Silicon Valley Watcher (Enterprise IT)

2018
June
28,
2018
| 12:20 AM America/Los_Angeles
Unisys says that its first multi-national survey of more than 12,000 workers found that companies lagging in technology report levels of frustration among staff and turnovers far higher compared with companies considered technology leaders. The su...
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January
30,
2018
| 07:43 AM America/Los_Angeles
The IT departments of most organizations are unable to meet the business goals of digital transformation because of several major obstacles according to a survey commissioned by enterprise software development platform, Appian. A lack of IT skills...
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2016
July
19,
2016
| 02:51 PM America/Los_Angeles
Millennials will leave jobs that use technologies “not up to their standard” and they prefer to have “high-tech perks” than free food and ping pong, according to a global survey commissioned by Dell and Intel. The Future Workforce Study questioned al...
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May
17,
2016
| 07:06 PM America/Los_Angeles
iCharts founder and CEO Seymour DunckerThe future calls for enterprise apps becoming aggregators of trusted IT micro-services from many sources   — does that mean they can become effective data integration platforms? A low-cost path to Big Data’s pro...
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May
17,
2016
| 01:50 PM America/Los_Angeles
When I first met Gary Bloom more than 15 years ago he was second to Larry Ellison at Oracle, and when he jumped to run Veritas, I was one of the first reporters to interview him. Then came a short stint at Symantec, eMeter, then consulting with priva...
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March
10,
2016
| 06:26 PM America/Los_Angeles
Working at Delphix, a virtual technologies startup in the heart of Silicon Valley, I've been learning a lot about enterprise software and the challenges facing global corporations as business becomes ever more digital. Data security is critical and i...
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February
03,
2016
| 12:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
 Geoffrey Moore's 1991 book "Crossing the Chasm" was incredibly influential in the tech sector with more than one million copies sold and it gave birth to the Chasm Consulting Group.Earlier this week I went to see him speak at Kahuna - a fast growing...
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2015
November
17,
2015
| 01:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
There's a new business reality that few companies know about. If you want to be a player in global markets you will need a top-notch IT department. It won't be the same as the current one but whatever you do, don't buy the hype that you can just use ...
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November
04,
2015
| 03:42 PM America/Los_Angeles
 I was at SAP in Palo Alto earlier this week to see computer pioneer Alan Kay give a talk and also to meet with him for an exclusive interview.I’ll have more on the interview coming up. I just uploaded the video of his talk here: Alan Kay @ SAP - You...
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September
02,
2015
| 04:44 PM America/Los_Angeles
Above, LinkedIn's Head Designer Amy Parnell interviewed by Adam Leventhal CTO of Delphix.The recent Delphix Tech Talk series featured Amy Parnell, Director of User Experience at LinkedIn. Adam Leventhal, Delphix CTO interviewed Amy on several key top...
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July
13,
2015
| 02:50 PM America/Los_Angeles
 Delphix HQ in Menlo Park.Delphix, (my employer) is building some excellent momentum with the announcement of $75m in funding led by Fidelity Management and Research, with new investors Credit Suisse and The Kraft Group. This follows recent recogniti...
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July
09,
2015
| 11:27 AM America/Los_Angeles
I came across a great interview by Danny Palmer at Computing, with Mike Lear the CIO of City Index, which provides spread betting services to tens of thousands of financial markets traders.Faster delivery of apps is key in the competitive market for ...
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June
23,
2015
| 03:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
Delphix received a big boost today recognition from Gartner, which placed Delphix in the top Leader's quadrant in its latest Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement. It's key in cloud migration projects, a complex and ...
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June
23,
2015
| 02:32 PM America/Los_Angeles
Corporations spend a lot of money on IT and some of that money is spent on new products from innovative IT startups.But it's a hard slog for those startups when they have something truly innovative to sell because who do they sell it to when there is...
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June
04,
2015
| 09:37 PM America/Los_Angeles
I attended a very worthwhile roundtable this week, organized by Actian, a Big Data business analytics company. It was a very good mix of analysts, investors, media and users.I learned a lot about Hadoop, and Actian, and enterprise use and misuse of a...
