|By Marketwired .||
|February 18, 2014 03:00 AM EST||
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/18/14 -- Cloudwords, the first cloud-based marketing globalization platform, announced today the appointment of Frank Lee, Vice President at UMC Capital, and Todd McKinnon, CEO and Co-founder of Okta, as new members of its Board of Directors. The appointments come on the heels of record company growth and accelerated momentum for Cloudwords. In the last quarter, the Company has doubled its staff while adding a significant number of new customers following enhanced integration capabilities announced in 2013. In addition, the Company experienced a nearly 200 percent increase in localization projects managed by its platform, and a 135 percent increase in user growth in the last year. To accommodate growth and meet demand, Cloudwords tripled its office space when the Company moved its headquarters to a new location in San Francisco's Financial District.
"Cloudwords' growth underscores marketers' demand for a faster, easier and more scalable approach to localization of the massive amounts of content and campaign material they're producing. As the only marketing globalization platform available, growth-seeking organizations are turning to us to help them reach more markets faster and more effectively; increase global market share; and capture all available revenue opportunities across the world. As we continue to establish our role as the globalization partner of record for enterprise organizations, we're fortunate to have Frank and Todd join our board to offer their guidance and expertise," said Scott Yancey, CEO and Co-founder of Cloudwords.
Cloudwords' growing customer base includes A10 Networks, Beechcraft Corporation, Genesys, Lancope Inc., and Tangoe. They join global brands such as Honeywell, McDonald's, Shazam, Marketo, Life Technologies, Verisign, and Palo Alto Networks in trailblazing a better approach to reaching multilingual audiences. The increase in new customer wins follows recently announced pre-built integration capabilities with Marketo, the leading cloud-based marketing automation platform. In September, Cloudwords became the first content localization application to deliver integration capabilities for Marketo, enabling marketers to leverage the Cloudwords application to localize all campaign content and assets, providing significant time- and cost-savings for global marketing teams. Cloudwords had previously announced pre-built integrations with Adobe Experience Manager, Drupal, and other enterprise content systems.
The addition of McKinnon and Lee, both veterans of the cloud and enterprise solutions industries, to the Board of Directors further strengthens Cloudwords' position as the leading cloud-based marketing globalization application for enterprise organizations. At UMC Capital, Lee is responsible for investments in the U.S. and actively invests in the storage, cloud, mobile and enterprise software markets. In addition to Cloudwords, Lee is also a member of the board at Alpine Data Lab and serves as board observer for his other investments. As CEO of Okta, McKinnon has provided vision and leadership to grow the industry's leading cloud-based identity management platform. Prior to co-founding Okta, McKinnon served as Head of Engineering at salesforce.com and also held leadership roles at PeopleSoft.
"Cloudwords solves a long-standing challenge for companies trying to streamline the localization process in order to reach global markets faster," said McKinnon. "Their marketing globalization platform is unprecedented in its ability to help customers cost-efficiently increase global market share and revenue. I look forward to my role as board member as Cloudwords builds on its success and expands its market leadership."
"Cloudwords has already generated impressive results and is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for software that optimizes the localization process and integrates with the platforms marketers are already using to create and manage their content. The Company's proven track record and ongoing dedication to customer success ensures its status as a leader in this market," said Lee. "I'm honored to be a part of this visionary team."
McKinnon and Lee join current influential board members, including Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com; Tae Hea Nahm, Managing Director of Storm Ventures; Michael Meinhardt, Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer of Cloudwords; and Scott Yancey, Co-founder and CEO of Cloudwords.
Cloudwords accelerates content globalization at scale, dramatically reducing the cost, complexity and turnaround time required for the localization of all marketing content. Cloudwords' enterprise-ready cloud-based software enables organizations to go global faster, engage multilingual audiences more efficiently, and generate increased demand and revenue in less time. Delivering strategic integration capabilities for all leading marketing automation and content management systems, Cloudwords is an integral partner in the localization process for Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies worldwide, including Honeywell, Marketo, McDonald's, Shazam and Verisign. Headquartered in San Francisco, Cloudwords is backed by Storm Ventures and Cloud computing visionaries such as Marc Benioff, founder of salesforce.com. Visit www.cloudwords.com for more information and join the global conversation on Twitter @CloudwordsInc.
Point Communications Group for Cloudwords
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, explored the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and provided a hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He examined three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. Asaf Yigal is co-founder and VP of Product at log analytics software company Logz.io. In the past, he was co-founder of social-trading platform Currensee, which...
Nov. 30, 2015 10:00 PM EST Reads: 273
The revocation of Safe Harbor has radically affected data sovereignty strategy in the cloud. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Jeff Miller, Product Management at Cavirin Systems, discussed how to assess these changes across your own cloud strategy, and how you can mitigate risks previously covered under the agreement.
Nov. 30, 2015 06:30 PM EST
Countless business models have spawned from the IaaS industry – resell Web hosting, blogs, public cloud, and on and on. With the overwhelming amount of tools available to us, it's sometimes easy to overlook that many of them are just new skins of resources we've had for a long time. In his general session at 17th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, an IBM Company, broke down what we have to work with, discussed the benefits and pitfalls and how we can best use them ...
Nov. 30, 2015 03:45 PM EST
Most of the IoT Gateway scenarios involve collecting data from machines/processing and pushing data upstream to cloud for further analytics. The gateway hardware varies from Raspberry Pi to Industrial PCs. The document states the process of allowing deploying polyglot data pipelining software with the clear notion of supporting immutability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Shashank Jain, a development architect for SAP Labs, discussed the objective, which is to automate the IoT deployment proces...
Nov. 30, 2015 03:30 PM EST
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
Nov. 30, 2015 03:15 PM EST Reads: 245
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
Nov. 30, 2015 03:00 PM EST Reads: 494
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
Nov. 30, 2015 02:00 PM EST Reads: 368
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Su...
Nov. 30, 2015 01:45 PM EST Reads: 433
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...
Nov. 30, 2015 01:45 PM EST Reads: 437
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Nov. 30, 2015 01:00 PM EST Reads: 541
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
Nov. 30, 2015 12:45 PM EST Reads: 343
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
Nov. 30, 2015 12:45 PM EST Reads: 291
In recent years, at least 40% of companies using cloud applications have experienced data loss. One of the best prevention against cloud data loss is backing up your cloud data. In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sam McIntyre, Partner Enablement Specialist at eFolder, presented how organizations can use eFolder Cloudfinder to automate backups of cloud application data. He also demonstrated how easy it is to search and restore cloud application data using Cloudfinder.
Nov. 30, 2015 11:00 AM EST Reads: 223
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and t...
Nov. 30, 2015 10:45 AM EST Reads: 463
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessi...
Nov. 30, 2015 10:30 AM EST Reads: 359