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  • Lack of VC funding forces startups to think lean

    A steady drop in venture capitalist funding has forced startups to develop new strategies to evolve their workforce -- that includes layoffs, budget cuts and a new definition of growth.

    Written by Sarah K. White12 July 16 22:18
  • Traction Watch: Talkdesk Lets Businesses Create a Call Center ‘In 5 Minutes'

    Editor's note: Traction Watch is a new column focused obsessively on growth, and is a companion to the DEMO Traction conference series, which brings together high-growth startups with high-potential customers. The next DEMO Traction will take place in Boston on September 16, 2015. Growth companies can apply to present, or those similarly obsessed can register here to attend.

    Written by James A. Martin13 June 15 02:44
  • 9 hot enterprise storage companies to watch

    Amidst all the venture investments this year in startups that generate gobs of data -- from those focused on everything from apps to drones to the Internet of Things to Big Data -- are a batch of newcomers aiming to help organizations store and access all that information. Yes, storage companies are pulling in big bucks in 2015, as they did in 2014, and a couple have even double-dipped this year and announced two rounds of funding.

    Written by Bob Brown12 June 15 01:44
  • Slack in the wild: Is the collaboration app a hit or a myth?

    Slack is one of those rare business tools that comes along once in a while that shifts the technology landscape. In a nutshell, Slack is a team collaboration app that essentially turns email into a group effort, allowing users to create channels where discussions take place in public so everyone can participate. While Slack has some serious competition from apps like Convo and Circuit, it seems to be gaining the most momentum.

    Written by John Brandon09 June 15 01:16
  • 10 Cloud Security Startups to Watch in 2014

    The market for cloud security tools is expected to grow significantly in the coming year. Here are 10 cloud security startups that could help boost cloud adoption in 2014 and beyond.

    Written by Jeff Vance14 Jan. 14 20:58
  • 10 Top Big Data Startups to Watch--Final Rankings

    The votes are in for CIO.com's 10 hottest big data startups to watch. Here are the final rankings based on your voting as well as a variety of other criteria such as funding and company leadership.

    Written by Jeff Vance16 July 13 13:06
  • 10 Hot Big Data Startups to Watch

    Big Data startups are building viable products that target real-world pain points, and most of these Big Data new ventures are well-funded with solid management teams. Here are 10 Big Data startups to watch.

    Written by Jeff Vance13 June 13 00:27
  • 10 Hot Cloud Startups to Watch

    After evaluating more than 150 new cloud ventures, here are the top 10 cloud startups. These companies are shaping--or have the potential to shape--how the cloud computing market will evolve.

    Written by Jeff Vance05 March 13 19:24
  • 4 smokin' hot startups: The next tech boom

    Social networks are dead, and smart VC money is pouring into enterprise startups like Shoutlet, Asana, Narrative Science, and Delphix

    Written by Trent Gegax14 Dec. 12 11:20
  • 5 Web 2.0 Startups to Watch in 2010

    There's no doubt that 2009 was a rough year for startups and established businesses alike, but many are holding out hope that 2010 will be different, especially since venture capitalists seem to be loosening their purse strings. Keep an eye on these five businesses that offer fresh ideas to the Web 2.0 arena.

    Written by Kristin Burnham08 Jan. 10 03:28
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