Cloud Crime Mapping: Top 3 Crime Mapping Startups to Watch in 2012 Crime Mapping is basically visualizing where crime happens on a map so that people can either avoid it or factor it in when calculating risk management. With big data such as crime and mapping predicted to be a major focus for Cloud computing in 2012, it offers great promise for many a startup in 2012. As such we have listed three of the more promising Crime Mapping Startups to watch for in 2012 which includes Crimedar, Mapacrime and Sgo (SureteGlobale.Org). Crimedar.com Designed to be more of a map-based
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 3 This is the fourth in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first three in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 3. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Today, there are two startups in focus – VMTurbo and ServiceMesh. VMTurbo (http://www.vmturbo.com/) Massachusetts-based VMTurbo announced recently that it has closed a $10 million B-round of funding, financed by returning investors Bain Capital Ventures and Highland Capital Partners, bringing total capital raised to $17.5 million. It
Can McAfee’s New Security Updates Assuage Cloud Computing Fears? Security was, is, and will continue to remain a major issue in cloud computing. In spite of the relative newness of the technology, many companies are trying to improve matters in this field. These include startups (See: What Bromium’s Funding Means for Cloud Security ) as well as established names like McAfee, Inc. Here are some older articles dealing with security on the cloud:1. US Cyber Command Chief Gives Cloud Computing Security His Vote of Confidence http://www.cloudtweaks.com/2011/11/us-cyber-command-chief-gives-cloud-computing-security-his-vote-of-confidence/ 2. Health Care’s Reservations about Cloud Computing http://www.cloudtweaks.com/2011/06/health-care%E2%80%99s-reservations-about-cloud-computing/ 3. Are Cloud Computing Service Providers
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2 This is the third in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first two in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Today, there are two startups in focus – Dropbox and EnStratus Dropbox (http://dropbox.com) Dropbox is a cloud computing startup that has garnered a lot of attention ever since it was founded in 2007 by MIT graduates Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. In fact, at one point of time, Steve Jobs had also expressed interest
Ninefold and Rackspace Battle for Australian Startup Mind Space Last month American cloud computing service provider Rackspace, in an effort to expand its presence in the Australian market, announced a deal with early stage venture capitalists Pollenizer to offer Australian start-ups free hosting worth $2,000 a month for their first year of operations. Now, Rackspace’s Australian rival Ninefold has announced an identical scheme, also in partnership with Pollenizer and another incubator Starmate. While Rackspace’s offer had been introduced in the US much earlier as the Rackspace Startup Program (See: Why is Rackspace targeting Startups? ), it’s something new in Australia.
Cloud Computing and Funding clearly go hand in hand at the moment. Many of the recent cloud computing acquisitions involve well established businesses which have strong management, a history of sales and a proven track record. However, if you are on the other side of the spectrum and are a small start-up with a limited number of employees, limited sales but the right business model, you may then want to look into CrowdFunding. Take a look at one of our previous posts regarding crowdfunding Source: ColumnFiveMedia
Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint? If Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in the world and Microsoft Office the most popular productivity suite, Microsoft SharePoint is the preeminent file sharing platform. However, after years of dominance, a new challenger has appeared in the form of Box.net. As things stand today, Box.net with 7 million customers is just a pretender to the throne occupied by SharePoint with 125 million customers. However, with Box.net’s user base increasing by 250,000 every month and its current clientele including 350 companies in the Fortune 500 list, Microsoft may have cause for worry. What’s more,
Infographic: Cloud Computing Startups & Crowd Funding Here is an infographic that helps illustrate a little more about what Crowd Funding is, and how it can help. Small cloud based businesses looking to build and market their service, may want to turn to Crowd Funding as a much needed source of funding. Source: Intuit Blog