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Ping Identity CEO discusses his company’s long, strange startup trip

Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand sees another opportunity to continue growing the company under private equity ownership.

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The cybersecurity funding bubble hasn’t burst — but it’s starting to deflate

Despite a slowdown in financing and an apparent over-investment in certain cybersecurity subsectors, investors don’t expect doom and gloom for the...

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New Red Hat CEO looks to keep things steady while putting own mark on company

Red Hat promoted 16-year veteran Matt Hicks, who says he will for the most part continue on the path of former CEO Paul Cormier.

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It really does take a village to keep you secure in the cloud

Everyone has to communicate when problems pop up, share the best practices and pull together as a community to prevent or mitigate security events.

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The biggest story from Big Tech earnings is the sheer growth power of public cloud

When the Big 3 cloud infrastructure vendors — Amazon, Microsoft and Google — reported their earnings this week, it was clear that the cloud is...

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The advertising slowdown is dinging Big Tech

Perhaps the real deciding line between Big Tech and the rest of the technology industry is the point at which advertising incomes become a material...

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Why investors see the potential in AI-powered, copy-generating adtech companies

A new crop of startups promises to handle the mundane aspects of ad creation by generating text for ads, websites, and even ebooks automatically....

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Right-size your tech stack to withstand the downturn

It’s tempting to over-invest in best-in-class technologies to drive efficiencies and stand out, but that technological desire to keep up with the...

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After several bruising months, industry analysts see Zendesk sale as pressure release

Maybe now, as Zendesk goes private, it can take a deep breath and get back to work outside of the white-hot public investing spotlight where activist...

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Red Sox CTO: Baseball teams need modern tech stack as much as any other biz

The Red Sox are no different than most businesses when it comes to a tech stack.

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Zendesk punished by investors after vowing to remain independent

Does the spurned $17 billion offer from earlier this year appear more attractive in light of the current downturn? Sure, but enough to put...

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Investor demands for profitability catch tech companies flat-footed

DocuSign has committed the new cardinal sin of technology companies: losing more money as growth slows.

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As investors focus more on profitability, product-led startups may be sitting pretty

The consensus is that now is a good time for the type of lean growth that product-led growth (PLG) can achieve.

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Investors have flipped their weighting of growth versus profitability

Battery's new report, The Cloud Quarterly, provides insights on what type of public SaaS companies have seen their valuation take a hit or...

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Why it isn’t easy to throw cloud spending on the cutting block

As investors put more weight on profitability, reducing spending in non-human expense categories becomes critical. Layoffs are far harder to execute...

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This is the beginning of the unbundled database era

The enterprise wants to store everything they can in the hopes of being able to deliver improved customer experiences and new market capabilities.

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4 ways to make your engineering team more productive

Improving the efficiency of your software engineering team has many advantages, prime among which is the ability to make up for problems in other...

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Is data observability recession-proof?

What really caught our attention is that Monte Carlo's and Cribl's deals were announced now, right in the middle of a broad startup...

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8 IT spending trends for the post-pandemic enterprise in 2022

For our latest survey, we polled 1,200 IT leaders, representing roughly $570 billion in annual IT spending.

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Re-rethinking Databricks’ valuation in a more conservative startup market

To understand how much the late-stage market has changed in the last few months, we're once again pulling public market data that we will...

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How Box escaped the SaaS growth trap

How did Box manage to get out of the growth trap while also growing its gross margins, operating income and net profit in its most recent quarter?

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Why in the world would chipmaker Broadcom be interested in VMware?

VMware expanded into cloud-native technologies over the years and has a diversified business, much related to the cloud. Broadcom isn’t involved in...

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Cisco’s latest results indicate a reckoning may soon be at hand

Cisco's acquisitive approach has helped it report decent revenue growth over the years, but the disruption dogs might have finally caught up.

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​Why a downturn can separate the recession-proof startups​ from the ‘hacks’

If your company is lacking in terms of basic business fundamentals and burning cash, well, maybe you’re in for a reckoning -- but then again, maybe...

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Only 1 in 6 unicorns are true IPO candidates today

How did we wind up with so many unicorns and so few IPO-ready private technology companies with IPO-scale valuations?

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Here come the single-digit SaaS multiples

Day-to-day coverage can provide snapshots instead of complete images. Today, let's slow down and take stock of where are regarding software...

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The age of the centaur: $100M ARR is the new cloud valuation milestone

As the public cloud market pulls back, VCs and founders alike must prioritize recurring revenue over sky high valuations that are often as mythical...

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The market for synthetic data is bigger than you think

To understand what's happening, but also what's coming if synthetic data does get more broadly adopted, we talked to various CEOs and VCs...

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