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Google tries to make Android more enterprise-friendly with new recommendation program

Google tries to make Android more enterprise-friendly with new recommendation program With so many Android devices out there to choose from, it’s not always easy to find one that’s enterprise-friendly. To help alleviate that problem, Google announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program today. As the name implies, it’s designed to point enterprise IT departments at devices that Google has deemed to be enterprise-ready. This involves a number of criteria including minimum hardware specifications for Android 7.0 + devices, support for bulk deployment and managed profiles and devices for a consistent application…

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Outsourcing management startup 4me announces $1.65 million seed investment led by Storm Ventures

Outsourcing management startup 4me announces .65 million seed investment led by Storm Ventures 4me, a startup that helps companies organize and track their IT outsourcing projects, announced a $1.65 million seed investment led by Storm Ventures. The company, which launched in 2010, would seem to be a bit long in tooth to warrant a seed investment round, but co-founder and CEO Cor Winkler Prins explained that the founders both had successful exits from previous service management startups and were able to self-fund the company all these years. The founders saw…

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xMatters snares $40 million Series D led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing

xMatters snares million Series D led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing When a crisis happens and your system is down, it’s easy for panic and chaos to ensue. Large companies use a range of tools to monitor system health, and finding the source of the problem and ensuring the proper personnel are involved is not always easy. That’s where xMatters comes in. It acts as an uber monitoring tool allowing you to understand the source of your problem and getting the right people involved to fix it. Today the…

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Chef InSpec 2.0 helps automate security compliance in cloud apps

Chef InSpec 2.0 helps automate security compliance in cloud apps How many times do you hear about a company exposing sensitive data because they forgot to lock down a data repository on Amazon? It happens surprisingly often. Chef wants to help developers and operations teams prevent that kind of incident. Today, the company released InSpec 2.0, which is designed to help automate applications security and compliance in the cloud. InSpec is a free open source tool that lets development teams express security and compliance rules as code. Version 1.0 was…

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Oracle grabs Zenedge as it continues to beef up its cloud security play

Oracle grabs Zenedge as it continues to beef up its cloud security play Oracle announced yesterday that it intends to acquire Zenedge, a 4-year old hybrid security startup. They didn’t reveal a purchase price. With Zenedge, Oracle gets a security service to add it to its growing cloud play. In this case, the company has products to protect customers whether in the cloud, on-prem or across hybrid environments. The company offers a range of services from web application firewalls to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigation, bot management, API…

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Google to acquire Xively IoT platform from LogMeIn

Google to acquire Xively IoT platform from LogMeIn Google announced today that it intends to buy Xively from LogMeIn, giving Google Cloud an established IoT platform to add to their product portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Google indicated it wants to use this purchase as a springboard into the growing IoT market, which they say will reach 20 billion connected things by 2020. With Xively they are getting a tool that enables device designers to build connectivity directly into the design process…

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Data can only get you so far before your human ingenuity needs to kick in

Data can only get you so far before your human ingenuity needs to kick in Tony La Russa is a member of the MLB Hall of Fame as a manager. The man helped introduce video study and analytics to the game of baseball when he was manager of the great Oakland As teams in the late 1980s and 1990s. He understands the value of data, but he also gets that data only gets you so far before humans have to adjust to the situation in front of them. In an…

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Consolidation in the cloud as OpenText buys Hightail and Carbonite grabs Mozy from Dell

Consolidation in the cloud as OpenText buys Hightail and Carbonite grabs Mozy from Dell Back in the early 2000s before Dropbox was gleam in Drew Houston’s eye, sharing large files was a huge challenge. Email services limited attachment size because bandwidth and storage were both expensive and FTP required a certain level of technical acumen. YouSendIt tried to resolve that problem by providing a way to share large files in the days before the cloud became a thing. The company, which became Hightail in 2013, was sold to Open Text…

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Stealth Security reels in $8 million investment from Shasta Ventures to root out bad bots

Stealth Security reels in million investment from Shasta Ventures to root out bad bots We live in world where bots are operating all over the internet. Like Glenda in the Wizard of Oz asking Dorothy if she is a good witch or a bad witch, network admins simply want to determine if a bot is there to help or harm. It’s not always easy to know. That’s where Stealth Security comes in. The 4-year old startup wants to help you defend against automated bot attacks. Today, the company announced an…

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Pulse Q&A wants to transform the way we gather data from CIOs

Pulse Q&A wants to transform the way we gather data from CIOs Lots of companies need to understand what CIOs are thinking, but it’s hard to get a group of busy people to give meaningful answers about the products they use or their budget priorities in public forums for obvious reasons. Pulse Q&A is a new company in the Y Combinator Winter 2018 class that wants to change how we gather and share this valuable information. “Imagine you had a chatbot where you could ask CIOs for exact information and…

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