Battery recently sponsored a meet-up on the Stanford University campus for a software-defined networking interest group known as the “Control Freaks.” Given Battery’s interest in next-generation network architectures, it was a fantastic opportunity to converse with this community, and socialize Battery’s investment thesis around this area. The night culminated with a keynote from Carter Bullard, CEO of Quosient, one of the leading experts in cybersecurity for large-scale data center networks.
Last week, Battery brought together six of the industry’s top global enterprise-IT CEOs and founders with a group of noted technology journalists for a dinner in San Francisco. The topics ranged from big data to cloud storage, mobile apps to cloud computing, and “bare-metal networking” to disaster recovery. Not everyone agreed on where enterprise technology and buying trends are going in this market environment. But all were unanimous in their support of the great food, conversation and lovely views of the Bay Bridge.
After the dinner, we sat back and posed some questions to the participating executives about enterprise-IT trends affecting growing companies today. Here are their answers.
Part of what drives many entrepreneurs to create innovative new companies is a fanatical need to cut out red tape wherever it exists. At HotelTonight, we’re no different. Among other things, it’s what compelled us to cut the hotel booking process down to three taps and a swipe on a phone, compared to the hundreds of taps it can take on competitor apps.
Welcome to Part One of what will be a long-running series on the ins-and-outs of search-engine optimization. In this post, I’m going to provide some very specific tips and tricks for building an SEO strategy to optimize a company blog.