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As those interested in technology are undoubtedly aware, large sums of money continue to flow into the tech startup space. While Silicon Valley is unquestionably the center of gravity for technology startups, one thing I have always believed is that the technology media have not historically paid sufficient attention ...

When Steve Ballmer announced his plans to resign as Microsoft's CEO back in August, the reaction was immediate. Microsoft's stock shot up 7% in one day, and a large number of articles appeared basically criticizing Ballmer, including some pretty extreme pieces calling him the "worst CEO ever", and other ...

As cybersecurity becomes perhaps the number one concern of IT departments in both government and the private sector, cybersecurity startups in one country are deriving a huge benefit from this trend. This country is Israel. For a variety of reasons - primarily (although not entirely) related to the strong ...

In a previous article on the explosive revelations on the NSA's spying program, I outlined how the Tor browser can allow you to surf the internet anonymously. Tor is much safer then the commonly used browsers such as Chrome or Internet Explorer, as Tor uses both encryption as well as as ...

Microsoft and open source - they go together like, well, oil and water. Microsoft is a leading player across a variety of IT sectors, but their technology tends to be almost exclusively proprietary, developed in-house. Whether one agrees with this approach or not, there is no question that Microsoft's ...

As the revelations of widespread spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA) continue to emerge, everyone from IT professionals to ordinary people are asking one basic question: Is it possible in the internet age to retain some level of anonymity, or is it true that, as Sun Founder ...

In an article a few months ago called entitled 'Venture capital Meets Moneyball', Venturebeat profiled an emerging trend amongst VC investors to use data and quantitative analysis to invest in startups. For those who may not have seen the movie or read the book, Moneyball was the story of how one ...

I've previously highlighted both Cloud startups and Big Data startups that struck me as having a unique value proposition for enterprise customers. As the IT world continues to rapidly evolve, it is fascinating to see what types of technologies are emerging and how these new technologies will change the face of enterprise IT. By the same ...

In previous articles on startups I highlighted some companies doing some new and exciting things in Big Data and Cloud computing. Today's innovative startup focus will be on cybersecurity startups. Needless to say, cybersecurity is one of the top concerns - if not the top concern - of enterprise IT specialists and even the ...

Although there has been much doom and gloom in the media lately about the future of the PC, the fact remains that approximately 80 million PCs will still be sold this quarter. Furthermore, there is a massive installed base of PCs within the enterprise, and the notion that these ...

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