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John Foley is director, strategic communications, for Oracle Corp. and a former editor of InformationWeek Government.
Articles by John Foley
posted in July 2008
Weigh in and tell us which startups you think have the most compelling technologies.
Angel investor Roger Ehrenberg has provided a frank assessment of what went wrong at Monitor110, a Web-based information service for hedge fund traders that closed down a few days ago. Many startups fail, but few are this candid about their mistakes.
As a former database reporter, I take notice when a startup comes out with a new database platform. The 30-year-old database market is dominated by software behemoths like Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft with entrenched customer bases. Is there room for another player? TrackVia, which just closed Series A funding, believes so.
With its new Cloud Server, Elastra joins a growing list of vendors offering products and services for enterprise-class cloud computing. The year-old startup is betting -- rightly so, in my opinion -- that businesses are ready and willing to move workloads to the cloud, but only if they have IT tools that are sophisticated enough to manage the process.
InformationWeek's Startup City TV crew will be in Boston on July 22 for our next round of videotaped interviews with local tech startups. The schedule still has a few openings, so if your new company has 15 minutes and a compelling story to tell, apply now.
Kaavo, a startup founded by a former IT professional, has developed a browser interface for managing resources from multiple cloud computing providers. Not yet a year old, Kaavo is moving quickly to address what's likely to be a growing need as more companies plug into not just one, but a variety of cloud services.
Landslide Technologies is pushing its way into the crowded field of Web-based salesforce automation and CRM applications. It's doing so by offering not just software as a service, but also personal assistance for busy sales professionals.
Open source software company SnapLogic has introduced a version of its data integration framework that's tuned for Amazon.com's Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2, Web service. It gives developers and IT departments the option of doing their data integration work in Amazon's cloud rather than on their own servers.