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Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar panels, announced that Duston Williams has joined its Board of Directors as Audit Committee Chair.
Williams brings almost 30 years of financial experience to Stion¿s board. He most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Infinera Corporation (INFN), a leading manufacturer of high-capacity optical transmission equipment. In that role he oversaw all financial activities, leading the company¿s $200 million IPO in June 2007 and a $200 million secondary offering in October 2007. Previously, he was CFO of Maxtor Corporation from 2004 until its 2006 acquisition by Seagate Technology (STX).
Today, SuccessFactors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFSF | PowerRating), announced that SuccessFactors' Vice President of Cloud Computing, Tom Fisher, will present at Ping Identity's Cloud Identity Summit, taking place July 20-22 in Keystone, Colorado.
Using cloud-based services for data avoids traditional business IT concerns of ensuring that locally stored data is protected and backed up -- but what if something happens to that cloud-based service, or your ability to connect to it?
"About one-third of data loss is due to user error, whether for local data on user drives or online," says Rob May, founder and CEO of Backupify. "For example, deleting an email message from Gmail, or somebody modifying or deleting a shared Google Doc, or an account being hacked and deleted.
Updated: Facebook has popularized the use of the term “social graph” as a way of describing all the various social connections you have to people in your life, both online and in the real world. But Chris Dixon, co-founder of Hunch.com and an angel investor in a number of web startups, says in a blog post published today that there is more than just one kind of social graph — in fact, he argues that there are actually about half a dozen different kinds, including graphs related to location and recommendations. Whether he is right or not, one thing seems pretty clear: Facebook not only wants to own them all, but is well on its way to doing so.