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The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

Application bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or...

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

We’ve been moving more and more towards computerized processes...

Transformation on a Global Scale

Transformation on a Global Scale

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

Fei Huang, NeuVector
In this Fresh Ink interview segment,...

6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

One of the main problems facing small businesses is...

Cloud Computing Is Growing Up, and Venture Capitalists Are Feeding It

December 13, 2010 No Comments
Nothing like a nice liquidity event to spark venture capitalist interest. Last week, on-demand-software giant Salesforce.com (CRM) acquired a software startup called Heroku for $212 million in cash. The startup, which provides a sandbox for software developers to build and publish Ruby-on-Rails applications (a programming system popular for fast Internet development), was only three years old and had raised a mere $13 million. So, the Salesforce buy provides a very nice exit for its investors and founders.

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CLOUD COMPUTING, SOCIAL BUSINESS

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