Managing the multicloud

The enterprise is seeking ways to deploy best-of-breed infrastructure that spans multiple public and private cloud instances. This multicloud trend creates complex on- and off-premise IT estates that need careful management, creating a growing set of challenges for those following this path.

Company data intelligence firm DueDil picks up $17M for further expansion

DueDil, a rather clever London-based outfit that uses open (and purchased) datasets to provide due diligence services, has raised another $17 million in a Series B round. The cash came from existing investors Notion Capital, Passion Capital and round leader Oak Investment Partners, and it comes on top of the $5m I reported on in April last year. In those 10 months, the “real-time decision intelligence” firm said, it has gained traction among most of the FTSE 100 companies. Customers can currently use the DueDil API to find out information about companies and directors in 22 countries, and the fresh capital injection should help spread that coverage.

Popular cable smart home platform iControl opens up

The company behind many popular cable home automation systems is opening up to outside devices and developers. For now, a limited number of devices work with iControl’s OpenHome Partner Program, but it’s a start.