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Premium Enterprise 2021-07-15T17:09:38Z

A former Amazon Web Services exec explains how the cloud titan learned the difficult lesson of balancing growth and competing with its closest allies

The former AWS exec Tim Jefferson told Insider how the cloud giant navigated competing with its own partners and putting pressure on their business.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-15T12:30:00Z

4 companies Amazon Web Services could buy as it ramps up competition against the dominance of Microsoft 365 and Teams

Without a strong work software portfolio of its own, analysts named firms the new CEO of AWS could buy to challenge Microsoft's lead in the space.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-10T14:07:23Z

10 Amazon cloud partners explain how they built thriving businesses while working with a juggernaut that's never been afraid to compete with its own allies

Amazon relies on over 100,000 cloud partners like Splunk, Snowflake, and Datadog, but AWS has never shied away from competing with its own allies.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-09T03:03:39Z

Here's how $2.2 billion data company Sumo Logic — one of AWS' biggest clients — is finding ways to cut its cloud costs

Sumo Logic CTO and cofounder Christian Beedgen said that cutting cloud costs is so important, it will pause new feature development just to optimize.
Premium Tech 2021-07-02T16:27:19Z

Amazon is worried about Microsoft's lead in productivity and business apps

"Amazon says it's not competitor-focused, but every meeting was about Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft," one person told Insider.
Premium Tech 2021-07-01T13:31:00Z

Amazon has discussed forming a 'Rebel Alliance' with companies including Slack and Dropbox to compete with Microsoft

The broader goal of the plan is to help AWS expand beyond cloud infrastructure into the work-productivity app space.
Premium Tech 2021-06-28T20:45:31Z

Amazon wants more encryption technology so badly it considered buying one of the most popular secure messaging apps cofounded by an early WhatsApp executive

AWS's interest in secure messaging apps reflects its desire to develop more encrypted services and move into the productivity-applications space.
Premium Enterprise 2021-06-25T15:34:16Z

Andreessen Horowitz investor Martin Casado says there could be a $1 trillion opportunity for a new cloud player with lower prices than Amazon or Microsoft

Following his blog on "the cloud paradox," Martin Casado told Insider what's coming next and the possibility of a new cloud player with lower prices.
Premium Enterprise 2021-06-23T18:54:31Z

Andreessen Horowitz partner Martin Casado says the cost of cloud computing is a $100 billion drag on the biggest software companies, sparking a huge debate across the industry

Martin Casado, coauthor of the a16z "cloud paradox" post, told Insider why he wrote it and how it sparked a big debate over cloud's cost and power.
Premium Finance 2021-06-15T19:15:39Z

$21 billion hedge fund D1 Capital has been on a private investing spree. Here are 35 companies it's backed in 2021 from unicorns like Squarespace to corporate card startup Ramp.

The three-year-old hedge fund led by billionaire Dan Sundheim invested heavily in logistics, enterprise software, and e-commerce, to name a few.
Premium Real Estate 2021-06-15T13:00:00Z

Software startup UtilizeCore raised $5.3 million off this sleek pitch deck to help property managers with mundane tasks like hiring janitors and plumbers

The cofounders explained how they are replacing tedious call-center work with a tech platform that handles everything from scheduling to billing.
Premium Enterprise 2021-05-20T19:02:43Z

Deloitte's chief of cloud strategy says the best way for clouds like Amazon's or Microsoft's to keep growing is to back off and let partners do more heavy lifting

David Linthicum told Insider the partners on top of clouds like Amazon's and Microsoft's will win big. Why he thinks that will help them keep growing.
Premium Enterprise 2021-05-13T17:35:25Z

A glut of cloud apps makes it easier for hackers to break into companies, says an exec at $3 billion cybersecurity firm Netskope, which is currently hiring over 400 workers

Hackers often target cloud apps to break into bigger companies, said Netskope's Jason Clark as the startup hires hundreds of engineers and marketers.
Premium Premium 2021-04-19T15:08:00Z

Employee management firm Pathlight used this pitch deck to raise $25 million in a round led by Insight Partners

Pathlight, which allows companies to monitor the performance of their employees, also attracted investment from Palantir exec David Glazer.
Premium Tech 2021-02-23T06:00:00Z
Tech 2021-02-04T21:10:48Z

What is a cloud application? Here's everything you need to know about the internet-based software

A cloud application is an internet-based software that processes or stores data online. There are three primary kinds of cloud applications.
Premium Tech 2021-02-03T14:00:00Z

Check out the pitch deck cloud optimization startup Granulate used to net $30 million, its second raise in 10 months

Granulate is a software startup that promises to cut compute costs by as much as 60%.
Premium Advertising 2021-01-26T19:39:57Z

Insiders at PR software giant Cision are wondering what's next after layoffs and an exodus of top execs

Platinum has cut staff, shifted Cision's sales strategy, and parted with 12 top execs over the past year.
Premium Tech 2021-01-07T12:00:00Z

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck banking startup Mambu used to raise $135 million at a $2.1 billion valuation

Financial institution spend on enterprise software like cloud and SaaS will likely top $110 billion in 2021.
Premium Retail 2020-12-24T15:59:48Z

4 major players helping retailers nail the perfect price for everything from groceries to holiday gifts

These companies in predictive pricing have helped Home Depot, Walgreens, and others stay competitive by allowing them to set flexible prices.
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