With the intent on providing transparent, honest, and reliable hosting services, a non-profit, democratically-run web hosting cooperative called WebHosting.coop has launched today with a focus on providing quality shared hosting with an emphasis on member participation.
Courtesy of Hostway the last shoe has probably dropped. Now I should be able to complete my countdown to the major hosting sector M&A transactions for 2013. This very subjective list was whittled from 90 to 10, so feel free to add your comments. Not counting any December 31st headlines let’s dance through those major hosting sector mergers and acquisitions. My list of important events.
Cisco made two announcements on Tuesday that reflect its intention to address the BYOD challenges faced by businesses, including the launch of a new Desktop as a Service solution and the acquisition of Collaborate.com, a company that provides tools for mobile collaboration.
US online shoppers have little tolerance for poor navigation, slow website load times, and interruptions and timeouts, with 65 percent ditching an online shopping cart after experiencing these issues, according to a new study by Peer 1 Hosting.
A number of dedicated hosting providers are running short of servers to lease, and attributing the shortages to heavy buying by customers mining for digital currencies. The surge in leasing of cheap servers appears to be tied to the soaring profile of Bitcoin, the flagship digital currency, which is driving interest in lesser known currencies.
CloudFlare, a San Francisco-based provider of security and website optimization services, announced on Tuesday that it has surpassed 1.5 million customers, and revealed a $50 million Series C funding round that it quietly closed a year ago.
A letter from the “High Tech Caucus”, a bipartisan group of US House Representatives, is calling on US Trade Representative Michael Froman to make international data transmission a part of pending trade pacts with foreign nations.
Dropbox is pushing further into the enterprise cloud market through a new partnership with Dell. As part of the partnership, announced last week at the Dell World conferenece in Austin, Dell plans to distribute the business version of Dropbox through its sales channel.
British independent carrier integrator and hosting provider MDNX Group is buying Easynet, a provider managed networking, hosting and cloud integration services.
InterCloud Systems announced on Friday that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Integration Partners-NY Corporation to support its cloud and managed service capabilities. The acquisition is expected to close by December 31, 2013.
Charities and community groups in the state of Victoria in Australia will have to find a new web and email hosting services provider as the government readies the shutdown of its pro-bono web hosting services starting on January 6, 2014.
Web host Hostway Corporation has been acquired by Littlejohn & Co., a Greenwich, CT-based private investment firm whose resources are expected to enhance Hostway’s managed, cloud and web hosting efforts and their promotion.
Marketing is always evolving and changing. What works today may not work tomorrow and as new software, apps, and social media brands emerge and die out it’s always important to make sure you keep up and not fall behind. Today I’m not going to look back on the year in 2013, but I’m going to look forward to 2014 and where you should focus your marketing efforts.