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Enterprise 2020-05-24T13:50:00Z
Women in tech

These developers run a website to buck the myth of the '10x engineer' who is a brilliant jerk and promote a healthy work-life balance in tech

These two developers maintain the open source project '1x Engineer' to dispel 'toxic' ideas in tech about how who succeeds in tech.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-24T12:45:00Z

Buddy systems and 24-hour coffee breaks: How companies like Slack, Zoom, and Box are hiring and training new employees during the pandemic

Enterprise technology companies that are still hiring like Box, Slack, and Okta have changed how they interview and onboard new recruits. Here's how:
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-24T12:40:00Z
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As Facebook, Twitter and others say OK to permanent remote work, these 6 startups building tools to work outside the office are Silicon Valley's new darlings

Business Insider rounded up startups whose valuations have soared amid the downturn, anointing some as Silicon Valley's latest unicorns.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-23T13:15:00Z

The coronavirus crisis is force-feeding 2 big changes into the stodgy enterprise software market. Here's why some startups are already benefiting.

Interest in cloud computing is surging, thanks to the coronavirus crisis, said Sapphire Ventures Jai Das. So too is a new pricing model.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-23T13:00:00Z

Microsoft's acquisition of RPA firm Softomotive prompts sector leaders including UiPath and Automation Anywhere to brace for war

After Microsoft announced it would purchase robotic process automation firm Softomotive, UiPath said it would be hiring for 100 new R&D positions.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-23T12:45:00Z

Here's how note-taking app Evernote, once a high-flying unicorn startup, is 'going back to basics' by completely rebuilding its app to win back the skeptical users it lost

Users had complained about how Evernote's glitches and how it worked differently on iOS and Android. Evernote CEO Ian Small wants to change all that.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-23T11:50:00Z
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-22T18:52:03Z

Microsoft just revealed its first industry-specific cloud for healthcare and recent hires hint which industries could be next

Microsoft hired the face of its healthcare cloud a few months before it hired two other executives with industry-specific expertise.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-22T18:31:45Z

IBM is cutting 'several thousand' jobs, a month after new CEO Arvind Krishna withdrew its financial outlook

IBM is laying off "several thousand" employees, joining other tech giants that have slashed jobs amid the crisis.
BI Prime BI Prime 2020-05-22T15:36:33Z

The corporate office as we know it is dead — long live the 'dynamic' workplace, says a CEO who's been experimenting with this new concept for a year

"The workplace we all know is a thing of the past," Okta's CEO said. He's been experimenting with a remote-friendly idea for nearly a year.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-22T13:30:00Z

Enterprise software companies aren't immune to COVID, and experts warn investors are underestimating how many customers might demand price cuts or peel away

Some investors think the coronavirus downturn will leave enterprise software companies relatively unscathed. That won't be the case, some experts say.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-22T13:00:00Z

Startups are willing to do whatever it takes to keep their top engineering talent happy, including massive cuts to executive salaries

An analysis of late-stage tech companies from Thomvest Ventures found that many were in favor of slashing executives' salaries to avoid layoffs.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-22T12:32:00Z

A veteran Silicon Valley investor says SoftBank's $100 billion Vision Fund had a fatal flaw that doomed many of the startups it bet on

SoftBank's huge Vision Fund was supposed to disrupt the way startups are funded. But its size was its downfall, Menlo Ventures' Matt Murphy said.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-21T20:02:56Z

Japanese tech giant NTT is pouring $230 million into a Silicon Valley research lab to build hyper-realistic 'digital twins' of people for medical research

NTT is creating digital replicas of people that AI can "examine, diagnose and treat as a roadmap to caring for a human."
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-21T19:56:49Z

Microsoft's annual Build conference just showed how it's ramping up its appeal to developers — a move that's key to its cloud battle with Amazon and weathering the pandemic

Microsoft's Build developer conference showcased the company's latest tactic to boost its cloud business and weather the coronavirus crisis.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-21T19:39:44Z

How Oracle-rival startup Couchbase raised $105 million during a pandemic by being brutally honest with investors

This first-time CEO raised money amid a global crisis by being real with investors: In the short term, things will be rough.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-21T15:13:00Z

We'll never see another $100 billion technology Vision Fund — from SoftBank or anyone else

The $100 billion Vision Fund was supposed to disrupt the venture industry. Instead, it's proven to be a cautionary — and costly —tale.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-21T13:30:00Z

