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Building A Unicorn Company By Resurrecting The Dead

Sramana Mitra | Posted 09.19.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

We've looked at a number of Unicorn companies so far: Tableau, FireEye, RightNow, Palo Alto Networks and Kayak. Today, we look at SuccessFactors. I...

What Your First Step In Digital Marketing Should Be

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Think your business is 'too complicated' for an app or there isn't 'an app for that' yet? Go get a sobriety test.

Code Junkies, Mega-Software and the Decline of American Innovation

Alan Trefler | Posted 08.26.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alan Trefler

I once read that writing clear specifications for software was a good idea and that not having them would be like not having architectural blueprints for a building project. And blueprints don't make buildings, right? But what if they could?

Why Marketplace Businesses Don't Have Subscriptions

Ryan Buckley | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Ryan Buckley

SaaS models in marketplace businesses don't work. Marketplaces models for SaaS businesses don't work either. These two business models are parallels that don't cross. There is some gray area in between, though.

May 10,000 Cloud Startups Bloom

Sramana Mitra | Posted 09.10.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

The cloud services market has fueled a boom of immensely successful startups, most of which have raised millions in venture funding. Take analytic...

Why 2014 Will Be the Year Nonprofits Finally Embrace the Cloud

April Pedersen | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
April Pedersen

This change is not just faster and cheaper for software consumers, it is a fundamental difference in how to build and implement products

Harnessing 'School as a Service' For Middle-Skills Education

Avi Yashchin | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Avi Yashchin

Highly targeted marketing and analytics, alternative educational delivery methods, efficient administration, and curriculum development tied to workforce needs are all rolled into one turnkey solution that can be implemented in a fraction of the time it traditionally takes to roll out new initiatives.

What Is The Cloud? (And Why Small Businesses Need To Care)

Christine Hall | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business

Cloud computing has come a long way to become a mainstream technology tool for business. Earlier this year, Parallels, a software company that enab...

JumpShot: An Experiment in Rapid Product Development, Continued

Carrie Yury | Posted 07.20.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

Being at a startup not only provides the opportunity to imagine new products, but also allows you to reimagine established ways of doing things.

Detecting Power Theft by Sensors and the Cloud: Awesense Smart System for the Grid

James Grundvig | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

With commercial customers on six of the seven continents of the world, Awesense appears to be leading the charge of delivery ROI to its customers by means of recouping the "cheapest watt" of power.

Bringing Enterprise To Southeast Asia, PayrollHero Raises $1MM

Bryce Maddock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Bryce Maddock

I am thrilled by the emergence of a new class of companies which offer enterprise technology solutions that are specifically aimed at companies in developing nations.

How To Innovate Faster Than the Fastest

Ethann Castell | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology
Ethann Castell

The world is moving fast these days, but to truly innovate you need to move even faster than the fastest competitors. So how can cloud computing give you the speed you need to stay ahead of your competition?

How Customized Learning Will Benefit Students

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

School-as-a-Service (SaaS) is an important metaphor for the future of customized learning and I am certain that it will work better for students and teachers.

School-as-a-Service

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.30.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

SaaS education changes the basic assumptions -- it requires a new mindset, new staffing patterns, new budgeting strategies, and new ways to communicate with students and families.

Cloud Computing: A Shift From IT Luxury to Business Necessity

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Kerschberg

Cloud computing may have started out as an emerging trend that only IT professionals could get excited about (or fear), but it has quickly become one of the most important paradigm shifts in business today.

Why Won't Apple or MS Give Us What Google Might?

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Foval

With the announcement late tonight that Google is set to release an operating system, the time has come to ask "Why can't we have it all?"