S|W: The SaaS Weekly – SaaS outage

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Edmonton-based Jobber opens Toronto office to tap into sales and marketing talent(BETAKIT)

“It’s the biggest labour market in Canada, and the time zone is great for us from a sales and customer support perspective,” said Jobber CEO Sam Pillar.


Google’s new IoT Core service helps businesses manage their IoT data and devices(TECHCRUNCH)

Google Cloud IoT Core provides a way for companies to manage IoT devices and process data being generated by those devices.


Ideaspring Capital invests $500K in workflow management startup Zapty(VCCIRCLE)

Over the next year, Zapty’s team plans to enhance its product including integrating several popular SaaS products and opening its micro-workflow technology to create departmental and verticalised solutions.


73% of enterprises will run almost entirely on SaaS by 2020, report says(TECHREPUBLIC)

Some 38% of companies have already moved most of their apps to SaaS, according to a new survey from BetterCloud.


GoFetch raises $1.4 million seed round, expands to Toronto(BETAKIT)

GoFetch plans to use the funding to accelerate product development and grow its platform across Canada.


Notion Capital raises $140 mln for third venture fund(PEHUB)

Notion Capital’s third venture fund is focused on European enterprise SaaS and Cloud companies at Series A stage.


Salesforce and its peers: Profitability in the SaaS space(MARKETREALIST)

SaaS companies can speed up the time to profit by upgrading and upselling current customers.


Hootsuite launches solutions to help enterprises manage and measure social ROI(BETAKIT)

Hootsuite Impact and Hootsuite Visual Realizer are meant to help enterprises understand how to best measure and maximize the return on investment (ROI) from social activities.


Five reasons why switching to SaaS will be the best investment you make this year(FORBES)

Costs and maintenance are among the top five reasons for any business to update their on-premise system to a cloud-based system.


What a SaaS outage taught me about the meaning of partnerships(ITPROPORTAL)

Recently, a great customer with global IT operations had a server go down. The outage lasted 48 hours.


Magnet Forensics launches Magnet.AI to fight child exploitation(BETAKIT)

Magnet.AI uses machine learning to search through conversations on smartphones, computers, and chat apps.


TechnologyOne scores government high-security SaaS certification(ZDNET)

According to TechnologyOne, it is the first and only company in Australia to receive the certification from the government’s Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP).


L-SPARK opens applications to B2B SaaS companies for scale program(BETAKIT)

Applications are open to companies with at least $10,000 to $30,000 in monthly recurring revenue.



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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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