While Marc Benioff may be avoiding 'major acquisitions,' here are 9 companies that experts think Salesforce could buy as the coronavirus crisis drives down valuations

Business Insider spoke to analysts about what companies could be potential M&A targets for Salesforce. Here are the nine companies they named.
Enterprise 2020-05-21T13:00:00Z

The CEO of RapidAPI, which just raised $25 million in funding, says its developer tool is seeing a faster rate of signups during the coronavirus crisis

RapidAPI helps developers build apps using popular software from companies like Twilio and Microsoft. Here's why it decided to fundraise this year.
Tech 2020-05-21T03:01:00Z

THE CONNECTIVITY B2B ECOSYSTEM: How 5G and next-gen networks are transforming the role telecoms play in enterprise partnerships

Business Insider Intelligence unpacks the enterprise telecommunications ecosystem at the cusp of the 5G era.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-20T22:57:10Z

Intercom, a $1.3 billion messaging startup backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, laid off 39 employees and is relocating 47 roles to Dublin

The customer management platform Intercom is trying to cut costs amid the coronavirus pandemic, laying off ~6% of its workforce and moving some roles.
Enterprise 2020-05-20T20:14:37Z

$191 billion tech giant Cisco is giving its 75,000 employees the day off on Friday to recharge

Cisco employees can have a four-day Memorial Day weekend. The tech giant is giving its 75,000 employees Friday off to recharge amid the COVID-19 crisis.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-20T16:27:05Z

The CEO of $74 billion cloud giant ServiceNow explains its 'hybrid' approach to reopening its offices: 'There's nobody that must come in to the office'

ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott lays out a "hybrid" approach to reopening where employees will have the option not to come to the office.
Tech 2020-05-20T15:43:39Z

Mark Zuckerberg's displays of normalcy are as unwavering as his Caesar cut, but changes are afoot in the Facebook empire

This week in Trending we look at Facebook's latest ecommerce dreams, as well as Uber's layoffs and Amazon's S-team.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-20T13:00:00Z

16 hot cybersecurity startups pulling in funding and recognition despite the recession

Cybersecurity is a rare bright spot in the COVID-19 economy. Here are 16 promising startups ranging in funding from $570,000 to $230 million.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-20T13:00:00Z

This engineer built a tool to help him automatically respond to IT issues during his day job and then turned it into a startup that just raised $8 million

FireHydrant is taking on companies like Atlassian, Splunk, and GitHub by helping on-call engineers coordinate when their software goes down.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-20T13:00:00Z

The CEO of BetterCloud used this pitch deck to raise $75 million from investors including Warburg Pincus to help businesses manage their cloud applications

BetterCloud helps businesses manage a growing number of cloud apps. The startup used this pitch deck to raise $75 million.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-20T12:26:00Z

Meet 23 rising star investors scouting the next breakout enterprise software startups in industries like 'boring AI' and 'SMBtech'

Many investors are speculating that enterprise startups will be the biggest winners in an economic downturn.
Tech 2020-05-19T20:55:00Z

Google said it will no longer build custom AI tools for fossil fuel extraction as it looks to distance itself from oil and gas industry

Google's move follows a Greenpeace report on cloud companies' ties to the industry and sets it apart from competitors like Amazon and Microsoft.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-19T18:01:26Z

The inside story of how the NFL managed its first-ever virtual draft with 150 smartphones and help from Amazon: 'There was an enormous amount of stress'

The pandemic has forced organizations like Amazon Web Services and the NFL to get creative. Here's how they handled April's first-ever virtual draft.
Enterprise 2020-05-19T15:00:00Z

Microsoft just launched a bunch of new features at its annual developers' conference as it takes on rivals like Zoom and Slack to become an all-in-one tool for businesses: 'We believe we're the best solution'

At Build, Microsoft announced new developer tools for Teams, Power Platform, and Fluid Framework as it takes on rivals like Slack and Zoom.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-19T13:00:00Z

Microsoft's crisis and security chief on what it learned from sending 156,000 employees home — and why it will be much harder to bring everyone back

Microsoft's security chief Bret Arsenault discusses what it was like to send 156,000 employees home, what we've learned, and coming back.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-19T13:00:00Z

Open source database startup Yugabyte just hired a new CEO: the cofounder of Pivotal who helped take the company public and sell itself to VMware

The open source database startup Yugabyte hired former Pivotal president Bill Cook as its new CEO. Here's what he plans to do at Yugabyte.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-19T12:33:00Z

