Box Files for IPO. This 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.
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.