The tech media loves lists, and rarely a day goes by when a new one isn’t published. Frankly, it’s hard to keep up with them, but one recent list caught my attention: The Forbes “Cloud 100.” The story accompanying the list invites readers to “meet the hottest private tech companies in cloud computing for 2017.”While it’s great to see many Dell customers and partners on the list, this year it’s especially exciting to see four Dell Technologies Capital portfolio companies in the Forbes “Cloud 100” (all four actually land in the top 40!).Dell Technologies Capital is an active early-stage investor, funding more than 70 startups since its inception five years ago, with the mission of helping founders and their teams develop innovative technology solutions and bring them to market. The investment team is comprised of experienced industry veterans with a strong mix of both operational and investment expertise, giving them not only the insight to identify promising technologies and teams early-on but also the knowledge and skill to help the portfolio companies achieve scale. They do this astonishingly well, investing approximately $100 million dollars annually, and leveraging the power of the Dell brand and Dell Technologies family of companies to deliver innovative, cutting-edge solutions to our customers.Kudos to all our portfolio companies that made the Forbes “Cloud 100” list! It’s quite a distinction—especially given all the startups and mature companies vying for attention in an increasingly crowded space. These companies all have strong teams, clear vision and amazing technology that is helping customers in a real way—whether that be providing protection against cyber-attacks, enabling storage and analytics platforms for big data, or managing the litany of electronic transactions we all deal with on a daily basis.Below are the four cloud startups in Dell Technologies Capital’s portfolio that made the Forbes “Cloud 100” list. #4 DocusignDocuSign provides electronic signature technology and digital transaction management services. According to DocuSign, more than 200 million people currently use DocuSign to send and sign agreements online.#13 ZscalerZscaler is a leading cloud security company, whose solutions, including the industry’s first Security as a Service platform, are used by more than 5,000 leading organizations, protecting more than 15 million users worldwide against cyber-attacks and data breaches.#17 CylanceCylance’s technology uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict and prevent execution of advanced threats and malware at the endpoint. #40 MongoDBMongoDB, Inc. is a software company developing and providing the leading, modern database platform. Built to run applications at scale across a broad range of use cases in the cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid environment, MongoDB works with companies in every industry, from startups to large enterprise organizations.More information about Dell Technologies Capital, including its current portfolio and previous investments, is available at delltechnologies.com/capital.Follow us:Twitter: @DellTechCapitalLinkedIn: Dell Technologies Capital
… to be joined by Conquerors, Kings and Buxton in top fourBy Ras WadadaTHE Guyana Defence Force (GDF) completed an unblemished run on the final play-day of the first round of competition in the GFF-STAG Elite League with another convincing victory,while there were also wins for Victoria Kings and home team Buxton United in last Monday’s triple-header.Led by an early brace from forward Jeffrey Perreira and one by Eusi Phillips in the first half, the Army dominated the young Fruta Conquerors who were non-existent and disorganised in defence during the first period.The 6-foot tall Perreira first ran onto a perfectly measured pass by Phillips that dissected captain Delon Williams and Cecil Jackman down the middle as early as the 7th minute of the game.Eusie Phillips of the GDF dives forward to head past Derrick Carter for goal number 3 against Fruta Conquerors last Monday.A hesitant Derrick Carter left his line, but Perreira kept his composure as he made inroads into the box before hitting low to the custodian’s left as he advanced.Perreira broke free again in the 11th minute, but clearly this time he was off-side, to beat the advancing Carter and double the score while the Conquerors’ players appealed for off-side as referee Sherwin Johnson pointed to the spot.Eon Alleyne then muffed a golden opportunity to reduce the lead as his effort from close up, in the 13th minute, was denied by the boot of goalkeeper Enoch Carmichael. The Army’s attack in the meantime were having things their way against a Conquerors defence in disarray.Coach Sampson Gilbert replaced left back, Lennox Cush in the 16th minute with Steve Nelson but the Army still dominated. Against the run of play Conquerors were awarded a penalty kick after the referee blew against Phillips for handling the ball in the box. Jermin ‘Pankey’ Junor then placed the spot kick hard and along the ground to the keeper’s far right corner.The GDF regained the two-goal cushion four minutes before the interval, thanks to a diving header by Phillips from a rebound off the far post. Captain Williams and Reshaun Sandiford then each picked up a yellow card as the game heated up towards the end of the first period.The Tucville-based unit gave a much improved and spirited performance after the break, but still found it difficult to breach the Army’s defence, solidly marshalled by Jerome Richardson and Aubrey Greene. In the end they got some consolation as they became the first side to hold the Army score-less in a half this season.It was the first loss for Conquerors but they retained 2nd position on ten points while the soldiers stretched their lead at the top with their 5th consecutive win from as many games for a maximum 15 points. In a post-game fracas on the sideline three players received red cards from referee Johnson – Junor and Dwayne Lindie of Conquerors and the Army’s captain, Delwin Fraser.The second game produced a solitary goal that came just before the half-time whistle and assured Victoria Kings of three vital points to move to 8 and third in the points table.The decisive