Aaron Levie: ‘We have way too many manual processes in businesses’

May 29, 2020 at 08:03PM Box CEO Aaron Levie has been working to change the software world for 15 years, but the pandemic has accelerated the move to cloud services much faster than anyone imagined. As he pointed out yesterday in an Extra Crunch Live interview, who would have thought three months ago that businessesContinue reading “Aaron Levie: ‘We have way too many manual processes in businesses’”

Wasabi announces $30M in debt financing as cloud storage business continues to grow

May 28, 2020 at 01:36PM We may be in the thick of a pandemic with all of the economic fallout that comes from that, but certain aspects of technology don’t change no matter the external factors. Storage is one of them. In fact, we are generating more digital stuff than ever, and Wasabi, a Boston-basedContinue reading “Wasabi announces $30M in debt financing as cloud storage business continues to grow”

Salesforce Commerce Cloud releases four quick-start pandemic business packs

May 21, 2020 at 01:05PM As we move deeper into the pandemic, it’s clear that the way we conduct business is changing, maybe forever. That means that business has to change too — and fast. But if you’ve never conducted business digitally or only nominally, how do you suddenly transform on the fly? Salesforce CommerceContinue reading “Salesforce Commerce Cloud releases four quick-start pandemic business packs”

UK’s ANNA raises $21M for its SMB-focused business account and tax app

May 13, 2020 at 11:55PM Small and medium businesses and sole-traders account for the vast majority of businesses globally, 99.9% of all enterprises in the UK alone. And while the existence millions of separate companies, with their individual demands, speaks of a fragmented market, together they still represent a lot of opportunity. Today, a UKContinue reading “UK’s ANNA raises $21M for its SMB-focused business account and tax app”

Sinch acquires SAP’s Digital Interconnect messaging business for $250M

May 05, 2020 at 02:36PM M&A activity has generally slowed down in the weeks since the novel coronavirus took a grip on the world, but there have been some pockets of activity in the tech industry when the price is right or when the divestment/acquisition just makes sense. The world of messaging brings us theContinue reading “Sinch acquires SAP’s Digital Interconnect messaging business for $250M”

Anodot grabs $35M Series C to help monitor business operations

April 16, 2020 at 03:00PM Anodot, a startup that helps customers monitor business operations against a set of KPIs, announced a $35 million Series C investment today. Intel Capital led this round with a lot of help. New investors SoftBank Ventures Asia, Samsung NEXT and La Maison also participated along with existing investors Disruptive TechnologiesContinue reading “Anodot grabs $35M Series C to help monitor business operations”

Pileus helps businesses cut their cloud spend

April 15, 2020 at 07:05PM Israel-based Pileus, which is officially launching today, aims to help businesses keep their cloud spend under control. The company also today announced that it has raised a $1 million seed round from a private angel investor. Using machine learning, the company’s platform continuously learns about how a user typically usesContinue reading “Pileus helps businesses cut their cloud spend”

Salesforce hires former banker Arundhati Bhattacharya as chairperson and CEO of India business

March 18, 2020 at 05:29AM Salesforce, the global giant in CRM, said on Wednesday that former banker Arundhati Bhattacharya will be joining the company on April 20 as chairperson and chief executive of its India division. The San Francisco-headquartered firm said Bhattacharya, who served as the chairperson of the state-run State Bank of India forContinue reading “Salesforce hires former banker Arundhati Bhattacharya as chairperson and CEO of India business”

Coronavirus Q&A: how will businesses and the economy cope as Covid-19 takes hold? Our expert answers your questions

March 09, 2020 at 05:30PM Coronavirus Q&A: how will businesses and the economy cope as Covid-19 takes hold? Our expert answers your questions … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus Q&A: how will businesses and the economy cope as Covid-19 takes hold? Our expert answers your questions

Google Cloud goes after the telco business with Anthos for Telecom and its Global Mobile Edge Cloud

March 05, 2020 at 02:00PM Google Cloud today announced a new solution for its telecom customers: Anthos for Telecom. You can think of this as a specialized edition of Google’s container-based Anthos multi-cloud platform for both modernizing existing applications and building new ones on top of Kubernetes. The announcement, which was originally slated for MWC,Continue reading “Google Cloud goes after the telco business with Anthos for Telecom and its Global Mobile Edge Cloud”

