Carbonite has agreed to a $1.42 billion purchase by OpenText, an enterprise information management giant. During the last couple of years Carbonite moved away from a traditional data backup business to a more proactive, defensive security company. In February, Carbonite bought endpoint security company Webroot for $618.5 million in an all-cash deal, as the company pushed to protect against emerging threats like ransomware. Only a year earlier, Carbonite bought Mozy for $145 million, a cloud backup service.
Zoho introducing our completely revamped iOS and Android apps for its password manager Zoho Vault. The new version brings with it a variety of new features, including our brand-new UI, in-app account upgrade, and an all-new dark mode. The new UI simplifies password management like never before. It combines style with efficiency, allowing you to save and share passwords for more than 300 popular websites in no time. It also has dark mode now. The new autofill experience is simple, faster, and a lot more efficient. We’ve enhanced key features to allow you to securely autofill passwords across a wider range of websites and applications, so you never need to click “Forgot password” again.
WhatsApp is expanding its business app with a new “catalogs” feature that will allow the businesses to showcase and share their products and services to potential customers, who can browse photos, view prices and read product descriptions to help inform their purchase decisions. These catalogs effectively serve as a mobile storefront on WhatsApp and one that can be operated without the need for a web page at all. Instead, the business owner simply visits the new Catalog option in their app’s settings and uploads photos of whatever it is they’re selling and fill out the details, which can optionally include a product or service code.
Zoho's Docs passes on the baton to Zoho WorkDrive. WorkDrive has been designed from the bottom up to serve the needs of the team as a cohesive work unit. Team-wide collaboration, sharing, and distribution of content - from draft to final copy - is built into the product explicitly. A range of collaboration tools, such as drafting, notifications, commenting, and activity tracking, enable joint work. More than just a file storage platform, WorkDrive comes with a full-featured cloud Office Suite that includes a spreadsheet app (Zoho Sheet), a document editor (Zoho Writer), and presentation software (Zoho Show). WorkDrive offers a desktop app that lets you sync files to multiple computers, edit them offline, and perform complete or partial syncs back to the cloud. This, along with native mobile iOS and Android apps, enables work and engagement from any device or location.
Microsoft introduced Office app that provides a simple, integrated experience and combines existing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint mobile apps. Doing so brings all of your Office documents together in one place, reduces the need to switch between multiple apps, and significantly reduces the amount of space used on your phone compared to multiple installed apps. Besides, with the new app you can easily get to recent and recommended documents stored in the cloud or on your device, or search for documents across your organization if using a work account, snap a picture of a document and turn it into an editable Word file with the press of a button, transform a picture of a table into an Excel spreadsheet so you can work with the data, create automatically enhanced digital images of whiteboards and documents with Office Lens features integrated into the app.
Workday has entered into an agreement to acquire online procurement platform Scout RFP for $540 million. The acquisition builds on top of Workday’s existing procurement solutions, Workday Procurement and Workday Inventory. The company is trying to be the end-to-end cloud back office player and one of their big gaps has been in procurement. A lot of the Workday investments are in portfolio companies that are complimentary to Workday’s larger vision of the future of Cloud ERP. Today’s definition of ERP includes finance, HCM (human capital management), projects, procurement, supply chain and asset management
At last Adobe has released Photoshop for the iPad. It costs $9.99 per month for use of just the app, or included as part of an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. This initial version of Photoshop for the iPad isn’t at feature-parity with its desktop editing software. It does, however, support Apple Pencil for iPad Pro and more recent iPad models, and it allows editing of PSD files. There are features like spot healing and clone stamp that can be highly useful for refining edits on the go available right now. A workflow that incorporates Lightroom on iPad can probably serve pros looking to maximize portability decently well, even if it can’t match the sheer range of things you can do on the desktop just yet. Plus, PSDs you store in Creative Cloud will be available to edit right where you left off everywhere.
Forecast, a Denmark-based startup that has developed “AI-powered” project management software, has raised $5.5 million in new funding. Forecast has raised $10 million in total funding to date. Forecast describes itself as an AI-powered project management solution that automates manual project management tasks, and brings extra visibility and predictive capabilities to project management. The idea is to help increase collaboration across teams with a better workflow and to improve planning. Forecast pulls data from disparate systems (Trello, Slack, Gdrive, Githum, Salesforce...) and synthesizes it into something human-readable with powerful AI