Top 25 European Rising Stars 2012: DoxOut ……An Open Source App That Can Marry Devices with No Boundaries Ever wondered why the document always comes after the file? And why the file as data stays away in a remote datacenter while the document, as the living part of the file, remains for perpetual exploitation on that limiting cocoon that is the personal computer? Each of these questions has an answer courtesy of DoxOut, a startup cloud company from Macedonia in southeast Europe. It is one of the select 5 in the shortlist of the Europe 2012 LaunchPad honors by Gigaom.
Bill Gates Caves In to the Cloud? Apparently, even Bill Gates battled his own personal Bogeyman. A new article penned by Austin Edwards, aka “The Motley Fool,” alleges that the technological legend was forced into an early retirement by a fear of the then unknown and upcoming “cloud.” Apparently Mr. Gates had sent a foreboding message to the top flight members of his company, alerting them to a “disruptive wave [which was] about to wash over the entire world, forever changing the way we get information and do business.” To save face, Gates would never publicly name the cloud as
8×8 Acquires Cloud Call Center Services Provider Contactual 8×8 has acquired cloud-based call center and customer interaction management solutions provider Contactual acting on its intent to buy the company on September 12, 2011. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Contactual provides small businesses and enterprise departments with an efficient way to improve customer satisfaction while lowering costs. The company has been acquired for 6,700,000 shares of unregistered 8×8 common stock on September 15, 2011. The companies note that this share amount was reduced at closing by 215,100 shares as 8×8 agreed to pay statutory tax withholding on behalf of five former
Successful selling in the cloud relies on billing The cloud offers a multitude of benefits for businesses looking to expand their sales channels. In the cloud, these companies can create new, predictable revenue streams; develop economies of scale; gain faster time to market; and shorten sales cycles. However, those benefits come with some challenges. Many organizations imagine the path to the cloud is a technology-dominated road. The truth is that companies moving to the cloud need to put 80 percent of their focus on developing a new business model. The remaining 20 percent of a cloud company’s attention should go
New Release Showcases the Advantages of Multi-Tenant SaaS, Renders Integration Templates Obsolete BERWYN, PA–(Marketwire – June 16, 2010) – Boomi®, the Integration Cloud Company™, today announced the release of AtomSphere Summer ’10, the newest version of its flagship integration platform, Boomi AtomSphere®. AtomSphere Summer ’10 features the industry’s first and only suggestion wizard for data mapping that is able to tap into the knowledge of an entire user community including the thousands of data maps created on the AtomSphere platform globally since its launch in 2007. By leveraging every data map created by and for the AtomSphere community, the wizard,