in France, England and elsewhere, the company manages to grow at rates that seem exponential. What’s of particular interest is that they are providing cheaper services despite providing, allegedly, a higher…

The Internet of Things – As Easy as Child’s Play

The Internet of Things – As Easy as Child’s Play

The Internet of Things – As Easy as Child’s Play Google, Apple, Samsung and Amazon – the leading tech companies of the world would have you believe that designing devices and software for the internet of things is technically challenging, expensive, and requires great expertise. How else could they justify charging some of the sky-high…

Cloud Infographic: Startup Soup – Hot or Cold?

Cloud Infographic: Startup Soup – Hot or Cold?

Cloud Infographic: Startup Soup – Hot or Cold? It is not easy running a startup, but it’s getting much easier due to the availability and low cost of Cloud computing and its related services.  This will inevitably mean more competition, but with the growing interest in Big Data, IoT, Cloud Computing, Wearable Technology and Clean…

Pinup: Qubole – The Growth Of Big Data as a Service

Pinup: Qubole – The Growth Of Big Data as a Service

In late 2013, the growth of ‘Big Data as a Service’ (BDaaS) was being tipped as one of 2014’s standout trends. It was speculated that BDaaS was even the natural replacement of Software as a Service (SaaS) – the SaaS approach to acquiring specialised enterprise applications had proved itself to be a valid technology model,…

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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