Oracle delivers bevy of updates to its cloud suite

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
 Oracle might not be the first company you think of when it comes to cloud computing, but the company has made significant strides in recent years. Today, it announced the bi-annual update to its Oracle Cloud Applications Suite. This is update number 13 for those keeping score at home. The suite includes a range of enterprise software including ERP (think back-office management), HR and CRM/CX… Read MoreOracle delivers bevy of updates to its cloud suite

ProoV scores $14 million Series B for proof of concept platform

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 ProoV, a startup founded by a couple of industry veterans, solves a problem the founders encountered many times over the years: how do you get the CIO or CTO to agree to do a proof of concept for your startup to show that your idea will actually work as you’ve described. Today the company announced a $14 million Series B financing round led by Helios Capital and Mangrove Capital… Read MoreProoV scores million Series B for proof of concept platform

SAP announces new partnership with Apple to expand iOS in the enterprise

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A man walks up the stairs at the Apple Store in Grand Central Station February 25, 2016. 
Apple has been in a legal fight with the government in the San Bernardino case, where the FBI wants the company to help hacking the iPhone of Syed Farook, a US citizen, who gunned down 14 people with his Pakistani wife Tashfeen Malik in the California city in December. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) SAP announced a broad partnership with Apple today to bring iOS to SAP’s enterprise customer base. The announcement comes almost two years after Apple made a similar deal with IBM. Steve Lucas, president for SAP’s Digital Enterprise Platform says while it’s natural to see similarities between the two deals — two large enterprise companies making a deal with Apple… Read MoreSAP announces new partnership with Apple to expand iOS in the enterprise

Pivotal scores $253 million Series C led by Ford on hefty $2.8 billion valuation

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ford-edge Pivotal has a couple of new friends with big wallets. Today it announced that Ford and Microsoft were joining EMC, VMware and GE as investment partners on a massive $253 million Series C investment with a whopping $2.8 billion valuation. It’s not a coincidence that Pivotal has been working closely with Ford over the last year to help it in its own transformation from a car company to… Read More
Pivotal scores 3 million Series C led by Ford on hefty .8 billion valuation

Pivotal scores $253 million Series C led by Ford on hefty $2.8 billion valuation

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
ford-edge Pivotal has a couple of new friends with big wallets. Today it announced that Ford and Microsoft were joining EMC, VMware and GE as investment partners on a massive $253 million Series C investment with a whopping $2.8 billion valuation. It’s not a coincidence that Pivotal has been working closely with Ford over the last year to help it in its own transformation from a car company to… Read MorePivotal scores 3 million Series C led by Ford on hefty .8 billion valuation

Stealthy startup Preempt Security scores $8 million Series A

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
Black gloved hand grabbing red password from field of white zeros and ones to illustrate credential stealing. Preempt Security, a startup still in stealth, came out of hiding today enough to announce an $8 million Series A round. Beyond that we know only a limited amount about what makes them worth such an investment. The round was led by General Catalyst with participation from Mickey Boodaei and Rakesh Loonkar, the founders of Trusteer, and Paul Sagan, the former CEO of Akamai Technologies.… Read MoreStealthy startup Preempt Security scores million Series A

Red Hat continues cloud transformation with new OpenStack and Cloud Platform Suite products

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Red Hat logo in their lobby. Red Hat made it clear a few years ago that it couldn’t rely on its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) glory forever. It needed a path to transformation and it saw a way with OpenStack and the hybrid cloud.
Today it continued its steady march toward fulfilling that cloudy vision with the release of OpenStack Platform 8 and the Red Hat Cloud Suite. While RHEL remains a mainstay for the… Read MoreRed Hat continues cloud transformation with new OpenStack and Cloud Platform Suite products

Microsoft to bring post-breach detection to Windows 10 security

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Distraught IT pro sitting on floor of data center. Microsoft announced a new tool today called Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection designed to help IT detect threats to Windows 10 machines after a threat has penetrated the network. While most security strategy to this point has focused on keeping bad actors out of the network, there is a sense of inevitability that no matter how careful a company is that the defenses will break down… Read More
Microsoft to bring post-breach detection to Windows 10 security