strike came off the right boot of Seon Robinson coming in, unchallenged, at the far side to meet a determined and well calculated cross, inches from the goal line on the left, by the evergreen Aubrey Gibson.It was the fourth defeat for Monedderlust FC as they occupy second place from the bottom on 3 points.The ‘nightcap’ resulted in the home side’s 2nd win and a place in the final four after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Linden’s Topp XX.A brilliant tip over the crossbar by Buxton custodian Darren Marks, who was fully extended as he leapt to his left ‘V’, to deny a direct free-kick from Travis Waterton about 25 metres out, in the 14th minute, was an inspiration to his side and the several hundred fans.In the very next play, Nixon Robertson worked his way down the left flank and drew goalkeeper Jamal Caster off his goal line, as he crashed into a teammate. Robertson found an unmarked Dillon Wright in the right place, at the far post, at the right time to give the home side the lead in the 15th minute.Captain Denvor Dennis made it 2-0 in the 37th minute as he blasted a direct free-kick from just outside the penalty arc into the roof of the net before Caster knew what passed him. Caster left the game after the goal and was replaced by Carlous Brown.In the 60th minute 16-year-old Robertson ran onto a fine through pass from midfielder Clive Andries and his attempted shot on goal took a deflection before hitting the far post and ending up in the ‘onion bag’ for his first goal of the season and the 50th of the competition.It was 13th goal scored on Topp XX and the most conceded by any side. The defeat was the 4th and left the Lindeners at the bottom on one point while Buxton moved to 4th position with 6 points.The ‘Big Four’ playoff will match GDF against Conquerors with the winners advancing to the final while the losers will confront the winners of the Kings versus Buxton match-up for the other place in the championship game.The ‘Big Four’ will be played next year February, ahead of the start of the second round of the Elite League.
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Less than two weeks before an employee contract expires with several of California’s major grocery chains, the mood that led to a strike and picket lines three years ago has not emerged. While an agreement before March 5 for the 70,000 workers is unlikely, experts and insiders said they expect talks to continue. “Last time around it was very confrontational, a lot of spear-rattling,” said Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. “I don’t hear that now.” Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons have been open to discussion, said Rick Icaza, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770, but striking is not out of the question. But chain executives said that is a key sticking point. “Tier two is a great way to protect those veteran associates that we so much appreciate, and still have a competitive wage and health proposal for new hires,” Pete Van Helden, an executive at SuperValu, which owns Albertsons, said during a conference call Friday. “It’s been a great solution.” Multitier systems are common, said David Hirz, president of Ralphs. “Looking at the 31 largest markets, 28 have some form of second-tier contracts,” he said. “And those have been in place more than 20 years.” If previous negotiations are any indication, reaching an agreement could take months. Safeway, which owns Vons, has not agreed to a new labor deal before the contract expired in 19 of its past 20 negotiations. On average, talks to reach a deal have taken seven extra months. When the contract expires, workers have several options. They can take a strike-authorization vote that, if approved, would allow them to strike at any time. They also could work without a contract or agree to extend the current contract. A strike-authorization vote has not been taken, nor has a date been set for a vote. A meeting between Local 770 and the chains is scheduled for early next week, Icaza said. During the 2003-04 strike, local and state officials got involved, but that is unlikely now unless a strike drags on, according to political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the University of Southern California. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, have a long history of involvement with Los Angeles labor, but their smartest move might be to get involved as mediators, not advocates, Jeffe said. Talks could be drawn out by a decision made by the seven unions to negotiate with each of the three chains separately, a change from collective bargaining in 2004. Unions made the switch because employers abused the system last time, Icaza said, referring to charges that allege Ralphs illegally rehired employees after a lockout. During the 139-day strike in 2003 and 2004, the largest in the nation’s history, the chains lost an estimated $2 billion. Many workers never recovered from lost wages. A strike would not be in the chains’ best interest because competition is stiff from specialty food stores, wholesalers and small independent markets, said Phil Lempert, editor of SupermarketGuru.com in Santa Monica. During the strike, the chains lost customers who never came back. Staff Writer Harrison Sheppard contributed to this report. [email protected] (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “As opposed to last time, it was take it or leave it when the employers made a proposal and literally we couldn’t give any input,” Icaza said. “This time, there have been some discussions.” Neither side has exchanged formal proposals on the major issues of health care and wages. Meetings since mid-January have covered minor items such as weekly schedules and which employees can stock certain products. Hashing out the major issues means agreeing to keep or toss out a two-tier system under which veteran workers have a different pay scale and health benefits than new workers. There is some pressure to abolish the tiered system, as grocery chain Stater Bros. has done. Another chain, Gelson’s, is set to get rid of the system as well. “If Stater Bros. can do it, they can, too,” Icaza said of the three major chains. “If Gelson’s can do it, they can do it.”