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For those interested in cloud computing, you've probably noticed Microsoft has announced a number of new features for its Azure Cloud offering, as the company goes to aggressively seize market share from cloud computing leader Amazon Web Services. Microsoft’s new initiatives include both a serious move into the Government cloud ...

So, you’ve got a great idea and you just raised a seed round to get off the ground and help build your product. What happens next? Well, if you’ve got any traction whatsoever, the next step is to look at a Series A round to really expand and hire ...

VMWare has just purchased mobile device management (MDM) startup AirWatch for $1.5 billion. IT departments use Airwatch to provide comprehensive management of employees’ mobile devices, from monitoring what is done on them, how and when they are updated and what apps and content are on employees’ devices. Perhaps ...

As someone who follows the technology startup and VC-scene with interest, I’ve had this sneaking suspicion that startup valuations have been getting a bit frothy lately. When I see companies like Pinterest and Snapchat achieving $4 billion dollar valuations with no discernible profits, it does make me wonder. Just today, ...

If asked to pick major global trends, you could do pretty well simply by naming the rise of China and the move to cloud computing. Well as it turns out, we have seen a series of announcements from major IT vendors about their plans for the Chinese market. First it ...

As those interested in tech startups are no doubt aware, the last several years we have seen a renewal of VC interest in B2B, enterprise startups. With the advent of the BYOD trend, one challenge for IT departments is how to manage all of their employees devices. As the world ...

Those who harbor doubts about the Federal Government’s ability to implement complex projects have surely had these beliefs by the recent failed rollout of the Obamacare website – an epic IT disaster if there ever was one.  Now comes further news that confirms – albeit in a less dramatic ...

2013 was an excellent year for technology startups. There have been so many acquisitions I’ve lost track of them all. Remote computer management startup Soluto being acquired for $100 million, Waze for $1 billion by Google and cloud computing firm Softlayer by IBM for $2 billion are just a ...

In a recent interview, we enjoyed taking the opportunity to profile Mirantis, one of the leading cloud computing providers using the open source cloud OS OpenStack. While Amazon Web Services remains the ‘big dog’ of the cloud computing world, many enterprises are looking at open sourece solution for the ...

There has been much debate within Microsoft on whether to make its Windows OS available for iOS and Android users, One the one hand, estimates are that a full-scale version of Windows available on iOS could result in well over a billion dollars per year in extra revenue for ...

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