Here's how producers on 'The Voice' used Microsoft products to produce the live singing show remotely when the coronavirus pandemic threatened to halt production mid-season

When shelter in place forced people to stay home, live TV show 'The Voice' turned to Microsoft tools to continue its production remotely.
Tech 2020-05-18T18:50:30Z

A gang of hackers claims to have sold off all the data it has on Trump and plans to auction its Madonna data next

The hackers behind the data dumps related to Lady Gaga and President Trump claim to have sold all their data related to Trump.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-18T15:00:00Z

Honeycomb, founded by ex-Facebookers to help developers understand the inner-workings of their code, is completely shaking up its pricing — including by making it completely free for some users

Honeycomb, a startup founded by former Facebook employees, is taking on rivals like Datadog, AppDynamics, New Relic, and Splunk.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-18T14:30:00Z

Google Cloud hired 2 new key execs as part of its recent push into the telecommunications industry, as it looks to stand out from Amazon and Microsoft

Google Cloud hired veterans from SAP and Accenture as it pushes into industries like telecom and takes on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-17T13:20:00Z

A 105-year-old company that invented the checkbook explains how it transformed from a tangle of disparate businesses that 'no one really understood' into a sales powerhouse

After a decade of acquisitions to expand its business, 105 year old checkbook inventor Deluxe is modernizing its technology and changing its culture.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-17T11:45:00Z

Interest in the 61-year-old programming language COBOL has skyrocketed during the coronavirus crisis, but the actual number of jobs hasn't

Interest has risen as NJ and other states deal with legacy unemployment software — built on COBOL — that can't keep up with a flood of new claims.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-16T15:30:00Z

Zoom's CFO explains why it's building two new physical offices outside of Silicon Valley to hire 500 engineers

CFO Kelly Steckelberg explains why the company that's become the iconic symbol of remote work is building two new offices to house a surge in hiring.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-16T12:20:00Z

Hackers demanding a ransom are leaking stolen documents related to Lady Gaga and President Trump as cybersecurity companies and startups race to stop a highly public crime wave that's costing victims millions

Extortion ransomware is a cybercrime that dumps the data of celebrities and companies. Cybersecurity is changing to address the high-profile crimes.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-16T11:45:00Z

15 enterprise tech startups poised to come out stronger from the COVID-19 crash, according to the VCs that invested in them — including John Chambers and Sapphire Ventures

While downturns can destroy startups, they can also make them stronger. These 15 will thrive through the crisis, according to their investors.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-15T22:34:13Z

A new team-up between Amazon and Red Hat may prove that IBM is no longer out to compete with the leading Amazon Web Services cloud

Amazon Web Services and Red Hat will offer OpenShift, Red Hat's popular Kubernetes service, on Amazon's cloud, making it easier for customers to use.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-15T22:15:00Z

A former WeWork executive says the company is gearing up for another layoff, as it continues to shift to a real estate mindset

WeWork's former chief products and chief growth officer who now runs a job-search startup says he believes more cuts are coming.
Enterprise 2020-05-15T01:13:56Z

Salesforce will let employees work from home for the rest of the year, even after offices have reopened

Salesforce will give all employees the option to work from home for the rest of the year, regardless of whether their office location has opened yet.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-14T19:42:01Z

Inside SAP's coronavirus response, which has included a hiring slowdown, spending cuts, and emergency succession plans if leaders get sick

Dan Healey, who runs HR for the German software giant's more than 30,000 North American employees, described how SAP's coronavirus response unfolded.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-14T18:00:00Z

Microsoft is opening up a treasure trove of its cyberattack threat intelligence to everybody — even noncustomers — to help stop coronavirus-related scams

Microsoft made a free stream of its data available to all companies in an effort to cut down on email scams related to COVID-19 and the stimulus.
Tech 2020-05-14T17:12:00Z

Mark Zuckerberg turns 36 today. Here's a look into the life, career, and controversies surrounding the Facebook CEO

Here's a look at the obstacles and successes that got Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to where he is today.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-14T15:00:00Z

The pandemic is changing how companies like Amazon Web Services and Twilio hire software developers, as Silicon Valley rethinks the interview process

Here's how Twilio and Amazon have changed their developer interview process. Both companies are still hiring during the coronavirus pandemic.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-14T14:30:00Z

This founder helped design Apple's Siri. Now he's building a similar AI tool that could answer people's most pressing questions on COVID-19.

Alation's co-founder helped design Apple Siri and is now building a similar tool to help answer pressing questions on the pandemic.
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