Microsoft’s Cortana drops consumer skills as it refocuses on business users

February 28, 2020 at 05:44PM With the next version of Windows 10, coming this spring, Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant will lose a number of consumer skills around music and connected homes, as well as some third-party skills. That’s very much in line with Microsoft’s new focus for Cortana, but it may still come as aContinue reading “Microsoft’s Cortana drops consumer skills as it refocuses on business users”

Negotiatus, looking to help businesses optimize purchasing, raises $10 million

February 11, 2020 at 03:00PM Negotiatus, a SaaS business meant to optimize and streamline the purchasing and procurement process for businesses, has today announced the close of a $10 million Series A round. The funding was led by Rally Ventures, with participation from ERA, 645 Ventures, Green Visor Capital and Stage 2 Capital. This bringsContinue reading “Negotiatus, looking to help businesses optimize purchasing, raises $10 million”

Some Businesses Are Going Cashless, But Cities Are Pushing Back

February 6, 2020 at 06:42PM Washington, D.C., is the latest city to consider banning businesses from rejecting cash. Opponents of cashless stores say they discriminate against low-income, homeless and undocumented people. Some Businesses Are Going Cashless, But Cities Are Pushing Back…

Sisense nabs $100M at a $1B+ valuation for accessible big data business analytics

January 09, 2020 at 03:59PM Sisense, an enterprise startup that has built a business analytics business out of the premise of making big data as accessible as possible to users — whether it be through graphics on mobile or desktop apps, or spoken through Alexa — is announcing a big round of funding today andContinue reading “Sisense nabs $100M at a $1B+ valuation for accessible big data business analytics”

Huckleberry raises $18M to put small business insurance online

December 18, 2019 at 03:00PM The insurance industry, sleepy and ancient, is ripe for disruption. We’ve seen companies like Lemonade, Hippo and Rhino get in on that opportunity. Today, an insurtech company focused on small business insurance has raised $18 to keep growing. Meet Huckleberry, whose Series A was led by Tribe Capital, with participationContinue reading “Huckleberry raises $18M to put small business insurance online”

Odoo grabs $90M to sell more SMEs on its business app suite

December 17, 2019 at 03:09PM Belgium-based all-in-one business software maker Odoo, which offers an open source version as well as subscription-based enterprise software and SaaS, has taken in $90 million led by a new investor: Global growth equity investor Summit Partners. The funds have been raised via a secondary share sale. Odoo’s executive management teamContinue reading “Odoo grabs $90M to sell more SMEs on its business app suite”

Satori Cyber raises $5.25M to help businesses protect their data flows

December 17, 2019 at 02:00PM The amount of data that most companies now store — and the places they store it — continues to increase rapidly. With that, the risk of the wrong people managing to get access to this data also increases, so it’s no surprise that we’re now seeing a number of startupsContinue reading “Satori Cyber raises $5.25M to help businesses protect their data flows”

Handing people the power: how tech is helping businesses adopt a more personal touch

December 04, 2019 at 12:12PM Technology is transforming traditional industries, saving people’s time, improving efficiency and increasing collaboration When it comes to industries that have been transformed by technology, obvious examples spring to mind: photography, media, music. But look beyond these headline-grabbing disruptions and you’ll find a wide range of traditional industries are improving theirContinue reading “Handing people the power: how tech is helping businesses adopt a more personal touch”

What sort of security software and backups do I need for a home business?

November 28, 2019 at 07:00AM Allen wants to set up a small company working from home, and would like some advice I’m looking to set up a small business working from home, and would like some advice on back up and security measures. I have an Office 365 account so my main directory for savingContinue reading “What sort of security software and backups do I need for a home business?”

German firm told to wind up cryptocoin business after pyramid scheme allegations

November 13, 2019 at 04:41PM Karatbars used former football stars Lothar Matthäus, Roberto Carlos and Patrick Kluivert to promote products A German cryptocurrency company that used former football stars Lothar Matthäus, Roberto Carlos and Patrick Kluivert to promote its products has been ordered to wind up its blockchain-based business by Germany’s financial watchdog, following allegationsContinue reading “German firm told to wind up cryptocoin business after pyramid scheme allegations”

How you react when your systems fail may define your business

October 31, 2019 at 10:05PM Just around 9:45 a.m. Pacific Time on February 28, 2017, websites like Slack, Business Insider, Quora and other well-known destinations became inaccessible. For millions of people, the internet itself seemed broken. It turned out that Amazon Web Services was having a massive outage involving S3 storage in its Northern VirginiaContinue reading “How you react when your systems fail may define your business”