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Henley named vice chair at Oracle

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Henley named vice chair at Oracle

  Santa Barbara resident Jeff Henley will become vice chairman of the board of software giant Oracle Corp. as longtime CEO Larry Ellison steps down and become chairman. Oracle announced Thursday that billionaire founder Ellison will be replaced by Mark Hurd and Safra Catz who will both have the CEO title. Ellison will formally be Read More →

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HP jumps into the cloud with Eucalyptus buy

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on HP jumps into the cloud with Eucalyptus buy

While it’s unclear whether the rise and sale of Goleta-based Eucalyptus Systems to tech giant Hewlett-Packard Co. was a major financial success for its investors, one thing is certain: The South Coast is now on the map as having proved the viability of open-source hybrid cloud computing and will have contributed an important component to HP’s cloud strategy going forward.

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IQMS readies for big leagues with first outside investment

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Central Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on IQMS readies for big leagues with first outside investment

Paso Robles-based software firm IQMS has taken an outside investment for the first time in its 25-year history, raising an undisclosed sum from the same financiers who have backed Facebook, Expedia and Netflix. The company said Aug. 19 that Technology Crossover Ventures led the funding round with Banneker Partners participating. The terms of the deal Read More →

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IQMS taps venture heavyweights for capital infusion

By   /  Tuesday, August 19th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on IQMS taps venture heavyweights for capital infusion

Paso Robles-based software firm IQMS has taken an outside investment for the first time in its 25-year history, raising an undisclosed sum from the same financiers who have backed Faceook, Expedia and Netflix. The company said Aug. 19 that Technology Crossover Ventures led the funding round with Banneker Partners participating. The terms of the deal Read More →

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Software startup’s emails help companies motivate workers

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Software startup’s emails help companies motivate workers

When employees take a break at work, 92 percent of them check Facebook. OK, that statistic is made up. But the number is surely high, and what isn’t in dispute is that several well-conducted psychological studies at the University of Missouri, the University of Michigan and other institutions have found that Facebook has the potential Read More →

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Tracking trucks: ClearPathGPS offers fleet monitoring from the cloud

By   /  Friday, July 18th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tracking trucks: ClearPathGPS offers fleet monitoring from the cloud

Two Santa Barbara software veterans have started ClearPathGPS to make that technology affordable and easy to use for fleets as small as five vehicles.

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Ceres inks deal to sell plant genetics software

By   /  Tuesday, July 8th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ceres inks deal to sell plant genetics software

Shares of Thousand Oaks-based energy crop firm Ceres were up 8 percent in midday trading on news that the company inked a deal to monetize its genome viewing software through a deal with Bayer CropScience.

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