S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Oracle keeps its eyes on India

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Ceridian plans to hire 2,000 employees across Canada over five year period

Ceridian is hiring across its Canadian offices, including in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Calgary. Ceridian currently services over 40,000 customers in Canada, and claims that it processes payroll for one-fifth of all Canadians.


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TechCrunch

Good news for enterprise startups: SaaS helped kill the single-vendor stack

In the old days of enterprise software, when companies like IBM, Oracle and Microsoft ruled the roost, there was a tendency to shop from a single vendor. You bought the whole stack, which made life easier for IT — even if it didn’t always work out so well for end users, who were stuck using software that was designed with administrators in mind.


BetaKit

Calgary-based Virtual Gurus secures $1.2 million

Founded in 2016, Virtual Gurus matches businesses with freelancers using a proprietary algorithm. The company allows users and businesses of any size who need support to select their own dedicated assistants based on their requirements.


Paris-based CybelAngel raises €32.9 million Series B to help companies manage digital risk

The demand for this kind of service is growing, as enterprise data is now shared on more third-party platforms than ever before. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019 ranks data theft and cyber attacks among its top five global risks, making due diligence on company data protection an essential part of today’s companies activities.


BetaKit

Shoplogix acquires IndustriOS

Shoplogix, which combines analytics and visual reporting to help manufacturers, has acquired IndustriOS Software, which provides manufacturers the tools to make business decisions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


TechCrunch

Sixgill raises $15M to expand its dark web intelligence platform

The company uses its tech to automatically monitor dark web forums and marketplaces for potential threats and then find those that could affect its clients. Users can either access Sixgill through its SaaS platform or install it on-premises. For enterprises and agencies that don’t have their own staff to run the service, Sixgills also offers access to its internal analysts.


Oracle eyes regulated cos to keep the SaaS ball rolling in India

Arun Khehar, SVP-Applications, Oracle ECMEA explains how the new Gen 2 Cloud datacenters will help the company to tap the fast-growing SaaS market in India.


TechCrunch

Oxx, a new European VC dedicated to SaaS, raises $133M fund

Headquartered in London and Stockholm, the VC is pitching itself as a dedicated SaaS-focussed fund, and it will invest broadly across software applications and infrastructure.



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