New Box product will let you choose storage from IBM and AWS

For several years, Box CEO Aaron Levie has been trying to get people to understand his company is not in the storage business. To drive that point home Box announced Box Zones today, a product that lets customers choose a storage component from another vendor, enabling customers to store files in-country when their privacy laws require it. Box is actually announcing the product today,… Read More

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DataStax adds graph databases to enterprise Cassandra product set

When DataStax acquired Aurelius, a graph database startup last year, it was clear it wanted to add graph database functionality to its DataStax Enterprise product, and today it achieved that goal when it announced the release of DataStax Enterprise Graph. The new enterprise graph product has been fully integrated into the DataStax Enterprise product set, giving customers an integrated… Read More

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Is it time to invest in IoT?

I published my first book, The End of Software, in 2004. At the time, I was president of Oracle On Demand, which served as a starting point for Oracle’s billion-dollar cloud business. In the book I discussed the fundamental economic reasons software should be delivered as a service. It’s 12 years later. Some have said that enterprise software is a mature business; CEM, ERP, HR… Read More

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DocSend raises $8M for smarter document sharing

Document analytics startup DocSend has raised $8 million in new funding. Naturally, co-founder and CEO Russ Heddleston said he used his company’s tools to make the deal. DocSend launched in the Startup Battlefield at our Disrupt NY conference two years ago, offering users a different way to send email attachments. The attachments are presented in a web viewer, meaning that you get… Read More

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As on-demand startups fizzle, Zirx moves cars for other companies, not individuals

Zirx was originally created as an app that let individuals order valet parking service, on-demand. But facing crushing costs, the San Francisco startup recently shifted its focus to the “mobility” needs of businesses. Now, Zirx gives companies free-to-use software, called the Zirx Mobility Services platform, that they can use to have their vehicles moved around in time to get any… Read More

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