The latest, largest Mac Pro has 512 gigabytes of storage, which means two Mac Pro’s would yield just over one terabyte of storage. There are 1,000 terabytes in a petabyte. And AT&T processes 19 petabytes through its network each day and Google processes 24.
We have already reported on web intelligence and smart computing, but as we increase the amount of information output, businesses and consumers are seeking ways to organize and manage it. We found August venture capital funding leaned towards data management utilities in numerous industries, from consumer mobile, to business to consulting.
Here are several data management tech companies that found funding in August 2010:
CallVine ($4 million from S3 Ventures) developed an Apple iPhone iOS 4 app that allows users to simultaneously call and manage conversations with numerous people. The mobile app is similar to Skype’s conference capabilities.
GroupMe ($850,000 in early stage financing from Betaworks, First Round Capital, Lerer Ventures and SV Angel) is where the semantic web meets web 2.0. The company developed technology that allows individuals to send and manage text messages to multiple people.
BoxTone ($7.5 million in series B from Lazard Technology Partners) created the Mobile Service Management solution for enterprises and government agencies to manage, monitor, support & secure mobile users and mobile applications across BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices.
6fusion ($3 million in first round of institutional funding from Intersouth Partners) created a single utility to meet the needs of the IT Service channel through an algorithm that takes control of third party computing resources called the Workload Allocation Cube (WAC).
Scio Security ($1 million, investors were not disclosed) developed Trusted Path, a technology that allows market participants to have greater security management with internet financial transactions by leveraging consumers’ existing mobile devices.
Blue Cod Technologies ($8 million from GE Pension Plan and Edison Venture Fund) “provides management and IT consulting software solutions for the insurance, financial and utility industries.”
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