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Cloud Elements places data at the center of your application integration effort

This morning, Cloud Elements, a five-year old startup, announced the latest release of its API integration platform, which has been designed to put data at the center of its integration strategy.<p>In the not-so distant past, large proprietary software stacks ruled the enterprise. These companies …

The troubles with APIs: security, discovery, bulk loading

Along with online services and functions, public APIs also deliver new headaches for developers.<p>Public APIs are hot, and getting hotter. They offer …

Google’s note-taking app Keep joins G Suite, now integrates with Google Docs

Google Keep, a competitor to note-taking apps like Evernote and Microsoft’s OneNote, is today being integrated into Google’s suite of applications aimed at businesses, G Suite (previously, Google Apps for Your Domain). This allows Keep to become a part of users’ workflow for capturing ideas, …

This $2.8 billion startup gets all of its daily meetings done in 10 minutes

I arrived just in time for breakfast: Like I found out on my previous visit, Pivotal brings in a catered breakfast every single day as an incentive to make sure all employees are around for a daily all-hands meeting, attended by everybody in every department, at precisely 9:06am.<p>(Breakfast today …

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 28 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 30 of them.<p><i>Alison Griswold and Vivian Giang contributed to</i> …

Entrepreneurs are Frauds (until they aren’t)

Most startups begin as an idea in an entrepreneur’s head. Just a few neurons bouncing around inside a skull full of mush. The entrepreneur typically …

Salesforce Outage: One More Nail in the Coffin of “I can trust my SaaS provider…”

<i>By Keith Taylor, Product Specialist at Zerto</i> Rarely does an outage rocket to infamy like the SalesForce #NA14 incident. But when your service is …

Redesigning an API dashboard

Lauren Plews walks us through her team's recent redesign of the Pusher dashboard.The post Redesigning an API dashboard appeared first on InVision …

Ten Years Later, Amazon Web Services Defies Skeptics

When Amazon.com launched its first Web service 10 years ago today, offering storage in the cloud, people thought it was yet another crazy, profit-nuking idea from Chief Executive Jeff Bezos.<p>Why on Earth, investors and analysts griped, was a company still struggling with a marginally profitable …

Cloud Computing

Andreessen Horowitz Exec Explains How the VC Firm Works

Peter Levine, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, explains how his business works and what types of tech companies his firm is looking to back.

"No, I'm not Coming to Your F***ing Meeting"

By Michael Solomon, 10x Management Co-Founder<p>Over the last 4 years working closely with some of the world's most talented programmers, designers and data scientists, I've come to understand one simple truth:<p>Productive People Require Long Periods<p>Of Focused Work to Optimize Productivity<p>If this seems …

Sales tech is disrupting marketing’s role. Here’s how to share the pipeline

The line between marketing and sales is getting blurrier by the minute. Sales reps are leveraging new sales acceleration tools like Tout, Yesware, Sidekick, and Outreach, and it feels like a new one comes out every quarter.<p>These specialized apps have become so sophisticated that they’re enabling …

Hiring Star Salespeople Isn’t the Best Way to Grow

Dave Wheeler FOR HBR<p>You see Pareto’s Principle applied to sales all the time — the top 20% of a sales force produces 80% of a company’s revenues and margins — and it’s applicable in a variety of sectors. In B2B contexts, for example, rep performance in similar territories often varies by 300% …

'Enterprise Is Sexy': Why Alchemist Thinks It Can Be the Y Combinator for Boring Startups

Often, the most lucrative customers are other companies.<p>Let’s say you wanted to make an app to order attractive and physically fit men to follow you around for a day. You’d need designers, business development people, marketing help and, of course, a supply of attractive and physically fit …

Success in Public Speaking Has Nothing To Do With Content

What you say matters, but researchers are unlocking an important key to success--how you say it matters more.<p>In 2010, Amy Cuddy, a social scientist who teaches at Harvard Business School, was quoted as saying that the success of a start-up's pitch to venture-capital investors depends on nonverbal …

New Apps for 2016

Every year around this time, after compiling a list of my must-have apps and thinking about the goals I want to achieve in the next 12 months, I like to get started on the upcoming season of writing by reassessing some of the ways I get work done. Change never stops: rather than getting stuck in my …

A former Google exec explains how he evaluates his senior leadership team

On a recent Monday morning, I was preparing for my weekly staff meeting. Item #1 on the agenda was a discussion about an upcoming review cycle, where everybody at Upstart would receive a performance score based on feedback from their peers and manager.<p>Though I had yet to begin the process of …

Burn Rate

MBA Mondays is back after a week off. Today we are going to talk about burn rate, or cash burn rate to be more specific.<p>Your burn rate is the speed …

16 Startup Metrics

We have the privilege of meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs every year, and in the course of those discussions are presented with all kinds of …

The Best CRM Software of 2018

Customer relationship management software can organize and mine your organization's most valuable interactions on all kinds of pivots, including more …

Project Management

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How 'SaaSification' Is Taking The Tech World By Storm

The greatest value the cloud offers is the ability to use technology to scale business processes quickly and make them more consumable. It enables them to run as a service, giving developers and operators more flexibility to stand up a service, sort out what works and what doesn’t, and ultimately …

API security leaves apps vulnerable: 5 ways to plug the leaks

Many Starbucks customers got a jolt in May when cyberthieves were discovered stealing money from their credit cards and payment accounts by first …

Using APIs To Power Marketing Tools

How to use marketing apis to power marketing apps, tools and dashboards. Learn about the growing API trends, and why you need APIs to build a …

Marketing

Inside Titus Andronicus' Triple-Album Punk Depression Opera

Titus Andronicus leader Patrick Stickles doesn't think small. The band's latest album, <i>The Most Lamentable Tragedy</i>, is a triple-album rock opera …

Music

Culture Code: Creating A Lovable Company

An inside peek at how we work and what we believe at HubSpot.<p>This is part culture manifesto, part employee handbook and part diary of dreams.<p>Visit us at www.hubspot.com/jobs

The world's #1 product roadmap software

Aha! is the first piece of software that pulls all of our product information together in one place. From company vision to daily tasks, everything …

Product Management

A Multi-Cloud Strategy is Essential for Service Providers

Posted on 20th May 2015 by Simon Freedman<p>The majority of enterprises are looking into the deployment of multiple clouds for both the short and …

Hybrid Clouds

APIs Fuel The Software That’s Eating The World

Marc Andreessen once famously said that “software is eating the world.” What he didn’t say was that increasingly sophisticated APIs were driving the rapid creation of software. It used to be coding was a highly tedious and manual task. You had to code each specific service — and that took time.<p>That …