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May
20,
2015
| 07:39 PM America/Los_Angeles
Alan Boehme, CIO and Chief Innovation Officer at Coca-Cola Company, spoke at IDG's CIO Perspectives conference in San Francisco. Maryfran Johnson, Editor-in-Chief of CIO Magazine, introduced him by saying he had "cracked the code" on startups.I was s...
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April
16,
2015
| 02:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
I had an interesting media roundtable meeting with Birst, the cloud-based business analytics company that recently raised $65 million in a Series F, and a total of $156 million.Major VC firms such as Sequoia Capital and Hummer Winblad, are backing th...
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March
09,
2015
| 12:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
Secure Islands, a privately held Israeli computer security company, opened its US HQ earlier this year in New York City. The company is confident in repeating the success it has enjoyed in Europe,  here in US enterprise security markets, with its app...
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March
03,
2015
| 11:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
Sustainability gurus from Facebook, Yahoo and Ebay all agreed that green energy is good for their users and good for the planet, on a panel Tuesday evening in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club of California.The "Clean Cloud" event was part of Th...
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February
19,
2015
| 05:11 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cybereason is a Boston based security startup that offers clients the ability to reveal a cyber attack in their corporate networks in real-time and not shut-it down -- at least not right away. The company's approach to security is based on the assump...
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January
16,
2015
| 01:29 PM America/Los_Angeles
Stefan Groschupf, CEO of Datameer speaking at a media roundtable at 25 Lusk.I was at a media roundtable earlier this week hosted by Datameer, which runs business analytics on Hadoop databases hosted as a service. Hadoop is a fascinating story because...
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2014
November
21,
2014
| 05:37 PM America/Los_Angeles
Om Malik (right), founder of GigaOM at SF Jazz CenterI had lots of great feedback this week from my participation on panel organized by Castlight Health, a San Francisco based startup focused on making healthcare choices easier for employees. Design ...
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October
26,
2014
| 06:20 AM America/Los_Angeles
Amazon's claims that its German data center is carbon neutral is a good step forward for the "dirtiest" cloud operator but show proof, says Greenpeace:Greenpeace Senior Energy Campaigner David Pomerantz said: "While we would like to trust that Amazon...
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September
29,
2014
| 07:25 PM America/Los_Angeles
Tibco CEO and Founder Vivek Ranadivé. [Tibco is a founding sponsor and a former sponsor of Silicon Valley Watcher.]Tibco Software agreed to be taken private in a $4.3 billion sale to Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm specializing in softwa...
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August
28,
2014
| 07:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
NTT Group senior strategist Tsunehisa Okuno outlines NTT's future.NTT Group, Japan's $112 billion communications giant, unveiled ambitious plans for expansion by leveraging its strengths in global communications infrastructure, its aggressive investm...
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August
08,
2014
| 01:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
I recently received this note from Pablo at Secsign Technologies... It looks like an interesting application especially for the enterprise market where security is a never ending battle. Sorry for disturbing you, sure you get 1000000 emails per day :...
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April
29,
2014
| 05:20 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jason Moody (above) an evangelist for Dell Software's Enterprise Mobility Management group, spends most of his time meeting with large enterprises and finding out how they are faring with the rapid fragmentation of employee technology.Bring your own ...
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March
29,
2014
| 11:50 AM America/Los_Angeles
It was “Day 52” for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his first visit to San Francisco as head of the software giant. The local media were out in full to see him as he introduced Office on the iPad, and speak about the importance of Microsoft’s “Mobile...
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January
30,
2014
| 01:49 PM America/Los_Angeles
I attended the Actian's Big Data roundtable earlier this week. I was thrilled to be sitting next to Terry Garnett (far left) from Garnett & Helfrich Capital, a very savvy buyout firm that has managed to carve out some great companies from inside larg...
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January
14,
2014
| 10:49 AM America/Los_Angeles
It was good to catch up with Roman Stanek, CEO and founder of data analysis startup GoodData. There's some interesting news coming up that I can't talk about just yet.We talked about Big Data and how the term is sounding very stale. Not only does it ...
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