Weekly Download 14.1

download-158006_640Here’s a recap of news and notes from around the Web that caught my attention over the past week or so.

Box Files for IPOThis should be interesting to watch. While still losing money after $400M in investments, they are seeking to raise $250M.  Almost 34k organizations and over 1.75M individuals are PAYING for the platform.  When including free users, totals rise to  225k  organizations and 25M individuals.

$1B CISCO Intercloud Investment. Cisco is going to be the “engine inside” many cloud offerings, from Telecom companies to software vendors and traditional distribution partners.  This goes well beyond IaaS to encompass collaboration, unified communication, mobility, big data, etc.  Of note: Openstack and Hadoop are significant elements of the offerings.

Nine Myths about Agile

Forrester on Corporate Learning from Cloud Infrastructure Providers

Holacracy. A different way of organizing leverage social technology.

What’s gone wrong with democracy. The Economist looks at the decline of the most successful political idea of the 20th century.

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